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BART Workers Rally And March Against Union Busting And Concession Demands
Hundreds of BART ATU 1555, SEIU 1021 and AFSCME 3993 workers and supporters rallied in Oakland to protest attacks on their conditions and benefits. They are coming off a Governor Brown imposed 60 "cooling off" period and continued demand by management for concessions. Additionally a Federal Social Security AFGE worker spoke and called for support to BART workers.
The BART management and Board of Directors backed by the major corporations and billionaires in Northern California are demanding major concessions after a 3 year wage freeze. BART workers and their supporters rallied in Oakland on October 8, 2013. For more information go to
Oscar Grant's uncle Bobby spoke at the rally as well as Yuri Hollie who is the ATU 1555 executive board member representing BART station agents at BART.
BART Workers who are mothers brought their children to the rally. They are fighting for their children in the battle against concessions demanded by BART management.
George Figueroa is the former strike coordinator who was framed up and arrested by BART managers after organizing the first strike and criticizing the BART board. He is still facing criminal charges for the frame-up and demands were made that there be no contract unless the charges are dropped.
AFSCME 2019 EBMUD Workers Joined March and Rally to defend the BART workers. AFSCME 2019 workers are also without a contract.