Bus Riders Union Basis of Unity
The Vancouver Bus Riders Union represents the mass transit and public health needs of the transit dependent. The Bus Riders Union fights to put the needs of transit dependent people, overwhelmingly working class, and disproportionately people of colour, at the centre of public policy.
We organize because affordable, reliable and environmentally sound mass transit is a human right. Human and environmental needs must be the leading social, political and economic priority.
We openly challenge the agenda to privatize public services for private profit. We seek to build a democratic, multi-lingual, multi-racial, gender balanced organization whose leadership and membership reflect the racial and gender make-up of bus riders in Greater Vancouver.
We are committed to the fight against racism, class oppression, sexism and the oppression of immigrants. This work includes defending and expanding the social, political and economic rights of the disabled, gays, lesbians, the elderly, youth and other historically oppressed communities in the struggle for economic democracy and the redistribution of wealth.