About Us

The ATU is the largest transit union in North America. ATU transit and allied trade members enjoy the highest wages and benefits in the industry. We are leaders in the fight to ensure safety in mass transit. And we work hard to improve service to our riders. We're proud to be ATU.

The Amalgamated Transit Union is the largest labor organization representing transit workers in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1892, the ATU today is comprised of over 180,000 members in 268 local unions spread across 46 states and nine provinces. Composed of bus drivers, light rail operators, maintenance and clerical personnel, and other transit and municipal employees, the ATU works to promote transit issues and fights for the interests of its hard-working members.

Since 1912 Local 580 has represented the Operators, Mechanics, and other titles of the various bus industry that have operated local bus services here in Central New York through the years. We now represent over 500 employees and retirees of the Central New York Transit.

We operate several local routes here in Syracuse, Cayuga, and Oswego.