Jackie Jeter has been re-elected to her fourth term as President and Business Agent of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689. Jeter (right) made history in 2007 when she became the first African-American woman to head Local 689, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary next month. She also serves on the Executive Board of the Metro Washington Council, AFL-CIO. “I’m looking forward to continuing my service to the members of Local 689 for this next term,” said Jeter. “We know that there will be challenges for our union and for the (Metro transit) authority, but we are confident that by working together, we can realize safe, affordable and reliable transit for the riding public we serve.” Jeter will lead negotiations for the next Local 689 contract with Metro in 2016 and also plans to continue addressing the challenges Metro is facing with safety, as well as getting dedicated funding to sustain the transit system. Click here to read more.
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