WORK DA RULES

       

ATU IS standing together for better, working conditions, benefit, wages, pension, security, safety and service 

TOGETHER WE STAND, TOGETHER WE WIN

           ATU LOCAL 1560 AND RTA OF NEW ORLEANS have started our contract negotiation: 

Joint Statement Week 1 - ATU & RTA 

Both parties have committed to Interest-Based Bargaining (IBB) facilitated by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) and have established Ground Rules to govern the proceedings. 

Negotiations began April 27, 2021, 1:00pm and continued April 28th and 29th meeting for 4 hours each day. The group has recessed and will reconvene May 10th for continued discussions

The Bargaining Team (Krewe) is comprised of Mark Major (Deputy CEO), Robin Cooley (ATU Local 1560 IT/Fixed Route Operator), Curtis Howard (ATU International Vice President), Thomas Stringer (Deputy CEO), Valerie Jefferson (ATU Local 1560 President & BA/Fixed Route Operator), Pamela Peck Henderson (ATU Local 1560 Shop Steward/Rail Operator), Detrich D. Hebert Johnson (Deputy Chief HR), Sheila Early (ATU Local 1560 Member/Transit Information Operator), Gizelle Johnson Banks (CFO), Greg Gable (ATU Local 1560 Financial & Recording Secretary/Fixed Route Operator), Darwyn Anderson (CHRO), Jonica Brown (ATU Local 1560 Organization Leader/Fixed Route Operator), Billie Johnson (Director of Mobility), Willie Manchester (ATU Local 1560 Shop Steward/ Lift Operator) and Brenda Moore (ATU International)

The group has successfully discussed Articles to be opened and those with possible tentative agreements (TAS). 

In the initial day of article review, there was in depth discussion on the definition of emergency. This was done to determine how we would address concerns surrounding the declaration of emergencies in the future

The Krewe is looking forward to continued productive work together

The Krewe will have subcommittees working in between sessions to maintain continuous work towards finalization

"What Is Interest-Based Bargaining (IBB)? 

IBB is a collaborative approach to resolving labor and management disputes. Through the process, parties proactively identify durable solutions to outcomes at the bargaining table. Agreements are based on mutual and individual interests rather than positions. This approach emphasizes problem solving and enables mutual gain outcomes.” 

Please contact: Greg 504-373-9176, Jonica 504-610-3126, Deidre 504-322-9892 for more information

                                       

ATU LOCAL 1560 In-Person Monthly Meeting

May 4, 2021

10am and 7:30pm

First Pilgrim Baptist Church 1228 Art St., NOLA (in the rear)

“EVERYONE” COME AT YOUR OWN RISK

ATU LOCAL 1560 IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYONE TESTING POSITIVE FOR THE COVID-19 before and after attending Union Meeting or any union activities

                 Executive Board Voted Grievances to go to Arbitration:

Class Action Vacation 2021,Rather Johnson,Tillman Johnson,Deidra Palmer

Don McNair, Niasha Sanders

                                                             AGENDA

Arbitration Cases before the Membership for Vote:

  • Gary Thompson/Termination,Cherri Stewart/Termination
  • Melanie Bierria/Cross work Pay doing RTA Emergency, Alonzo Booth/O.T.Pay, Keoka Powel/O.T.Pay, Class Action on Dispatchers O.T.
  • Darren Brisco/Suspension,Belinda Jones/Termination, Keshawn Jackson/2021 Vacation Days, Iris Palmer/Termination

             NOTE: Everyone must wear a mask when entering the building/in the meeting, temp will be taken at the door, wash hand with hand sanitize at the door before entering the meeting and practice social distance.  Meeting Guidelines: You may ask questions, comments, and concerns when the floor is open to the membership; 3 minutes to speak, please say your name and dept., No Profanity, One speaking at the time. Please show respect toward each other and conduct ourselves according to ATU Laws/Bylaws  

 Membership ZOOM Update Meeting, Informational Meeting and Training/ TBA/ YOU MUST TURN VIDEO ON ZOOM meeting: no profanity, show yourself IF NOT (SUBJECT TO BE DELETED) keep yourself on mute and must be a member of ATU. The Zoom link will be sent out via text and BuzzzzStation (facebook)

  KNOW YOUR RIGHTS:

  • YOU HAVE THE RIGHT FOR UNION REPRESENTATION WHEN MEETING WITH THE COMPANY
  • YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO WRITE COMPANY UP FOR CONDUCT OR ANY OTHER POLICY, PROCEDURE AND OR BREAKING THE LAW
  • YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO WORK IN A SAFE AND SECURED WORK PLACE                                                        

         

A GOOD UNION PERSON

1. PUSH FOR POSITIVE, HELPER AND EDUCATION

2. HOLD THE COMPANY ACCOUNTABLE OF THERE POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND CONTRACT

3. ACTIVE IN THE UNION AND ADVOCATE FOR BETTER TRANSIT  

4. STRIVE TO MAKE THE UNION STRONGER FOR THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE

5. SPEAK FOR ALL, STAND FOR WHAT'S RIGHT FOR ALL & SHOUT FOR JUSTICE FOR ALL

 

A GOOD EMPLOYEE:

1. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS from the COMPNAY 

2. FOLLOW COMPANY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

3. BE SAFE, BE WATCHFUL AND BE WISE

4. WRITE THE COMPANY UP FOR NOT FOLLOWING THERE OWN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

5. COMMUNICATE WITH EMPLOYERS AND COWORKERS for a BETTER WORK PLACE

 

                                                  SAFETY       

1, 2, 3

1 WEAR YOUR MASK

2 PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCE

3. WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE TOUCHING YOUR FACE                                                                                          

  REPORT ALL NONE CLEAN VECHICLES and REPORT ALL DEFECTS

              REPORT ALL CROWDERNESS and KEEP A RECORD

                            TO RTA and ATU Local 1560 Leaders

ATU Local 1560 have a form for all to fill out  for concerns, complaints and suggestions at each station, drop in Local 1560 mailbox @ Canal station

ATU LOCAL 1560 PROMOTES "WORKING THE RULE"

Working the rule is following the CBA, company policy book, laws, DOT and FTA guidlines.

When company official or rider dis-respect you (employee) please follow procedures, contact your Union Rep and keep record. If company official unprofessional please write he/she up, keep a copy and give Union a copy.

Report ALL defects and damage before leaving the bus yard and or relieving vechicle.

"WORK THE RULE" 

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  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

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  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

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