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Alabama Bus Drivers On Strike, Justice for Southern Workers!

By Network to Fight for Economic Justice

Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement from the Network to Fight for Economic Justice.

Alabama Bus Drivers On Strike! Justice for Southern Workers!

Stop President Witt From Breaking Bus Drivers' Strike!

March 1, 2010 – Alabama bus drivers are now on strike! At 4:30 this morning, union bus drivers, joined by students with home made picket signs, gathered at the company depot to begin picketing. Bus drivers talked other fellow union members into joining them on the picket line and the buses are idle. Alabama Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) leaders report the university posted signs saying, “No bus service today.” Mario Harman, a local officer with the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1208, said the strike was effective so far and spirits are high!

However, Dr. Witt, University of Alabama President is forcing university workers to run 15-passenger vans around campus and threatening to fire them if they don't break the strike.

Last week Dr. Witt told Chapin Gray, a member of Alabama SDS and a steering committee member of the Network to Fight for Economic Justice, “You are calling the wrong person, the university was not involved at all in the dispute between First Transit and the bus drivers' union, ATU 1208.” Chapin asked Dr. Witt to make a statement of support for the union bus drivers and he refused. Now we see whose side he is on!

Call Dr. Witt TODAY at 205-348-5103

Tell Dr. Witt, “Stop Scabbing! Support the union bus drivers!”

  1. Honor the strike
  2. Make a public statement supporting the ATU 1208 bus drivers
  3. Tell First Transit to settle with the union!

The Network to Fight for Economic Justice (NFEJ) can be reached at

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