"We Move Chicago" CTA ATU 308 And 241 Protest Rahm Emanuel CTA Attacks On Worker Wages, Conditions and Benefit

"We Move Chicago" CTA ATU 308 And 241 Protest Rahm Emanuel CTA Attacks On Worker Wages, Conditions and Benefit
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Labor Beat: We Move Chicago - Transit Workers Activate
Published on Dec 26, 2016
December 21, 2016. Emphasizing to union membership and to Chicago Transit Authority management that class relationships are moving into a new phase, Locals 241 and 308 of the Amalgamated Transit Union held a day of coordinated actions in 3 locations throughout the city. Although the two locals (241 for buses and 308 for trains) had largely functioned separately in their dealings with management for some 40 years, the two locals have decided to join forces and coordinate strategy, the result of a year of stagnant contract negotiations. This day of action has awoken untapped, potential union power in Chicago. It points toward mobilizations similar, in the words of ATU 308’s President Kenneth Franklin, to the teachers union April 1 one-day strike last spring. Their chant “We Move Chicago” is no fantasy, as transit workers indeed move all the city; it also raises the point that transit workers might also vote NOT to move Chicago. Scenes and interviews.