Given the fact that most ATU members are or have been bus operators at one time or another I don't see the need for any apologies.
I would like to make a correction to the Press Release that went to
our members and media wide where it stated "Today, the bus operators
union filed unfair labor practice charges against TriMet charging that
the agency's top managers have bargained in bad faith." Because it was
aimed at the press, and because that is what the press calls the ATU
that term was inadvertently used. It was a mistake. We'll take care not
to use it again.
In the future
we will use "transit workers" union or “the Amalgamated Transit Union
who represents TriMet employees." I apologize to those folks who are
not bus operators but who are just as important to this union and our