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

                HAZARD PAY BELONGS TO FRONTLINE and ESSENTIAL WORKERS           

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  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 members to fill out  for concerns, complaints and suggestions at each station, drop in Local 1560 mailbox @ Canal station

ATU CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) ALERT

DEMAND PROTECTION FROM EMPLOYERS!
ATU has been closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the threats it poses for our members and the riding public.
The ATU International has launched a Command and Response Center to provide a rapid response mechanism to address the ongoing and ever-changing crisis associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The ATU International has been working with our Locals to ensure that transit agencies and private contractors are protecting our members’ health, safety and security on the job.
OUR DEMANDS TO TRANSIT AGENCIES AND PRIVATE CONTRACTORS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
• Increased health and safety measures for transit workers and
 the riding public, including gloves, masks, sanitizers, and all
 PPE needed. • Pandemic leave for anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19,
 exposed to them, or with family or childcare obligations  resulting from shutdowns. • Rear door entry and fare elimination to support social distancing. • Retaining employees and maintaining wages and benefits  during service curtailment. • Strategic continuation of service to avoid overcrowding.

  WE DESERVE HAZARD PAY.  WE ARE PUTTING OUR LIVES ON THE LINE FOR OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, COMMUNITIES, TOWNS, CITY, STATES AND NATION TO LIVE! YES! WE DESERVE HAZARD PAY!

  March 20, 2020


Memorandum of Understanding 

Pandemic, Weather, Catastrophe Emergencies and or any Act/s of God

 Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1560 and Transdev Transportation enter into this Memorandum of Understanding Leave in order to meet their responsibilities.  We understand that appropriate leave practices are critical to protect our workforce, and the passengers and communities we serve.  

Realizing that current leave and absenteeism policies do not sufficiently address the health caused by pandemic, weather, catastrophe, emergencies and or any act/s of God the parties agree to the following:


Section 1, Sickness 

  1. The Employer shall permit employees who are suffering from recognized symptoms to take Leave which is name by the Government  

  2. The expression “symptoms” shall mean those symptoms recognized by the government public health authorities.

  3. Leave taken in response to an employee’s suffering from symptoms will extend until the sooner of (1) the employee testing negative, or (2) the employee being symptom free for at least twenty-four (24) hours.

          Section 2, Leave in Response to Exposure   

  1. The Employer shall permit employees who have been exposed to take Pandemic Leave.

  2. The expression “exposed” shall mean being within one meter of an individual known or suspected to have the virus, decease or any know pandemic which is name by the government, whether it be a coworker, passenger or other person.

  3. Pandemic Leave taken in response to exposure will extend until the sooner of (1) testing negative or (2) being free of recognized symptoms. 

Section 3,  Leave in Response to Family Care Obligations  

  1. The Employer shall permit employees to take Leave if they are caring for a child, stepchild, and other person for whom an employee is a legal guardian, or a spouse or parent who is suffering from symptoms recognized by the government public health authorities.

  1.  Or has been exposed as defined in Sections 1.B and 2.B of this Memorandum of Understanding respectively. 

  1. Leave taken in response to family care obligations related to the will extend until the sooner of (1) the individual being cared for testing negative or (2) the individual being cared for being symptom free for at least twenty-four (24) hours if the individual is suffering from recognized symptoms, or the individual being cared for being free of symptoms recognized by the government public health authorities.

Section 4, Leave in Response to School Shutdown  

  1. The Employer shall permit employees to care for a child, stepchild or other person for whom an employee is a legal guardian, up to grade 8, who is a student at a school which is shutdown as a direct or indirect result of pandemic, weather, catastrophe, emergencies and or any act/s of God

  2.  Leave taken in response to a school which is shutdown as a direct or indirect result of the pandemic, weather, catastrophe, emergencies and or any act/s of God will extend until the reopening of such school.

Section 5, Requesting Leave 

Employees shall request Leave as early as is reasonably possible.  Employees shall request Leave by the same method as requests for other leaves due to sickness.

Section 6, No Doctor’s Note Required 

The Employer shall not require a doctor’s note from an employee requesting Leave, provided that the Employer may require that an employee take an employer-paid test and provide the result the test to the Employer.

Section 7, Complement of Leave 

  1. The Employer shall provide each employee with fifteen (15) workdays of paid Leave for the first fifteen (15) workdays of leave related to pandemic, weather, emergencies and or any act/s of God at the same rate as sick leave; where there is no applicable sick leave rate, at the same rate as vacation leave; or where there is no sick or vacation leave rate, at the employee’s regular daily rate.  

  2. If an employee’s Leave extends beyond fifteen (15) workdays, the Employer shall provide the employee with an additional of paid Leave at the rate of no less than two-thirds (2/3) of the employee’s regular pay.

  3. The fifteen (15) workdays in Section 7.A and Section 7.B of paid Leave constitute a one-time complement of paid leave.

  4. This Memorandum of Understanding shall create an entitlement to any similar leave in the future. Leave cannot be cashed out, converted to other leave, or banked for any future leave unrelated to pandemic, weather, catastrophe, emergencies and or any act/s of God.

  5. This Leave shall be in addition to any other leave to which an employee is entitled by contract, policy or practice.

  6. An employee who exhausts his or her pandemic, weather, catastrophe, emergencies and or any act/s of God Leave, but who needs to remain on leave, shall be allowed to transfer to other available leaves for which he or she qualifies.

Section 8, No Discipline for pandemic, weather, emergencies and or any act/s of God Leave 

The Employer shall not discipline employees for taking this Leave under this Memorandum of Understanding, and employees shall not accumulate any points under any attendance policy or program for taking such.

Section 9, Pandemic, Weather, Emergencies and or any Act/s of God Leave Available to All Employees 

All bargaining unit employees, including probationary employees, shall be entitled to Pandemic, Weather, Emergencies and or any Act/s of God Leave, and even if they are not otherwise entitled to any paid leave.  

Respectfully,
Valerie M. Jefferson
ATU Local 1560 President/Business Agent
cell: 504-261-9692
 The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing."  Zeph. 3:17    

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ATU LOCAL 1560 IS ASKING RTA TO PUT IT IN WRITING!

Take Action

 Operators are unable to go to the restroom at the bus station therefore, the comapny should provide a restroom for each Operator while on duty driving bus, street car or van.

Operators need restroom at the beginning and ending of each route.

Restroom need to be clean daily and accesible for each Operator.

Time need to be set in each Operator schedule for the Operator can use the restroom.

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