TWU Local 1 Update

Greetings to the members of Transport Workers Union of America Local 1,

We wanted to provide a quick update. We are continuing the work of putting the local in a good place to manage your own affairs after the local’s elections are conducted and the local is out of receivership.

We are continuing to pay the local’s monthly bills and we have been working with TWU Local 1’s accounting firm to get whatever information is available to have an audit completed. We are also revising the by-laws and once completed hope to have a copy in each and every members’ hand. Last but not least, we are proofreading the contract to make sure all the T’s are crossed, I’s dotted and the agreement is exactly what was agreed upon.

By now you should have been contacted by your Local 1 executive board members to fill out the Keep In Touch Cards. If you have not been receiving the TWU Express or other information directly from the TWU International at your home or in your email, that is because we do not have your contact information. We distributed about 75 TWU Express magazines on the properties the week of March 13. Our publication is a great way to know what is going on across the country in the TWU. Please take a minute to fill out the Keep In Touch Cards.

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Akron METRO Board of Trustees Special Meeting

On February 16, 2022, at 9am, the Akron METRO RTA Board of Trustees held a special session to vote on the agreement reached by TWU Local 1 and METRO RTA.

The board voted in support of the contract that was overwhelmingly ratified by our membership on February 8, 2022.

Message to TWU Local 1 Members

We would like to begin by thanking you for your patience during the negotiations process. We also thank you for taking time out of your Sunday to attend the Zoom call to go over the summary of the Tentative Agreement that was reached between the Union and the Company. We appreciate all the questions that were asked and all the comments that were expressed.

We took the time to distribute the summary to each and every member available, between the time agreement was reached, the Zoom call and the VOTE which will take place on February 8, 2022, in an effort to make sure the membership is well informed on what will change and also what will not change.

Last but certainly not least, we want to thank Wayne Cole and John Anderson for their invaluable knowledge of the contract, input into the negotiations and hard work getting the information into the hands of our hard working members.



A contract ratification VOTE will be held on Tuesday February 8, 2022, in the training room at

METRO RTA, 416 Kenmore Blvd, Akron, Ohio

VOTING Times: 6:00am until 6:00pm, by secret ballot.

To VOTE, you must be employed by METRO RTA, must have a valid ID and be a member in good standing of the Transport Workers Union of America Local 1, per the International Constitution.