Amalgamated Transit Union Local Division 256

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

Paratransit, Incorporated

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

 First Transit

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