Representing the operators, clerical and maintenance workers of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).
Save the Date:
Celebration of 100 Years
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Gaylord Hotel on the Potomac
Cocktail Reception, Installation of Officers and Program
Dinner, Live Entertainment and Dancing
Local 689 News:
X2 and DC Streetcar literally collide on H Street
WMATA reports that an X2 Metrobus and the DC Streetcar collided on H and 7th Streets NE just after noon on Thursday. The bus and the streetcar received minor damage. Of course the streetcar is still in "testing phase" and wasn't carrying passengers. WMATA couldn’t report how many people were on the X2, however, they said there were no injuries. Read DCist article here.
MetroAccess Paratransit Workers Ratify Their First Union Contract
Last Friday, the para-transit workers of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 689, employees of WMATA’s MetroAccess under the operation of contractor First Transit, ratified their first union contract in a 155-11 vote. The new contract will entitle the First Transit MetroAccess workers to an increase in wages, a formal grievance structure, affordable healthcare, foundational contract language, paid vacation and arbitration language. Read more here.
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