Robert Kelly

CTA's Largest Union Endorses Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia For Mayor The CTA's largest union has endorsed Jesus Chuy Garcia in the mayor's race, reports WBBM's Nancy Harty.
Feds To Transit Agencies: Test Stop Systems In Wake Of O'Hare Blue Line CrashImages of the Blue Line train that just wouldn't stop still strike fear among some passengers. CBS 2's Pamela Jones reports.
Ex-Felons To Keep Jobs With CTA, Cleaning BusesIt appears that 60 ex-felon apprentice car-cleaners will keep their jobs at the CTA -- but they will be cleaning buses instead of rapid transit cars for the foreseeable future.
Labor Official Blamed As CTA Gets Ready To Lay Off Ex-Offenders With tempers flaring and voices raised, the battle over 65 so-called “second chance” jobs for ex-offenders was intensified Thursday. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
Union: Train Interiors Will Get Dirty Under CTA PlanTransit officials say labor representatives are misleading the public.
CTA Union: Ventra System Allowing Commuters To Ride For FreeA union official on Thursday showed reporters a photograph of a Ventra card that worked –- despite having a negative balance of $272.50.
Transit Union: Delay Final Ventra Switchover Until It's FixedAmalgamated Transit Union Division 308 President Robert Kelly said the employees he represents are getting verbal abuse daily.
CTA Suspends Switchman In Sept. 30 Blue Line CrashUnion leaders are furious, claiming the CTA is simply looking for a scapegoat. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
CTA, Transit Union Oppose Concealed Carry On Public Buses, TrainsIf gun owners are allowed to ride the CTA armed, its union leaders want to arm transit personnel to the teeth, also, but the union says allowing commuters to carry guns on buses and trains would be "disastrous."
CTA Postpones Unveiling Budget Amid Progress In Union TalksThe CTA was supposed to unveil its 2013 budget Thursday – but canceled the presentation minutes before a scheduled news conference because of overnight progress in talks with its two major unions.
Mayor Set To Shift Focus To Police, Fire, Transit Union ContractsWith the two-week trauma of the Chicago teachers’ strike now behind him, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has turned his attention to other labor challenges ahead. Police officers, firefighters, and transit workers are all either in contract talks, or getting ready to start negotiations.
No CTA Fare Hike, Despite $277 Million DeficitThe 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.
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