CHICAGO – Last Thursday transit workers and environmental activists rallied here in support of mass transit. (See video below.) Spurred on by the Republican moves in Congress to cut transportation funding, angry bus drivers, subway workers and community environmental activists called on their representatives to increase funding. They argued cuts would kill transit jobs and endanger the jobs, health and safety of riders.
Speakers noted that demonstrations from Cairo, Egypt, to Madison, Wisconsin, are fighting for jobs and justice for working people. They noted that similar fights to save mass transit are happening all over the country. They hailed the hard work and bravery of transit workers during the huge snowstorm that struck Chicago last month. They also gave examples of how transit cuts have already hurt many in the Chicago area.
Image/video: PW/Scott Marshall