Meeting THIS Saturday! MBRU featured in Watch Love Work! Fight for $15 Strike!
The Memphis Bus Riders Union is a grassroots organization fighting for accessible, affordable, and equitable public transit in our city. Our members are people who depend on MATA and supporters, and our work is essential for highlighting the racism and classism present in Memphis’ grossly inadequate bus system.
Greetings, transit warriors! Our first meeting of the year will be THIS Saturday, February 10th from 12 to 2 PM. Note that we’re changing locations: instead of the Gaston Park library, we’ll be meeting next door at the Gaston Park Community Center (1046 S. Third)! You can get there on the #39 and #17 bus routes. We’ll talk about our role at the Mid-South Peace & Justice Center, the 31 campaign, and what’s in the works for MATA this year. Hope to see you there!
Watch Love Work recently put out a video about the Bus Riders Union with our lead organizer, Justin Davis, and our Outreach Coordinator Charles Johnson! They’re a weekly video project that profiles great stories from the Memphis community, and the work of organizations like Just City, Room at the Inn, and OUTMemphis. Thanks so much for uplifting our work! You can watch the video here, or on Watch Love Work’s social media pages.
Finally, our friends at Fight for $15 have a strike day next Monday, February 12th! As we approach the 50th anniversary of the historic sanitation strike, fast wood workers in Memphis are continuing the fight for higher wages and union rights. There will be events throughout the day, and at 4 PM there will be a march starting at Clayborn Temple, 249 Hernando Street. For more information, RSVP on Facebook here!
MBRU holds meetings on the 2nd Saturday of each month. If you have any questions, or you’re interested in joining our work, contact organizer Justin Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org. And follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see more updates!