LABOR ISSUES

Winnipeg Bus Drivers Go on One-Day Fare Strike

Originally published at rankandfile.ca. On Tuesday, May 14, the majority of Winnipeg Transit drivers, members of Transit (ATU) Local 1505, did not enforce payment from transit riders. This “fare strike” is the first time the ATU has done this type of action in North America. Via Labor...

Larry Hanley: A Union Force of Nature

Larry Hanley spent 40 years in the Amalgamated Transit Union, and he died at his post on May 7 after serving almost nine years as the international president. Larry will be remembered by a lot of people for a long time. The members will mourn, and...

Rest In Power, Larry Hanley

Rest In Power, Larry Hanley May 17, 2019 / Bruce Hamilton“How many more funerals do we have to have before we put a stop to assaults on bus drivers?” Larry Hanley asked in 1978. “Managers show up at every funeral with boxes of Kleenex, and then...

Commuters and Bus Drivers Unite

Commuters and Bus Drivers Unite May 16, 2019 / Leah SamuelThe following excerpt from A Troublemaker's Handbook 2 documents the work of the late Larry Hanley. The transit deregulation of the 1980s had trickled down from the airline industry to city buses. By 1989, union density...