But a Metropolitan Transportation Commission committee Friday rejected a proposal to adopt guidelines on the issue, saying equity in transit was too hard to define.
However, Legislation Committee members said they will revisit the issue later this year after new members are assigned to the committee.
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Come celebrate the right to organize, the courage of workers, and the 60th Anniversary of Oakland’s General Strike. On this spot, street car driver Al Brown stopped his car to honor a picket line of women retail clerks. The workers were on strike to demand recognition of their union at Kahns and Hastings Department Stores. When Brown stopped his car, the streetcars behind him stopped, too. Soon more than 100,000 East Bay workers joined in a “work holiday” in support of the clerks. The Oakland General Strike lasted three days. Its solidarity led to union recognition for the retail clerks, a more progressive city government, and better lives for working families. More information about the General Strike can be found at www.alamedalabor.org.
Prior to the adoption of the remaining two principles, the MTC had directed staff to perform an equity analysis. The TJWG has been actively involved and engaged in this analysis process, recommending alternative methodologies essential to viewing equity from multiple perspectives. The latter two principles are scheduled for a discussion and potentially a vote at the next Legislation Commission meeting scheduled for January 12th, 2007. We encourage organizations/individuals to write letters of support for the remaining two EJ principles ahead of this meeting, and will provide talking points for interested parties.