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Nov 7

ATU: Workers Mobilized for Midterm Elections

Silver Spring, MD – Amalgamated Transit Union International President Larry Hanley issued the following statement on the Midterm elections.

“Workers across this great country mobilized for the Midterm elections. It is time for our nation to move forward and continue the fight for economic and social justice for all Americans.

“Throughout this politically divisive and bruising Midterm election season, we are proud of the role ATU members across the country played to mobilize transit riders to vote and elect more diverse, pro-transit and pro-worker candidates like Jennifer Wexton in Virginia, Susan Wild in Pennsylvania, Mikie Sherrill in New Jersey, Abby Finkenauer in Iowa, and others.  Public transit was also a winner on election night with transit ballot initiatives passed including in Connecticut and Tampa.

“From Pensacola to Las Vegas, to Lansing to many other cities, our brothers and sisters reached out to passengers at bus stops and transit centers, and provided transportation to voters who could not get the polls to vote.

“On behalf of the more than 200,000 members of the Amalgamated Transit Union, we pledge to continue to fight for better public transit, health care for all Americans, the right for workers to have a voice in the workplace as the assault on the middle class across the United States continues.”