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In this episode, we share how our union members should be the final authority in any agreements made with our employer—especially regarding picking rights (seniority). The privilege of Seniority Rights being in the control of our union is the Holiest of Holies as union workers at the CTA. The unilateral cancellation, alteration and manipulation of seniority is totally against the Collective Bargaining Agreement and our unions' bylaws. The members must resist any attempts to erode this right!
Read how public transportation unions are fighting back.
The CTA is hiring bus operators and repairers.
Shock Doctrine: The way that force, stealth and crisis are used in implementing steps to force through privatization and budget cuts in public transportation, deregulation and social services.
The Worker's Contract: An unofficial, alternative to what the lawyers will give us.
The Local 241 Bylaws and the Local 308 Bylaws