October 5, 2015

Former General Chairperson Robert Swert dies

Retired former General Chairperson Robert E. Swert, 89, of Port Charlotte, Fla. and formerly of West Chester, Pa. died August 20, 2015, in Port Charlotte. After serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps, Swert hired out as a brakeman with the New York Central Railroad. Swert began his rail career as a member of the [...]

Retired former UTU GS&T Dan Johnson dies

Johnson, Dan

Retired former United Transportation Union (UTU) General Secretary & Treasurer Daniel E. Johnson III, 67, passed away early May 21, 2015, according to reports received by the SMART Transportation Division. Johnson, who retired in August 2007 and was living in Lincoln, Cal., had been battling a number of health issues. Funeral arrangements have not been [...]

Yes, this is www.utu.org

UTU Logo

This is the new United Transportation Union official website. We’ve changed our look. This new website design responds to member requests for greater emphasis on materials and news of interest to UTU members. To the right is an addition members told us is essential: a membership toolbox that contains answers to the most frequently asked questions [...]

Riverside. Calif., school drivers return to UTU

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — School bus-driver members employed by First Student here have voted to return to the UTU, and an agreement negotiated prior to their departure has been implemented. First Student also agreed to provide retroactive pay in addition to wage increases, and the 120 drivers covered by the agreement also obtained advancement of seniority [...]