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Two workers die as BART management operates trains during strike in California

By October 20, 2013

Oct. 19 — With the strike by the Bay Area Rapid Transit workers in only the second day, two BART workers were killed by a BART train. It is a tragic but totally preventable accident. Resolving safety issues has been high on the two unions’ demands from day one of the contract negotiations, but BART […]


New York City school bus struggle

By July 11, 2013
Graphic: Kwame, PIST NYC Facebook

Fighters for the rights of both New York City school bus workers and the students who need their services remain determined to keep up the struggle following a series of ups and downs in the first half of 2013. Billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s December 2012 Request for Bids, which removed the seniority hiring and benefits […]


Digamos NO a los ataques del Alcalde Bloomberg

By February 19, 2013

¡ÚLTIMA HORA! El 15 de febrero, después de que los cinco candidatos a alcaldes por el Partido Demócrata hicieran un llamado al sindicato, la junta ejecutiva de ATU 1181 votó a favor de suspender la huelga y “continuar la lucha por la Disposición para la Protección de Empleados [EPP por sus siglas en inglés] en […]


Thousands of school bus workers march for their jobs

By February 11, 2013
Solidarity with school bus strikers, Feb. 10, NYC.WW photo: Joseph Piette

New York — When thousands of school bus drivers, matrons and mechanics marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Feb. 10, the brutal nature of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s attacks on their jobs became even clearer. Before that day, public opinion was already moving toward the strikers in Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181. While the media […]


Solidarity with NYC bus strikers

By February 5, 2013
WW photo

Feb. 2 saw a groundswell of support for the striking school bus drivers and matrons in New York City. Rallies burst out, in both Manhattan and the Bronx, while marches through the streets as well as car caravans went to the East 79th Street mansion of billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg and to bus yards in […]


Unions, parents support NYC school bus workers

By January 29, 2013

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 has been on strike since Jan. 16 against a plan by billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his billionaire supporters in the 1% to strip union protection from New York City school bus drivers and matrons. It’s a simple plan. New contracts that are up for bid Feb. 12 won’t have an […]