AFSCME members nationwide rally for drivers Wednesday

Delegates to AFSCME’s national convention being held in Chicago will be turning out to support cab drivers at a 3:00 pm Wednesday, July 16 rally at the Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St.

Cab Drivers United-AFSCME Council 31 has been picking up momentum, signing up almost 1,500 members since mid-June and meeting with BACP officials about the crisis facing drivers.

Along with cab drivers AFSCME International Union President Lee Saunders will address the crowd. Also speaking are AFSCME Council 31 leaders Henry Bayer and Roberta Lynch, Chicago Federation of Labor President Jorge Ramirez and national civil rights leader Rev. William Barber.

Cab Drivers United-AFSCME Council 31 have been building power to make real change and Wednesday’s rally shows that drivers are getting stronger every day.