Negotiations for a contract for DASH bus drivers continue, reports ATU Local 689 (DASH drivers finally get to the table 2/21/19 UC). “Management’s proposals continue to hold out on some of the things we would like to see in the contract,” the union reported in its latest member update. “However, the Union has continued to press on these issues and we are confident we will be able to secure a good contract that doesn’t have any loopholes that can be used against drivers in the future.” The next round of negotiations is set for late April. “Meanwhile, ATU Local 689 members have begun to make the rounds to local politicians, making the case for fairness at DASH.”
photo (l-r): ATU vice president John Costa, Chris Townsend, Louis Morales, Yeshtila Bekele, Alexandria mayor Justin Wilson, Charles Barrett, Wubie Endawoke, ATU vice president Natalie Cruz.