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.
The Philadelphia transit strike of 1944 was a sickout strike by white transit workers in Philadelphia that lasted from August 1 to August 6, 1944. The strike was triggered by the decision of the Philadelphia Transportation Company (PTC), made under prolonged pressure from the federal government in view of significant labor shortages, to allow black employees of the PTC to hold non-menial jobs, such as motormen and conductors, that were previously reserved for white workers only. On August 1, 1944 the eight black employees being trained as streetcar motormen were to make their first trial run; that fact was used by the white PTC workers to start a massive sickout strike
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/