282 Monthly Chronicle

282 Monthly Chronicles 

May 2024

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In Memory of:

Peggy Lynn

Ira Hill


These are the upcoming Arbitration that were voted on by the members.  

Foster (Rts) Termination is Scheduled for September 2024

Chapman (SVO)  OT after 8 July 2024

Remanufactured Engines waiting for Dates 


Pension Plan:

Rts & Access Market is stable we are always looking into making better investments and keeping our plan strong.


Contract Negotiations:

RTS Monroe

waiting on company for book review. 


     1st meeting May 6th

     Wolskij handed out contracts proposals May 7

Membership Organizing:

We encourage all non-members to join and to participate. Your voice matters at 282, we want to know what’s on your mind. Call 585-232-7230 for more information or stop by 22 fourth street Rochester, NY 14609 to join! 


Joint Safety Committee

Safety Committee met April 22, May 6, and May 20, 2024

Discussion on parking at SOTA what can be done to keep cars out of bus ways and keep drivers and students safe. 

Discussion on the assaults and passenger bans. Possible pictures to be posted on tv monitors in breakroom. 

Discussion on concrete slabs and drains in garage needing to be fixed for safety hazard to employees. 

Discussion on Nova Busses and having them rotate so drivers don’t get the same bus every day, also we asked to have the new seats removed completely. 

Discussion on safety on the bus. When drivers clearly state that they feel unsafe, supervisor must act accordingly. Not telling the driver to drive the bus. 



Attended J Romeo event April 23rd

Attended the senator Cooney press conference May 10th  where he was announced the chairman of the Senate transportation committee. During this meeting Senator Cooney commended the Union and its members with a special shoutout to Mercedes De Leon for her professionalism and excellence

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Old Business:

Seabreeze picnic will July 27, 2024

Please see Dawn in the office and representatives at the properties of tickets. Flyers to be posted soon.

RTS Monroe Property

Union has demanded for the lines to be painted since last fall. we asked for them to make the lanes wider and more defined so members can easily access the buses for service and maintance as of today it seem as they are hearing us.  


New Business:

Atu partnered with Rts in the Unted way campaign. Where the members voted to donate to help. There will be a kickoff party on June 5,2024 at the RTS Monroe campus 

The AFL-CIO is sponsoring a Union Day with the Red Wing This is a great opportunity each year to join your union sisters and brothers at the game! This game will be against the Buffalo Bisons. Gates open at 5:00pm at the first pitch will be just after 6:45pm!

You can order tickets online here! You'll also find information about getting bulk tickets there.

282 Partnerships:

  • Tickets must be purchased online from website, www.seabreeze.com
  • The tickets are a general admission ride & slide ticket and not for a catered event
  • When the promo code it entered, the ticket price is reduced by $3
    • If the ticket is for a weekday visit, the price is $34.99 (35.69 with tax)
    • If the ticket if for a weekend day, the price is $39.99 (40.79 with tax)
    • The regular price of a ticket is $42.99 ($43.85 with tax)
  • Your promo code is ATU282
  • The codes will be activated on May 1st