Representing the operators, clerical and maintenance workers of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).
Save the Date:
Zumba is Back!
Zumba returns beginning
Monday, July 13 at Union Hall
JULY 21 - Next Movie Night!
2015 LOCAL 689 FISH FRY
Saturday, August 15
12 noon - 5 PM
Come out and fellowship with your fellow union members, their families and the community. There will be moon bounce and games for kids, a car show, music, dancing, and, of course, free fish dinners for all.
***All Are Welcome***
Local 689 News:
Washington Post: Bus drivers’ fears of assaults rise to the top of Metrobus challenges
Metrobus drivers transport an average of 465,000 passengers a day in the Washington region, and increasingly, officials say, a number of those riders are taking out their frustrations on bus operators.
Drivers have been spat on, slapped and even stabbed, and at least one driver was shocked with a Taser, according to reports. Physical assaults and verbal abuse are taking a toll on the productivity and work attendance of those at the forefront of the nation’s sixth-largest bus network, according to a recent federal review of Metro that identifies the rising number of assaults on bus operators as the greatest safety concern for Metrobus.
PRESS RELEASE: Bowser’s $6M Increase for Streetcar Contractor a “Slap in the Face”
Mayor Muriel Bowser’s request and the D.C. Council’s approval on Tuesday of an additional $5.5 million allocation to D.C. Streetcar contractor RDMT/McDonald Transit “shows a callous disregard for the concerns of residents and the rights of workers,” said Larry Hanley, International President of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU).
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