Working people across the United States have stepped up to help out our friends, neighbors and communities during these trying times. In our regular Service + Solidarity Spotlight series, we’ll showcase one of these stories every day. Here’s today’s story.
Feb. 4 was Transit Equity Day—and to mark the occasion this year, public transportation workers and riders came together to demand that governments prioritize investing in these essential workers. The Alliance for a Just Society, the Labor Network for Sustainability and TransitCenter released a joint report that includes recommendations to help rebuild a strong transit workforce in communities across the country. The report calls for governments to partner with transit unions, rider organizations and other community stakeholders to guide workforce investments and ensure that transit workers—through their union representatives—are part of every aspect of the decision-making process.