"Make sure that you stay connected with our union ATU Local 268 so we can remain strong and protect our rights."
Demetrius L. Fore has been employed with the GCRTA since April 2006, starting as a Bus Operator and currently working as 437 Rail Operator.
Mr. Forte ran for office in 2017 and was elected as the Executive Board Member for Rail beginning in January 2018. He explained, "I wanted to step in and be able to help our members have a voice." Mr. Forte believes that the benefits of a union include, establishing rights and backing to protect those rights when needed. 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. Forte believes that ATU Local 268's priorities include focusing on helping members to sign up to keep the union strong and to, "speak up more to stop RTA management from violating members' rights."