Unions and Union Members:
Federal Contractors and Urban Transit Grant Recipients Responsibilities
Under Section 13(c) of the Federal Transit Act, an employer who receives federal mass transit funds must protect all covered mass transit employees affected by the use of the federal money. The U.S. Department of Labor must approve the arrangements made to protect these employees. For covered employees the arrangements include:
- Preserving their rights and benefits;
- Continuing their collective bargaining rights;
- Protecting them against a worsening of their employment conditions;
- Assuring jobs for employees of acquired mass transit systems;
- Providing priority of reemployment if the employee is laid off or his job is eliminated; and
- Providing paid training.
- Questions and Answers on the Federal Transit Act
- How To Obtain DOL Certification of a Protective Arrangement for an Urban Grant
- How to Obtain an Application of the Section 13(c)Warranty for a Small Urban and Rural Grant
- Checklist for Urban Program
- Checklist for Small Urban and Rural Program
- Sample Small Urban and Rural Verification by Grant Applicant
- Sample Small Urban and Rural List of Recipients, Other Eligible Providers
- OLMS En Español - Provides links to OLMS Spanish language resources.
- The Office of Labor-Management Standards Provides information on the Office of Labor Management Standards and how to obtain LMRDA compliance assistance materials. (PDF Version)
- Urban Transit Grants Under Section 5333(b)
(Español) (Español PDF)
- Small Urban and Rural Transit Grants under 49 U.S.C. Section 5311
- Section 13(c) of the Federal Transit Act
- 29 CFR Part 215 - Regulations implementing the Federal Transit Act.
- The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) - The NLRB is the federal agency that administers the National Labor Relations Act by conducting elections to determine whether or not employees want union representation and investigating and remedying unfair labor practices by employers and unions.
- The National Mediation Board (NMB) - The NMB is an independent agency that performs a central role in facilitating harmonious labor-management relations within two of the nation's key transportation modes - the railroads and airlines. Pursuant to the Railway Labor Act, NMB programs provide an integrated dispute resolution process to effectively meet the statutory objective of minimizing work stoppages in the airline and railroad industries.
- Office of Labor Management Standards (OLMS)
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210
Tel: 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365) (1-866-487-2365)
- For questions on other DOL laws,
please call DOL's Toll-Free Help Line at 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365). Live assistance is available in English and Spanish, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Additional service is available in more than 140 languages through a translation service.
Tel: 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365)
*Pursuant to the U.S. Department of Labor's Confidentiality Protocol for Compliance Assistance Inquiries, information provided by a telephone caller will be kept confidential within the bounds of the law. Compliance assistance inquiries will not trigger an inspection, audit, investigation, etc.