Local 85

Additional Resources

As a member of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 85 you'll want to be familiar with the information on this page.

Pittsburghers for Public Transit

PPT is grassroots organization of transit riders, workers, and residents working to defend and expand public transit. Our guiding principles are outlined in our Transit Bill of Rights (see below). Founded in 2010, we have raised consciousness about the importance and value of public mass transit. We’ve provided education about the nature of the funding crisis, organized rallies and demonstrations, and mobilized thousands of people to exert the pressure required to pass the state transportation bill.  Read more.


Allegheny County Labor Council, AFL-CIO

The Allegheny County Labor Council (in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) is a local branch of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO). The Council was issued its charter in 1961. It was formed from the merger of two pre-existing AFL central labor bodies and two pre-existing CIO central labor bodies.

The Labor Council represents the collective interest of its affiliated unions and of the working people of Allegheny County. It consists of affiliated unions that designate delegates who elect an executive board and conduct Labor Council business at monthly meetings.  Read more.

Pennsylvania, AFL-CIO

The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO is a democratic organization governed and comprised of local, national, and international unions. These unions meet at a biennial convention whose location alternates between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia every two years. Convention delegates are elected by their local unions to establish goals and policies, and to elect leaders of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO.  Read more.

Port Authority of Allegheny County

The Authority's 2,600 employees operate, maintain and support bus, light rail, incline and paratransit services for approximately 215,000 daily riders. Read more.

The Labor Leadership Institute (LLI)

The Labor Leadership Institute (LLI) is an intensive leadership development program co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO and Penn State’s School of Labor and Employment Relations for full-time, high-level union leaders and staff that meets periodically over the course of a year.  Read more.

Mon Valley Unemployed Committee

A non-profit organization is dedicated to helping unemployed and dislocated workers gain access to the tools they need to remake their lives, in addition to targeting issue campaigns around affected people for social justice and economic change.  Read more.

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