SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

East Bay | Labor & Workers

View other events for the week of 7/ 1/2013

Title: Riders and Drivers Unite! MARCH on AC Transit and BART! MONDAY, 1pm
START DATE: Monday July 01
TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details:
14th and Broadway, March @ 1pm after union rally
Event Type: Protest
We stand in solidarity with striking city, BART, and AC Transit workers in the bay area. In the past several years, corporations and the ruling elite have racked up massive profits while wages have fallen or stagnated, benefits and pensions have been attacked, and working conditions have worsened. People are working more hours for less money.

At the same time, fares on both BART and AC have gone up incredibly in the last several decades. These increases have pitted riders and operators against each other when in reality we have the same enemies, the transit bosses and corporations cashing in on poor and working people. More police on transit lines and buses won't make us safer. We need only look to the recent police murders of Oscar Grant in Oakland and Kenneth Harding, Jr. in San Francisco to see that the racist policy of fare enforcement leads to further repression of communities of color in particular and the working class as a whole in general.

Standing in solidarity with striking workers, we also declare ourselves to be on fare strike. We call on all operators and transit workers to not collect fares. We are in solidarity with you, please be in solidarity with us.



Added to the calendar on Monday Jul 1st, 2013 1:07 AM

iCal Import this event into your personal calendar.
§Riders and Drivers Unite! MARCH on AC Transit and BART! MONDAY, 1pm
by Riders and Drivers Unite Monday Jul 1st, 2013 12:35 AM
busstrike.jpg
busstrike.jpg

Stand in solidarity with striking city workers, BART, and AC Transit drivers and mechanics. March on AC Transit and BART offices after main union rally. Fight again fare increases and attacks on workers.

Monday, July 1st, 14th and Broadway, Downtown Oakland
March @ 1pm, Following Union Rally

We stand in solidarity with striking city, BART, and AC Transit workers in the bay area. In the past several years, corporations and the ruling elite have racked up massive profits while wages have fallen or stagnated, benefits and pensions have been attacked, and working conditions have worsened. People are working more hours for less money.

At the same time, fares on both BART and AC have gone up incredibly in the last several decades. These increases have pitted riders and operators against each other when in reality we have the same enemies, the transit bosses and corporations cashing in on poor and working people. More police on transit lines and buses won't make us safer. We need only look to the recent police murders of Oscar Grant in Oakland and Kenneth Harding, Jr. in San Francisco to see that the racist policy of fare enforcement leads to further repression of communities of color in particular and the working class as a whole in general.

Standing in solidarity with striking workers, we also declare ourselves to be on fare strike. We call on all operators and transit workers to not collect fares. We are in solidarity with you, please be in solidarity with us.

STOP THE FARE INCREASES!
THROW THE BOSSES UNDER THE BUS!
RIDERS DON'T PAY, DRIVERS DON'T COLLECT!
LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the latest comments posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by website visitors.
TITLE AUTHOR DATE
Funny, I don't remember Union support for Oscar Grant?Zachary RunningWolfMonday Jul 1st, 2013 10:17 PM
Labor Takes the ReinsLabor Creates All WealthMonday Jul 1st, 2013 5:47 AM