ATU Local 265 sadly announces the passing of
Member, Brother Jon Finister.
An ATU member for the past 21 years, Brother Finister was a Transit Mechanic. Brother Jon was known as a hard worker with a great sense of humor and he will be sadly missed by all. ATU Local 265 asks that we all pray for Brother Jon's family, extended family, friends, and his Local 265 Sisters and Brothers during this time of grief.
In order to keep his members safe from the coronavirus virus, Local 265-San Jose, CA President John Courtney believed it was critical to provide on the job COVID-19 testing for his members. "Some of our folks weren't getting tested for whatever reason," said Courtney. "But when we bring it to work, they're already here, they're ready to go." The Local partnered with Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors President Cindy Chavez and the Santa Clara County Valley Transportation Authority to bring pop-up testing to drivers in the yards. Since then, the Local has helped hundreds of drivers get tested for the virus. The Local is now looking to do testing on a rotating weekly basis at every yard. After the loss of VTA bus operator Sister Audrey Lopez and dozens of workers testing positive, on-site testing is just another way the Local is being vigilant to keep members and their families safe.
San Jose Spotlight article
Congratulations to the newest members to join ATU 265!
Welcome to the graduating class of August 1st. All 17 new operators joined ATU Local 265
We wish you a long, prosperous and safe career!