Call Mayor & City Councilors: New Richmond WI Crusaders Of Justicia April 15 2019
UW Green Bay, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, 10 A.M. – 5 P.M.
At Joint Finance Committee Hearing in Oak Creek, WI April 10, 2019
The Amalgamated Transit Union and its D.C. Local 689 ATU Local 689 is blasting a reported plan hatched by right-wingers to privatize Washington’s Metro system, including the buses and the subway. The Metro board has already turned over one garage, in suburban Virginia to privatizers. Privatizing would cut service to Metro’s hundreds of thousands of daily riders, the union said. The subway, despite recent declines, is among the three busiest in the U.S., and Metrobus carries hundreds of thousands more. “If you sit in the windowless boardroom of” Metro headquarters, “you’d think ‘privatization’ is a silver bullet that will magically eliminate costs and restore ridership to its heyday,” said Local 689 president Raymond Jackson. “Nothing could be further from the truth.” The solutions are expanded and improved service, as has occurred in Seattle and Houston, he said. That means more investment in repairs and upgrades – and in union workers and their wages. “Transit experts know how to fix this,” he said. So does Jackson’s local, which made the same recommendations last year, and so does Metro staff, unlike its management, he added.
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We are organizing for a Day Without Latinxs & Immigrants general strike and statewide mobilization on the Capitol in Madison on Wednesday, May 1st, to urge the state legislature to restore driver licenses and state ID cards for all in Wisconsin. This means no work, no school, and no buying.
Milwaukee bus info:
Buses leave at 8:30am from 1027 S 5th St, Milwaukee
Green Bay bus info:
Buses leave at 7:30am from 1221 Bellevue St, Green Bay
Buses leave at 8:45am from 305 E Main St, Waukesha
Buses leave at 8:30am from 2100 Layard Ave, Racine
Buses leave at 8:30am from 213 E Wisconsin Ave, Appleton
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Buses leave at 9:30am from 2130 Mt. Zion Ave, Janesville
Buses leave at 9am from 100 E Geneva Square, Lake Geneva
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Buses leave at 9:30am from 1235 W Main St, Whitewater