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CONGRATULATIONS to President Custer, Vice President Julien and the negotiating committee Traynor Hunt, Rob Bozin and Monti Wimmer for a unanimous contract ratification at Island Transit!!

After a video recap of day one and the morning invocation, the delegates heard reports of the Credentials, Appeals, Next Generation, Para Transit and Maintenance Committees. Special guest speaker Teresa Romero, President United Farm Workers brought forth a reality we could never imagine regarding their outrageous and unsafe working conditions and disgraceful pay and no benefits whatsoever. One worker, a 72 year old man, was asked why he’s still working at 72?

Every three years the ATU holds a General Convention pursuant to the ATU Constituion and General Laws. The ATU 60th International Convention will be held at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV from September 19 - 23- 2022. One third of the delegates elected by Locals must be present at the convention to constitute a quorum for the business to take place.

The second day of the ATU 60th International Convention in Las Vegas, NV, featured engaging speakers and numerous convention committee reports to set a vision for the future of our Union.
International President John Costa kicked off the day thanking delegates for their leadership along with a video recap of day one before getting to convention business.
The speakers delivering messages of solidarity and support to our Union, conve
ATU International Convention Day 1: Committee appointed by International President Costa. President Custer was assigned to the Rules Committee and the presentation was brought before the body and approved.
Community Transit Colleagues,
Throughout the week, Executive Leadership Team has heard our employees’ concerns around potentially allowing grocery carts on our buses.

Brothers and Sisters of ATU 1576,

We have a couple of items that must be reported on.