If A4T is funded by unions how can it have an independent voice from workers?

Americans for Transit functions as a convener and a catalyst for action. We bring people together to advoacte for improving public transit in their communities. Grassroots organizations all across the country (like many transit-rider organizations) receive funding from unions. It's in unions' best interest to support groups like ours that are building an independent rider voice to advocate for riders' needs and concerns so they can focus on advocating for their members.