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Labor actions this week! Mass Labor and Community Rally to Defend BART Workers and the working class everywhere! October 8th - 5 PM @ Oscar Grant Plaza (14th and telegraph!) An attack on BART workers is an attack on all workers! Rally to defend the health and Safety of our community October 8th 5PM @Oscar Grant Plaza (14th and Telegraph) ! https://www.facebook.com/events/560513850663395/ Please copy, paste, and share with everyone as well as inviting your friends! Thanks! AN INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO ALL! 2. Twitter HQ #internationaldayforBARTworkers https://www.facebook.com/events/1421932878022005/?context=create# Twitter BART Workers Support Rally/How Many More Billionaires Do We Need In San Francisco? First Labor Action At Twitter How Many More Billionaires Do We Need In San Francisco? Twitter, Ellison And Tech Billionaires Get Tax Subsidies And BART Transit And Public Workers Get Wage Cuts And Austerity What Is Wrong With This Picture? Twitter & Rally #StopUnionBusting/HandsOffBARTWorkers! Speak Out & March Thursday October 3, 2013 5:00 PM Twitter HQ 1355 Market St. San Francisco While SF Mayor Ed Lee and the corporate controlled politicians give multi-million dollar subsidies to corporations like Twitter, Ellison and other tech companies, he and the BART Board of Directors are telling BART workers they have to take pay cuts and austerity. They have brought in Thomas P. Hock from Veolia Transportation at $400,000 to help bust the unions as he has done throughout the US and his company has done around the world. They also impose apartheid bus routes in the West Bank for big profits. http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2013/09/16/corporate-welfare-boom-sfs-busin... http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/why-barts-wage-offer-doesnt-includ... Its time to make the corporations, millionaires and billionaires in San Francisco pay for public transit and public services. We demand an end to the tax subsidies for Twitter, the corporations and developers in downtown San Francisco. We demand a transit tax to fund BART, MUNI and to lower the fare for working people and the poor and paid for by these twitter and vulture capitalist speculators. The Hearst owned SF Chronicle wants anti-strike legislation while making tens of millions on property speculation while driving working people and the poor out of San Francisco. Its time to let the Twittery know enough is enough! Sponsored by United Public Workers For Action www.upwa.info Gray Panthers http://graypantherssf.igc.org/ For More Info From the Union www.wemakebartwork.com For endorsement and info call (415)282-1908 Please copy, paste, share with and invite your friends! https://www.facebook.com/events/1421932878022005/?context=create# 3. Defend BART/Public Workers & All Private Sector Workers Speak-Out & Press Conference. United We Stand Divided We Fall! Tuesday October 1, 2013 5:00 PM 450 Civic Center Plaza Richmond, California On Tuesday October 1 at Richmond City Hall there will be a press conference and solidarity rally for the BART ATU 1555, SEIU 1021 and AFSCME 3993 workers and against the attack on all public workers and public services. The BART managers have spent $400,000 on Thomas Hock of the Veolia Transportation company to break the union. This company is involved in privatization of public services and transportation in the bay area, nationally and internationally. The BART board is also demanding that workers take a pay cut to pay for new trains when they have a surplus of $125 million. There should be a transit tax on the developers, corporations and billionaires who benefit from BART. http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/why-barts-wage-offer-doesnt-include-a-raise/Content?oid=3719774 If BART wins, managers in every public agency will be making the same demands against all other public workers in Northern California. Additionally, BART has bullied their employees and fired strike leaders such as ATU 1555 member George Figueroa on trumped up charges and also pressed criminal charges against this union leader. http://sflaborcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/09-23-13ResSolidarityWithBayAreaTransitWrkrs.pdf Richmond city workers will also speak about the workplace bullying by Richmond City managers which continues unabated despite the removal of the Human Resources Director Leslie Knight. There is also an attack on public education through privatization and charters to bust up public education in Richmond backed by Meg Whitman. The rally will be held before the Richmond City Council meeting which is at 6:00 PM. Many employees are under assault including workers in Richmond who have faced systemic bullying by management past and present. Politicians such as BART Board representative from Contra Costa County Zakhary Mallett is joining in the attack on BART workers and it is time labor and the community elected labor and community candidates who will stand for working people and not on the developers and union busters. We need a labor party to really represent working people. We also need to unite all public workers especially those without contracts to join BART workers on October 10 when they go out. Richmond City Hall For more information from BART workers www.wemakebartwork.com This rally is endorsed by United Public Workers For Action www.upwa.info For more information call 510-233-5820 or 415-282-1908 Transportation Workers Solidarity Committee
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