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A Question to TWU and Its Supporters

Nightwalker | What should supporters who live outside New York City do to support the strike? more...  6 Comments

Another Opportunity To Halt The Employers’ Offensive Arises

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

A Real "People's Strike"?

Ideas For Action |
Transit Strike in NYC!

I remember sitting in meetings over the past several years talking bout how 'we were going to shut down the city' or how we were going to build support for a 'peoples strike'. Well, all of a sudden we find ourselves (those who live in NYC) we find ourselves in a place where workers have literally shut down major parts of (arguably) the worlds most important city. [Read More] more...  6 Comments

New York City Transit Workers Defy Threats and Strike

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

Support the NYC Transit Strike

Panama Vicente Alba | NYC Union Town
Local 100 TWU is on strike for wages , benefits, job protection DIGNITY & THE FUTURE workers of this city
The hemorrhage of workers rights stops here!
The Strike
All workers will be better for it
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Stop the WTO Negotiations! Save Jobs!

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

TWU Int'l President Tried to Block Strike

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

Justice for NYC Transit Workers

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

Open Source Intelligence Conference Jan. 16-20 in the Washington D.C. area

Jason -JZ- Liszkiewicz | The Rise of Open Source Intelligence

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How You Can Help: A Message from supporters of Transit

red flags and black cats | It's looking like a strike, and when transit workers move -- let's show our support! more...  0 Comments

TWU Workers Make Last Stand at Pataki's Office Just Hours Before Strike Deadline

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.”
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Building Bridges Radio: Strike Alert -TWU vs MTA

Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash | WBAI Radio's Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report
Produced & Hosted by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
Monday, December 19, 2005, 7 - 8 p.m. EST, over 99.5 FM
or streaming live at
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TWU Local 100: We're Fighting for the Future of All Workers! No More Stalling! Strike to Win -- Now!

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
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Building Bridges Radio: NYC Transit Union Threatens Strike Over Token Wage Offer

Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg | Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 58 minute radio show
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Starbucks Picket Line

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.
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Starbucks Workers Union / IWW Picket

Worker Freedom | Start: Dec 17 2005 - 1:00pm
End: Dec 17 2005 - 3:00pm
Timezone: US/Eastern
Event Details:
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***IWW Starbucks Workers Union Benefit Show***

Worker Freedom | Come support the organizing efforts of Starbucks workers by
joining us for some great music and affordable drinks.
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MTA-TWU Talks At A Standstill

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.

Meanwhile, as the Wonkster writes over at the Gotham Gazette:

"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 TWU

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Katrina’s Aftermath: The Catastrophe Continues

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 Comments

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