Tag Archives: Transportation

ITALY’S UNIONS ON STRIKE AGAINST AUSTERITY MEASURES

  Italy’s workers on rotating strikes across the country the week of Dec. 12, 2011 Play/Pause Video Italy’s week started with demonstrations and strikes that are set to be repeated over the next five days. On Monday port, highway and … Continue reading

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BING KEEPS BUSES BROKEN, DRIVERS AND RIDERS IN DANGER; BLAMES YOUTH

   Says “hooligans” responsible after drivers refuse to roll, will not provide what mechanics need to fix buses  By Diane Bukowski  November 4, 2011  DETROIT— City residents awoke today to find no DDOT buses running. Drivers said they were afraid … Continue reading

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BUS MECHANICS’ PRESIDENT SAYS BING WILL NOT FIX BUSES

Interview with bus mechanics’ Local President Leamon Wilson (seen speaking at City Council hearing in part of video above). By Diane Bukowski Nov. 4, 2011 VOD interviewed Leamon Wilson, president of Local 312 of the American Federation of State, County … Continue reading

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BRIDGE BLOCKADE STOPS INTERNATIONAL TRADE

Protesters target “Bridge Baron” Matty Moroun, worth $1.8 billion  By Diane Bukowski  Oct. 30, 2011  DETROIT – “We stopped international trade from happening,” Rev. Charles Williams III shouted over his bullhorn as more than a hundred protesters from Bridge Watch, … Continue reading

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OCCUPY DETROIT MARCHES FOR BUSES FOR DDOT RIDERS, WORKERS

   By Diane Bukowski   Occupy Detroit took to the streets Oct. 28 because people can’t rely on the city’s buses, marching from Gand Circus Park through the Rosa Parks Terminal at Michigan and Cass and then down Woodward to the … Continue reading

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THE GREAT TROLLEY RIOT OF 1891: THE FIRST DETROIT UPRISING AGAINST PRIVATIZATION

By Barbara and Keith Hines First published in the Michigan Citizen 08-12-2000 This presentation was given by Keith Hines at the July 11 2000 City Council public hearing on the Mayor’s plan to separate the City Housing Commission from city … Continue reading

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BUS WORKERS, RIDERS BLAST BING

Bus stop lines stretch around corners, many riders face 2 to 3 hour waits Union leaders deny claims of slowdown Watson questions whether administration plans to privatize D-DOT  By Diane Bukowski September 20, 2011  DETROIT – Bus workers and their … Continue reading

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