History

Founded in 1892, the Amalgamated Transit Union is the largest labour union representing transit workers in North America. Today the union has over 190,000 members in 264 local unions in 44 states and 9 provinces. The ATU membership includes bus, subway, light rail, ferry operators, clerks, baggage handlers, mechanics and others in public transit, para-transit, inter-city and school bus industries. ATU works to promote transit issues and fights for the interests of our hard-working members.

Established in 1982, the Amalgamated Transit Union, Canadian Council is the highest authority and voice in Canada for the ATU on all issues of Canadian interest, including legislation, political, educational, health and safety, cultural and social welfare matters.