Philly Transport Workers Prepare to Strike. So Should Every Philly Union.
During the pandemic, while bus drivers and train and trolley operators were getting sick and dying, they were called heroes. Now, the bosses are demanding major concessions from transport workers in Philly. In response, their union voted unanimously to strike. It will take more to build real worker power in the city.
Jason KoslowskiOctober 24, 2021
Reno Transit Workers Holding Firm in Second Strike Since August: Interview with a Union Leader
Members of Teamsters Local 533 in Reno, Nevada, are on strike against a notorious union-hating company that is trying to undo a remarkable gain the workers won nearly 40 years ago.
Scott CooperOctober 18, 2021
MTA Temporarily Averts Austerity. A Wealth Tax Could Save It.
The full MTA budget includes anticipated funding from a yet-to-be-passed coronavirus relief package. Cuomo could easily solve the MTA’s budget problem by taxing the rich.
Zed SimonDecember 20, 2020
MTA Plans Service Cuts and Fare Hikes, Keeps Its Cops
New York City’s MTA is facing massive cuts and fare hikes as a result of a budget crisis. These proposals will hit the working class hardest.
Otto ForsNovember 24, 2020
The MTA’s COVID19 Response Is Killing NYC Workers
On March 19, at least 23 New York City transit workers had already tested positive for the Coronavirus. By April 8, 41 MTA workers had died, more than 1,100 tested positive, and 5,600 were in quarantine. Yet the city continues to pack workers into trains with reduced service.
Francesca GomesApril 9, 2020
Buenos Aires Subway Workers Strike Against Repression
After a month-long struggle the militarized police clamped down on striking subway workers in the tunnel and arrested 16 of them. In response to the government’s repression, subway workers called for an indefinite, city-wide transit strike until their fellow workers are released from jail.
Leo ZinoMay 23, 2018
Bus Drivers of Line 60 defeat employer sackings and lock out
After a marathon 41 day struggle, the 1,200 bus drivers of the Line 60 bus service in Buenos Aires returned to work on August 5 after winning the reinstatement of fifty sacked workmates. This historic strike by the drivers, known as “choferes” in Argentina, successfully ‘twisted the arm’ of the triple alliance of bosses, government and the leadership of the Union Tranviarios Automotor (UTA - Tram Drivers Union) that was lined up against them.
Sean RobertsonAugust 11, 2015