3,000 New York public transport workers demonstrated outside the Metropolitan Transport Authority (MTA) offices on Tuesday 15 November, ahead of contract negotiations between MTA and their union, TWU Local 100.
TWU projected their demands onto the side of the MTA building (the equivalent of us projecting demands to scrap “Fit for the Future” onto 55 Broadway!). Slogans on their placards included "We Are The Working Class", and "We Move New York". Just like us, their labour is essential for the day-to-day functioning of one of the world's major cities, and they won't accept injustice.
They are fighting for increased wages, better pensions, and new safety provisions - all issues that London Underground workers can connect with!
This is a multiracial workforce standing together to fight for more rights and power in the workplace, the complete antithesis to the racism and nationalism of the Trump movement.
We should support our brothers and sisters in TWU Local 100 any way we can.