Danielle Julien

Vice President/ Assistant Business Agent

As a proud member of ATU 1576 for more than 20 years, I raised two daughters while driving the bus for a living, and I truly understand the issues and challenges faced by our hardworking members.  In my tenure as an Executive Officer, I have gained experience in every aspect of the work we do at our local. I am a strong believer in the importance of labor unions -- especially in today’s rapidly changing economy and high tech working environment.  I am committed to being at the forefront of the transit industry in order to best represent the interests of labor. 


Vice President, ATU 1576; Everett, WA — 2020- Present

Conduct yearly Shop Steward training, manage all grievances, grievance mediation and arbitration,  public and private sector contract negotiations, focus on safety and health. 

Recording Secretary, ATU 1576; Everett, WA — 2011- 2019

Safety and health focus including break time, shift work, bus design, and wage and hour law issues. Record keeping, website administrator, social media outreach, produced quarterly news bulletin.

Coach Operator, Community Transit, Everett, WA — 1996- 2011

Bus operation and shift work, accident free Million Mile Award recipient, Safety Committee member, Route Trainer, Union Executive Board Officer 


Central Washington University — B. S. Safety and Health Management 2008


    • 10 years of as a labor union Executive Officer, promoting safety and health issues in public and private sector agencies for fixed route and para-transit
    • Current panel member for Transit Cooperative Research Program project G-17 which focuses on the driver’s work station  
    • Successful contract negotiation, grievance, mediation and arbitration experience 
    • Participant in yearly training provided by the International ATU;  APTA conference attendee 2018, 2019