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FCFT stands with ATU 689 during strike
Support grew for striking bus drivers over the weekend as area labor activists, political leaders and supporters turned out to walk the line with ATU Local 689 Metrobus workers who walked out last Thursday.
The bus drivers are employed by contractor Transdev at WMATA's Cinder Bed Road garage in Lorton, VA, and while WMATA GM Paul Wiedefeld claims the strike is a private dispute between a contractor and their employees, Local 689 president Raymond Jackson said "There is nothing private about a strike at a company that operates regular Metro buses, on regular Metro routes, with regular MetroBus passengers."
Pickets are running daily and supporters can join the line anytime between 3:30a and 5p on weekdays; see Calendar for details.
Donate to the Strike Fund here. Show your support for the strike on social media: download and print this sign, then take a photo of yourself, your family, neighbors, or fellow union members and tag @wmata on Twitter and @wmataforward on Facebook with words of support for the strikers. Follow ATU 689 on Twitter and tag @atulocal689 on Twitter or @atulocal689group on Facebook so the union can repost.