It’s no laughing matter — violence is a sad reality for workers. Last week, ATU Local 113 found a disgusting online “music” video that threatens violence against members. We took immediate action to shut down this video: we reported the video with YouTube for removal and demanded the TTC take immediate action to look into how such a vile video was filmed on TTC property.

Your safety is important and ATU Local 113 will always speak out against those who glorify violence against workers – wherever and whenever it happens. This is a serious concern for public transit workers who receive verbal and physical abuse on a daily basis. We must work together to end violence against workers – and this begins with standing together against videos that normalize these behaviours.

Your Executive Board will closely monitor this situation until it is resolved.

In solidarity.