AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION LOCAL 1395 / AFL-CIO - PENSACOLA, FLORIDA
   ATU Local 1395 was chartered in 1945 - Representing almost 800 workers that are employed at the following businesses: Escambia County Area Transit - Operations and Maintenance, Pensacola Bay Transportation in Escambia & Santa Rosa Counties - Operations and Maintenance, Escambia County Board Of County Commissioners - County Classified Blue Collar Employees, Durham School Services in Santa Rosa County - Operations and Maintenance, and Dominos Pizza Delivery Drivers employed at (TwoMay's Franchise on 9th Avenue) - Pensacola, Florida --- PRESIDENT MIKE LOWERY Presiding
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We hope you'll enjoy using our Web site for gaining information about  Local 1395.  As a member of this Union you may sign up to have a username and password to enter the private "Member Resource Areas".  So come join us in our discussions and blogging 

 Communication is the name of the game - we think you'll be very impressed with what you'll find on this site.  Let us know what you think, e-mail us back at atu1395@aol.com - Have a safe and joyful day. 

 

If your just checking out our site - let us know by signing our Guest Book located on the left hand column, just before the Member Resources.  We'd like to say hi and we hope you leave a message.

 

Didn't get your In Transit Magazine?  Go to:  http://www.atu.org/content/in_transit/  Plus email us at atu1395@aol.com leaving your name and address and FS/T Larry Smith will update with the ATU International.

 

Also go to our FACEBOOK page - link listed below:  Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1395

 https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.163874760746.118878.700645746&type=3#!/pages/Amalgamated-Transit-Union-Local-1395/123901104317683

We'd also encourage you to go to our ATU Florida State Legislative Conference Board page on FACEBOOK

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.163874760746.118878.700645746&type=3#!/pages/ATU-Florida-State-Legislative-Conference-Board/153400004672188

Another link to go to on Facebook is:  Pensacola - Citizens for better Transit

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pensacola-Citizens-For-Better-Transit-CFBT/220256821369097

 

Another link to go to on Facebook is:  Northwest Florida Coalitions - Working Families

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pensacola-Citizens-For-Better-Transit-CFBT/220256821369097#!/pages/NW-Florida-Coalitions-Working-Families/231691280221581

 

The ATU International Facebook page is:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pensacola-Citizens-For-Better-Transit-CFBT/220256821369097#!/pages/ATU-The-Transit-Union/30592598264

 

 

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 Welcome to the ATU Local 1395 web site. 

 If you have a facebook account please send a friend request to our Local Union President Michael A. Lowery - he often puts Union updates on his facebook site.  Plus if you have an e-mail address - please forward it to atu1395@aol.com so we can update you on this site and information.

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https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.163874760746.118878.700645746&type=3#!/michael.a.lowery

 

Please update us if your site Union bulletin board is not being kept up by your Union representative.  Contact us either by e-mail at atu1395@aol.com or by calling us at (850) 554-6034.  Thank you.

  

 

 Next Regular Business Meeting

 

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1395

February 21st, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Rushing Plaza Building

1720 W. Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, FL  32501

Conference Room – 5th Floor

 

 

 

 

 


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What's New at ATU 1395
ATU Local 1395 Regular Business Meeting February 2012 Agenda

Posted On: Feb 19, 2012 (15:22:12)

Next Regular Business Meeting - February 2012

 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 7pm / Plaza Building - 5th Floor conference room

 

Agenda - see attachment below.


Download: ATU Local 1395 Regular Business Meeting February 2012.docx
Bylaws - Review for Members

Updated On: Feb 19, 2012 (15:20:00)

See bylaws - review for members

 

Vote at the Regular March Regular Business meeting to approve the offered amendments.

 

 


Download: ATU Local 1395 Bylaws revised 2012.docx
President Larry Hanley Youtube video

Posted On: Jan 18, 2012 (21:01:44)

ATU 1395 MEMBERS

watch this video

from International President Hanley!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRXd1vw88mg

 

 

Members - Come to County Commissioners Meeting - Thursday, January 19, 2012

Posted On: Jan 17, 2012 (14:44:33)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Open Forum

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5:30 pm

Regular Meeting

 

Topics to discuss: 

First Transit - contract with County - discussion on regular agenda

Talking to Commissioners during open forum about communicating with City Council to support funding of Mass Transit / ECAT

Public meeting policy - language allowing clapping / applause - on regular agenda

 

It's important - that ATU 1395 members continue to attend and participate in the County Commission meetings.  Let's show our new Management that we are engaged in making ECAT the best. 

 

Youtube video from ATU on Father Nathan Monk - a must see

Posted On: Jan 03, 2012 (00:59:16)

Youtube Video

from

ATU

Local 1395 fights for Father Nathan Monk

Video supports his mission and 1st amendment rights!

http://www.atu.org/media/multimedia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hrro8r9nT6w&feature=youtu.be

 

 

Outcome Nomination Meeting - 11/15/2011

Posted On: Nov 15, 2011 (22:39:51)

 

 

Outcome of Nomination Meeting for ATU Local 1395 for Union Officers - Tuesday, November 15, 2011: To be effective January 1, 2012 for a 3 year term.

President / Business Agent - Michael A. Lowery (uncontested)
Financial Secretary/ Treasurer - Larry Smith (uncontested)
Senior Vice President - Gerri Bell (uncontested)
Recording Secretary - Joe Pullen (uncontested)
VP - ECAT - Joe Herrin (uncontested)
VP - PBT - Tarah Lovette (uncontested)
Executive Board Officers - ECAT - Sharon Battle and Arlene Wires (uncontested)
Executive Board Officers - PBT - Annie Thomas and Bettie Sutton (uncontested)

Chief Shop Steward - nominated - Queenie Brown and Gwen McCormick
(an election will be scheduled in December 2011 - TBA soon)

President Lowery also appointed Willie Carter and Dewitt Stallworth as the Sargeant of Arms for Local 1395

 

 

Reschedule - ATU Local 1395 Nomination Meeting

Posted On: Nov 12, 2011 (10:14:26)

Attention Members

 

The Nomination Meeting for Officers of ATU Local 1395 - was not held before due to lack of quoram.

 

The re-scheduled meeting is Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 7:30pm at the Plaza Building, Conference room on 5th floor.

 

 

Union President speaks before County Commission - November 3, 2011

Posted On: Nov 04, 2011 (05:19:48)

 

ATU Local 1395 - Union President Michael Lowery tells Escambia County Commissioners during the open forum - "ECAT workers were voted the safest transit system across the United States out of over 80 transit agencies, 40 to 80 fleet size, the safest, the safest, but guess what, Veolia has still not told the employees and we won this award months ago - voted number one, safest bus operators and the most certified mechanics with the most ASE certifications in the country but they are the lowest paid, this is an outrage and insult to our members."

 

 

Photos from rally and march - November 3, 2011

Updated On: Nov 04, 2011 (05:09:00)

 

Supporters of the rally and march on the County Commissioners for better transit were told they couldn't clap their hands during speakers in the open forum.  So using the support of Occupy Pensacola, they got everyone to raise their hands and wiggle their hands.

 

 

Photos from Rally and March - November 3, 2011

Posted On: Nov 04, 2011 (04:45:57)

 

Union Vice President Gerri Bell representing ECAT workers attends the rally and march.  She was a major leader in obtaining the 5000 signatures on the petitions.

 

 

Photos from Rally and March - November 3, 2011

Posted On: Nov 04, 2011 (04:41:27)

 

Two ECAT bus riders proudly wear ATU t-shirts (red) while Union member Elaine Prosser is in background.

 

 

City Councilwoman Sherri Myers will speak at Rally

Posted On: Nov 02, 2011 (03:52:05)

 

Sherri Myers was elected to represent District 2 in November, 2010. District 2 is the Uptown of Pensacola and the city’s central business core with the largest workforce in the City that includes popular Cordova Mall, many businesses, restaurants, commercial rental property, Sacred Heart Hospital as well as many lovely communities that are in close proximity to the core business area. Sherri represents the City Council on the Bay Area Resource Council, and the Florida/Alabama Transportation Planning Organization

Father Nathan Monk will speark at Rally/March - Time for Better Transit

Posted On: Nov 02, 2011 (03:47:54)

 

 

Father Nathan Monk - activist in the Pensacola area who supports working to feed the poor and currently a supporter and leader of Occupy Pensacola will speak at the rally and march (Time for Better Transit in Pensacola) at 3:15pm on Thursday November 3, 2011 at the MLK Plaza Park.

Union President Mike Lowery to host upcoming rally and march on November 3, 2011

Posted On: Oct 31, 2011 (23:19:57)

 

 

Hosting the ATU 1395 Rally and March (Time for Better Transit) in Pensacola will be ATU Local 1395 President/Business Agent Michael A. Lowery. Lowery is a 4 term elected Union official representing Escambia County Area Transit, Pensacola Bay Transportation, Durham School School Services Maintenance, and Board of County Commissioners, Escambia County workers. Lowery is also a 4 term elected Chairman of the Amalgamated Transit Union Legislative Conference Board representing 11 Transit Local Unions throughout the State of Florida. Lowery is also the former President of the Northwest Florida Federation of Labor.

 

 

ATU International Vice President Gary Rauen will speak at the rally "Time for Better Transit" in Pensacola

Posted On: Oct 31, 2011 (22:13:25)

 

October 31, 2011 - ATU International Vice President Gary Rauen will speak at our rally / march for "Time for Better Transit"

Rauen has over 30 years of experience and is the chief negotiatior for many ATU properties throughout Florida like Pensacola, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota, Gainesville, and other locations throughout the southeast and the U.S.

 

 

Hugh King Sr. to speak at Rally/March

Posted On: Oct 31, 2011 (21:14:02)

 

 

Hugh King Sr. a leader in the African American community. A former city councilman and President of the local Southern Christian Leadership Conference, plus he was former pastor of Greater Union Baptist Union Church in Pensacola. Mr. King will offer inspiring words and support for Mass Transit in Escambia County. He will also be a speaker at the scheduled rally and march on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at the MLK Plaza Park at 3:15pm. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us at atu1395@aol.com

Article in PNJ - October 31, 2011 - about Rally and March scheduled for November 3, 2011

Posted On: Oct 31, 2011 (08:03:10)

 

 

see link below for pnj.com article

 

http://www.pnj.com/article/20111031/NEWS01/110310318/ECAT-workers-make-stand-urge-county-fire-manager

 

 

 

Donate can goods at rally/march "Time for Better Transit" in Pensacola

Updated On: Oct 30, 2011 (19:31:00)

 

Please donate can goods for Father Monk "Feed the Poor" 

at

Rally/March "Time for Better Transit" in Pensacola

(Union asks attendees of event on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 3:15pm to help out by donating food - we'll have boxes available for can goods)

 

Rally - 3:15pm MLK Plaza Park off Palafox / Chase Streets

Then we march at 4:00pm to the County Commissioner Open Forum

 

 

Lumon May will speak at Rally

Posted On: Oct 28, 2011 (00:31:08)

 

 

Another speaker at the "Time for Better Transit" rally and march on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at 3:15pm - MLK Plaza Park off Palafox Street between Gregory Street and Chase Street >>> will be candidate for District 3 County Commissioner - Community Activist and co-owner of May's Construction - Lumon May. Lumon is always exciting and will bring a positive perspective to the transit cause.

 

 

Ellison Bennett to speak at Rally

Posted On: Oct 28, 2011 (00:24:28)

 

 

One of the speakers at the "Time for Better Transit" rally and march on Thursday, November 3, 2011 - at 3:15pm - MLK Plaza Park off Palafox Street between Gregory Street and Chase Street >>> will be Civil Rights Pioneer and leader of the Pensacola Chapter - Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) - Ellison Bennett. Ellison will movitate you with his comments about helping the citizens of Pensacola and getting better transit.

 

 

Union gaining strength with signatures of citizens

Posted On: Oct 22, 2011 (10:28:43)

The ATU Local 1395 and our Coalition partners are gathering signatures on petitions.  Everyday we're collecting more and more.  Keep it coming!

RALLY and MARCH - BETTER PUBLIC TRANSIT - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd, 2011

Updated On: Oct 21, 2011 (18:57:00)

RALLY AND MARCH

FOR

BETTER PUBLIC TRANSIT

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd, 2011

3:15pm – RALLY / 4:00pm – MARCH

MLK PLAZA PARK – PALAFOX STREET (RALLY)

(PALAFOX STREET/CHASE STREET)

Then at 4:30pm - JOIN US AT THE COUNTY COMMISSIONER OPEN FORUM

WE WILL BE EXPRESSING IT’S TIME TO INVEST IN PUBLIC TRANSIT – INVEST IN WORKERS!

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FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO FACEBOOK SITES:  PENSACOLA – CITIZENS FOR BETTER TRANSIT or NW FLORIDA COALITIONS – WORKING FAMILIES

OR EMAIL US AT:  atu1395@aol.com

 

Union responds with press release to Veolia Transportation press release on ECAT safety award

Updated On: Oct 19, 2011 (12:41:00)

ATU LOCAL 1395 RESPONDS TO VEOLIA TRANSPORTATION PRESS RELEASE ON ECAT SAFETY AWARD

UNION ISSUES COUNTER PRESS RELEASE:

 

 

AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION LOCAL 1395
1720 WEST FAIRFIELD DRIVE, SUITE 307
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA 32501
(850) 554-6034 / (850) 475-5766 Fax / atu1395@aol.com
PRESS RELEASE
ATU Praises ECAT Safety Award
Confirms Importance of Experienced, Professional Transit Workers
Media Contact: Mike Lowery, (850) 554-6034, Atu1395@aol.com
PENSACOLA, FL – Calling experienced, professional and well-trained transit workers critical to passenger safety, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1395 and workers of Escambia County Area Transit praised ECAT for being awarded the 2011 Veolia Transportation Safety Performance Award.
“We are not at all surprised by the honor of earning this award,” said Michael Lowery, president and business agent, ATU Local 1395. “As we’ve said all along we have the safest, best, and most professional transit workers right here in Pensacola.”
The local union related that their employer, Veolia Transportation, never informed ECAT workers of the award. “We found out about this award through a press release,” Lowery continued. “The critical role bus drivers and other transit workers play in the safety of our transit system on a daily basis was key to winning this award.  This top honor is because of the pride and concern we have for our passengers, the people of Pensacola.” 
The local noted that union workers at ECAT police their own and encourage safety and good customer service at each monthly union meeting. The ATU has also routinely pushed for safety committees and safety equipment with Veolia Transportation but often has to force management to address safety concerns. 
“During the development of the recent Transportation Development plan workers were shut out of the process and prevented from discussing the next ten-year plan,” said Lowery. “We asked when the actual people who provide the service are going to be included in the discussion for the future plans of ECAT, the response was tell the union workers they can fill out a survey.”
 
Background Information:
The award was presented to Mike Ake, Veolia’s Regional VP representing ECAT, at the 2011 Veolia General Managers’ Conference, October 5, in New Orleans, LA.

The top honor in each category is given to the system with the best overall bus safety program based on the previous year’s data. ECAT’s low accident and injury frequency was a factor in winning against the other 85 eligible transit systems in Category B (transit systems with a fleet size of 41-80 vehicles).

 

 

 

Next Regular Business Meeting - October 2011

Posted On: Oct 12, 2011 (18:24:14)

 

 

ATTENTION ATU 1395 MEMBERS

NEXT REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING

OCTOBER 2011

WILL BE VIA CONFERENCE CALL

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27TH, 2011 AT 7:00pm

 

PLEASE NOTE:  IF YOU WANT TO BE ON THE CALL - PLEASE CONTACT THE UNION TO OBTAIN THE CONFERENCE CALL DIAL IN NUMBER AND ACCESS CODE

YOU CAN DO THIS BY CALLING (850) 554-6034 - LEAVE YOUR NAME, PHONE NUMBER, IF YOU WANT A TEXT - LEAVE CELL NUMBER - AND / OR EMAIL ADDRESS or you can email us at atu1395@aol.com - we will email you back the information - we will need the phone number you will be calling in on to access the conference call.

WE WILL THEN FORWARD INFORMATION BY OCTOBER 26TH TO YOU TO EXCESS THE CALL ON THURSDAY NIGHT.

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EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING - OFFICERS AND SHOP STEWARDS ONLY

WEDNESDAY NIGHT - VIA CONFERENCE CALL AT 7:00pm

IT IS THE NORMAL CONFERENCE CALL DIAL IN NUMBER AND CODE.  IF YOU DO NOT HAVE IT - PLEASE CONTACT MIKE LOWERY AT (850) 554-6034 OR EMAIL HIM AT atu1395@aol.com

 

 

 

 



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