"I will be blunt with you. If I can do it for you I will. If I can't, I will tell you. I will do my best no matter who you are."
David Allen has been employed with the GCRTA since August 2000, currently working as a 437 Operator.
Mr. Allen ran for office in 2017 and was elected as the Executive Board Member for Hayden beginning in January 2018. He explained, "I wanted equal and fair representation for all members and I wanted to force management to do the same when giving out discipline." Mr. Allen believes that the benefits of a union are, "higher wages, increased benefits, better working conditions, and a voice with management." Union membership, sends a clear message that we are united." He attended a Right to Work Conference in January 2018 to learn of strategies to protect against encroachments upon the right to unionize.
Looking forward, Mr. Allen believes that ATU Local 268's priorities include: "Enforcement of our Collective Bargaining Agreement and Negotiating a New Contract."