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|SF Rally To Support TWU 250A & Protest Concession Bargaining|
|Date||Friday November 26|
|Time||9:00 AM - 10:00 AM|
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|City Hall, Polk and McAllister Streets, San Francisco|
The Transport Workers Solidarity Committee calls for an end to concession bargaining which is being pushed by many top union officials in San Francisco and throughout the United States. The idea that unions can defend the workers by giving up defined pensions for newly hired workers, allowing two tiers and many other concessions is dangerous and a threat to all working people. This trend must be reversed and Muni bus drivers are leading the way. The San Francisco Labor Council leadership and the chair of the Public Workers Committee Bob Muscat not only collaborated with the union busting Democratic Mayor Gavin Newsom to make concessions but demanded that TWU 250A Muni bus drivers make major concessions as part of their "deal" with the politicians.
SF TWU 250A muni drivers voted concession down three times. YET, this same union leadership refused to fight Proposition G on the Nov 2010 ballot which eliminated protections and benefits for SF Muni workers. The sellout union officials were angry that the TWU 250A drivers had the backbone to say no more concessions. So they joined with the Mayor and the union busters in their effort to blame the drivers for the economic crisis. At the same time we call for the defense of SF TWU250A activists who have been targeted by the MTA management for their defense against these concessions and against proposition G. We call for all transit workers and all of labor to demand an end to the union busting actions against these drivers and to launch a united defense against concessions.
On November 26, 2010 at 9:00 AM at SF City Hall there will be a protest to defend SF TWU 250A Drivers and to demand an end to concession bargaining. Please join this rally.
Statement of the Transport Workers Solidarity Committee TWSC