The votes are in... and I am honored and blessed to announce that the members of ATU Local 268 have chosen to have me as their new Union President. I cannot begin to thank each of you enough for your support.
It is my goal and plan to set the campaigns behind us now and to welcome each new officer and executive board member together. We are a team now, who have been chosen to work with each other and for each other to serve each and every member of Local 268. We owe the members that much and more.
As this transition begins, I promise to share regular updates regarding the progress - because this is your union. You belong to it, you mutually own it, and you will direct it moving forward. As always, please call me or stop me at the garages if you need anything or would just like to talk.
Thank you so very much.
11/14/2017: Union Nomination Meeting.
Members filled the nomination meeting to call upon their brothers and sisters to run for local office to steer our union back upon the road toward solidarity. Many accepted those nominations, including myself, in the hope of having our union return its focus to the members by operating honestly, cooperatively, with strength and energy.
10/10/2017: Union Votes Bylaws.
Union administration voted Bylaws and we at the meeting them witnessed them voted down, but the Union refused to conduct the vote by secret ballot to allow privacy and verification of the votes if needed.
9/27/2017: Alicia Watley Announces Her Candidacy for Financial Secretary Treasurer
Congratulations to Alicia Watley who announced her candidacy for ATU Local 268 Financial Secretary-Treasurer. Ms. Watley is currently an operator at Rail, having worked at the RTA for at least twelve years, previously out of Harvard as an operator and filling in as a dispatcher. She has been active in the union, serving as an election commissioner.
9/2017: Bylaw Amendment
The Union proposes increasing union dues with a bylaw amendment while, at the same time, asking to increase costs by increasing the negotiation committee and increasing payments to the VP, and giving the Financial Secretary Treasurer complete control over officer elections even though he is a candidate in the election.
9/2017: Members Vote to Protect Their Raise
7 months after the RTA failed the pay the full negotiated wage increase for Feb. 2017, the union finally gives them a chance to vote on whether to arbitrate this contractual breach.
7/31/2017: Contract Expiration Date
ATU 268's Collective Bargaining Agreement with the RTA expired July 31, 2017.
Summer 2017: "Dream Team" Seeks Dues Increase
Despite failing to protect our contracted raises, agreeing to changes to our medical, working second jobs and double dipping, the "Dream Team" starts to float a proposal to increase the dues we pay them.
2/2017: RTA Fails to Pay Negotiated Wage
Although we voted on a contract that provided us with a 3% raise in 2/2016 if the RTA's sales tax and fares met or exceeded 3%, the RTA only gave us 2%.
11/12/2015: CBA Signed.
The "Dream Team" signed off on a new CBA, introducing healthcare deductibles and other changes to our healthcare.
10/19/2015: Second Attempt at Same Proposal
The "Dream Team" brought back to the members essentially the same contract proposal that had already been voted down, arguing they could do no better.
9/10/2015: Membership Rejects Contract Proposal
The "Dream Team" brought a contract proposal to the members, asking for dramatic changes to the healthcare with no corresponding benefits to the members. Several of the "Dream Team" were not covered by the RTA's healthcare. The members voted the proposal down, instructing the union to come back with a better proposal.
1/2015: "Dream Team" Takes Office
The "Dream Team" stepped into office, dramatically reducing the service level of the Union, taking photo ops with the RTA, promising Thanksgiving Turkeys, reductions in assessments, and that they would obtain huge successes in our contract by working with the RTA rather than standing up to the RTA.
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