URGENT UPDATE:
The New York Times reports that New York State Supreme Court Judge
Theodore Jones has ordered TWU President Roger Toussaint and the top
leaders of Local 100 to appear in room 227 of Kings County Supreme Court
Thursday at 11 AM. The Times reports that Judge Jones said he wants the
union leadership in court tomorrow because he is considering sentencing
them to jail for calling the strike.

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WHAT CAN WE DO?
1. COME TO COURT: Room 227 is the biggest court room in Brooklyn. It
seats several hundred people. The hearing is open to the public. Kings
County Supreme Court is at 360 Adams Street, near Borough Hall. The main
entrance is on Court Street at Montague Street. There is another entrance
on Adams Street. The Court is only a few blocks from the Brooklyn Bridge.
People coming from Queens, East New York or Bed/Stuy can take the Long
Island Railroad to the nearby [Flatbush Ave. stop] Brooklyn Terminal at
Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues [one mile walk/bike].

2. COME TO COURT EARLY TO MEET THE PRESS - The media has been crucifying
the union and trying to portray the image that the public is against the
strike. Tomorrow will be an excellent opportunity to meet the press
before the court hearing and make statements of support and solidarity
with the strikers and their union and to show the transit workers that
they are not in this fight alone.

3. CONTACT ELIOT SPITZER - Attorney General Spitzer is representing the
state in the lawsuit before Judge Jones. According to the Times Spitzer
has not yet said he supports imprisoning the union leadership. Convince
Spitzer that jailing the union leaders will create chaos and make
negotiations impossible. More importantly, tell Spitzer that you will not
vote for him for governor if he does not oppose jailing the union
officials. Spitzer's phone number is 212-416-8000 his e-mail is:
 http://www.oag.state.ny.us/online_forms/email_ag.jsp

Locations of Strike support activities in all five boroughs are printed at
the bottom of this e-mail.

In Solidarity,
Ron McGuire

"Without Struggle, There Can Be No Justice" - Frederick Douglas
"Dare To Struggle, Dare To Win" - Ho Chi Minh
"The Darkest Hour Is Just Before The Dawn" - David Crosby

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In addition to TWU Local 100 being on strike, Staten Island's
transportation
> union (ATU 726) is also on strike! Students and supporters can join their
pickets lines at the following two Staten Island Depots:

> Castleton Bus Depot
Located at the corners of Castlton Ave and Clove Road (Port Richmond,
Staten
Island)

Yukon Bus Depot
Located on Yukon Avenue between Forest Hill Road & Richmond Avenue (New
Springville. Staten Island).

For more information, visit ATU 726's website at
 http://home.si.rr.com/fxd/

The TWU has set up picket lines at the following locations:

BRONX
Dyer Avenue
Gunhill Depot: 1910 Bartow Avenue
Pelham Barn/Westchester Sq. Yard: Eastchester Rd. & Water Street
Zerega CMF: 750 Zerega Avenue
180th Street Yard: 1151 East 180 Street
West Farms Depot: 1100 East 177th Street
Concourse Yard: 3119 Jerome Avenue
Jerome Yard: Jerome Ave. & Van Courtlandt Ave.
239th St. Barn: 4570 Furman Avenue
240th St. Barn: 5911 Broadway
241st St. White Plains Road. (RTO)
242nd St. Yard
Eastchester Depot: Interstate 95 at Exit 13
Parkchester (RTO)
Yonkers Depot: 59 Babcock St.
Tiffany Iron: 1170 Oakpoint Avenue
Woodlawn 1 & 9 Lines (RTO)

BROOKLYN
370 Jay St./130 Livingston
Bedford
Bergen St. Shop
Conway
Crosstown-Box St.
East New York Depot/Shop: 1700 Bushwick Avenue
Flatbush Ave / Nostrand (RTO)
Flatbush Depot: Flatbush & Utica Ave.
Coney Island Yard: Avenue X & McDonald
> Ulmer Park Depot: Cropsey Ave. & Bay
> Jackie Gleason Depot: 871 Fifth Avenue
> Pitkin Yard: 1434 Sutter Avenue
> Livonia Shop: 824 Linwood Shop
> Atlantic Ave/Bergen Street Shop: 1415 Bergen Street
> Linden Shop: 1500 Linden Blvd.
> Cozine: 50 Cozine Avenue
> Rockaway Parkway Carnarsie L-line
> Stillwell Ave.
>
> QUEENS
> 71st & Continental G,R & V lines (RTO)
> 179th St. F-line (RTO)
> College Point Depot: 128-15 28th Avenue
> Corona Barn: 126-53 Willets Point Blvd.
> Ditmars Blvd. N & W lines (RTO)
> Fresh Pond Depot: 56-99 Fresh Pond Road
> Jamaica Barn: 7815 Grand Central Parkway
> Jamaica Depot: 114-15 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.
> Main St. 7-line (RTO)
> Maspeth CMF:
> Parsons / Archer E & J lines (RTO)
> Triboro Coach Depot: 8501 24th Avenue
> Woodside Electronic Shop: 33-33 54th Street
>
> MANHATTAN
> 34th St. - Penn Station *
> Chambers St. Flagging Quarters (RTO)
> Grand Central Station (RTO)
> Kingsbridge Depot: 4065 10th Avenue
> 207th St. Yard: 3961 10 Avenue
> Manhattanville Depot: 666 West 133rd St.
> 100th Street Depot: 1552 Lexington Avenue at 100th Street
> Michael J. Quill Depot: 525 11th Avenue
> West 53rd St Power/RCC: 53rd St. btw 8/9
> 126th Street Depot: 2460 Second Avenue
> 148th St. Lenox Ave.
> 168th St. C Line

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from International Action Ctr announcement list Date: Wed, 21 Dec
2005 01:06:35 -0500
From: Troops Out Now Coalition To:
 actioncenter.nycact@organizerweb.com
Subject: [IAC/NYC] Strike Solidarity Day - Thurs. Dec. 22, 4-6 pm

Support the TWU
Stand in Solidarity with the Transit Worker Strike!

Thursday, December 22
4-6 pm
Assemble on the Manhattan side
of the Brooklyn Bridge

Join us to stand with the TWU workers.

We stand in soldarity with the transit workers because we know that
this strike represents us too.

For too long the corporate bankers and the government officials that
go along with them have been robbing poor and working class people.
Join us Thursday to stand with the brave working people of the TWU
who have stood up to the corrupt MTA and the billionaire
Bloomberg. Bring signs, placards, noise makers, and let's show the
TWU that the people of New York are behind them.

How you can help:

1) Call to find local organizing centers where you can pick up
flyers, stickers, etc.: 212.633.6646
2) Download leaflets
 http://www.troopsoutnow.org/flyers/twudec22_flyer.pdf
3) Endorse
4) Call Governor Pataki - The TWU is asking supporters to call the
MTA (212-878-7274) and Governor Pataki (518-474-7516) - The MTA and
the Governor forced the transit strike; it 's time for them to stop
it by giving the workers a fair contract.>