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Title: Riders and Drivers Unite! MARCH on AC Transit and BART! MONDAY, 1pm
START DATE: Monday July 01
TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location Details:
14th and Broadway, March @ 1pm after union rally
Event Type: Protest
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.



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§Riders and Drivers Unite! MARCH on AC Transit and BART! MONDAY, 1pm
by Riders and Drivers Unite Monday Jul 1st, 2013 12:35 AM
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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!

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by Labor Creates All Wealth
Monday Jul 1st, 2013 5:47 AM
On June 30, 2013, we witnessed the end of a civil rights era with the celebration of the legalization of gay marriage in California and the end of federal anti-gay marriage discrimination. All civil rights struggles of the 1940s to the present were made possible by the comparative prosperity brought by the labor movements of the 1930s and 1940s.

On July 1, 2013, labor finally stood up and took the reins of struggle with the BART, AC Transit and Oakland city strike, riding on the wave of union organizing in the fast food restaurants and promising to win a no concessions contract, after decades of endless concessions that can no longer be tolerated.

The last BART strike was in 1997 for 6 days. See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Bay_Area_Rapid_Transit

The last AC Transit strike was in 1978. For AC Transit, see
http://www.actransit.org/wp-content/uploads/History-of-Lines-by-Line.pdf

BART came into existence in 1972; AC Transit was the sequel to the Key System trains that went on the Bay Bridge to the East Bay, until General Motors convinced the worthless politicians to tear up the train tracks and support cars, which was absurd then, and now the movement is the reverse.

San Francisco will be very quiet today as its 856,000 residents are a minority of the 7 million people residing in the 9 counties of the San Francisco Bay Area and most of the population that works in San Francisco does not live in San Francisco. The more people stay home, the sooner the strike will end with a labor victory.

We can get our strike updates today from KPFA, 94.1 FM and online at http://www.kpfa.org/, at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. and live video streaming at 11 a.m. at http://www.ilmnetwork.org. For more on the rallies scheduled, see:
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2013/06/30/18739118.php
by Zachary RunningWolf
( runningwolf.zachary [at] yahoo.com ) Monday Jul 1st, 2013 10:17 PM
A bus (especially BART) strike or walk out in solidarity with the Murder of Oscar Grant. I was there from the first night riot as one of the first ones shot which I suffered two broken ribs and had to be escorted out as the OPD was gunning for me. To the steps and streets of the Superior Court for the moving of the Trial proceedings I was in constant attendance and one thing that constantly not seeing our City Representatives or Unions stand in solidarity. Except that ILWU bullshit at the end when they came in the end of the Fight for a one day nonsense without distributing flyers on their own dime but providing a PDF file. Finally the head of the Longshoreman Jack (?) would n't let a Native American elder speak saying I had not gone to a meeting and my question where the Fuck were the Longshoremen when we were battling in the streets. I agree the attacks of people of color and there is hunger in the Hood but where is labor?.