(audio) “So first and foremost, our number one ask right now is that if you do not have to be traveling to other places, please, please, please stay home. Do not use public transit if at all possible. It is really essential that we keep public transit accessible to those that are essential employees and need to be using public transit at this time. If you do not need to use public transit, if you have the means of getting someplace without, you know, coming into contact with other people, please use that. Help us keep our members safe, help us keep public transit functioning during this critical time. So if you have the ability and means to do so, you know, stay home. Don't use public transit, make sure that essential employees are able to get where they need to go.”
Brian Wivell, from ATU Local 689, which represents nearly 7,000 metro-area transit workers.
In today’s labor history, on this date in 2002, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that undocumented workers do not have the same rights as Americans when they are wrongly fired.
Today’s labor quote is by Mother Jones, who was ordered to leave Colorado, where state authorities accused her of “stirring up” striking coal miners, on this date in 1904. Mother Jones, who said:
“I will tell the truth wherever I please.”
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