NEW YORK - On the evening of Oct. 25, lower Broadway here became a sea of green as thousands of transport workers wearing green hats filled the street in front of the headquarters of their employer, the New York City Transit division of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, to rally for a good contract.
SAN FRANCISCO - Management refusal to negotiate on its own work rule demands - demands the unions say could impact worker safety - forced workers for the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART) to strike at 12:01 a.m. Oct. 18.
Striking Bay Area Rapid Transit workers and Oakland city workers protested what they said were management's refusal to increase wages and demands for givebacks, despite rising revenues.
On December 20, 2005, thousands of workers began what was to be a three-day strike of the New York City transit system over retirement, pension and wage issues.
The ruling House GOP wouldn't even let lawmakers vote on a 2-year bipartisan highway-mass transit bill the Senate approved earlier this month.
That rewrite, an attempt to end a fight over union recognition votes at airlines and railroads, ended up leaving workers and their unions with the short end of the stick.
Thousands of transit workers and passengers rallied at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition on March 27 to demand federal funding for public transit systems nationwide.
In a pre-spring offensive against 38,000 transit workers and a riding public of millions, Jay Walder, chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, has announced 1,000 layoffs.
CLEVELAND - A rally protesting the Regional Transit Authority's refusal to address worker and rider safety in contract talks dramatized the challenge facing public transit systems in today's economic crisis.
Transport Workers, Local 234 struck the Southeastern, Pa. Transportation Authority (SEPTA). on the morning of Nov. 3 over pay and pension related issues.