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Chicago-Area Transit Workers Radio Show

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To empower rail and bus union workers at the CTA and Pace with the knowledge and resources to completely control their union and make it stronger. We also support workers at Metra, Amtrak, Greyhound and other transportation companies.

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Local 241 and Local 308 officers have had their first official meeting about the Contract almost a year later. It is crucial that members organize demonstrations about their working conditions and demand things like full-time jobs, hazard pay... more

On December 22, 2020, members of ATU Local 241, Local 308 and supporting riders took a stand outside of the union office for the largest local with employees at the Chicago Transit Authority. The demand was simple: The members... more

Medicine can relieve pain and heal illness. It can also be toxic if it is abused. In two weeks Local 308 will be holding nominations for every spot: Officers and delegates. Everyone should come—especially radicals! If you cannot get... more

The threat of layoffs at work are becoming more real as the economic disaster from the Pandemic marches on. On this special show, we will highlight some of the news around the system and what Local 241 and Local 308 members are... more

Call in! CTA and other company transit workers can call in. Be our guest host! As always, coworkers in other unions are welcome to join the show. What kind of problems are you facing at work? What are your concerns and ideas for solving... more

Our plan is to discuss next week's union meeting (next Tuesday). Will you attend? If not, why not? What can we do to make it easier for members to know what is happening in our union? Call in! Be our guest host! As always, coworkers in... more

How can the members of Local 308 (and 241) inspire the members be the change we need? Can we organize? Can we picket? Does running for union office really help? Will brother Eric finally start the show with the mute button off? What... more

Well, Eric, did it again and muted the first 5 minutes of the show! So fast forward to the 5 minute mark to start. Sorry! The union office is holding a BBQ today and tomorrow to talk about BBS—and Contract proposal items. Strangely, the... more

Please note: The first 5 minutes I had the mute button on. Fast forward to skip it. I apologize. What is going on with the Local 241/308 leadership and so-called hazard pay. I list a whole slew of unions who won hazard pay through ACTION. I... more

The August Local 308 membership meeting was cancelled due to a lack of quorum. What does that mean? Why did it occur? If election nominations are just 2 months away, why so little interest? Or was there plenty of interest?... more

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