ATU Local 113 Sisters and Brothers stood up to Premier Doug Ford’s hostile TTC takeover and won. Now, join together with the people and organizations dedicated to protecting Toronto’s public transit system on November 21 at the We Stopped the Upload Party to celebrate all that we can accomplish when we work together – and recognize the important work still ahead of us.
Premier Ford and the PC Government’s disastrous subway upload scheme would have been the first step to privatizing the TTC Subway. Transit advocates were clear: Toronto’s pubic transit should remain owned by Torontonians, and operated and maintained by the ATU Local 113 experts trusted for over 100 years. The fight continues to protect subway maintenance workers and future transit projects in our city.
This important victory was secured through connecting directly with riders. With press conferences, cross-city Transit Days of Action, petitions, canvasses, rallies at the Ministry of Transportation and City Hall, and more, Torontonians heard firsthand the dangers of privatizing public transit. Premier Ford should fund properly fund the public transit system, rather than break it apart.
The We Stopped the Upload Party is co-hosted by the Stop the Upload Coalition, NDP Transit Critic and MPP Jessica Bell, ATU Canada, ATU Local 113, Toronto & York Region Labour Council, TTCriders, Councillor Mike Layton and Progress Toronto.
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Date: Thursday, November 21
Time: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Location: Paupers Pub
539 Bloor Street West
Details: Light refreshments will be served.