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Rally at the Metro Center to Support Bus Drivers

On October 12, a March and Rally to End the Bus Strike by Supporting Workers was organized by the Student and Worker Coalition for Justice (SWCJ) at UC Santa Cruz. The demonstration began with a rally at the base of UCSC followed by a march to the Metro Center in downtown Santa Cruz. Bus drivers who were rallying at the Metro Center were very happy to see such a large group of people marching in solidarity with bus drivers.
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Bus drivers cheer as a large group made up of mostly students from UCSC arrive at the Metro Center in downtown Santa Cruz
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a large showing of solidarity at the Metro Center. One man held a sign urging people to, "Boycott S.C. Sentinel Biased Reporting R-Wing Newspaper"
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people curious about the march were given a flyer with information
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these cops drive by the demonstration and were sure to point their in-car-camera at the people demonstrating. As they did a turn and parked on the other side of the street, they manually pushed the camera towards the crowd
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Tim Fitmaurice spoke out against the Transit Board and the Santa Cruz Sentinel
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Paul Ortiz welcomed people to the labor movement in Santa Cruz
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Tawny spoke and Student and Worker solidarity
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Sean got people fired up
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AFSCME represents a lot of workers!
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Bonnie Moor of the Bus Driver Union explains the situation
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Maria expressed solidarity and called for an escalation of tactics
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a bus driver gives thanks
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a graduate student at UCSC speaks about solidarity
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Sandino of the RCNV speaks about Youth Empowerment and Free Radio Santa Cruz
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this worker related the struggle that of Maria Padilla
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M.E.Ch.A. de UCSC supports drivers
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an anarchist perspective
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a bus driver calls for accountability
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Brain of the Industrial Workers of the World, Santa Cruz General Membership Branch speaks and the need to stand up to your boss
This is number 2 of 3 posts by me covering the demonstration on October 7, 2005

For more information, check out the following links:

March Friday to Support Bus Drivers & Get Buses Rolling!
santacruz.indymedia.org/newswire/display/18706/index.php

Student and Worker Coalition for Justice
groups.yahoo.com/group/ucscswcj/

Local 23 UTU
www.local23.org
 
 


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