Hello, welcome to the online headquarters of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689. ATU Local 689 prides itself as being a driving force of service and commitment in Metropolitan Washington area. We pledge to get you – our members, allies, and public – to your destination safely and efficiently.
Local 689, as the recognized voice for transit workers in the nation’s capitol and our expanding region, invites you to share your opinions and suggestions.
ATU Local 689 provides this updated web presence to assure access to our members and customers. Our website aims to reach a diverse constituency. Retirees as well as current active transit employees can remain informed of the latest development and trends. All of the services, benefits and important information are at your fingertips. I hope you find the site useful and look forward to working with you to keep mass transit working for all of us!
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WHAT'S UP WITH TOM DOWNS?
ATU Local 689 members and ATU presidents from around the country leafleted at Judiciary Square to educate the public on the conflict of interest that Tom Downs has serving as chair of the Metro board and Chairman of the France-based Veolia Transportation Board of Advisors. Veolia Transportation is a private French transportation company that has destroyed public transit around America. Local 689 President Jackie L. Jeter and members were joined by International President Larry Hanley and presidents of 19 respective locals from around the country and Canada seeking to stop Downs’ agenda to privatize Metro. See news coverage of the rally here
DC Politicians are proposing to hand the keys of WMATA buses to a private foreign company. This company would operate the expansion of the Circulator and the street car, together with some of the bus routes that we are now operating that are contained within the District of Columbia. At these private companies the bottom line comes first, workers and service take a back seat. As we have encountered with other service being outsourced in the past, this change in operational management will negatively affect you and your family by:
• Cutting your wages and benefits,
• Changing your pension plan to a contribution plan
• Threatening your safety on the job by cutting corners on maintenance issues
We need you to be “IN!” for the Local 689 campaign to fight privatization at WMATA. It’s more important than ever.
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All Local 689 Members please come join us the 1st Tuesday 8:00PM & Wednesday 10:00AM every month for our Union Meetings at the Local Hall.
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Campaign to stop the privatization of WMATA bus lines
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