The Amalgamated Transit Union, Local Division 256 was chartered on May twentieth 1902 in the Amalgamated Association of Street Railway Workers of America.
We represent over 1300 transit bus operators, train operators, school bus operators, paratransit operators, mechanics, customer service clerks, HR clerks, finance clerks, dispatchers and transit inspectors.
The members of ATU Local 256 have been faithfully serving Sacramento, Placer, Solano, Yolo and San Joaquin County's public and school transportation needs for more than 115 years.
The Amalgamated Transit Union 256 President and Business Agent is Ralph T. Niz, a veteran transit bus operator at Sacramento Regional Transit District. President Niz has served ATU Local 256 for 29 years in various roles, most recently he is in his second three year term as President and Business Agent.
We represent employees at the following agencies -
Sacramento Regional Transit District
City of Elk Grove Transit E-Tran
Yolo County, Yolo Bus
FAST Fairfield and Suisun Transit District
City of Roseville, Roseville Transit
City of Lodi, Lodi Grape Line
Elk Grove Unified School District
Dry Creek Unified School District
San Joaquine Regional Transit District