Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Strike to Shut Down All New York City Transport!

Labor’s Gotta Play Hardball to Win –

Workers Action Can Smash the Taylor Law!
Strike to Shut Down All New York City Transport!

DECEMBER 19 – Midnight December 16 came and went, and the workers of the Metropolitan Transit Authority are still on the job. Drivers and mechanics at the Queens private lines (Triboro Coach and Jamaica Buses) walked out this morning and a new strike deadline has been set for 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. It’s time to hold the line. “A Deadline Is a Deadline,” as the Transport Workers Union Local 100 T-shirt says. “No contract, no work,” as thousands of TWU members chanted at the union meeting December 10, and again at union rallies last week outside the “negotiations” charade going on at the Grand Hyatt on 42nd Street. Over and over, TWUers shouted “We have the power, union power!” Right, and now we must use that power –or lose it.

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