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SF UPWA Forum Taxes, Public Transit, Labor And Our Unions-Who Should Pay?
Date Thursday October 20
Time 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Details
San Francisco Main Public Library
Latino Room B-Lower Level
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorUnited Public Workers For Action
10/20 SF UPWA Forum Taxes, Public Transit, Labor And Our Unions-WHO SHOULD PAY?
Should Working People and the Public Support SF Prop K and BART Prop RR Tax Increases?
UPWA Forum And Discussion
Taxes, Public Transit, Labor And Our Unions
Should Workers And The Public Pay Billions Of Dollars In New Taxes For BART and The SF MTA Instead Of Taxing The Billionaires And Corporations?
Why Our Public Transit System Is In A Crisis and How We Should Solve It

Thursday October 20, 2016 6:00 PM
San Francisco Main Public Library
Latino Room B-Lower Level
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco

Regressive tax initiatives for SF MTA through Prop K and BART Prop RR are on the 2016 ballot. Should working people support these tax increases and why are the billionaires and mega corporations, property speculators not be forced to pay for our public transportation? Why are the riders and working people subsidizing the billionaires for public transportation to take workers to their jobs? Shouldn't public transit be free? These are the questions that will be addressed at this forum as well as the ongoing attack on public transit workers from the BART workers to SF MTA transit operators. SF MTA TWU 250 A leadership negotiated a two tier wage that is hurting the new drivers who have to wait years to reach the top salary. They also face increased pension costs.
Transit workers and public transit advocates will discuss the crisis and what a working class solution is to the growing crisis including the massive traffic jams in San Francisco and the bay area by UBER, Lyft and other unregulated taxi services. These companies are able to bring tens of thousands of drivers into our cities and communities with absolutely no control or regulation. These drivers face dire conditions in the Gig economy and need a second and third job to survive in the bay area's "new economy".
At the same time Europe and Japan have a high quality public transportation system with high speed rail yet San Francisco and the bay area transit system is breaking down and in chaos. The property speculators and banks will tremendously benefit from new stations but shouldn't the increase of value go to the workers and public instead of a regressive tax.
It's time for action Now to build a real public transportation system and make the billionaires pay for it.

Sponsored by United Public Workers For Action
http://www.upwa.info
415-282-1908
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Added to the calendar on Friday Oct 14th, 2016 11:07 AM
§Striking BART Workers Faced A Union Busting Management
by United Public Workers For Action Friday Oct 14th, 2016 11:07 AM
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BART ATU 1555 and SEIU 1021 workers faced a union busting management. Now the bosses and managers are telling the people that they need a tax on working people to expand the system. Why aren't the billionaires and major corporations paying for a mass modern transportation system and taxing speculator who benefit when a new BART station opens.
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