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Legislation Introduced in Maryland to Make Transit Assault a Felony
January 17, 2018 --- Yesterday, a delegation of Local 689 members made the trek to Annapolis to join State Del. Angela Angel for her introduction of a bill that will make attacks on transit workers a felony. House Bill 28 will give the same protections to transit workers that are already extended to law enforcement and emergency responders. Read more here.
D.C. Streetcar Workers Ratify Their First Contract
Washington D.C. – January 8, 2018: The D.C. Streetcar frontline workforce ratified their first collective bargaining agreement between the labor union ATU Local 689 and the Streetcar’s private operators The Midtown & RDMT, LLC last Friday. Highlights of the contract include wages competitive with their WMATA counterparts, and an affordable medical insurance program. Read entire release here.
WMATA: Fund It, Fix It, Make It Fair