Muni Social Strike Forum on August 18th

 
The MUNI Social Strike is set to begin on Thursday, September 1st, just as MUNI's new $1.50 fare is set to go into effect. Passengers are being encouraged to not pay fares as they enter buses and trains, and drivers are being encouraged to not accept fares. MUNI management has been planning to raise money by increasing fares, laying off workers, and cutting service. Read more Management is counting on the targets of this plan -- riders and drivers -- to remain divided, silent, and passive. Rather than being adversaries, transit workers and transit riders are finding that they have a lot in common. They realized that they are all working class people who rely on MUNI for transportation and jobs. Social Strike organizers say, "We're tired of always paying more for less while the rich face no economic hardship. And we've heard enough excuses from city hall."

A MUNI Social Strike Forum will be held on Thursday, August 18th at 6pm at Coffee to the People, at 1206 Masonic Ave. (near Haight Street).

Past Indybay Coverage of the Social Strike | Social Strike Website | Coalition for Transit Justice

The MUNI Social Strike is set to begin on Thursday, September 1st, just as MUNI's new $1.50 fare is set to go into effect. Passengers are being encouraged to not pay fares as they enter buses and trains, and drivers are being encouraged to not accept fares. MUNI management has been planning to raise money by increasing fares, laying off workers, and cutting service. Read more Management is counting on the targets of this plan -- riders and drivers -- to remain divided, silent, and passive. Rather than being adversaries, transit workers and transit riders are finding that they have a lot in common. They realized that they are all working class people who rely on MUNI for transportation and jobs. Social Strike organizers say, "We're tired of always paying more for less while the rich face no economic hardship. And we've heard enough excuses from city hall."

A MUNI Social Strike Forum will be held on Thursday, August 18th at 6pm at Coffee to the People, at 1206 Masonic Ave. (near Haight Street).

Past Indybay Coverage of the Social Strike | Social Strike Website | Coalition for Transit Justice

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