We call on all supporters of workers’ rights who are available Monday afternoon to come out in support of our sisters and brothers who work for the Capital Metropolitan Transit Authority. The Cap Metro Board and the Texas Legislature are illegally trying to take away the union’s rights and the workers’ pay and benefits. Cap Metro is trying to “lower labor costs”–which means making up for its financial mismanagement on the backs of its workers
For several years now, Capital Metro has been attacking our workers who provide a quality service at a reasonable cost here in the Austin, Texas area.
Capital Metro is now attacking us again with support from the STATE OF TEXAS S.B. 650, which is designed to take away our Federal protective rights to COLLECTIVE BARGAINING, reduce our hard earned and fought for over the years WAGES, BENEFITS and RETIREMENT. They are trying to push the UNION into agreeing to become PUBLIC EMPLOYEES and give up all our rights or they will CONTRACT OUT OUR JOBS to a contractor who would not honor our COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT.
This move on the part of Capital Metro will not only HURT our MEMBERS and their FAMILIES, it will HURT our RIDING PUBLIC because the QUALITY of SERVICE would be reduce.
Our Local Union need all your help to fight back at this attempt to harm our quality of life.
THE UNION IS PUTTING ON A PROTEST RALLY ON JUNE 27, 2011 AT CAPITAL METRO’S HEADQUARTERS (2910 EAST FIFTH STREET, AUSTIN, TEXAS). THE RALLY WILL START AT 2:30 P.M. AND END AT 3:00 P.M.
WE’RE ASKING YOUR TO SUPPORT OUR EMPLOYEES BY REQUESTING CAPITAL METRO BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO VOTE NO ON EITHER OPTION PUT ON THEIR AGENDA. THE CMTA BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEET AT 3:00 P.M. THE SAME DAY.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP.
ATU Local 1091 President & Business Agent
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