ECAT Union Approves ECAT Labor Contract, Votes ‘No Confidence’ In Next Transit Boss

May 7, 2019

The local transit union has approved a labor contract but issued a vote of no confidence on a proposed interim ECAT director.

The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1395 voted 98% to ratify the the tentative labor contract with ECAT, a process than took nearly a year and a half. The Escambia County Commission will consider the final agreement at their May 16 meeting.

According to ATU Local President Michael Lowery, the union also passed a vote of no confidence for Assistant Transit Manager Tonya Ellis to become the interim transit director to replace curretn and retiring Transit Director Mike Crittenden.  The no confidence vote was passed with 97% of union votes.

According to Lowery, Ellis “left her integrity in question” and union membership¬† “feels she will not stand up for the workers”.


3 Responses to “ECAT Union Approves ECAT Labor Contract, Votes ‘No Confidence’ In Next Transit Boss”

  1. Natasha Maria Serra on October 1st, 2019 8:01 pm

    I have known Ms. Ellis for several years. She is of the utmost integrity and extremely knowledgeable having worked in the planning agency and ECAT’s Marketing Division.

    I am sure if the union has a balanced and fair approach they will go a long way with her. She is fair and takes the time to listen and reach a compromises—Something any smart Union Leader would recognize.

  2. Jd on May 9th, 2019 9:21 pm

    Well you reap what you sow union people… got Veolia and First Transit booted because you didnt like the way you were treated and you were always picked on because they expected you to follow rules and do your job… you’re stuck with a mess of an administration who abuses the good workers and rewards the slackers..I dont feel abit sorry for any of you, you get what you deserve…seems no matter hw many changes you get you cant be satisfied

  3. Well on May 7th, 2019 9:08 pm

    Kinda like the people give ecat a vote of no confidence ?

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