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Occupy Transit! Transit Workers & the Occupy Movement Team Up

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.
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Unions, Occupy Wall Street Join Together in New York, Peoria, Around the Nation

Industries : AFL-CIO Now Blog (3 years ago)

  The Occupy Wall Street movement has spread from big cities to small towns, mobilizing a diverse group of people from young workers to grandmothers. Even “The New Yorker” has taken note, with a cover this week that portrays a group... Read Post

Business-bashing telecom union boss takes mandatory dues

Industries : WorkplaceChoice.org (8 hours ago)

By Jason Hart, Watchdog.org Communications Workers of America president Larry Cohen is a self-proclaimed warrior for “economic justice” who takes mandatory fees from over 40,000 workers who don’t want to join his union. Read Post

NY: ATU President Admits Theft

Industries / Transportation : MassTransit (2 years ago)

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


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