Daily Kos: Occupy Transit! Transit Workers & the Occupy Movement Team Up: "Calling mass transit “a genuine civil rights issue,” the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), which represents transit workers across the nation, joined with the Occupy Movement, community organizations and transit riders to demand a revitalization of our transit systems. Citing such problems as “older vehicles, deferred maintenance and longer wait times for overcrowded buses and trains,” the ATU was also critical of service cuts and higher fares which have hit working class riders the hardest.
By Connor Wolf, The Daily Caller While union advocates take Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a time to discuss the positive influence the labor movement had on civil rights, others note not all unions were on the right side of history. Read Post
Leaders of the Amalgamated Transit Union that represents about 700 CDTA workers held a meeting on Monday night to inform its members that the union's president admitted to stealing $3,800 from the workers' pension fund. Read Post