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Real News podcasts

Trying to get caught up on our podcasts. We’ve had some great interviews this week. TUESDAY, JAN. 4 Escambia County Public Safety Director Eric Gilmore…

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Lowery reports possible COVID death among county workers

ATU Local 1395 president Mike Lowery was my guest on NewsTalk 1370 WCOA this morning. We discussed his challenges getting former County Administrator Janice Gilley…

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Breaking: Bus union approves wage agreement

ATU Local 1395 president Mike Lowery shared, “Yesterday, the workers voted on the tentative wage Memorandum of Agreement between ATU Local 1395 and County.  The…

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ATU prez: ‘Pam Childers literally lied’

ATU Local 1395 president Mike Lowery is stunned how County Clerk Pam Childers attacked ATU International Vice President Curtis Howard during the public forum of…

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County job vacancies may be a management problem

The daily newspaper posted early this morning an article comparing the job vacancies in Escambia County government to other counties: Escambia 18.5%, Santa Rosa 9%,…

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Bus union prez wins another arbitration

ATU Union 1395 president Mike Lowery has moved one step closer to winning back his job for the county’s Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT). Last…

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Dismal picture painted of ECAT work conditions

ATU Local 1395 president Mike Lowery painted a dismal picture of the work conditions inside Escambia County’s transit system and blamed the county administrator and…

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County loses arbitration in Union prez suspension

In February 2020, Escambia County gave bus driver Michael Lowery, president of Amalgamated Transit Union 1395, a one-day suspension for alleged insubordination when he took a…

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Union chief says County leadership and staff not wearing face masks

Escambia County has invested $250K of its CARES Act funds in a marketing campaign to encourage residents to wear mask. However, Michael Lowery, president of…

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