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|Laborfest: Transit Gridlock, Workers, Privatization & Mass Transit|
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|Date||Thursday July 18|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
UNITE HERE Local 2 Hall, 243 Golden Gate Ave,San Francisco
Civic Center BART
The Nightmare Transit Gridlock, Workers, Privatization and Mass Transit
Can it get any worse? That is the question working people are asking about the transit crisis and grinding gridlock. The entry of tens of thousands of Uber/Lyft cars into San Francisco and the Bay Area have added to the gridlock and created budget crisis for public transit systems like BART, which is now losing money on trips to the Oakland Airport and SFO. While the number of tech billionaires is growing, they are not paying for the transit crisis. Instead, politicians are pushing more regressive taxes on working people and the public.
The forum will look at the reasons for the transit gridlock and how it is affecting public transit workers, the public and the environment.
Panel: Sue Vaughan, Public Transit and Environmental Activist; Roger Marenco, TWU 250a President; Edward Escobar, the Alliance of Independent Workers; Peter Miller, SFTEA Taxi Workers
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jun 19th, 2019 6:29 AM