Support Grand Rapids Transit Workers

Peter Varga, CEO, The Rapid

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While so many cities in our state struggle, Grand Rapids and Kent County are on the rise. Unfortunately, a lot of the people who helped lay the foundation are being left out. More than 26% of our neighbors live below the poverty line.

While so many struggle, people like The Rapid CEO Peter Varga are reaping huge benefits, including a nearly $200,000 salary, taxpayer-funded cars, and more. Now Varga wants more. He’s demanding that the bus drivers who keep the city moving, including retirees, give up their retirement security.

We are proud of Grand Rapids, but we cannot let it become a place where only a handful of wealthy people receive all of the gains while working people are forced to sacrifice more and more.

Join us in standing in solidarity with members of ATU Local 836 as we demand a city and county that create opportunity for all!

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To: Peter Varga, CEO, The Rapid
From: [Your Name]

Dear Mr. Varga,

I'm writing to let you know that I support Grand Rapids' hardworking bus drivers who keep the city moving. I'm proud of Grand Rapids, but we can't let it become a place where only the wealthy receive all of the city's gains while working people are forced to sacrifice more and more.

Instead of robbing workers, you should stop the political games, and focus on reaching a fair and just agreement with members of ATU Local 836 that creates opportunity for all in Grand Rapids.