Posted in Business Escambia County

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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Posted in Politics

County loses arbitration in Union prez suspension

In February 2019, 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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Posted in Politics

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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Posted in Business Escambia County Health

Fired union leader speaks out

From Mike Lowery, president of ATU Local 1395: As you reported on your blog. I was terminated at approximately 12:15 p.m. yesterday by Ed Spainhower,…

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Posted in Health

Lowery disputes Gilley’s statement

Michael Lowery, president of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1395, has asked Escambia County Commission chairman Steve Barry for an investigation of COVID-19 employee safety and…

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Posted in Business Escambia County

Workers protest county takeover of ECAT

PENSACOLA – On the eve of the Escambia Board of County Commissioners’ Oct. 3 meeting, Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT) workers today will hold a…

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Posted in Escambia County

ECAT impacts the lives of real people

By Sammi Sontag INWEEKLY Every morning around six the ECAT buses start their routes. A local rider, Joy Hall, takes that six a.m. bus to…

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Posted in 2014 Election

ATU Local endorses Deb Moore

The ATU Local 1395 Executive Board voted in support of endorsing Deb Moore (D) for County Commissioner in District 2. The leadership of ATU felt…

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Commissioner Grover Robinson has an opponent, ATU local president Mike Lowery

Michael A. Lowery, the union president for the transit workers’ union, has pre-filed for County Commissioner, District 4 in the 2014 Election. Lowery will be…

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