The 750 bus drivers and mechanics of the Milwaukee County Transit System continue to fight for a fair contract. The members of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 998 consistently work long hours day and night to provide safe, quality transportation in Milwaukee. They have waited long enough for a fair contract.
Bus drivers are coming together to stop the conversion of family-supporting full-time jobs to part-time positions. This dangerous race to the bottom for wages and benefits is the wrong direction for Wisconsin and bus drivers are taking a stand for all of us. County Executive Chris Abele should put the best interest of all of Milwaukee County first and settle the contract without delay.
We are proud to join in solidarity with transit workers who are standing up forfamily-supporting full-time jobs, good benefits, and decent working conditions in order to deliver high-quality bus services to Milwaukee County residents.
ATU Local 998 went on a three-day work stoppage in early July after talks on a new contract broke down. Hiring more part-time workers instead of full-time, pensions and adequate bathroom breaks are among the concerns. Bus drivers require unique training and experience in order to calmly manage and deal with a variety of unique and difficult situations that may arise en route. Bus drivers and mechanics are coming together to stand up for quality family-support jobs and a strong middle class.