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Man arrested in punching of woman AC ATU 192 Transit driver in Hayward

Current News - Thu, 03/08/2018 - 16:26

Man arrested in punching of woman AC ATU 192 Transit driver in Hayward
https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2018/03/08/man-arrested-in-punching-of-woma...
By HARRY HARRIS | hharris@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group
PUBLISHED: March 8, 2018 at 2:18 pm | UPDATED: March 8, 2018 at 2:48 pm
HAYWARD — A Richmond man was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of punching an AC Transit female bus driver in the face at the South Hayward BART station, authorities said Thursday.

Joseph Pulido, 30, was booked at Santa Rita Jail on suspicion of battery against a public transit employee. He was being held Thursday in lieu of $10,000 bail.

Sgt. Ray Kelly, of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, which has jurisdiction on AC Transit buses, said Pulido boarded the bus around 7 p.m. Wednesday and without provocation hit the driver in her face near her eye before fleeing.

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He was arrested by BART police officers and turned over to sheriff’s deputies.

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office provided an image Thursday, March 8, 2018 of Joseph Pulido, 30, of Richmond.
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office provided an image Thursday, March 8, 2018 of Joseph Pulido, 30, of Richmond.
Kelly said the driver identified Pulido as the suspect and the attack was captured on the bus’ video surveillance system. The driver was treated at the scene for swelling and other injuries, authorities said.

Authorities are trying to determine a motive for the attack. Pulido is scheduled to be arraigned Monday.

A call to an AC Transit representative was not immediately returned Thursday afternoon.

Staff writer George Kelly contributed to this report. Contact Harry Harris at 510-208-6443.

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Felixstowe Dockers To keep Felixstowe Dockers and other Dockers around the world informed as to what is going on around us all.

Current News - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 18:31

Felixstowe Dockers To keep Felixstowe Dockers and other Dockers around the world informed as to what is going on around us all.

https://felixstowedocker.blogspot.com/2018/03/norwegian-dockers-need-fin...

SATURDAY, 3 MARCH 2018
Norwegian Dockers Need Finacial Help

Posting on behalf of Svein Lundeng & Dockers Hangarounds

Cash in support of the port workers is immediately empty
The Port Worker hopes for help to support the last port workers until the summer.

When the Transport Workers Association stopped paying the strike allowance to the harbor workers in Tromsø and Mosjøen about a year ago, almost 30 port workers stood without any kind of income or unemployment insurance. It was the start of a massive fundraising campaign both inside and outside the trade union movement.

A total of around NOK 3.6 million was collected.
Needs 600,000 kroner

There are still 12-13 port workers in the two cities that have not got a job and have so far received around 17,000 kroner each month from the collective action.

According to the chairman of the Norwegian Harbor Workers' Association, Bjørn Steffensen, it is now only 40,000 kroner left, so unless there is more money for the collection action, it will be just over 3000 kroner to each of the port workers as a final payment next month.

"This means we must try to ask for solidarity in the trade union movement, to individuals, clubs, associations, trade unions and others so that we can get money to support them at least until summer," says Steffensen.

He estimates that there will be a need of 600,000-700,000 kroner to get it done.

"The money should preferably come quickly. Port workers are still doing a bad month, but two get hard, he says.
Their own company

When the sympathy conflict in Tromsø and Mosjøen began in December 2013 in connection with the fight for a collective agreement at Risavika Terminal AS outside Stavanger, there were 14 port workers in Tromsø and 17 in Mosjøen. Today, the situation is quite different.

"From next month, only one of the harbor workers in Tromsø, who has not got another job. In Mosjøen there are eleven left. They are in the process of establishing their own company so that they can lease their labor, but until they are in place they also need help, says Steffensen.

He believes this will be in place for the summer.
"There is a lot of activity in the area and we have received signals that there are good opportunities for work for the remaining harbor workers in Mosjøen. In addition, we are waiting for the trial, so it is important for us to keep the port workers working, "he says.

collection campaign
The account number of the collection action is: 3060.33.16947 (Norsk Havnearbeiderforening, PO Box 2079, 6028 Skarbøvik).
BIC/SWIFT: DNBANOKKXXX
IBAN: NO0330603316947 acountnr: 30603316947
"I hope as many as possible can contribute, and that everyone is spreading the call to help," concludes Bjørn Steffensen, head of the Norwegian Harbor Workers' Union.

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SF MTA, SF Mayor And Supervisors Allowing Privatization Of Public Transportation With Ford Chariot Deal

Current News - Sun, 03/04/2018 - 05:53

SF MTA, SF Mayor And Supervisors Allowing Privatization Of Public Transportation With Ford Chariot Deal

SFMTA Chariot permit endangers public transit

http://www.sfexaminer.com/no-fan-van-sfmta-chariot-permit-endangers-publ...

Chariot, San Francisco’s only private bus service, is prohibited from replicating Muni bus routes. (Daniel Kim/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)
By Patrick Maley on February 28, 2018 1:00 am
As a regular Muni commuter, I’m extremely disappointed with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s decision to move forward with its permit program for the Chariot private bus service. Far from “complementing” Muni service, the new rules essentially give the exclusive right for Chariot to compete directly with Muni. Of the 14 current routes competing with Muni, all but three would be “grandfathered” in — that is, they can run as is and even intensify in the future.

Many of Chariot’s operations are illegal; drivers have few legal places to pick up and discharge passengers, so they double park, pull into crosswalks and public bus stops and block driveways. In fact, Chariot has been observed blocking hospital entrances and preventing paratransit vehicles from accessing passenger unloading zones. Rather than “addressing traffic violations,” the regulations send Chariot the tacit message that traffic violations will be ignored.

Moreover, the SFMTA could be charging a lot more for the right to use city streets as places of enterprise, but it isn’t. In 2012, San Francisco cab drivers sued the SFMTA over the cost of medallions — a fee of $250,000 per vehicle — in Mounsey vs. SFMTA. The cab drivers lost. But the SFMTA is only proposing to charge Ford, which owns Chariot, $240,000 for the entire cost of its fleet, which around 150 vehicles now. Ford just received a 14 percent tax cut from the federal government. Why is the SFMTA consenting to another giveaway at the local level?

Chariot’s website states the core of its mission is “universal access to better transportation.” In reality, Chariot’s business model is about marketing a luxury brand to affluent city dwellers who do not want to mix with other San Franciscans. Chariot’s vehicle type, pricing and marketing are all set up to facilitate this experience. Its fares are high enough that it can effectively exclude riders it doesn’t want, particularly the 53 percent of Muni riders who live in households earning less than $50,000 a year. Unlike Muni, it doesn’t provide free or discounted fares to seniors, children or low-to-moderate income rider; Chariot’s rates range from $3 to $5 a ride. It also requires the use of a smartphone, an average cost of $567, and requires a service plan at an average monthly cost of $140.

In this way, Chariot’s price discrimination creates a barrier to many of the people most in need of public transit. Clearly, Chariot’s mission is not providing “universal access” but making a profit per ride on commuters who would rather ride in a segregated van.

Ford knows private cars sales are declining, so it intends to move into the privatized transit business. It found a willing market with new San Franciscans who don’t want to ride with people who are poorer, older or of a different color than them — and now they have found a willing agency in the SFMTA. This is Jim Crow 2.0.

Patrick Maley is a public transportation advocate in San Francisco.

Tags: SF MTAprivatizationSF politicians privatizationdiscrimination
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