Posts tagged Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689
MetroAccess union goes on strike
August 2, 2022 // A MetroAccess union strike on top of problems on the Red Line may complicate commutes in the D.C. region. Members at Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 that were employed by Transdev voted roughly four weeks ago to begin a strike at the Hubbard Road Garage. That particular location, the union said, has been over 100 workers short “for over a year and a half.” Brian Wivell, a spokesperson for Local 689, said that a mix of road supervisors, mechanics and other workers are expected to strike Monday morning with some expected impacts.
DC Employee Says Union Official Assaulted Him for Opposing Labor Leadership
June 8, 2022 // Thomas McLamb, a driver for the city's transportation services, alleges Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 official Tiyaka Boone assaulted him at work just days after the union's president told his team to "slap" employees who opposed his agenda, according to filings with the National Labor Relations Board. At the time of the November assault, McLamb was campaigning for union office in opposition to its leadership. The driver claims labor officials retaliated against him for simply expressing ideas on how the union could improve. public transportation, D.C., Thomas McLamb, Tiyaka Boone, North America,