Second Vice President Raymond Jackson spoke December 2, 2016 on behalf of ATU Local 689 at the congressional hearing on the progress of Safetrack. Below are three clips highlighting questions and attacks the union is facing dealing with opening the WMATA compact, binding arbitration and safety. See the clips below:
Congressman Gerry Connally (D-Va) and Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-Va) question Second Vice-President Raymond Jackson during hearing on Safetrack progress held Friday, December 2, 2016. Hear them make their agenda to weaken collective bargaining rights clear.
Barbara Comstock (R-Va) attacks the salaries of Local 689 members by citing inaccurate facts and pitting teacher, firefighters and transit workers against each other at the December 2, 2016 Congressional hearing on Safetrack at Metro.
WMATA Board Chairman Jack Evans explains what a federal takeover means for Metro.