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To empower rail and bus union workers at the CTA and Pace with the knowledge and resources to completely control their union and make it stronger. We also support workers at Metra, Amtrak, Greyhound and other transportation companies.

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Please note: The first 5 minutes I had the mute button on. Fast forward to skip it. I apologize. What is going on with the Local 241/308 leadership and so-called hazard pay. I list a whole slew of unions who won hazard pay through ACTION. I... more

The August Local 308 membership meeting was cancelled due to a lack of quorum. What does that mean? Why did it occur? If election nominations are just 2 months away, why so little interest? Or was there plenty of interest?... more

Please note: There is a short interruption as I accidently disconnected the show near the beginning. In unions with very little connection between members and elected leaders, announcements about union dues, special dues or anything... more

Our city is under lockdown. People are confused and angry. Fires are burning. What can we do as Chicago area Transit workers to protect each other and our communities, while also working and fighting for better working conditions?... more

Although some CTA workers and passengers were not at all surprised about the CBS News Chicago report on filthy trains (and buses), the information was important for those who want to improve working conditions. However, why did... more

We plan to share and discuss a report from President Ken Franklin on how many 241/308 workers were sick and quarantined last month. What is going on at your shop, station, garage or terminal? What's the word on safety? How can we... more

In this episode, we share how our union members should be the final authority in any agreements made with our employer—especially regarding picking rights (seniority). The privilege of Seniority Rights being in the control of... more

The first 5 minutes had audio problems. You will need to fast-forward. We apologize for the confusion. Our union presidents are scheduled to speak about the safety of public transportation workers in Chicago at 3pm on Intellectual... more

The members of Local 241 and Local 308 need to know what is going on—and this unofficial talk radio show is where they can come together and share information. On May 1st, the Justice Coalition launched Operation:... more

On this first day of May, 2020, we unveil a new and ambitiouos initiative to take power from the elites and return it to the workers and members of ATU Local 241 and Local 308: The Worker's Contract. This new project is based on an earlier... more

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