Worker’s guide to heat safety

Dear brothers and sisters - it's scorching hot all over Oregon and southern Washington, and the temperature's over 100 degrees in the Portland metro area. One member recorded a temperature of nearly 110 degrees inside [...]

By | 2017-08-14T15:37:48+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|ATU 757|Comments Off on Worker’s guide to heat safety

A Transit Operator’s Story

No worker should have to choose whether or not to soil themselves, relieve themselves in public, or wear a diaper to work. It's inhumane, undignified, and wrong. Watch Sister Teress tell her story, and then [...]

By | 2017-08-14T14:21:42+00:00 July 28th, 2017|ATU 757|Comments Off on A Transit Operator’s Story

Hours of Service

In response to inquiries from several local unions regarding the hours of service rules in their states, the following is a summary of the general principles related to restrictions on maximum hours a driver may work. Because [...]

By | 2017-07-12T17:32:49+00:00 July 12th, 2017|ATU 757|Comments Off on Hours of Service

Blind Spots – Vision Zero

The subsequent investigations of the tragic deaths above proved that each of these victims died needlessly because the buses that hit them had blind spots so large that the drivers didn’t see them. While transit [...]

By | 2017-07-12T10:01:21+00:00 July 12th, 2017|ATU 757|Comments Off on Blind Spots – Vision Zero

Workers Memorial Day

On April 28, the labor movement will observe Workers Memorial Day and the passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, to remember those who have suffered and died on the job. While unions and [...]

ATU International Operator Survey on Assaults

In conjunction with the release of the video on Operator Assaults, President Hanley is asking for all of our operators to take part in this survey: OPERATOR ASSAULT SURVEY>>

By | 2016-10-19T14:56:26+00:00 August 10th, 2016|ATU 757, Safety - Public|Comments Off on ATU International Operator Survey on Assaults
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