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Solidarity Needed Oakland First Student Bus Drivers Under Attack!

Date:
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
Transport Workers Solidarity Committee
Location Details:
7677 Oakport St., Suite 550, Oakland

Oakland First Student school bus drivers are facing a union busting attack by the management. The workers have also faced racist and sexual harassment.

Solidarity Needed

Oakland First Student Bus Drivers Under Attack!

First Student school bus drivers in Oakland have been fighting their bosses for a contract since November 2014 to try to win a living wage.
Their wages are substandard. The starting wage is $15 / hour and many drivers have to work other jobs to survive. Meanwhile First Student transit workers in San Francisco are making double their wages for doing the same job. But the management refuses to give a wage increase!
The company, First Student, is retaliating against union activists and workers who speak out about bad working conditions, low wages and sexual harassment.

The workers voted to affiliate with Teamsters Local 853 but have not yet won a contract. They have voted down three contracts and are looking to the community for support.

Transportation workers need to stand together for our brothers and sisters at Oakland First Student. We need your help!
The workers are in a Federal Mediation Hearing which continues at
10am, Tuesday August 25
7677 Oakport St., Suite 550
Oakland
Please attend the Federal Mediation Hearing and contact us if you want to support their struggle.
Contact: (510) 927-8498 / dlanigersirrom(at)rocketmail.com
Endorsed by the Transport Workers Solidarity Committee
http://www.transportworkers.org
Added to the calendar on Mon, Aug 24, 2015 11:39PM
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