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Indybay FeatureRelated Categories: East Bay | Labor & Workers View other events for the week of 7/ 1/2013
Stand in solidarity with striking city workers, BART, and AC Transit drivers and mechanics. March on AC Transit and BART offices after main union rally. Fight again fare increases and attacks on workers.
Monday, July 1st, 14th and Broadway, Downtown Oakland
March @ 1pm, Following Union Rally
We stand in solidarity with striking city, BART, and AC Transit workers in the bay area. In the past several years, corporations and the ruling elite have racked up massive profits while wages have fallen or stagnated, benefits and pensions have been attacked, and working conditions have worsened. People are working more hours for less money.
At the same time, fares on both BART and AC have gone up incredibly in the last several decades. These increases have pitted riders and operators against each other when in reality we have the same enemies, the transit bosses and corporations cashing in on poor and working people. More police on transit lines and buses won't make us safer. We need only look to the recent police murders of Oscar Grant in Oakland and Kenneth Harding, Jr. in San Francisco to see that the racist policy of fare enforcement leads to further repression of communities of color in particular and the working class as a whole in general.
Standing in solidarity with striking workers, we also declare ourselves to be on fare strike. We call on all operators and transit workers to not collect fares. We are in solidarity with you, please be in solidarity with us.
STOP THE FARE INCREASES!
THROW THE BOSSES UNDER THE BUS!
RIDERS DON'T PAY, DRIVERS DON'T COLLECT!