Jeter took office as the Local 689 president in 2007, making history as the first African-American woman to head the local which will celebrate its 100th anniversary as the representative of transit workers of the greater Washington DC next month.
“I’m looking forward to continuing my service to the members of Local 689 for this next term,” says Jeter. “We know that there will be challenges for our union and for the authority, but we are confident that by working together, we can realize safe, affordable and reliable transit for the riding public we serve.”
Jeter will lead negotiations for the next Local 689 contract with Metro in 2016 and also plans to continue addressing the challenges Metro is facing with safety, as well as getting dedicated funding to sustain the transit system.
With more than 9,000 active members and an additional 3,000 retirees, Local 689 is the largest union representing workers of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and the third largest labor union local in the nation.