Atu Local 583 Collective Agreement

Mike Lindblom. “Picket protests pay cuts for Metro Access pickup truck drivers.” Seattle Times, July 29, 2008. Call on February 17, 2012. seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2008079599_webbuscontract29m.html. It is important to have a new collective agreement. Workers need to be sure that they can take care of themselves and their families. The city must be able to collect budgets. Edmontonians need to know if they can rely on public services. For much of the 1990s and 2000s, ATU 587 also struggled for higher wages and better benefits, as transit financing remained unstable. Contract negotiations between 1989 and 1990 proved difficult, as ATU 587 members withdrew for several hours and external negotiators were called.

ATU 587 earned a modest increase in wages and benefits. In 1999, government initiative 695, sponsored by Tim Eyman, proposed requiring voters to agree on tax increases, while reducing vehicle registration fees from 2.2% to $30. Despite the efforts of ATU and other political groups for Campaign 695, the initiative was adopted. Several groups, including ATU 587, turned to the subject and argued that it did not comply with the Washington Constitution, which limited initiatives to a single theme. The court threw I-695, but politicians are installing a similar discount on the license tabs. In 2000, Eyman proposed another initiative, I-745, which would have reserved 90% of public and local traffic for roads, with only 10% for other modes of transport. ATU 587 passionately opposed the measure and was rejected. In 2002, citizens rejected Referendum 51, which would have allocated a significant amount to improve public transport, while allowing a cap of $30 for car tabs.

In total, over the past few decades, ATU 587 and King County Metro have spent much of the past few decades finding stable in-transit financing. Local 587 was founded in 1892 and is the largest ATU restaurant on the West Coast. The village had 4,000 active members and 300 retirees in King, Clallam and Jefferson counties (2011). The main members are mainly transit companies, but the union also has 800 members working in more than 80 craft professions. Series II: ATU International Publications contains material that was created by ATU International, usually for the consumption of members and local unions, such as materials derived from conventions or constitutions and general laws. These documents show the policies, priorities and concerns of ATU International. These are not considered “legal” copies of contracts/agreements. If you need additional information or a signed copy, email or call Labour Relations at 403-268-2236. ATU international union and Local 587 publications, King County-Metro publications, collective bargaining agreements, union elections materials, histories, photos, ephemera, memorabilia, patches, pines, road books, agreements, contracts, handbooks, and posters. This page will be updated in the event of an interim agreement with the two Unions.

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