Thank you to all of the supporters who came out to our rally for Cascades East Transit bus drivers in Bend! We were proud to rally alongside members of several other local unions, CET riders and drivers, and community supporters. We want to give a special shout-out to Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel, Bend City Councilor Barb Campbell, KPOV, High Desert Community Radio host Michael Funke, and Oregon AFL-CIO Central Oregon staffer Noah Goldberg-Jaffe for joining us!
We’ll be heading to the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council board meeting at 5:30 tonight to demand that they work with their contractor, Paratransit Services, to provide a living wage and meaningful health insurance for drivers! $14 an hour and no benefits IS NOT LIVABLE!