Brockton Area Transit union supports Councilor DuBois.
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1547 has voted to endorse Michelle DuBois, candidate for State Representative in the 10th Plymouth District. In the Greater Brockton Area, Local 1547 membership includes BAT bus drivers, Dial-A-Bat drivers and the GATRA drivers of Taunton. Nationally, ATU
is the largest organization representing transit workers, with over 190,000 members.
“I am happy to endorse the candidacy of Michelle DuBois who has worked hard for all the residents and working families of not only Ward 6 but the City of Brockton in general” said ATU
Local 1547 President John Troxell. “I want to see someone represent the hard working families on the state level and cannot think of a better candidate than Michelle DuBois.”
“I’m grateful for their support” Michelle DuBois said, referring to the endorsement. “The members of Local 1547 can be assured I’ll fight for a strong public transit system in the state and in the district, because it’s an integral part of our economic growth. Their workers get everyone else safely to and from their places of work, and offer a vital lifeline for our residents who rely solely on public transit.”
Brockton’s fixed-route buses provided an estimated 11,000 passenger trips each weekday and it’s economic benefit on its service area was estimated at 73 million dollars when studied by Bridgewater State University.
Founded in 1892, at the dawn of public transportation, ATU
members in North America include: metropolitan, interstate, and school bus drivers; paratransit, light rail, subway, streetcar, and ferry boat operators; mechanics and other maintenance workers. ATU
is an AFL-CIO affiliate.