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Local 689 Releases Plan For WMATA to "Fund It, Fix It, Make It Fair"
Click here to watch videos from the June WMATA Board meeting where members of Local 689 spoke out about Paul wiedefeld's backwards long term plan for Metro, service cuts and fare hikes.
ATU Local 689 statement on new revisions to WMATA absenteeism policy
General Manager Paul Wiedefeld announced this week that he will be changing his revised absenteeism policy back to what it was in March - nearly verbatim - following aggressive pressure from ATU Local 689 and an embarrassing week in April where he publicly and falsely accused the Metro front-line workers of staging a sick out because they were appropriately following his policy. Read entire statement here.
Washington Post Op-Ed from Pres. Jeter: It’s time for Metro to get real and adopt these bold reforms
Everyone in this region seems to agree that Metro is at a breaking point and must get better for riders, workers and the communities the system serves. The good news is that we can save Metro by taking a series of bold actions that have improved other public transit systems around the country. The bad news is that if we fail to take action, the system is headed toward collapse. Read Washington Post Op-Ed here.
ATU Local 689 Financial Secretary-Treasurer Calls Out Paul Wiedefeld's Dishonesty