Summary of the Tentative Agreement
Attached is the summary of the tentative agreement between the Chicago Transit Authority and Local 241 Amalgamated Transit Union. (PDF)
Talking 241 - Talking Union, Talking Sense Issue 5
This issue brings Solidarity to the forefront. Alice Cooper made lots of money singing “Schools Out,” but the negotiations between the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union is no laughing matter. Read more (PDF)
CTA says new savings will avert fare hike, service cuts
After months warning of fare hikes and service cuts unless labor unions came up with $80 million worth of concessions by July 1, CTA President Forrest Claypool today called off the threats, saying the agency has suddenly come up with the money, primarily through cost savings. Read More
Labor Notes Conference 2012
Local 241 and other ATU members participate in
How Illinois Politicians Including Blagojevich Pillaged the CTA
Another very important post by Herb Kwilinski for any member seeking to understand the macro and micro economic issues facing our membership. Thanks Herb.
Occupy Transit! Transit Workers & Occupy Movement Team Up
Calling mass transit “a genuine civil rights issue,” the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), which represents transit workers across the nation, joined with the Occupy Movement, community organizations and transit riders to demand a revitalization of our transit systems. Citing such problems as “older vehicles, deferred maintenance and longer wait times for overcrowded buses and trains,” the ATU was also critical of service cuts and higher fares which have hit working class riders the hardest.
Talking 241 - Talking Union, Talking Sense Issue 4
This issue brings together articles on Women's History Month and how Collaboration at Forest Glen lead to cooperative success. Other topics covered are a Re-certification Q&A and dates in which Retirement Plan and Health Care Trust for CTA Employees, Deputy Executive Director, Willie Means will be conducting meet and greet meetings at various locations. Read more (PDF)
CDL Study Guide Now Available
Illinois’ CDL program has been credited as one of the best in the nation by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The CDL program has been overhauled over the years to help ensure that truck drivers licensed in Illinois are held to the highest possible standards. Review guide here (PDF)
ATU Local 241 Red Tails Movie day
A new film about the historic and inspiring Tuskegee Airmen of WWII.
Talking 241 - Talking Union, Talking Sense Issue 3
Our membership deserves a grievance process in which a grievance is properly investigated, processed in a timely manner and one that provides the member real time step by step up dates. Our membership also deserves a process that does all the above in a cost efficient manner. The Trustees demand no less. Read more (PDF)
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