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ATU 192 Bus Drivers Protest at AC Transit HQ

Tuesday, August 29, 2006
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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Rally at 1600 Franklin St.
Oakland, CA

ATU 192 AC bus drivers will be protesting at the AC Transit HQ over harrassment and
mismanagement of the bus agency.

ATU 192 Transit Union Bulletin
8460 Enterprise Way
Oakland, CA 94621-1318

Takin' It To The Streets!
August 29, 2006- 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Rally at 1600 Franklin St.
Oakland, CA

Protest AC Transit Assault
On Workers & Riders

The Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 192 is fed up with the humiliating treatment of transit workers and riders by AC Transit Management-and we will no longer be silent! We are calling on all transit workers to join us in a day of protest on Tuesday, August 29th-starting at 10:30 AM at AC Transit Offices at 1600 Franklin St.

AC Transit Violates Our Contract, the Law, and our Dignity

* AC managers misuse public funds by pursuing many unnecessary legal actions against workers.
*AC blatantly violates several sections of our contract like requiring doctor's notes for one day sick when the contract clearly requires a note on the third day
*Maintenance crews are constantly understaffed and replacement parts are unavailable to maintain safe buses.
*AC considers Kin Care absences a violation of the attendance policy
*AC drives up the cost of health care with its demands for more unnecessary doctor's visits and paperwork. Administrative cost already eat up 35-40% of health care costs.
*AC refuses to provide adequate lunch breaks for bus drivers. They want to remove our layover time and call it "lunch"-if we're lucky enough to get it at all!
*AC still considers stinking, unsafe Port-a-Potties adequate bathroom facilities for drivers.

Unsafe Buses, Unjust Fare and Transfer Policies Hurt Riders

*AC has the highest fares and most restrictive transfer policy in the Bay Area despite the poorest rider-ship no BART Plus
*New Van Pool buses are unsafe for seniors and disabled riders while bad driver's seats and suspension hurt drivers.
*Constant service cuts and route changes disrupt rider's and operator's lives.
Added to the calendar on Mon, Aug 28, 2006 12:21PM
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