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|Nominations for Officers will be held on November 8th. Primary Election will be December 6th. The runoff election will be December 20th.|
ATU Local 268 Gives to the Community
Everyone is aware of the plight of those hit the hardest by hurricane Katrina. Several families are re-locating in the Cleveland area. Once again, the Union Members have opened up their hearts. We will be donating $5,000 to assist families from New Orleans re-locating in the area. We have also sent $5,000 to the ATU International Offices to be sent to New Orleans to help our Union Brothers and Sisters that remained in the New Orleans area.
ATU Local 268 is also donating $250 to the City Mission to help feed those who may not have a hot meal during the approaching holidays.
|Effective August 1, 2017, there will be |
a 1% wage increase
for all union members, Grade 1 through 6.
Memorandum of Understanding
Effective upon execution, this memorandum of understanding will confirm the acceptance of the below listed procedures to return to the rebuilt Triskett Garage. The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority and the Amalgamated Transit Union, having met and conferred, agree to the wages, hours and conditions of employment outlined herein. Except as outlined in this agreement, no other terms and conditions shall be effected in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the GCRTA and the ATU effective August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2017.
The GCRTA and the ATU acknowledge that they have had ample opportunity to confer and bargain over all negotiable matters affecting wages, hours and, terms and conditions of employment for the return to the rebuilt Triskett District. This agreement represents a complete and final understanding between the GCRTA and the ATU on all bargaining issues.
There should not be any use of Cell phones or Ear Plugs in your ear while operating your Coach!!!
If there is a need for an **EMERGENCY** call, park your coach and get out of your seat to make the call!!
REMINDER ABOUT SHORT-TERM DISABILITY
Eligibility Criteria will be strictly enforced.
Short-Term Disability Claim Forms can be obtained from your supervisor, the Workers' Compensation staff, Medical Services, or the GCRTA Intranet Site. If you need a form mailed to you, or if you are off on Short-Term Disability, please call: Medical Services at 216-566-5106; or Workers' Compensation Staff at 216-771-4240.
June 9, 2017: This bulletin is to inform you that when you are operating your coach, please be aware of the speed limit on your Route. Please refer to the following penalties of any violations that are committed.
If the offense occurs while you are operating a CMV that is placarded for hazardous materials, you will lose your CDL for at least three years. You will lose your CDL for life for a second offense. You will also lose your CDL for life if you use a CMV to commit a felony involving controlled substances.
Serious Traffic Violations:
Bus drivers must have a commercial driver license (CDL) if they drive a vehicle designed to seat more than 15 persons, including the driver.
Bus drivers must have a passenger endorsement on their commercial dirver license. To get the endorsement you must pass a knowledge test on Sections 2 and 4 of this manual. (If your bus has air brakes, you must also pass a knowledge test on Section 5.) You must also pass the skills tests required for the class of vehicle you drive.
This Section Covers:
4.1 Pre-trip Inspection: Befor driving your bus,you must be sure it is safe. You must review the inspection report made by the previous driver. ONly if defects reported earlier have been certified as repaired or not needed to be repaired, should you sign the previous driver's report. This is your certification that the defects reported earlier have been fixed.
Make sure these things are in good working order before driving:
Access Doors and Panels
The seats must be safe for riders. All seats must be securely fastened to the bus.
Never dirve with an open emergency exit door or window. The "Emergency Exit" sign on an emergency door must be clearly visible. If there is a red emergency door light, it must work. Turn it on at night or any other time you use your outside lights.
Make sure your bus has the fire extinguisher and emergency reflectors required by law. The bus must also have spare electrical fuses, unless equipped with circuit breakers.
Use Your Seatbelt!!
4.2 Loading and Trip Start: Do not allow riders to leave carry-on baggage in a doorway or aisle. There should be nothing in the aisle that might trip other riders. Secure baggage and freight in ways that avoid damage and:
The Federal Hazardous Materials Table shows which materials are hazardous. They pose a risk to health, safety, and property during transportation. The rules require shippers to mark containers of hazardous material with the material's name, identification number, and hazard label. There are nine (9) different 4-inch diamond-shaped hazard labels like the examples shown in Figure 4-1 (not available at this time). Watch for the diamond-shaped labels. Do not transport any hazardous material unless you are sure the rules allow it.
The above information was taken from teh Commercial Driver's Manual/2.0
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