Friday, July 5, 2:30-3 pm PST, onÂ KPFA
Workers from the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system went on strike this week causing massive disruptions and major media attention.Â Strangely, five days into the strike there are no news reports or public discussion of how, and to what extent, the strike is affecting people with disabilities and seniors.
Today we begin to rectify that problem by opening our phones.Â If you are a person with a disability call us at (510) 848-4425 and tell us what you are thinking.
Have transit officials dropped the ball for people with disabilities around this strike?Â What have the unions done to protect and serve us during this time?Â How is the inter-community support?Â Are friends and family helping with rides?Â Do disabled folks feel annoyed by the strike because BART employees make so more money than most of us? Or, are strike sacrifices worth it for decent salaries and benefits for these workers and their families?
With music chosen by Eddie Ytuarte and updated information about the strike from Sheela Gunn-Cushman.Â Adrienne Lauby is also in the studio to take calls.SHARE