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  President's Message
Jackie Jeter
Jackie L. Jeter
President ATU Local 689

Welcome

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!

Jackie Jeter
Jackie Jeter

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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

  

How can Downs put the public first in Metro D.C. and lead Veolia? He Can't!


Rally for Transit Funding

Check out the pictures from the May 2014 Rally for Transit Funding.

Rally for Transit Funding


ATU LOCAL 689 FORUM ON CRIMINAL BACKGROUND RECORDS

Click the link to see videos from ATU Local 689's Forum to discuss the use of Criminal Background Records in employment decision making. Guest speakers Mindy Weistein (EEOC), Donna Lenhoff and Jeffrey Lupardo (DOL), Robert Schoshinski (FTC).


ATU LOCAL 689 FORUM ON CRIMINAL BACKGROUND RECORDS


Close Call Reporting

ATU Local 689 Rail or IT integrated network technicians

For the saftey of our members and the public

The US Department of Transportation's, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, has an online tutorial to walk you through the process of confidentially reporting unsafe conditions. If you would like to use the new confidential reporting system but not sure how it works, click the link below.

Close Call Reporting

Close Call Reporting gives us an opportunity to address safety concerns before they become reoccurring or fatal. It only works if you participate.

Contact your shop steward or the Local Office if you need additional information.


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Privitization Puts our Jobs at Risk

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

Our Jobs, our livelihood and our future are at stake.

We need you to be “IN!” for the Local 689 campaign to fight privatization at WMATA. It’s more important than ever.

Download flyers for more info now:

10 Reasons Why Transit Privatization is Bad

I'm in with Local 689

Circulator Privatization Map

(download adobe acrobat reader)


ANNOUNCEMENTS


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Contact Roland Jeter to assist the Local in Legislative issues
(301)-568-6899


Membership Meetings

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.


I'm In Local 689
MAT (Mobilization Action Team)

Campaign to stop the privatization of WMATA bus lines
Contact the Local office to see what you can do. Meetings held 2nd Saturday every month. Come join us


DO YOU KNOW WHO YOUR SHOP STEWARD IS?

Go to the CONTACT tab (at the top of the page)

Select EXECUTIVE BOARD or SHOP STEWARD (from the drop down menu)

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HEALTH&WELFARE
(301) 568-2294

PRE-PAID LEGAL
703-886-4308
($15.95/month payroll deduction)


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MOMENT OF SILENCE

If a member of ATU Local 689 passes away, please notify the Union Hall (301-568-6899) so that a representative from the Benevolent Committee can attend the services to acknowledge the member.