Concerned about a proposal that would privatize Montgomery County’s mass transit and parking lots, UFCW 1994 MCGEO members turned out on Friday night to voice opposition to the legislation and show support for Local 1994 members in the DOT...
Legislation MC 24-15 would allow the County Council to create an Independent Transit Authority (ITA), which would not only control the County's mass transit and parking lots but take possession of hundreds of millions of dollars in county assets. “We are concerned about the legislation's impact on our members in the Dept. of Transportation and the users of RideOn services,” said 1994 President Gino Renne. “This legislation has not been subject to public scrutiny and many of the stakeholders were not given a seat at the table before it was crafted.”
On Saturday, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett withdrew the proposal. Leggett (D) said he asked County Council President George L. Leventhal (D-At Large) to remove the bill from Monday’s agenda but hasn’t decided whether the amend it or set it aside entirely, reports the Washington Post.
Park and Planning shop steward Aaron Crawford supported his fellow UFCW 1994 members at Friday's hearing. photo courtesy UFCW 1994