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First day of Milwaukee bus drivers strike finishes strong

By staff |
July 2, 2015
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Milwaukee transit workers and supporters on picket line.

Milwaukee, WI -The first day of the work stoppage called by Amalgamated Transit Union 998 ended with a lively picket of hundreds, July 1.

From 3:00 a.m. until sundown, pickets stood strong throughout the city, with drivers, mechanics and supporters at all four hubs of the Milwaukee County Transit System.

Pickets resume July 2 at 19th and Fremont, KK and Mitchell, 32nd and Fond du Lac, and 15th and Fond du Lac.

A large rally in front of the Milwaukee County Courthouse (901 N. 9th Street) will begin at 5:00 p.m., on the Wells Street side of the building.

The Milwaukee-based United Workers Organization, a group that has been building support for the transit workers, issued a statement that read in part, "A work stoppage in Milwaukee, in the era of ‘right to work,’ is a positive sign and deserves all of our support."

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