Bus workers strike in San Diego, California

First Transit employees speak about social conditions

Over 300 Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) workers in San Diego, California walked off the job last Wednesday after overwhelmingly voting down the latest contract offer from the British-based multinational corporation, First Transit. Rent and health care costs in San Diego are some of the highest in the nation, and most of the workers on strike earn poverty wages. Many of the striking drivers and support staff work for the “paratransit” system, which serves elderly and disabled residents throughout the county. We visited the picket line to interview workers about their living and working conditions.

Striking San Diego transit workers speak about social conditions