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Local 689 Responds to Washington Post article, "Metro fights back against allegations of racism: Firings were ‘legitimate’"
One of the most important statements in Martine Powers’ Washington Post article is the allegation by Metro legal representation that one of the track walker supervisors completed and approved track inspection reports that listed the same set of measurements “over and over,” yet there is no allegation that those measurements were incorrect. Read entire response here.
Local 689 Responds to divisive remark by WMATA Board Chair Jack Evans re: Prince George's County
ATU Local 689, the largest union of WMATA, representing more than 7,000 members and their families in Prince George’s County, find the Chairman’s remarks to be divisive, insulting, and disrespectful. Click here to read entire statement.
Statement: Metro admits to overcharging riders one day before raising fares
Saturday’s admission by WMATA that they have been overcharging riders is another shocking example of the managerial incompetence that plagues Metro. This revelation - which management amazingly claims not to know when they learned it was happening - comes the same week WMATA cut service and increased fares, and is exactly why Metro rail and bus riders deserve a simple and affordable $2 flat fare that will not cheat them out of money. Read entire statement here.
Local 689 tells WMATA Board there is "Blood on Their Hands"
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.
WMATA: Fund It, Fix It, Make It Fair