The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

L.A. Metro Vaccination:
Again Passing the Buck to Us

May 10, 2021

Metro is complaining that not everybody is getting vaccinated.

Getting vaccinated on our own terms needs planning, and finding and going to a healthcare facility. All this takes from our private time, time that many of us don’t have. It also requires health care knowledge. Metro could have very easily organized the vaccination drive to make all this possible.

For example, Metro could bring the vaccines and the health care staff to our divisions on MTA buses.

Instead, Metro is passing the buck to us, putting it all on us. Blaming others is the manager’s daily task.

The Union Station Oscars

For the Oscars ceremony, Metro bent over backwards several times for the film industry. Metro rerouted the commuters to the east entrance. Bus stops, ride-share and parking were also rerouted for about a month. On the day of the awards, there were street closures.

Metro did all this to accommodate the Oscars at the main entrance of the Union Station.

But they made it a lot harder for commuters, especially the handicapped who have difficulty getting around.

Oscars vs. Vaccination Drive

Metro knows how to organize for the benefit of movie companies and Oscars. But they refuse to organize the vaccination drive that could save a lot of our lives!