Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1056 urges Council Members NOT to sponsor or co-sponsor legislation being introduced at today's Stated City Council Meeting by Council Members Jumaane Williams and Ben Kallos that would ease unsafe and illegal van operations throughout the City.
Have you ever been beaten with a lead pipe or had bodily fluids thrown in your face at work? California bus drivers are assaulted like that on a regular basis. Have you ever been asked to safely steer a 40,000-pound vehicle through traffic? Transit workers do that every day.
Young was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to Coleman Young, a dry cleaner, and Ida Reese Jones. His family moved to Detroit in 1923, where he graduated from Eastern High School in 1935. He worked for Ford Motor Company, which soon blacklisted him for involvement in union and civil rights activism.
Just before school buses begin rolling with students adorned with new backpacks and fresh sets of pencils, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council are hoping to reverse some of the policies that led drivers to strike unsuccessfully 18 months ago.
Queens, more than any other borough , is highly dependent on bus transit. Queens is very large and has many low density neighborhoods not served by subways. Many residents rely on bus transit to get downtown or to regional shopping, worship services, doctors, schools, etc. North/