In 2014, the employees of Diamond Transit and First Transit, respectively, voted to recognize Local 689 as their bargaining representative. Union leaders are currently in negotiations with Metro Access on a union contract for Diamond and First Transit workers. This union is proud to welcome more than 500 new members into Local 689.
Montgomery County officials oppose Metro partnership with Uber & Lyft for paratransit
Members of the Montgomery County Council are asking Metro to drop any possible plan that would give Uber or Lyft a share of the region’s paratransit services. Read more here.
In December of 2014, the Local 689 members of Fasttran/MV ratified their first negotiated union contract.