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President Raymond Jackson: As we embark on the 106th birthday of Rosa Parks, let’s honor her legacy by continuing her fight!
Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 689 President Raymond Jackson released the following statement to mark Transit Equity Day and honor the 106th birthday of Rosa Park:
“February 4, 2019 marks the 106th birthday of visionary leader Rosa Parks, affectionately known as the “Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.” To honor this day, ATU Local 689 has joined with Labor Network for Sustainability and a broad coalition of organizations for Transit Equity Day, a day to call for increased investment in public transportation. Read entire statement here.
Metro Worker's Union applauds Bowser's fare evasion bill veto
ATU Local 689 applauds Mayor Bowser’s rejection of the D.C. Council’s decriminalization of fare evasion bill. Our union's membership is made up of more than 80% people of color. We are mindful of the disproportionate effect of fare evasion citations, but we do not believe that inviting theft is a reasonable way to resolve this issue. Read entire statement here.
Jack Evans is the problem, not Metro employee pensions
Washington D.C. - January 10, 2019: In response to WMATA Chairman Jack Evans comments at the WMATA Board meeting today, ATU Local 689 President Raymond Jackson issues the following statement:
“At today's WMATA board meeting, Chairman Jack Evans said the unfunded pension liability at WMATA is impeding the system's future. What Evans failed to admit is that he is the reason for the pension fund's liability." Read entire statement here.
Remembering Our Deceased Local 689 Brothers and Sisters.
WMATA: Fund It, Fix It, Make It Fair