Amalgamated Transit Union Division 308

Ventra reader (CBS)

CTA Union: Ventra System Allowing Commuters To Ride For Free

A union official on Thursday showed reporters a photograph of a Ventra card that worked –- despite having a negative balance of $272.50.

11/21/2013

A Ventra fare card reader. (Credit: CBS)

Transit Union: Delay Final Ventra Switchover Until It’s Fixed

Amalgamated Transit Union Division 308 President Robert Kelly said the employees he represents are getting verbal abuse daily.

11/01/2013

(Photo Credit: Tim Boyle/ Getty Images)

No CTA Fare Hike, Despite $277 Million Deficit

The CTA won’t increase fares or cut service in the coming year — if its unions agree to $160 million or more in work rule changes.

10/19/2011

Forrest Claypool

Claypool Still Hinting At Possible CTA Fare Hike

Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool is still hinting at a possible fare increase, after announcing the elimination of 200 non-union positions in an effort to partially fill a big budget hole.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2011