Brothers and Sisters:
The goal of this website is to provide resources and communication. Every member is encouraged to attend our union meetings which are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The location is 600 W. Washington Street in Chicago. Through this website we hope to educate and inform so that something will catch your eye to propel you to get more involved. The pride must begin within.
Continue to visit our website, information will be changing and updated as necessary. In the future, we will post special bulletins, notices and events on this site. Through this website you can be assured that the information is valid and not have to rely on rumors.
Local 308 is on the move and the momentum is upward. We will continue our efforts in Springfield and in Washington, lobbying for funding for public transit which benefits us all.
The following information is for members of ATU Local 308. To get the proper links, please go to Membership Forms and download.
According to Section 2.4 – UNION MEMBERSHIP. All employees covered by this Agreement shall, as a condition of continued employment with the Authority, become members of the Union commencing 30 days after the effective date of this Agreement or commencing 30 days after their date of hire. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in this Section shall inhibit or interfere with the fair share rights and obligations of the employees as set forth in the IPLRA and as detailed in the Fair Share Memorandum of Understanding between the parties, which is incorporated by reference herein.
A “grievance” means an allegation by an employee resulting in a dispute or disagreement between the employee and the employer regarding the interpretation or application of terms and conditions of employment matters that are contained in the Working Agreement. If you have a dispute and/or disagreement with management, take the necessary steps to correctly address the situation.
A bargaining unit member has a contractual right under the Collective Bargaining Agreement (C.B.A.) to file a grievance to object to any violation of the CBA by Management.
Most complaints are resolved informally without a grievance filing. Those complaints which cannot be resolved informally may be grieved by filing a formal complaint with Management. The Local has grievance forms and comlaint forms available for such use here on this site. The grievance generally must be filed within 30 calendar days of the occurrence or activity, for grievances that are resolved you must submit an official withdrawal form to finalize the case. Go to the membership form section.
The ATU has a long history of active involvement in our local communities, states, provinces, and our national governments. From the very beginning our leaders stressed that we could not rely on organizing alone to improve our members’ lives when all that we had worked for could be undone with the stroke of a pen. That’s why our ATU members will continually be found working to pass legislation, and pounding the pavement for political candidates in order to improve their lives and promote the wellbeing of their nations. Below, you will find several ways you can get involved:
Support Your Future – Members help the ATU take effective action to protect our jobs and our families.
If you perform work for Amalgamated Transit Union – Local 308 the following forms must be filled out. – Subject to the President Approval. – Membership form section – Local 308 worksheet