Amalgamated Transit Union Local 268 is a union of people who work together at the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority. Our Union is led by our very own members who were democratically elected to take the lead in protecting our jobs, our safety and our financial security.
ATU Local 268 also works together with other community, faith based and civil rights organizations to achieve protections for ourselves and for the public transportation services we provide. Our entire community benefits when we work together and when our public transit system is appropriately funded.
Our Union is one of many that belong to the International Amalgamated Transit Union, which represents over 200,000 transportation workers across the United States and Canada.
All employees of the GCRTA who work in grades 1 through 6 are welcome to join with us as a family who works together, eats together, and stands up for each other. We bring our collective power together to negotiate with the RTA to protect our hours, wages and working conditions. We do more than negotiate our contract, we enforce it.
ATU Local 268 provides a network of resources for its members, including trained officers, executive board members and stewards who work along side their co-workers and are just a call away whenever any of our members are in need.
The members of ATU Local 268 direct our union by electing their officers, voting on our contract and voting on which grievances merit moving forward with to arbitration. We do this primarily during our monthly membership meetings where we discuss our jobs, our needs and our plans to move forward as a union.
We support each other on both a professional and personal level, gathering together not only at work but also at our membership meetings and our annual picnic. When we come to work we do so as a family.