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The ATU has a local (1493) in Raleigh that also serves the Greensboro Transit Authority employees. The city changed contractors this past summer that run the transit system and that is part of the problem with insurance.

Some of the city transit in North Carolina is UTU (Winston-Salem for sure and maybe Charlotte) and some are ATU (Greensboro and Raleigh and Asheville has a separate ATU local). Other transit systems are non-union.

Greensboro has about 120 drivers and most are ATU members. (I had a chance to talk to a driver on break on Wednesday after the 1 day walk-out. They don't advertise their union connection much in the public to be honest and I had to dig around to find most of this and asked the driver directly about driver count and union rates. This drivers is a proud member and appreciated my support.

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