Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587 records, 1941-2015  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Amalgamated Transit Union. Local 587 (Seattle, Wash.)
Title
Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587 records
Dates
1941-2015 (inclusive)
1980-2010 (bulk)
Quantity
23.84 cubic feet (25 boxes plus 1 oversize folder)
Collection Number
5680
Summary
This collection documents the activities between years 1941 and 2015 of Local 587 of the Amalgamated Transit Union
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Additional Reference Guides

The visual materials that form part of this collection are described and indexed in the guide to the Amalgamated Transit Union photograph collection, Local 587, PH Coll 1095 in Special Collections.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Processing paid for by the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587 and the Labor Archives Fund, Labor Archives of Washington


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Founded in 1892, Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587 is the largest ATU local on the West Coast. The local had 4000 active and 300 retired members in King, Clallam and Jefferson counties as of 2011. The main membership is comprised primarily of transit operators, but the union also includes 800 members working in over 80 craft occupations.

ATU Local 587 represents employees of:

King County Metro King County, Washington First Transit King County, Washington Solid Ground King County, Washington Jefferson Transit Authority Jefferson County, Washington Clallam Transit System Clallam County, Washington

ATU 587 has, as of 2012, about 4,000 active and 300 retired members spread throughout King, Jefferson, and Clallam counties, and is the largest West Coast ATU chapter. Also as of 2012, ATU International was the largest transit workers' union in North America, including over 190,000 members in the US and Canada.

On April 8, 1912, the Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees of America, Local 587 was formed by the Rainier Valley Electric Railway Workers. The name was eventually shortened to the Amalgamated Transit Union. The international union itself had been established in 1892, affiliated with the American Federation of Labor and the Knights of Labor. The history of Local 587 is intertwined with that of its major bargaining counterparts: the Seattle Electric Company/Puget Sound Traction, Light, and Power/ Puget Power, Seattle Transit, and Metro Transit/King County Metro Transit. Public transit in Seattle has undergone many changes, peaks, and troughs, each of which greatly affected ATU 587.

The first horse-drawn street railway was built in Seattle in1884, but horse-drawn cars proved troublesome on the city’s many hills. Horses were soon replaced by the first cable cars, introduced in 1887, and several independent streetcar lines were established. With the economic depression of 1893, many of these lines suffered and were bought but Boston-based Stone & Weber, who managed them under the names the Seattle Electric Company, Puget Sound Traction, Light, and Power, or Puget Power. By 1900, Stone and Webster had acquired twenty-two street railway lines and the main power company.

ATU 587’s first major action came in July 1917. Relations were already tense, as Puget Power had cut wages to compensate for operating losses, but things came to a head when two transit employees were fired for joining ATU 587. The remaining 1,500 employees walked out in response. When Puget Sound Traction, Light, and Power brought in strikebreakers, the striking workers rioted and overturned two streetcars in Pioneer Square. This strike shut down operations in the city and forced shipyards to close, so, as it occurred during WWI, the federal government pressured both sides for arbitration. As a result, ATU 587 did not win a wage increase, but the company was prohibited from firing workers solely for joining the union.

In 1918, Puget Power was losing money, in part due to competition from motorized jitney taxes and the private auto. $400,000 behind in taxes to the city, Puget Power asked the city to lease some of its lines. In response, Seattle Mayor Ole Hanson purchased the entire streetcar system from Puget Power (for much more than it was technically worth). Voters approved the plan, paying $15 million (renegotiated to $10 million) and the city assumed control in 1919, renaming the system the Seattle Municipal Railway. After a few years, the city also began to struggle to pay for this system, especially with fares set at the low price of a nickel. To remedy the problem in 1939, Seattle Mayor Arthur Langlie borrowed $10.2 million from New Deal agency the Reconstruction Finance Corporation to pay off Puget Power and purchase 235 trolley buses and 102 motor coaches. By 1941, the last streetcar ran in Seattle (until the 1980s, when streetcars were revived by the waterfront, and later in South Lake Union.

During WWII, ridership rose to 57 million as the government rationed gasoline, while ATU 587 made wartime concessions. A new group of younger leadership took over the ATU 587 in 1945 and committed themselves to strengthening the union and increasing assertiveness. The ATU 587 made major gains in the postwar period, obtaining paid vacation and the first operator wages over $2 per hour.

In the 1950s, though, ridership decreased as Seattleites spread to the suburbs. Tensions grew as Seattle Transit lost money but ATU 587 remained assertive, until union members went on strike in 1956. The city of Seattle eventually won an injunction that declared public employee strikes illegal. Suburban sprawl continued, while voters did not approve sources of funding for transit proposed by the Forward Thrust program. By 1973, it became evident that even the survival of the system was in question, as Seattle Transit faced impending bankruptcy. The Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle (Metro), established in 1958 to deal with waste treatment in the greater Seattle area, received voter authorization to take over the transit system in King County by 1973. With this shift, ATU Local 1384, associated with privately owned Metropolitan Transit Corporation, merged into ATU 587.

Metro Transit tried to decrease costs, to the frustration of ATU 587; at the time, Seattle transit employees made about 15-20% less than employees in other West Coast cities and lacked a cost-of-living adjustment in the face of rapid inflation. Yet Metro was hiring rapidly, and was hesitant to also give employees, new and old, these benefits. ATU 587 went on strike for 15 days in 1974, asking for higher wages and benefits, but Metro was not compliant. A federal mediator was brought in, and parties eventually settled on sick leave, an eight-hour day, and a 34% wage increase for drivers and mechanics, plus cost-of-living increases, though other Metro Transit employees did not gain quite so much. In 1977, Metro instituted part-time drive positions to provide sufficient service during peak times without losing massive amounts of money in off-peak hours. Some ATU 587 members protested this policy with some strategic sickouts, as part-time drivers violated the guarantee of an eight-hour day. However, the union’s eventual position when negotiating the installation of part-time drivers was to try to make the position undesirable, with few benefits, in the hopes that having part-time employees would be untenable and Metro would eliminate the position. This tactic proved shortsighted in many ways, as there were many part-time drivers, so ATU 587 spent much of the following decades trying to improve the working conditions of part-timers. Other issues arose regarding seniority between part-time and full-timer drivers, to be negotiated in the coming decades.

Metro made some changes to operations in Seattle in the 1970s-1990s. It instituted the Ride Free downtown area, implemented services for the handicapped like wheelchair lifts and Paratransit Services, and proposed a 1.3 mile bus tunnel in 1987, completed in 1990. However, Metro ceased to exist in 1994, as it was found unconstitutional, and was replaced by the King County Metro.

ATU 587 has shown concern for worker rights and workplace conditions over the years, particularly in the 1980s-2000s, the period most strongly covered by this collection. In 1980, ATU 587 codified past practice and work rules by writing up extensive contracts, which grew to hundreds of pages and gave the union a stronger legal basis for grievances and other requests. ATU 587 began to represent Clallam Transit Services and Jefferson Transit Authority in the early 1980s, and Paratransit Services in the 1990s. The ATU also was politically active in the 1980s, supporting Greg Nickels for King County Council. In 1989, the Department of Transportation, a federal organization that subsidized much of Metro Transit, began to require random drug testing. This policy led the ATU 587 to a court battle, which it eventually lost. Metro Transit and ATU 587 suffered a tragedy in 1998 when Metro operator Mark McLaughlin was attacked by a gunman while driving a bus across the Aurora Bridge. The bus crashed and fell off the bridge, killing McLaughlin, the shooter, and a passenger. In 2003, the ATU 587 supported a move to bring surveillance cameras onto buses, arguing that cameras would help prevent assaults on drivers. ATU 587 concerns in the last few decades have included issues such as these about workplace conditions.

Throughout much of the 1990s and 2000s, ATU 587 also struggled for higher wages and better benefits as funding for transit remained unstable. Contract negotiations in 1989-1990 proved difficult, as ATU 587 members walked out for several hours and outside negotiators were brought in. ATU 587 won a modest wage increase and benefits. In 1999, State Initiative 695, sponsored by Tim Eyman, proposed to require voter approval for tax increase while lowering vehicle license tab fees from 2.2% of a vehicle’s value to $30. Despite the efforts of the ATU and other groups on the No on I-695 campaign, the initiative passed. Several groups, including ATU 587, took the issue to court, arguing that it did not follow the Washington constitution, which restricts initiatives to one subject. The court threw out I-695, but politicians installed a similar cut on license tabs. In 2000, Eyman proposed another initiative, I-745, which would have designated 90% of state and local transportation for roads, with only 10% left for other forms of transportation. ATU 587 campaigned passionately against the measure, and it was rejected. In 2002, citizens rejected Referendum 51, which would have provided a large amount of funding to improve state transportation, while approving a $30 limit on car tabs. Overall, ATU 587 and King County Metro alike have spent much of the past few decades struggling to find stable transit funding.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

ATU international union and Local 587 publications, King County-Metro publications, collective bargaining agreements, union election materials, histories, photos, ephemera, memorabilia, patches, and pins.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The creators' literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of Item], Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587 Records, 5680-001, Labor Archives of Washington State, University of Washington.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 5680-001: Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587 records, 1941-2012 (bulk 1980-2010)Return to Top

15 cubic feet (17 boxes)
Arrangement: The series are arranged depending on their creator, format, or function, then arranged chronologically with the exception of videocassettes, which are arranged alphabetically, and CDs, which are in the order the ATU 587 had stored them in.

Scope and Content: Minutes, newsletters, Transit Operating Handbook (King County-Metro) and other publications, training materials, photographs, video, memorabilia and clippings

This collection documents the activities between years 1941 and 2012 of Local 587 of the Amalgamated Transit Union, with the majority of the collection covering the years 1980-2010. The collection provides information about the ATU 587 working conditions and wages, member concerns, and internal culture; ATU International activities; and issues related to transit in Seattle.

Series I: ATU 587 Materials consists of materials published by the ATU 587. Within that series, the first section consists of material meant for member use, including documents that strongly affect working conditions, like Collective Bargaining Agreements, By-Laws and Rules of Order. Of particular interest are the near-complete sets of the union’s monthly newsletter from 1981 to 2011. Also revealing are the ATU 587 board and committee minutes from 1940 to 1975, which chronicle the actions and concerns of ATU 587 over that period. Also in this first series are materials on officer elections, newspaper clippings related to transportation in the Pacific Northwest, ephemera and artifacts, videocassettes, and CDs. These show the daily activities and concerns of the union and its members.

Series II: ATU International Publications contains material created by the ATU International, generally for member and local union consumption, like materials from conventions or constitutions and general laws. These documents reveal the policies, priorities, and concerns of the ATU International.

Series III: City of Seattle, Metro Transit, and King County Metro Materials contains records created by other local ATU unions meant for consumption, generally, by their own members but available to the public and other unions.

Series IV: Materials from Other ATU Local Unions and Transit Organizations Outside of the Seattle Area contains documents created by ATU 587’s major bargaining counterparts, City of Seattle, Metro Transit, and King County Metro, providing insight into the state of transit in the Seattle Area. Of particular note is a near-complete subseries of The Book, the operator’s handbook, from between the 1970s and 2009.

Series V: Materials from Affiliated Labor Organizations contains material from other affiliated labor organizations, including the AFL-CIO and the Washington State Labor Council, giving insight into the ATU 587’s relationship with some of these other organizations.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donor: President/Business Agent Paul J. Bachtel, January 6, 2012

Container(s) Description Dates
SERIES I : ATU 587 MATERIALS
Scope and Content: This series consists of material created by the ATU 587, subdivided by type of material.
1941-2011
Subseries A : ATU 587 Publications and Materials for ATU 587 Members
Scope and Content: Subseries A consists of documents intended for consumption by ATU 587 members; most of these documents were created by ATU 587. This subseries is divided into several sections: Handbooks, By-Laws and Rules of Order, Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA's), and ATU 587 News Review.
Arrangement: Within each section of this subseries, documents are generally arranged chronologically, with the exception of CBA's, which are subdivided by bargaining counterpart and then organized chronologically within that subdivision.
1941-2011
Part 1: Handbooks
Scope and Content: Part 1 consists of Handbooks, which are different editions of the union member handbook first created in 1986.
Processing Info: Processed by Abigail Rhinehart; processing completed in 2012 with funds donated by Amalgamated Transit Unions Union, Local 587.Processing Info: Visual materials were separated into PH Coll 1095.
1986-2005
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 5680-001
ATU 587 Handbook, 1st Edition
1986
1/2 5680-001
ATU 587 Handbook, 2nd Edition
2001
1/3 5680-001
ATU 587 Handbook, 3rd Edition
2005
Part 2: By-Laws and Rules of Order
Scope and Content: Part 2: By-Laws and Rules of Order consists of two editions of this document, one from 1954 and one from 1969.
1954; 1969
Box/Folder Accession
1/4 5680-001
ATU 587 By-Laws and Rules of Order
1954
1/5 5680-001
By-Laws and Rules of ATU 587
1969
Part 3: Collective Bargaining Agreements (Contracts)
Scope and Content: Part 3 is composed of Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA's) made between ATU 587 and the Seattle Transit System, Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle (Metro), King County Metro Transit, Paratransit (MV) Public Transportation, Seattle Personal Transit, Paratransit Services, First Transit Call Center, Jefferson Transit Authority, and Clallam Transit System.
1973-2010
Box/Folder Accession
1/6 5680-001
Agreement between Seattle Transit System and ATU 587, 1947-1948
1947-1948
1/7 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle, 1973
1973
1/8 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle, 1977-1980
1977
1/9 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle, 1981-1984
1981
1/10 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle, 1984-1987
1984
1/11 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle, 1987-1990
1987
1/12 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle, exp. 1995
1995
1/13 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and King County Metro Transit, exp. 1998
1998
1/14 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and King County Metro Transit, exp. 2001
2001
1/15 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and King County Metro Transit, exp. 2004
2004
1/16 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and King County Metro Transit, exp. 2007
2007
1/17 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and King County Metro Transit, exp. 2010
2010
2/1 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and King County Metro Transit, Addendum for Rail Employees, 2010
2010
2/2 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and Paratransit (MV) Public Transportation, 2004-2007
2004
2/3 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and Paratransit (MV) Transportation, 2007
2007
2/4 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and Seattle Personal Transit, 2002-2005
2002
2/5 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and Seattle Personal Transit, 2005-2008
2005
2/6 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and Seattle Personal Transit, 2008-2009
2008
2/7 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and Seattle Personal Transit, 2009-2012
2009
2/8 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and Paratransit Services, 2004-2006
2004
2/9 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and Paratransit Services, 2007-2009
2007
2/10 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and Paratransit Services, 2010-2012
2010
2/11 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and First Transit Call Center, 2010-2014
2010
2/12 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and Jefferson Transit Authority, 1984
1984
2/13 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and Jefferson Transit Authority, 1993-1995
1993
2/14 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and Jefferson Transit Authority, 2005-2007
2005
2/15 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and Jefferson Transit Authority, 2008-2010
2008
2/16 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and Clallam Transit System Authority, 1986-1988
1986
2/17 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and Clallam Transit System Authority, 1989-1991
1989
2/18 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and Clallam Transit System, 1995-1997
1995
2/19 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and Clallam Transit System, 2001-2003
2001
2/20 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and Clallam Transit System, 2004-2006
2004
2/21 5680-001
Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between ATU 587 and Clallam Transit System, 2010-2014
2010
Part 4: Newsletters
Scope and Content: Subseries B consists of the ATU 587 News Letter, changed to News Review, a newsletter produced by the union that ranges from 1981 to 2011.
1981-2011
Box/Folder Accession
2/36 5680-001
ATU 587 News Letter Feb, July 1981
Feb. 1981; July 1981
2/37 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Oct.-Nov. 1983
Oct. 1983
2/38 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Jan.-June 1984
Jan. 1984; June 1984
2/39 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review July-Oct., Dec. 1984
July 1984; Oct. 1984; Dec. 1984
2/40 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Jan., Mar.-June 1985
Jan. 1985; Mar. 1985-June 1985
3/1 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review July-Dec. 1985
July 1985-Dec. 1985
3/2 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Jan.-June 1986
Jan. 1986-June 1986
3/3 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review July-Dec. 1986
July-Dec. 1986
3/4 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Jan.-June 1987
Jan.-June 1987
3/5 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review July-Oct. 1987
July-Oct. 1987
3/6 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Jan.-June 1988
Jan.-June 1988
3/7 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review July-Dec. 1988
July-Dec. 1988
3/8 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Jan.-June 1989
Jan.-June 1989
3/9 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review July-Dec. 1989
July-Dec. 1989
3/10 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Jan.-June 1990
Jan.-June 1990
3/11 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Aug.-Sept., Dec. 1990
Aug. 1990-Sept. 1990; Dec. 1990
3/12 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Jan., May 1991
Jan. 1991; May 1991
3/13 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review July-Dec. 1991
July-Dec. 1991
3/14 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Jan.-June 1992
Jan.-June 1992
3/15 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review July-Nov. 1992
July-Nov. 1992
3/16 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Jan.-June 1993
Jan.-June 1993
3/17 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review July-Sept., Nov.-Dec. 1993
July-Sept. 1993; Nov.-Dec. 1993
3/18 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Jan.-June 1994
Jan.-June 1994
3/19 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review July-Dec. 1994
July-Dec. 1994
3/20 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Jan.-June 1995
Jan.-June 1995
3/21 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review July-Dec. 1995
July-Dec. 1995
3/22 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Jan.-June 1996
Jan.-June 1996
3/23 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review July-Dec. 1996
July-Dec. 1996
3/24 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Jan.-June 1997
Jan.-June 1997
3/25 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review July-Dec. 1997
July-Dec. 1997
3/26 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Jan.-June 1998
Jan.-June 1998
3/27 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review July-Dec. 1998
July-Dec. 1998
3/28 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Jan.-June 1999
Jan.-June 1999
3/29 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review July-Dec. 1999
July-Dec. 1999
3/30 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Jan.-June 2000
Jan.-June 2000
4/1 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review July-Dec. 2000
July-Dec. 2000
4/2 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Jan.-June 2001
Jan.-June 2001
4/3 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review July-Dec. 2001
July-Dec. 2001
4/4 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Jan.-June 2002
Jan.-June 2002
4/5 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review July-Dec. 2002
July-Dec. 2002
4/6 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Jan.-June 2003
Jan.-June 2003
4/7 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review July-Dec. 2003
July-Dec. 2003
4/8 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Jan.-June 2004
Jan.-June 2004
4/9 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review July-Dec. 2004
July-Dec. 2004
4/10 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Jan.-June 2005
Jan.-June 2005
4/11 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review July-Dec. 2005
July-Dec. 2005
4/12 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Jan.-June 2006
Jan.-June 2006
4/13 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review July-Nov. 2006
July-Nov. 2006
4/14 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Jan.-June 2007
Jan.-June 2007
4/15 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review July-Dec. 2007
July-Dec. 2007
4/16 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Jan.-June 2008
Jan.-June 2008
4/17 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review July-Dec. 2008
July-Dec. 2008
4/18 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Jan.-June 2009
Jan.-June 2009
5/1 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review July-Sept., Nov.-Dec. 2009
July-Sept. 2009; Nov.-Dec. 2009
5/2 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Jan.-June 2010
Jan.-June 2010
5/3 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review July-Dec. 2010
July-Dec. 2010
5/4 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review Jan.-June 2011
Jan.-June 2011
5/5 5680-001
ATU 587 News Review July-Dec. 2011
July-Dec. 2011
Subseries B : Board and Committee Minutes
Scope and Content: Subseries B consists of ATU 587 minutes from late 1940 to 1975.
Arrangement: Most of these minutes are arranged chronologically rather than by committee, as they were originally all kept in the same notebook, so minutes from one committee's meeting exist on the same page as minutes from another meeting. Two exceptions are Board Meeting Minutes from July 9, 1975, which were originally loose, and a set of Motor Coach Employees Security Plan Trustees Meeting Minutes, which were kept separate and range from 1958 to 1973.
1940-1975
Box/Folder Accession
5/6-6/1 5680-001
ATU 587 Minutes
Dec. 30, 1940-Dec. 19, 1963
6/2 5680-001
ATU 587 Board Meeting Minutes July 9, 1975
July 9, 1975
6/3 5680-001
Motor Coach Employees Security Plan Trustees Meeting Minutes
May 28, 1958-May 14, 1973
Subseries C : Officer Elections Materials
Scope and Content: Subseries C consists of materials specific to ATU 587 officer elections that ranges from 1997-2003.
Arrangement: Records are in chronological order.
1997-2010
Box/Folder Accession
6/4 5680-001
ATU 587 Voters Pamphlet
1997
6/5 5680-001
ATU 587 Officer Elections
2003
6/6 5680-001
ATU 587 Officer Elections
2006
6/7 5680-001
ATU 587 Officer Elections
2009
6/8 5680-001
ATU 587 Elections Fliers and Brochures
circa 2010
Box/Folder Accession
6/9-7/6 5680-001
Subseries D : Newspaper Clippings
Scope and Content: Subseries D consists of newspaper clippings related to transportation in the Puget Sound and were originally contained in a scrapbook. Clippings range from 1973 to 1980. While the material is not entirely created by the ATU 587, the arrangement and selection shows creative thought process.
Arrangement: Records are arranged chronologically.
1973-1980
Subseries E : Ephemera and Artifacts
Scope and Content: Subseries E consists of ATU 587 ephemera and artifacts including pamphlets, fliers, postcards, buttons, patches, plaques, and other similar materials. Most are undated, but probably range from the 1980s to 2000s.
Undated, Circa 1998-2002
Box/Folder Accession
7/8 5680-001
ATU 587 Postcard to Politician, Budget Cuts
Undated
7/9 5680-001
Flyers on King County Council
Undated
7/10 5680-001
Black Paratransit Services Armbands
Undated
7/11 5680-001
ATU 587 Shoulder Patch
Undated
7/12 5680-001
ATU 587 Datebook Cover
Undated
7/13 5680-001
ATU Romanian Council Plaques
circa 2002
7/14 5680-001
Pins and Buttons, General and Committees
Undated
7/15 5680-001
Pins and Buttons, Elections
Undated
7/16 5680-001
Mark McLaughlin Memorial Cards
circa 1998
17 5680-001
ATU for Obama/Biden Yard Sign
2008
Subseries F : Videocassettes
Scope and Content: Many of the 29 videocassettes in this Subseries F were intended for ATU 587 viewers, though they originate from many different sources, including the ATU International, local news organizations, and employer organizations.
Arrangement: Items are arranged alphabetically by title.
1984-2005
Box/Folder Accession
8/1 5680-001
ATU 1995 Convention Opening Video
1995
8/2 5680-001
ATU Advancement Through Unity - 1986
1986
8/3 5680-001
ATU CDL Study Program Orientation Tape
Undated
8/4 5680-001
ATU Jerry Fund
Undated
8/5 5680-001
ATU Tapes - 1986 Seattle, WA
1986
8/6 5680-001
ATU Trip to Olympia
Undated
8/7 5680-001
ATU "The Workers' Voice"
Sept. 17, 1993
8/8 5680-001
Aqui Se Puede, Farmworkers in Washington State
1991
8/9 5680-001
Best of Tunnel Closure Video
2005
8/10 5680-001
Financial Systems Products Corp
Undated
8/11 5680-001
Grievance Handling
Undated
8/12 5680-001
Mayworks Festival
Undated
8/13 5680-001
Mayworks Festival/Portraits of Union Women
Undated
8/14 5680-001
King 5 - Metro Security
Undated
8/15 5680-001
King 5 - "Metro Safety"
Nov. 10, 1987-Nov 12, 1987; Dec. 1, 1987-Dec. 4, 1987
8/16 5680-001
KOMO's Bullshit on Bus Drivers and King 5 Cheap Shot 5-20-94
May 20, 1994
8/17 5680-001
Peninsula College Commercial, "Bus Drivin' Shuffle," "Clallam County - Stickin' to the Union"
June 1987
8/18 5680-001
Portraits of Union Women
1992
8/19 5680-001
The Role of the Shop Steward
Undated
8/20 5680-001
"A Safe Ride For All," The UMTA Rule
Undated
8/21 5680-001
Security Task Force Training Film
Undated
8/22 5680-001
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Undated
8/23 5680-001
Struggle in the Heartland
Undated
8/24 5680-001
Washington Citizen Action Medicare/Medicaid Presentation
Undated
8/25 5680-001
Washington Forest Protection Association
Undated
8/26 5680-001
Winning -- With ATU Committee on Political Education (COPE)
Undated
8/27 5680-001
Workplace Hustle/Would You Let Someone Do This to Your Sister?
1984
8/28 5680-001
United Farm Workers of America Wrath of Grapes
Undated
8/29 5680-001
Untitled VHS
Undated
Subseries G : Compact Discs
Scope and Content: This Subseries G consists of 81 compact discs. These discs range from 2003 to 2012. Most contain photos. Of particular note are CDs from the Memorabilia folder from the ATU 587 office server.
Arrangement: Discs are in their original order, as they were stored at the ATU 587.
circa 2000s
Box/Folder Accession
16/1 5680-001
Disc #2: Meetings, Memoranda on Agreement (MOA), News Review Articles
General Notes: These discs were burned for the archival donation by members of the ATU 587 office staff. The files on them contain copies of useful documents.
1990s-2000s
16/2 5680-001
Disc #3: Section 13(c), ATU 587 Motions Log
General Notes: These discs were burned for the archival donation by members of the ATU 587 office staff. The files on them contain copies of useful documents.
1990s-2000s
16/3 5680-001
Disc #8: Contracts
General Notes: These discs were burned for the archival donation by members of the ATU 587 office staff. The files on them contain copies of useful documents.
1990s-2000s
16/4 5680-001
Disc #9: Bulletins; By-Laws, Rules, & Regulations
General Notes: These discs were burned for the archival donation by members of the ATU 587 office staff. The files on them contain copies of useful documents.
1990s-2000s
16/5-14 5680-001
Memorabilia Folder Pictures
General Notes: These discs include a wide variety of photos on many different topics, accumulated over the years, from the ATU office server's "Memorabilia Folder." Most were not taken in 2012, but that is the year in which the CDs were created. The folder was so large that it was burned onto 10 discs. First disc's case includes a subfolder list printout.
2012
16/15 5680-001
Photos Black Caucus Sea 2005 Marc Auerbach
2005
16/16 5680-001
4 together, labeled "CTS": Clallam Transit System April 03 cutr May 03 Declination Glens Social Hour
2003
16/17 5680-001
Clallam Transit System Awards 04
2004
16/18 5680-001
Clallam Transit System photos as of 1-19-06
Jan. 19, 2006
16/19 5680-001
Clallam Transit System
Undated
16/20 5680-001
John Senear '05
2005
16/21 5680-001
Monorail Demonstration 2-11-04
Feb. 11, 2004
16/22-25 5680-001
"2004 International Convention"54th Convention September 13-17, 2004 DVD featuring Driven to Serve, Happy Faces, Safety & Security, Education, Community Service, Organizing, Sen. Clinton, Convention Highlights, Legislative & Political Action
2004
16/26 5680-001
54th Convention September 13-17, 2004 Driven to Serve Convention Anthem TRT 8:27
2004
16/27 5680-001
2004 ATU International Convention Las Vegas
2004
16/28 5680-001
King County 2004 Operators of the Month Photos
2004
16/29-39 5680-001
Committee on Political Education (COPE) Form
Undated
16/40 5680-001
7/22/11 entered on excel 6/9/08 Lance Norton PDR King Co. Dept of Transportation
circa 2008-2011
16/41 5680-001
Steven Frank PDR King County DOT 1 of 1
Undated
16/42 5680-001
Portland Max
Undated
16/43 5680-001
American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Demo 2-26-03
2003
16/44 5680-001
ATU Latino Caucus-Committee on Political Education (ATULC-COPE) Jan 2004
2004
16/45 5680-001
Local 587 Carey Larsen Group Shot
Undated
16/46 5680-001
Lobby Day 2008 with note: Paul, here are the pix from the lobby day Thanx, Alan"
2008
16/47 5680-001
Washington State Labor Council Convention Digital Photo Album
Undated
16/48 5680-001
"Employee Photos 2002-2008": The Kim and Cathy Tour of Greater Seattle Washington June 2002 Photos by Cathy Donalds
2002-2008
16/49 5680-001
Open House MDRS Mar. 2004
2004
16/50 5680-001
SB Safety Breakfast Mar. 2004
2004
16/51 5680-001
Teri Allen VM Emp of the Year the Man 2004
2004
16/52 5680-001
PTTO Qualification Day March 26, 2004 by Jim Elder for Paul Griffin, with note "a little something for the news review?"
2004
16/53 5680-001
P/T class of 3-26-04 CD #2
2004
16/54 5680-001
Festive Annual Member Event 2005 Picnic Photos by Marie Larsen
2005
16/55 5680-001
Office Scenes July 2005
2005
16/56 5680-001
Street Car 11-18-05
2005
16/57 5680-001
Bar-b-que
Undated
16/58-59 5680-001
Local 587 Picnic 2005
2005
16/60 5680-001
ATU 587 BBQ 2006 jpegs
2006
16/61 5680-001
East Base Christmas Party 12-17-2007
2007
16/62 5680-001
SLU Employee Appreciation Day 2008
2008
16/63 5680-001
Set of photos labeled "Retirees." Retiree 05 F.A.M.E. 2960002 to 2960022
2005
16/64 5680-001
Retiree 05 F.A.M.E. 2950003 to 2950022
2005
16/65 5680-001
Solidarity and Romania for News review
Undated
16/66 5680-001
Russians pictures and story July 04
2004
16/67 5680-001
ATU 587 Photos Mark McLaughlin memorial 11-23-2007
2007
16/68-70 5680-001
"Northwest Conference 2004-2006": Northwest Conference 04
2004-2006
16/71 5680-001
Northwest Conference Portland 2005
2005
16/72 5680-001
Northwest Conference 2005 "pick of the litter" with note "Review and send to the intl (???)"
2005
16/73 5680-001
Northwest Conference Edmonton - 06
2006
16/74 5680-001
Northwest Conference best Phoenix 06
2006
16/75 5680-001
"How do we get there from here"
Undated
16/76 5680-001
ADR - Mediation Training May 2008 Arbitration Training
2008
16/77 5680-001
Labor Arbitration Institute 5th Ed.
Undated
16/78 5680-001
Puget Sound Milestones Central Puget Sound Regional Economic Profile, 2003
2003
16/79 5680-001
Metro 30th Anniversary Feb 1, 2003, with note "Got some good shots, Lance. Hope you like them. Al"
2003
16/80 5680-001
Lobby Day Committee on Political Education 03
2003
16/81 5680-001
Shop Steward Training Feb 06
2006
16/82 5680-001
Gay Pride Seattle, WA 2006
2006
16/83 5680-001
Election 2003 Best Pictures at random
2003
16/84 5680-001
Trainings-metro. Calling out the stops. Peggy A. Renfrow, Chief of Bellevue Base Operations
Undated
16/85 5680-001
Health Matters Video from the King County Leadership Forum
Undated
SERIES II : ATU INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS
Scope and Content: ATU International Publications is made up of material created by the ATU International.
1980s-2000s
Subseries A : Regulations, Constitutions and General Laws
Scope and Content: This subseries includes publications from the ATU International related to the conduct and goals of members, local unions, and the organization as a whole. The first section contains Constitutions and General Laws from between 1977 and 2003. The second section contains other materials related to conduct, such as the ATU Ritual and Form of Initiation from 1995 and the booklet The ATU: A Brief History from 1985.
1975-2007
Box/Folder Accession
9/1 5680-001
ATU International, Constitution and General Laws
1977
9/2 5680-001
ATU International, Constitution and General Laws
1981
9/3 5680-001
ATU International, Constitution and General Laws
1983
9/4 5680-001
ATU International, Constitution and General Laws
1986
9/5 5680-001
ATU International, Constitution and General Laws
1989
9/6 5680-001
ATU International, Constitution and General Laws
1992
9/7 5680-001
ATU International, Constitution and General Laws
1995
9/8 5680-001
ATU International, Constitution and General Laws
1998
9/9 5680-001
ATU International, Constitution and General Laws
2001
9/10 5680-001
ATU International, Constitution and General Laws
2004
9/11 5680-001
ATU International, Constitution and General Laws
2007
9/12 5680-001
ATU Ritual and Form of Initiation
1995
9/13 5680-001
ATU Women's International Auxiliary Constitution and General Laws
1975
9/14 5680-001
The ATU: A Brief History
1985
9/15 5680-001
ATU Pamphlet
Undated
Subseries B : Local Union Directories
Scope and Content: Subseries B includes booklets from 2007 and 2008 with the contact information for all ATU local unions.
2007-2008
Box/Folder Accession
9/16 5680-001
ATU Local Union Directory
2007
9/17 5680-001
ATU Local Union Directory
2008
Subseries C : Convention, Seminar, and Meeting Materials
Scope and Content: Subseries C contains material from the Amalgamated Transit Union biennial conventions, including convention programs, proceedings, international reports, and Committee on Political Education (COPE) Reports. Documents range from 1961 to 1995 and are arranged chronologically.
1961-2001
Box/Folder Accession
9/18 5680-001
ATU Souvenir Programed 36th Convention
1961
9/19 5680-001
ATU 45th Convention Proceedings
1979
9/20 5680-001
ATU 46th Convention Proceedings
1981
9/21 5680-001
ATU 46th Convention International Reports
1981
9/22 5680-001
ATU 47th Convention Proceedings
1983
9/23 5680-001
ATU 47th Convention International Reports
1983
9/24 5680-001
ATU 48th Convention Proceedings
1986
9/25 5680-001
ATU 48th Convention Program of Events
1986
9/26 5680-001
ATU 48th Convention Program of Events
1986
9/27 5680-001
ATU 48th Convention Program
1986
9/28 5680-001
ATU 48th Convention, ATU-Committee on Political Education (COPE), 1983-86
1986
9/29 5680-001
ATU Jerry Fund 1st Annual Golf Tournament
1986
9/30 5680-001
ATU 49th Convention Program
1989
9/31 5680-001
ATU 49th Convention International Reports
1989
9/32 5680-001
ATU 49th Convention ATU-Committee on Political Education (COPE) Report, 1986-89
1989
9/33 5680-001
ATU 50th Convention Program
1992
9/34 5680-001
ATU 50th Convention Proceedings
1992
9/35 5680-001
ATU 50th Convention International Reports
1992
9/36 5680-001
ATU 50th Convention Resolutions
1992
9/37 5680-001
ATU 50th Convention ATU-Committee on Political Education (COPE) Report
1992
9/38 5680-001
ATU 51st Convention International Reports
1995
9/39 5680-001
ATU 51st Convention Resolutions
1995
9/40 5680-001
ATU 51st Convention ATU-Committee on Political Education (COPE) Reports
1995
9/41 5680-001
ATU 53rd Convention Proceedings
2001
9/42 5680-001
ATU Collective Bargaining Seminar
1993
9/43 5680-001
ATU Collective Bargaining Seminar
1994
10/1 5680-001
ATU Collective Bargaining Seminar
1995
Subseries D : ATU International Ephemera
Scope and Content: Subseries D contains one piece of ephemera, a clip-on watch from the ATU Committee on Political Education (COPE).
circa 1980s-2000s; Undated
Box/Folder Accession
10/2 5680-001
ATU-Committee on Political Education (COPE) Watch
circa 1980s-2000s; Undated
Box/Folder Accession
17 5680-001
Subseries E : ATU International Newsletter
Scope and Content: Subseries E contains copies of the ATU International Newsletter In Transit from May 2004 to Feb. 2006, arranged chronologically.
May 2004-Feb. 2006
Box/Folder Accession
17 5680-001
ATU International Journal "In Transit"
May 2004-Oct. 2004
17 5680-001
ATU International Journal "In Transit"
Jan. 2005-Aug. 2005
17 5680-001
ATU International Journal "In Transit"
Sept. 2005-Feb. 2006
SERIES III : CITY OF SEATTLE, METRO TRANSIT, AND KING COUNTY METRO MATERIALS
Arrangement: This series is subdivided by publication type, and within each section items are organized chronologically.
Scope and Content: City of Seattle, Metro Transit, and King County Metro Materials is composed of material created by the major bargaining counterparts for the ATU 587.
1930s-2009
Subseries A : Governmental Charters, Rules, Policies, and Studies Relating to Transportation
General Notes: Subseries A includes materials from governmental organizations like the city of Seattle, Seattle Municipal Street Railway, and Paratransit (MV) Transportation. These materials tend to relate to transportation and transit in the Seattle area, and range from circa 1930s to 2002. This subseries is subdivided, with materials relating to regulations and rules arranged chronologically followed by materials relating to employee retirement, and finally a series of studies.
1930s-2002
Box/Folder Accession
10/6 5680-001
Seattle Municipal Street Railway Transfers
1930s
10/7 5680-001
The Charter of the City of Seattle
1946; 1950
10/8 5680-001
City of Seattle Civil Service Law and Rules
1942; 1948
10/9 5680-001
Seattle-King County Transit Service Map
1979-1980
10/10 5680-001
Paratransit (MV) Transportation Employee Handbook and Employment Guidelines
2002
10/11 5680-001
Ordinance Governing the City Employees' Retirement System
1953
10/12 5680-001
Reports of Board of Administration, Seattle City Employees' Retirement System
1967-1969; 1976
17 5680-001
Report, "A Transit Plan for the Metropolitan Area, Seattle and King County," 1972
1972
17 5680-001
Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project, 2010 Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement Executive Summary
Oct. 2010
17 5680-001
Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project, Final Environmental Impact Statement Summary
July 2011
Subseries B : Seattle Transit System Annual Report
Scope and Content: Subseries B contains copies of the Seattle Transit System Annual Report from many of the years between 1941 and 1966 arranged chronologically.
1941-1966
Box/Folder Accession
10/13 5680-001
Seattle Transit System Annual Report
1941; 1944
10/14 5680-001
Seattle Transit System Annual Report
1951; 1952; 1955; 1956
10/15 5680-001
Seattle Transit System Annual Report
1957; 1959; 1963; 1964; 1966
Subseries C : King County Metro Bus Driver Handbook, The Book
Scope and Content:The Book is the term for the King County Metro Bus Driver Handbook, which is published three times per year. Operators are instructed to read The Book and to keep it with them while driving. Changes to each new edition are generally noted at the front of each book, often in an insert. Some of the inserts have been removed and placed next to the books themselves to prevent damage to the book's spine and cover. This subseries is arranged in chronological order.
1970s-2009
Box/Folder Accession
11/1 5680-001
The Book, Undated
c. 1970s
11/2 5680-001
The Book, Dec. 1980
Dec. 1980
11/3 5680-001
The Book, Feb. 1981
Feb. 1981
11/4 5680-001
The Book, May 1981
May 1981
11/5 5680-001
The Book, Feb. 1982
Feb. 1982
11/6 5680-001
The Book, June 1982
June 1982
11/7 5680-001
The Book, Sept. 1982
Sept. 1982
11/8 5680-001
The Book, Jan. 1983
Jan. 1983
11/9 5680-001
The Book, June 1983
June 1983
11/10 5680-001
The Book, Sept. 1983
Sept. 1983
11/11 5680-001
The Book, Feb. 1984
Feb. 1984
11/12 5680-001
The Book, June 1984
June 1984
11/13 5680-001
The Book, Sept. 1984
Sept. 1984
12/1 5680-001
The Book, Feb. 1985
Feb. 1985
12/2 5680-001
The Book, June 1985
June 1985
12/3 5680-001
The Book, Sept. 1985
Sept. 1985
12/4 5680-001
The Book, Feb. 1986
Feb. 1986
12/5 5680-001
The Book, June 1986
June 1986
12/6 5680-001
The Book, Sept. 1986
Sept. 1986
12/7 5680-001
The Book, Feb. 1987
Feb. 1987
12/8 5680-001
The Book, June 1987
June 1987
12/9 5680-001
The Book, Sept. 1987
Sept. 1987
12/10 5680-001
The Book, Feb. 1988
Feb. 1988
12/11 5680-001
The Book, June 1988
June 1988
12/12 5680-001
The Book, Sept. 1988
Sept. 1988
12/13 5680-001
The Book, Feb. 1989
Feb. 1989
12/14 5680-001
The Book, June 1989
June 1989
12/15 5680-001
The Book, Sept. 1989
Sept. 1989
12/16 5680-001
The Book, Feb. 1990
Feb. 1990
12/17 5680-001
The Book, June 1990
June 1990
12/18 5680-001
The Book, Sept. 1990
Sept. 1990
13/1 5680-001
The Book, Feb. 1991
Feb. 1991
13/2 5680-001
The Book, June 1991
June 1991
13/3 5680-001
The Book, Sept. 1991
Sept. 1991
13/4 5680-001
The Book, Feb. 1992
Feb. 1992
13/5 5680-001
The Book, June 1992
June 1992
13/6 5680-001
The Book, Aug. 1992
Aug. 1992
13/7 5680-001
The Book, Feb. 1993
Feb. 1993
13/8 5680-001
The Book, June 1993
June 1993
13/9 5680-001
The Book, Aug. 1993
Aug. 1993
13/10 5680-001
The Book, Feb. 1994
Feb. 1994
13/11 5680-001
The Book, June 1994
June 1994
13/12 5680-001
The Book, Sept. 1994
Sept. 1994
13/13 5680-001
The Book, Feb. 1995
Feb. 1995
13/14 5680-001
The Book, June 1995
June 1995
13/15 5680-001
The Book, Sept. 1995
Sept. 1995
13/16 5680-001
The Book, Feb. 1996
Feb. 1996
13/17 5680-001
The Book, June 1996
June 1996
13/18 5680-001
The Book, Sept. 1996
Sept. 1996
14/1 5680-001
The Book, Feb. 1997
Feb. 1997
14/2 5680-001
The Book, June 1997
June 1997
14/3 5680-001
The Book, Sept. 1997
Sept. 1997
14/4 5680-001
The Book, Feb. 1998
Feb. 1998
14/5 5680-001
The Book, June 1998
June 1998
14/6 5680-001
The Book, Sept. 1998
Sept. 1998
14/7 5680-001
The Book, Feb. 1999
Feb. 1999
14/8 5680-001
The Book, June 1999
June 1999
14/9 5680-001
The Book, Sept. 1999
Sept. 1999
14/10 5680-001
The Book, Feb. 2000
Feb. 2000
14/11 5680-001
The Book, June 2000
June 2000
14/12 5680-001
The Book, Sept. 2000
Sept. 2000
14/13 5680-001
The Book, June 2001
June 2001
14/14 5680-001
The Book, Sept. 2001
Sept. 2001
14/15 5680-001
The Book, Feb. 2002
Feb. 2002
14/16 5680-001
The Book, June 2002
June 2002
14/17 5680-001
The Book, Sept. 2002
Sept. 2002
15/1 5680-001
The Book, Feb. 2003
Feb. 2003
15/2 5680-001
The Book, June 2003
June 2003
15/3 5680-001
The Book, Sept. 2003
Sept. 2003
15/4 5680-001
The Book, Feb. 2004
Feb. 2004
15/5 5680-001
The Book, June 2004
June 2004
15/6 5680-001
The Book, Sept. 2004
Sept. 2004
15/7 5680-001
The Book, Feb. 2005
Feb. 2005
15/8 5680-001
The Book, June 2005
June 2005
15/9 5680-001
The Book, Sept. 2005
Sept. 2005
15/10 5680-001
The Book, Feb. 2006
Feb. 2006
15/11 5680-001
The Book, June 2006
June 2006
15/12 5680-001
The Book, Sept. 2006
Sept. 2006
15/13 5680-001
The Book, June 2007
June 2007
15/14 5680-001
The Book, Sept. 2007
Sept. 2007
15/15 5680-001
The Book, Feb. 2008
Feb. 2008
15/16 5680-001
The Book, June 2008
June 2008
15/17 5680-001
The Book, Sept. 2008
Sept. 2008
15/18 5680-001
The Book, Feb. 2009
Feb. 2009
Subseries D : Other Seattle Metro and King County Metro Publications
Scope and Content: This subseries is composed of newsletters, primarily those produced by the Seattle Transit System or Seattle Metro. The first section of newsletters, Transit Talk, was produced by the Seattle Transit System, and ranges from 1943 to 1948. The second section is Transit News, a newsletter put out by Seattle Metro. The third section consists of publications put out by other governmental transit organizations that are bargaining partners with ATU 587.
1959-1987
Box/Folder Accession
2/22-35 5680-001
Part 1: Transit Talk
Aug. 1943-1948
Box/Folder Accession
2/22 5680-001
Transit Talk Aug. 1943
Aug. 1943
2/23 5680-001
Transit Talk Jan.-June 1944
Jan.-June 1944
2/24 5680-001
Transit Talk July-Dec. 1944
July-Dec. 1944
2/25 5680-001
Transit Talk Jan.-June 1945
Jan.-June 1945
2/26 5680-001
Transit Talk July-Dec. 1945
July-Dec. 1945
2/27 5680-001
Transit Talk Jan.-June 1946
Jan.-June 1946
2/28 5680-001
Transit Talk July-Dec. 1946
July-Dec. 1946
2/29 5680-001
Transit Talk Jan.-June 1947
Jan.-June 1947
2/30 5680-001
Transit Talk July-Sept. 1947
0July-Sept. 1947
2/31 5680-001
Transit Talk Mid-Winter Issue 1947
1947
2/32 5680-001
Transit Talk March 1948
March 1948
2/33 5680-001
Transit Talk April 1948
April 1948
2/34 5680-001
Transit Talk Mid-Year 1948
1948
2/35 5680-001
Transit Talk Oct. 1948
Oct. 1948
10/16-17 5680-001
Part 2: Transit News
1959-1982
Box/Folder Accession
10/16 5680-001
Transit News
Jan. 1959; Aug. 1959-Dec. 1959
10/17 5680-001
Transit News
1961-1982
10/18-20 5680-001
Part 3: Other Publications
1974-1987
Box/Folder Accession
10/18 5680-001
Clearwater Transit Times
1974-1983
10/19 5680-001
The Insider
1984; 1987
10/20 5680-001
King County Metro, Resolving Conflict, A Pocket Guide
Undated
SERIES IV : MATERIALS FROM OTHER ATU LOCAL UNIONS AND TRANSIT ORGANIZATIONS OUTSIDE OF THE SEATTLE AREA
Arrangement: This series is arranged chronologically.
Scope and Content: This series consists of materials produced by other local unions: ATU 583 in Edmonton, ATU 843 in Bellingham, and the Portland Tri-Met transit organization.
1990-1993
Box/Folder Accession
10/3 5680-001
Local Colour, A Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of ATU 583
1990
10/4 5680-001
ATU 843 Bellingham 75th Anniversary Retrospective
1993
10/5 5680-001
Tri-Met 20th Anniversary Portland, Oregon
1990
SERIES V : MATERIALS FROM AFFILIATED LABOR ORGANIZATIONS
Arrangement: This series is divided into subseries based on creator, then arranged chronologically within the subseries.
Scope and Content: Materials from Affiliated Labor Organizations contains documents created by other labor-related organizations divided into sections based on originator.
1957-1995
Subseries A : Materials from the AFL-CIO
Scope and Content: This subseries consists of resolutions from AFL-CIO conventions and instructional materials put out by the AFL-CIO.
1976-1991
Box/Folder Accession
10/21 5680-001
AFL-CIO Resolutions, 18th Convention
1989
10/22 5680-001
AFL-CIO Resolutions, 19th Convention
1991
10/23 5680-001
AFL-CIO Report, 19th Convention
1991
10/24 5680-001
AFL-CIO Manual for Shop Stewards
circa 1986
10/25 5680-001
AFL-CIO How to Run a Union Meeting
1976
10/26 5680-001
Workers' Memorial Day Ribbon
Undated
Subseries B : Materials from the Washington State Labor Council
Scope and Content: This subseries contains proceedings from the Washington State Labor Council (WSLC) conventions from 1984-1988, arranged chronologically.
1984-1988
Box/Folder Accession
10/27 5680-001
Washington State Labor Council 1984 Convention Proceedings
1984
10/28 5680-001
Washington State Labor Council 1986 Convention Proceedings
1986
10/29 5680-001
Washington State Labor Council 1988 Convention Proceedings
1988
Subseries C : Union Labor Report, Bureau of National Affairs
Scope and Content: This subseries contains the Union Labor Reports from 1993, 1994, and 1995, produced by the Bureau of National Affairs.
1993-1995
Box/Folder Accession
10/30-10/33 5680-001
Union Labor Report
1993-1995
Subseries D : Materials from Other Labor Organizations
Scope and Content: This subseries includes documents from the Port Angeles Central Labor Council, King County Labor Council, International Union of Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers, a Washington State Worker Rights Complaint, and labor-inspired calendars.
1957-1982
Box/Folder Accession
10/34 5680-001
Port Angeles Central Labor Council, Constitution and By-Laws
1957
10/35 5680-001
Constitution and By-Laws of the King County Labor Council
1982
10/36 5680-001
National Apprenticeship and Training Standards for the International Union of Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers (IUE)
1976
10/37 5680-001
Washington State Worker Rights Complaint
Undated
10/38 5680-001
Strength Grace Courage: Rosie's Legacy Calendar 2008
General Notes: Labor activist Irene Hull is profiled in this calendar, and signed her photo. A letter from Hull accompanies the calendar.
2007
10/39 5680-001
Labor History Calendar 2012
2011

Accession No. 5680-002: Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587 records, 1999-2012Return to Top

2 cubic feet (2 boxes) plus 1 oversize folder

Scope and Content: ATU publications, constitution and general bylaws, collective bargaining agreements, route maps, ATU 587 Centennial photos and ephemera; memorobilia, patches, and pins; union election materials. ATU International convention proceedings, collective bargaining agreements of other ATU locals.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Acquisition Info: Donor: Pamela Hoang, Amalgamated Transit Workers, Local 587, April 12, 2013.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 5680-002
SERIES I : AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION PUBLICATIONS
2012
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 5680-002
Amalgamated Transit Untion Local 587 News Review (s)
2012
1/2 5680-002
SERIES II : AMALGAMATED TRANSIT CONSTITUTION AND GENERAL LAWS
2004
Box/Folder Accession
1/2 5680-002
Constitution and General Laws as amended 2004
2004
1/3-1/9 5680-002
SERIES III : COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS
2008-2014
Box/Folder Accession
1/3 5680-002
Collective Bargaining Agreement between Amalgamated Transit Union and King County Addendum for Rail Employees, exp 2010
2010
1/4 5680-002
Collective Bargaining Agreement between Amalgamated Transit Union and Jefferson Transit Authority, exp 2013
2011-2013
1/5 5680-002
Collective Bargaining Agreement between Amalgamated Transit Union and First Transit, Inc. Call Center, exp 2014
2010-2014
1/6 5680-002
Collective Bargaining Agreement between Amalgamated Transit Union and Clallam Transit System, Terms and Conditions for Paratransit Employees, exp 2012
2012
1/7 5680-002
Collective Bargaining Agreement between Amalgamated Transit Union and Paratransit Services, exp 2012
2010-2012
1/8 5680-002
Collective Bargaining Agreement between Amalgamated Transit Union and Clallam Transit System, exp 2014
2010-2014
1/9 5680-002
Collective Bargaining Agreement between Amalgamated Transit Union and Seattle Personal Transit, exp 2009
2008-2009
1/10-1/11 5680-002
SERIES IV : KING COUNTY ROUTE BOOKS
2012-2013
Box/Folder Accession
1/10 5680-002
Route Book Transit Routes, exp 2012, King County
2012
1/11 5680-002
Route Book Transit Routes, exp 2013, King County
2012-2013
1/12 5680-002
SERIES V : DIRECTORIES
2011
Box/Folder Accession
1/12 5680-002
Amalgamated Transit Union 2011 Local Union Directory
2011
1/13-1/16 5680-002
SERIES VI : CONVENTION MATERIALS
2004
Box/Folder Accession
1/13 5680-002
Amalgamated Transit Union Fifty Fourth Convention - Proceedings: Las Vegas, NV September 13-17, 2004
2004
1/14 5680-002
Amalgamated Transit Union Fifty Fourth Convention - International Reports: Las Vegas, NV September 13-17, 2004
2004
1/15 5680-002
Amalgamated Transit Union Fifty Fourth Convention - Programs: Las Vegas, NV September 13-17, 2004
2004
1/16 5680-002
Amalgamated Transit Union Fifty Fourth Convention - Resolutions: Las Vegas, NV September 13-17, 2004
2004
1/17 5680-002
SERIES VII : LABOR PUBLICATION
2000
Box/Folder Accession
1/17 5680-002
Labor's Heritage, Vol. 11/No. 1 Quarterly of the George Meany Memorial Archives
2000
1/18 5680-002
SERIES VIII : AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION LOCAL 113, TORONTO CANADA 100TH ANNIVERSARY MATERIALS
1999
Box/Folder Accession
1/18 5680-002
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 113 Toronto Canada - 100th Aniversary 1899-1999 Booklet
1999
1/19 5680-002
SERIES IX : CENTENNIAL MATERIALS, AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION LOCAL 587
2012
Box/Folder Accession
1/19 5680-002
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587 Centennial 2012: (Pictures, Invitation, centennial program agenda, Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees of America charter, Remarks by County Council Co-Chair Jane Hague, Message from King County Council member Kathy Lambert, Greetings from the Governor, Seattle Local 587 100th Anniversary Address, Metropolitan King County Council Recognition, and DVD (Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587, 100th Anniversary)
2012
1/20 5680-002
SERIES X : LOCAL ELECTION MATERIALS, AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION LOCAL 587
1997, 2003, 2009-2012
Box/Folder Accession
1/20 5680-002
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587 Elections Materials: Don MacAdam 2012 Flyer, Kenny McCormick 2012 Flyer, Kermit Gipson 2012 Flyer, Bruce Tiebout 2012 Flyer, Verita Alexander 2012 Flyer, Paul Bachtel 2012 button, Local 587 2012 Officer Elections Pamphlet, Local 587 2003 Officer Elections Voters Pamphlet, Local 587 2006 Officer Elections Pamphlet, Local 587 2009 Officer Elections Pamphlet, Local 587 1997 Voters Pamphlet
1997, 2003, 2009-2012
1/21-1/23 5680-002
SERIES XI : EPHEMERA
Undated, 1983, 2012
Box/Folder Accession
1/21 5680-002
MV Access/140 jobs "lost" arm strap, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587 patch, Public Transit National Day of Action April 4, 2012 sticker, Amalgamated Transit Union "ATU for Obama/Biden" button
Undated-2012
1/22 5680-002
Pins (City of Seattle, Local 583 Calgary, and Amalgamated Transit Union: COPE, Local 587, Local 587 Officer, Local 587 Steward, 100th Anniversary) and Medallion (Amalgamated Transit Union COPE, The Voice of Transit Workers)
Undated-1983
1/23 5680-002
DVD: Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587, Executive Board (Contains 114 images of the Executive Board, as a group and individually)
2012
2/1-2/5 5680-002
SERIES XII : AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION CONSTITUTION AND HANDBOOK
1981, 1983, 1986, 2005
Box/Folder Accession
2/1 5680-002
Constitution and General Laws Amalgamated Transit Union affliliated with American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations and Canadian Labor Congress
1981
2/2 5680-002
Constitution and General Laws Amalgamated Transit Union affliliated with American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations and Canadian Labor Congress
1983
2/3 5680-002
Constitution and General Laws Amalgamated Transit Union affliliated with American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations and Canadian Labor Congress
1986
2/4 5680-002
The 587 Handbook: A Guide to Our Union, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587, Seattle Washington
1986
2/5 5680-002
The 587 Handbook: A Guide to Our Union and History Into the King County Metro Era, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 587, Seattle Washington
2005
2/6-2/31 5680-002
SERIES XIII : LABOR AGREEMENTS
1973-2014
Box/Folder Accession
2/6 5680-002
Agreement by and between Clallam Transit Systems and Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587
2001-2003
2/7 5680-002
Agreement between Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587 and Clallam Transit System
2004-2006
2/8 5680-002
Labor agreement between Clallam Transit System and Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587
2010-2014
2/9 5680-002
Labor agreement between Clallam Transit System and Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587, Terms and conditions of employment for paratransit employees
2011-2012
2/10 5680-002
Agreement by and between Jefferson Transit Authority and the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587
2002-2004
2/11 5680-002
Agreement between Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587 and Jefferson Transit Authority
2005-2007
2/12 5680-002
Agreement between Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587 and Jefferson Transit Authority
2008-2010
2/13 5680-002
Agreement by and between Municipality of Metro Seattle and Amalgamated Transit Union, Division No. 587
1973
2/14 5680-002
Agreement by and betweeen Muncipality of Metro Seattle and Amalgamated Transit Union, Division No. 587
1981-1984
2/15 5680-002
Agreement by and betweeen Muncipality of Metro Seattle and Amalgamated Transit Union, Division No. 587
1984-1987
2/16 5680-002
Agreement by and betweeen Muncipality of Metro Seattle and Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587
1987-1990
2/17 5680-002
Agreement between Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587 and MV public Transportation, Inc. South Park
2004-2007
2/18 5680-002
Labor agreement by and between MV Transportation and Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587, AFL-CIO, Seattle Washington
2007
2/19 5680-002
Labor agreement between Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587, AFL-CIO and Paratransit Services
2004-2006
2/20 5680-002
Labor agreement between Paratransit Services and Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587
2007-2009
2/21 5680-002
Agreement by and between the Seattle Personal Transit and the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587
2002-2005
2/22 5680-002
Labor agreement by and between Amalgamated Transit Untion, Local 587 and Seattle Personal Transit
2005-2008
2/23 5680-002
Labor agreement by and between Amalgamated Transit Untion, Local 587 and Seattle Personal Transit
2008-2009
2/24 5680-002
Labor agreement by and between Amalgamated Transit Untion, Local 587 and Seattle Personal Transit
2009-2012
2/25 5680-002
Agreement by and between Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587 and King Country Metro Transit
1995-1998
2/26 5680-002
Agreement by and between Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587 and King Country Metro Transit
1998-2001
2/27 5680-002
Agreement by and between Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587 and King Country Metro Transit
2004-2007
2/28 5680-002
Agreement by and between Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587 and King Country Metro Transit
2010
2/29 5680-002
Agreement between Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587 and King Country Metro Transit, Addendum - Terms and Conditions of Employment for Rail Employees
2010
2/30 5680-002
Agreement by and between Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587 and King Country Metro Transit
2013
2/31 5680-002
Exhibit D, Agreement between Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587 and King Country Metro Transit, Terms and Conditions of Employment for Rail Employees
2013
2/32-2/38 5680-002
SERIES XIV : EPHEMERA
1970-2012
Box/Folder Accession
2/32 5680-002
Pins (Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587, Romanian Council) and button (100 Years of Transit, Take Your Seat in History 1884-1984)
1984-2002
2/33 5680-002
Decal: Amalgamated Transit Union, Organized Sept. 15, 1892: This Vehicle Operated and Maintained by Union Members
Undated
2/34 5680-002
Medallion, gold-plated in plastic clamshell case, "Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel, Metro, In Recognition & Appreciation of Your Contribution"
1990
2/35 5680-002
Seattle Trolley Coaches by Harre W. Demoro,, Interurban magazine Special 54, Volume 27, Number 2
1970
2/36 5680-002
DVD: Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587, 100th Anniversary, Copy 2 (Contains 700 pictures of attendees, band, and presenters at Centennial celebration - no names are listed.)
2012
2/37 5680-002
Photographs/Photo Prints: Local Hero Frederick Coats & P/T Rick (January 1993), Joe Trautman OP Trolley Laurelhurst, Admin Day (2011 Photographer: Verita), unlabeled/undated print of large group of people in Seattle
1993-2011
Oversize Folder 5680-002
King County Metro's Operators of the Year. Poster print - Oversized
1979-2010

Accession No. 5680-003: Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587 records, 1982-2015Return to Top

6.84 cubic feet (6 boxes)

Scope and Content: ATU international union and Local 587 publications including "ATU 587 News Review"; ATU 587 collective bargaining agreements. King County Metro Transit publications including route maps, and The book : transit operating instructions --a manual for transit drivers in the King County transit system, 1982-2010. ATU 587 photos and ephemera; memorobilia, patches, and pins.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights have been transferred to the UW Libraries.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Corporate Names :
  • Amalgamated Transit Union
  • Amalgamated Transit Union. Division No. 587 (Seattle, Wash.)--Archives
  • Amalgamated Transit Union. Local 587 (Seattle, Wash.)--Archives
  • Clallam Transit System
  • Jefferson Transit Authority
  • King County Transit
  • Metro Transit
  • Paratransit Services
  • Seattle Transit
  • Other Creators :
    • Corporate Names :
    • Labor Archives of Washington (University of Washington) (creator)

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)