The ATU – Amalgamated Transit Union – is an organization of employees of transit workers in the United States and Canada dedicated to advancing the interests of its members and their families. ATU Local 694 was organized in February 1916. ATU Local 694 represents over 1,000 members in San Antonio. It is recognized as the representative agent for VIA employees in the Paratransit, Bus Operations and maintenance department.

Members of the Amalgamated Transit Union perform jobs vital to the mobility of U.S. and Canadian citizens. ATU represents the men and women who help move the United States and Canada. Millions of riders depend on public transit to get to work, to medical appointments, and to the grocery store every single day. Our members are the bus drivers, rail operators, mechanics, station attendants and other support personnel who make safe, efficient, and affordable public transportation possible.