Greyhound bus drivers took the initiative to share with their employer why comprehensive immigration reform is important for the community and posed a challenge to the company: Greyhound Bus Line could either keep up with the change or stay behind. The company recognized the importance of immigrants to their business and decided to embrace diversity through their full support of immigration reform.
A Greyhound van will be participating in the Citizenship Caravan to Bakersfield, August 14. Bus Drivers Leonard Weaver and Sindy Vasquez – members of the Amalgamated Transit Union, ATU Local 1700 –championed the immigration reform campaign at their workplace and are looking forward to the caravan. In the past, they were both assigned to drive routes in the Fresno-Modesto-Salinas area, which allowed them to get to know farm workers and their struggles.
A bus full of retirees traveled around Los Angeles, Thursday, June 20th, as senior citizens delivered letters to the Tribune Company Board Members in their offices. The letters ask Tribune Co. not to sell the Los Angeles Times to the Koch brothers. The billionaire duo hopes to acquire eight Tribune Co. newspapers around the country, and use them to advance their extremist right wing agenda.
The letter delivered by the group cited three specific reasons why a sale of the Tribune newspapers to the Koch brothers is not in the best interests of retirees, including public employee retirees. First, the Koch brothers’ long history of aggressively opposing Social Security, as well as pursuing policies to weaken public pension funds and, and the likelihood that they would use the Tribune newspaper platform as a powerful political and advocacy tool to promote their anti-Social Security and public pension fund policies.