Chicago CTA ATU On Int’l Women's Day - CTA Workers Want a Contract​

Chicago CTA ATU On Int’l Women's Day - CTA Workers Want a Contract​
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izoMgK7CGCo&feature=youtu.be
Published on Mar 13, 2017
On International Women’s Day, Amalgamated Transit Union women working at the CTA were facing intolerable conditions, as their locals have now been without a contract for over a year. The two unions — ATU 214 (buses) and ATU 308 (rail) — held practice pickets at several transit hubs, and demanded to speak to the Board of Directors at the downtown Chicago Transit Authority headquarters. The CTA tried, but failed, to bar union members and supporters from entering its March 8, 2017 Board meeting. In addition to decrying the fact that the bus drivers are forced to used porta potties, the unions presented disturbing photos of the unsanitary and unsafe conditions that workers are forced to deal with on the El trains, photos that the public can view here. Length 16:04.