Representing the operators, clerical and maintenance workers of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).
Save the Date:
2015 LOCAL 689 FISH FRY
Saturday, August 15
12 noon - 5 PM
Come out and fellowship with your fellow union members, their families and the community. There will be moon bounce and games for kids, a car show, music, dancing, and, of course, free fish dinners for all.
***All Are Welcome***
Local 689 News:
Twitter solves a routine Metro problem that shouldn’t have existed
This is a story about a Metro customer-service interaction that came out all right, thanks to some initiative by both Metro and the customer. But the good outcome also revealed a shortcoming. Read more on Washington Post here.
Local 689 is aware and understands the sensitivity of this safety issue for our members and riding public. We are also aware of past precautions that Metro has taken to minimize the risk of asbestos exposure in past years.
Like all safety issues, we look to Metro to respond swiftly and effectively so that the safety risks of our members and Metro’s riders is minimized as much as reasonably possible. If further protection is necessary, we expect Metro to respond immediately. In the past, WMATA has seemed to ignore every safety issue unless it came from an NTSB directive. We hope that Metro will not wait for a tragedy or NTSB directive if further safety precaution is necessary with respect to the asbestos exposure issue.
We need your help to tell Mayor Muriel Bowser, the DC Council, and DDOT that the time for action on the streetcar is now. No more costly delays, no more worker intimidation. Fix it, staff it, start it!
Text "DCTransit" to 33733
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