FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 2019
Contact: Denise Romano, 202-719-3837
Ford GoBike Workers in San Francisco Vote to Join TWU:
60% Said Yes
After an intensive organizing effort, Ford GoBike workers in San Francisco voted 60% for representation by the Transport Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO (TWU). Ford GoBike workers are employed by Motivate LLC.
The campaign garnered a lot of local support from community members and organizations, including the San Francisco Democratic Socialists of America, Our Bikes, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
“The ultimate act of democracy in a workplace is joining a union. By voting to join the TWU, San Francisco’s Bikeshare Workers have greatly strengthened the economic security of families,” said TWU International President John Samuelsen.
The TWU already represents Motivate workers in New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, Boston and Jersey City, as well as bike share workers in Cleveland and Phoenix.
Ford GoBike has 4,000 bikes that can be docked at 300 stations across the San Francisco Bay Area.
The Transport Workers Union of America represents over 150,000 members across the airline, railroad, transit, universities, utilities and services sectors