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No More Concessions Say BART ATU1555/SEIU1021/ATU192 Transit Workers At BART Board Meeting
On June 13, 2013 at a BART board board meeting, members of ATU 192 and SEIU 1021 along with ATU 192 attacked the concession demands of the BART Board and general manager Grace Crunican. Crunican who make $315,000 has hired Charles Hock from Veolia Transportation to make more than 60 concession demands. Workers also spoke out about the serious health and safety problems including an attack on Cal Osha rulings by the management and board.
No More Concessions Say BART ATU1555/SEIU1021 Transit Workers At BART Board Meeting
On July 1, 2013 contracts for ATU 1555 and SEIU 1021 BART transit
workers as well as ATU 192 AC transit workers. Workers and union
officials spoke out on June 13, 2013 at a BART board meeting about
the concession demands that the BART management and labor
consultants are demanding after a give five year wage freeze. The
BART board of directors have also spent $1.5 million to hire a union
busting consulting firm lead by Thomas P. Hock of Veola Transportation
Services. This outfit has a record of racism and attacking unions
throughout the country.
Many workers reported on the serious injuries and continuous
health and safety problems. According to their report the BART board and
management paid $320,000 for lawyers to fight a health and safety
ruling by Cal-OSHA.
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BART union leaders spoke to the board about BART's continuing demands for concessions.
BART general manager Grace Crunican who make $315,000 a year more than the governor of California has brought in national union buster Charles P. Hock of the Veolia Transportation company to launch an assault on BART workers
BART workers spoke at the BART board and protested their continuing contempt for their health and safety conditions as well as their effort to continue the five year wage freeze
The BART Board has spent $1.5 million to hire a national union buster Thomas P. Hock to continue the concession demands on BART workers. Hock and Veolia Transportation has a long record of racism and attacking public transit workers throughout the country.