ATU COPE – The Voice of Transit Workers

As a transit worker, school bus employee or over-the-road bus worker, your job, wages and working conditions are directly linked to politics. Representatives in federal, state and local government make crucial decisions every day that determine the amount of funding available to your transit system or school district, the safety and security requirements at your workplace, your bargaining rights, and more.

As the largest transit worker Political Action Committee (PAC) in the United States, ATU-COPE is the voice of transit workers, school bus employees and over-the-road bus workers at all levels of government. Since by law, union dues cannot be used to fund political campaigns, voluntary member contributions to ATU-COPE are used to help elect pro-labor, pro-transit candidates for local, state and federal office and then hold them accountable once they are elected.

Federal law prohibits ATU COPE from soliciting contributions from individuals who are not ATU members, ATU and its affiliates’ executive and administrative staff, and their families.  Any contribution received from any other individual will not be accepted and will be returned to that individual.

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AFL-CIO president on impact of Trump administration’s trade war with China

“Now, look, the — look, this economy has not worked for working people for 30 years.

Let me say this. Over the last 30 years, the wealth of the top 1 percent has increased $21 trillion. And during that same period of time, it’s decreased from the bottom 50 percent by $900 million. Workers are being left behind. There needs to be massive changes to this economy. We need to talk to Wall Street and support Wall Street not — not — I mean main street, not Wall Street. When we do that, we’ll get behind that candidate.

Are we going to have disagreements with people? Of course we are. But we will see who is going to create an economy that works for working people Who is going to strengthen our right to bargain collectively so we can get a fair share of what we produce with our employers, and who’s going to take the Wall Street-dominated point of view that we have right now and change it so that main street gets more consideration.” – Trumka

Patients Stand With Kaiser Workers

kaiser 2019 labor day rally

Kaiser Permanente has lost its way.
They’ve abandoned their mission to serve our communities in favor of earning massive profits and enriching top executives. Kaiser executives are demanding unprecedented cuts to caregivers’ pay and benefits and raising rates on patients.

This Labor Day, let’s show our support by rallying with other patients and healthcare workers statewide to protect good, local jobs, families, and communities.

Labor Day: Monday, September 2 @ 9 a.m.
LACC Swap Meet/parking lot
4133 Marathon Street, Los Angeles, CA 90029

For more information click here

Transit Worker & Pedestrian Protection Act – HR 1139

President Art Aguilar speaks at the Los Angeles City Council meeting regarding “Transit Worker & Pedestrian Protection Act”.

Bill HR 1139 helps to protect our operators. Assaults on public transportation workers are a growing problem, with daily reports of bus operators and rail transit employees being beaten, having items thrown at them, being spat upon, and being verbally abused.

Union Day – LA County Fair 2019


Union Day at the LA County Fair
Monday, September 2

Join us this Labor Day as we celebrate the hard work put in by Union workers across Southern California.

$8 Admission with promo code: UNIONDAY2019

To claim your $8 admission follow these steps:

  1. Visit and select your ticket quantity
  2. Enter Password (case sensitive): UNIONDAY2019
  3. Click Add Tickets and complete the check-out process

$12 admission at the gate with the flyer below.