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Help this union worker defeat trumped up charges!
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A fifty-four year old African-American public-transit worker is facing unwarranted and serious charges, for doing his job according to MTA rules. He needs your support.

Because he didn’t immediately stop assisting a passenger and open the gate for an NYPD lieutenant, Darryl Goodwin is charged with obstruction of governmental justice, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.

The charges are absurd, because all NYPD members are equipped with MetroCards that give them unlimited subway access -- as well as keys that open the gates. On top of that, station agents assisting passengers are required by the MTA to handle those passengers before turning their attention to anyone asking for gate access.

For this adherence to guidelines, Goodwin was arrested and suspended from his job without pay.

Goodwin, a 27-year MTA veteran and member of TWU Local 100, is now back at work. But the serious charges have not been dropped.

The NYC Workers Defense Committee wants to help TWU Local 100 union brother Darryl Goodwin through this difficult time by offering our support, not just through our presence in the courts, but by helping to defray legal expenses and contributing to the numerous other costs he has to deal with because of these trumped-up charges. This will also send a message to the criminal "justice" system that the community has Goodwin's back.
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