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"Labor to Labor" Volunteer Canvassing for Vincent Orange for DC Council At-Large
Saturday, May 21, 2016
The Metro Council kicks off it’s “Labor to Labor” volunteer canvassing program this Saturday, May 21, 2016. We will be out in the Ward 7 community, talking to our fellow union brothers and sisters, asking them to pledge their support for our endorsed candidate Vincent Orange for DC Council At-Large.
This will provide you a great opportunity to TOUCH, EDUCATE AND MOTIVATE our brothers and sisters to vote. If you would like to join us it’s not too late to participate. Click here by noon on Thursday, May 19.
Local 689 News:
Statement from ATU Local 689 on "SafeTrack" Repairs to Metrorail
Today we learned that the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) will conduct extensive track work on a project called “SafeTrack” over a months-long timetable throughout the system’s rail lines. The rehabilitation project will include extended periods of single tracking and some station closings, beginning next month. Read more here.
Local 689 Responds to Inaccurate Characterization by Washington Post on Unions's Stance on Metro Safety
As Metro’s largest union, representing bus and rail operators, station managers, maintenance, and clerical staff of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), much of what was discussed at Tuesday’s National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) hearing was not only information that this union has known, but has continuously called on WMATA to fix. Read more here.
Statement from ATU Local 689 on Today's Bus Hijacking in NE D.C.
This morning, according to multiple news outlets, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a Metrobus that was driven by a hijacker. The hijacker also assaulted the Metrobus operator, who is currently hospitalized, to take control of the bus. Read more here.