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BART Workers and Trade Unionists Speak Out At BART Inquiry In Oakland
by Labor Video Project
Friday Aug 9th, 2013 8:08 AM
BART union workers and supporters of the workers spoke out at a BART inquiry meeting ordered by Governor Brown to prevent another strike by the workers

BART Workers and Trade Unionists Speak Out At BART Inquiry In Oakland
Workers and trade unionists spoke out at the Brown ordered BART inquiry on
August 5, 2013 in Oakland to stop a strike of the BART ATU 1555, AFSCME 3993 and SEIU 1021. BART argued that the workers should take a pay cut to pay for the cost of new trains and equipment. They also refused to answer why they will not bargain over health and safety issues.
Workers spoke out about the conditions at BART and the negotiations including the care of their families. Chris Daly, the political director of SEIU 1021 and former Supervisor in San Francisco supported the use of a sales tax and bonds to pay for more more trains and capital costs rather than a transit tax on the big corporations and developers that benefit from BART and its expansion.
For more video and information:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2zG2rGZbLo&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPCwLsdZOwU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku1NlsjSwyo&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hl6g5nzMw0&feature=
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPGa8aJ52WA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qy82ntr8HYI&feature=
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thWGgthmdgM&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1tFS3c0EK0&feature=
For more information on the issues go to:
http://www.wemakebartwork.com
http://www.transportworkers.org
Production of Labor Video Project http://www.laborvideo.org
by Tax the Rich
Friday Aug 9th, 2013 7:01 PM
In this excellent video is former San Francisco Supervisor, Democrat Chris Daly promoting sales taxes and bonds to finance trains and capital costs. The description below the video correctly states:
"former Supervisor in San Francisco supported the use of a sales tax and bonds to pay for more trains and capital costs rather than a transit tax on the big corporations and developers that benefit from BART and its expansion."

PROTEST THIS ANTI-LABOR SALES TAX AND BONDS by SEIU 1021 representative Democrat Chris Daly to finance more trains and capital costs. The only way to finance more trains and capital costs is to either have a transit tax on the profits of large corporations and developers benefitting from BART or tax the rich, the 750,000 millionaire households in California, with the progressive income tax, which can be raised by the supermajority Democrats in the state legislature, if they are so concerned about more trains and capital costs. The 9 counties of the Bay Area have enough millionaires and billionaires to pay for these trains and capital costs out of their pocket and not feel it.

Sales taxes are by definition regressive, and the workingclass always pay more than their fair share. Bonds put us into debt, and we end up paying far more than we should for the item purchased. In many areas, like San Francisco, landlords can require tenants pay for bonds.

Call SEIU 1021 and demand they publicly denounce sales tax increases, currently 8.75% in San Francisco, some of which goes to BART, and bonds, for which in San Francisco, landlords can require payment from tenants. SEIU 1021 should instead demand that the rich should be taxed as described above, and if Chris Daly disagrees, he should find another job.
See:
http://www.seiu1021.org/about-us/contact-us/

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