Court Support for TWU Local 100's Leaders
Just got this note in my email:
The New York Times reports that New York State Supreme Court Judge
Theodore Jones has ordered TWU President Roger Toussaint and the top
leaders of Local 100 to appear in room 227 of Kings County Supreme
Court tomorrow (Thursday) at 11 AM. The Times reports that Judge
Jones said he wants the union leadership in court tomorrow because he
is considering sentencing them to jail for calling the strike.
WHAT CAN WE DO?
1. COME TO COURT: Room 227 is the biggest court room in Brooklyn. It
seats several hundred people. The hearing is open to the public.
Kings County Supreme Court is at 360 Adams Street, near Borough
Hall. The main entrance is on Court Street at Montague Street. There
is another entrance on Adams Street. The Court is only a few blocks
from the Brooklyn Bridge. People coming from Queens, East New York
or Bed/Stuy can take the Long Island Railroad to the nearby [Flatbush
Ave. stop] Brooklyn Terminal at Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues [one
2. COME TO COURT EARLY TO MEET THE PRESS - The media has been
crucifying the union and trying to portray the image that the public
is against the strike. Tomorrow will be an excellent opportunity to
meet the press before the court hearing and make statements of
support and solidarity with the strikers and their union and to show
the transit workers that they are not in this fight alone.
3. CONTACT ELIOT SPITZER - Attorney General Spitzer is representing
the state in the lawsuit before Judge Jones. According to the Times
Spitzer has not yet said he supports imprisoning the union
leadership. Convince Spitzer that jailing the union leaders will
create chaos and make negotiations impossible. More importantly, tell
Spitzer that you will not vote for him for governor if he does not
oppose jailing the union officials. Spitzer's phone number is
212-416-8000 his e-mail
In addition to TWU Local 100 being on strike, Staten Island's transportation
union (ATU 726) is also on strike! Students and supporters can join their
pickets lines at the following two Staten Island Depots:
Castleton Bus Depot
Located at the corners of Castlton Ave and Clove Road (Port Richmond, Staten
Yukon Bus Depot
Located on Yukon Avenue between Forest Hill Road & Richmond Avenue (New
Springville. Staten Island).
For more information, visit ATU 726's website at
The TWU has set up picket lines at the following locations:
Gunhill Depot: 1910 Bartow Avenue
Pelham Barn/Westchester Sq. Yard: Eastchester Rd. & Water Street
Zerega CMF: 750 Zerega Avenue
180th Street Yard: 1151 East 180 Street
West Farms Depot: 1100 East 177th Street
Concourse Yard: 3119 Jerome Avenue
Jerome Yard: Jerome Ave. & Van Courtlandt Ave.
239th St. Barn: 4570 Furman Avenue
240th St. Barn: 5911 Broadway
241st St. White Plains Road. (RTO)
242nd St. Yard
Eastchester Depot: Interstate 95 at Exit 13
Yonkers Depot: 59 Babcock St.
Tiffany Iron: 1170 Oakpoint Avenue
Woodlawn 1 & 9 Lines (RTO)
370 Jay St./130 Livingston
Bergen St. Shop
East New York Depot/Shop: 1700 Bushwick Avenue
Flatbush Ave / Nostrand (RTO)
Flatbush Depot: Flatbush & Utica Ave.
Coney Island Yard: Avenue X & McDonald
Ulmer Park Depot: Cropsey Ave. & Bay
Jackie Gleason Depot: 871 Fifth Avenue
Pitkin Yard: 1434 Sutter Avenue
Livonia Shop: 824 Linwood Shop
Atlantic Ave/Bergen Street Shop: 1415 Bergen Street
Linden Shop: 1500 Linden Blvd.
Cozine: 50 Cozine Avenue
Rockaway Parkway Carnarsie L-line
71st & Continental G,R & V lines (RTO)
179th St. F-line (RTO)
College Point Depot: 128-15 28th Avenue
Corona Barn: 126-53 Willets Point Blvd.
Ditmars Blvd. N & W lines (RTO)
Fresh Pond Depot: 56-99 Fresh Pond Road
Jamaica Barn: 7815 Grand Central Parkway
Jamaica Depot: 114-15 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.
Main St. 7-line (RTO)
Parsons / Archer E & J lines (RTO)
Triboro Coach Depot: 8501 24th Avenue
Woodside Electronic Shop: 33-33 54th Street
34th St. - Penn Station *
Chambers St. Flagging Quarters (RTO)
Grand Central Station (RTO)
Kingsbridge Depot: 4065 10th Avenue
207th St. Yard: 3961 10 Avenue
Manhattanville Depot: 666 West 133rd St.
100th Street Depot: 1552 Lexington Avenue at 100th Street
Michael J. Quill Depot: 525 11th Avenue
West 53rd St Power/RCC: 53rd St. btw 8/9
126th Street Depot: 2460 Second Avenue
148th St. Lenox Ave.
168th St. C Line