We, at Batay Ouvriye, want to take the opportunity of the year beginning to salute the TWU's Local 100 recent courageous battle. We have no doubt on the justness and legitimacy of the workers' demands and the ardor with which they have battled to obtain their satisfaction. The permanent mobilization they maintained, despite the repression of the New York authorities and the press supporting these dominant structures and individuals will remain an example that the working class can continue to put forward when confronting its major enemies.
Internal debates, far from leading towards divisions and thus weakening our struggle, should, on the contrary, thanks to the genuine democratic dynamic they contain, advance the movement, constantly in the interest of the united workers
We also wish to denounce the attitude of the Transit Union Workers of America's International President, Michael T. O'Brien, who, by withdrawing his support and even going so far as to declare the union's action illegal, left it dangerously vulnerable. We join our voices to all those demanding this president's immediate dismissal for having held such an attitude against the workers' fight and take this opportunity to suggest that, as quick as possible, solid mechanisms be put in place for such betrayals to never happen again..
Lastly, we ask for all workers of the entire world to be ready to support, if need be, this TWU Local 100 workers' mobilization since their battle, which is also ours, may just be beginning.
DOWN WITH THE NEW YORK AUTHORITIES' REPRESSIVE STAND!
DOWN WITH THE TWU'S INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT'S BETRAYAL!
FORWARD THE STRUGGLE AND MOBILIZATION OF TWU'S LOCAL 100 WORKERS!
FORWARD THE STRUGGLE AND MOBILIZATION OF WORKERS ALL OVER THE WORLD!