Nightwalker | What should supporters who live outside New York City do to support the strike? more... 6 Comments
Richard Mellor | New York Transit workers take a step in the right direction but must broaden their demands and link with wider sections of the working class more... 8 Comments
Ideas For Action |
Bill Van Auken, World Socialist Web Site | New York City’s 34,000 bus and subway workers, defying threats of fines and imprisonment, walked off the job at 3:00 a.m. Tuesday morning after their union, Transport Workers Union Local 100, rejected the demands of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) for sweeping concessions on pensions, health care and working conditions. The strike, the first to shut down the city’s mass transit system in 25 years, pits transit workers in a direct confrontation not only with the MTA, but with the state and city governments, the Democratic and Republican parties, and New York’s ruling establishment of Wall Street financiers and corporate CEOs. more... 3 Comments
Panama Vicente Alba | NYC Union Town
150 organizations | After ten years under the WTO, unemployment has increased everywhere in the world.. Many transnational businesses try to distance themselves from responsibility for working conditions by outsourcing work.. Joy to the world, not only to the superrich! more... 0 Comments
from Daily News | The union defied O'Brien, who refused to authorize the strike, but said he wouldn't stand in the local's way, sources said. The move means the local risks losing crucial legal, financial and other support from the parent union. more... 0 Comments
Workers World | The big bosses don’t care what kind of a world our children live in. They’re trying to impose a “two-tier” contract—lower pay and benefits for future employees. But the transit union is taking a stand for our sons and daughters. more... 7 Comments
Jason -JZ- Liszkiewicz | The Rise of Open Source Intelligence
red flags and black cats | It's looking like a strike, and when transit workers move -- let's show our support! more... 0 Comments
Erin Thompson | Outside of Governor Pataki’s New York City office on 3rd Avenue, thousands of workers crowded into police barricades along the two city blocks between 38th and 40th streets, holding signs in support of a new contract with the MTA and chanting “Shame on Pataki.”
Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash | WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Revolutionary Transit Worker | Behind the MTA’s outrageous demands for givebacks stands Governor Pataki dreaming of running for President, and a capitalist class looking to make an example out of transit workers. Demanding that the next generation work harder for years longer and pay more for “benefits” is an attempt to divide Local 100. And it is a message to the entire working class that there will be no “American Dream” – future generations will have to work harder and longer for less and less to keep up the bosses’ profits. more... 4 Comments
me | Please join Transport Workers Local 100 President Roger Toussaint, New York City Central Labor Council President Brian M. McLaughlin and Executive Board members for a rally and march in support of Local 100
Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 58 minute radio show
Stanley W. Rogouski | Joe Agins Jr. was fired by store manager Julian Warner at starbucks on 2nd and 9th in NYC. Julian made reference to an alleged verbal argument that had occurred inside a starbucks outside of Joe's work time. Joe has been a member of the union since July and one of the hardest working and most committed organizers.
Worker Freedom | Start: Dec 17 2005 - 1:00pm
Worker Freedom | Come support the organizing efforts of Starbucks workers by
Gotham Gazette | After holding off on a strike this morning, talks between the MTA and the TWU seem to have completely collapsed. Most likely, if there is a transit strike in NYC, it will begin on Tuesday.
"If there is a full-fledged transit strike, many will blame the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s handling of its surplus and its using some of the money to fund holiday discounts-- complete with television ads showing Santa on the subway." [What YOU Can Do If There's A Strike || Transit Workers Need a Decent Contract || Interview with TWU Local 100 Pres. Roger Toussaint || My Day With The TWUmore... 2 Comments
Richard Mellor | Three months after hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans I wondered what was happening down there. If the coverage in the national US media was anything to go by, the worst was over, Katrina hit, the scenes of abandoned people and desperate evacuees were gone, and everything must be getting back to normal. more... 0 CommentsPage 15 | Page 13
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