UAW Says GM’s Lordstown Plant Won’t Slow Production

May 26, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Lordstown, OH - General Motors has indefinitely postponed plans to slow down the assembly line at its Lordstown factory, the two United Auto Workers locals representing about 3,000 workers there announced on Facebook on May 16.

Taxi Unions Slam New Uber Pricing System

May 24, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - Unions representing New York City taxi drivers denounced Uber’s new “route-based pricing” system, saying it reduces the share of the fare that actually goes to drivers.

96 Traffic Agents Move Up to Level II

May 23, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - Ninety-six traffic enforcement agents formally moved up from Level I to Level II May 19, in a ceremony at the Police Academy complex in College Point, Queens.

AFGE Opposing Privatization Jobs

May 22, 2017  
By Stephanie West

Washington, DC -  The American Federation of Government Employees is joining with other employee organizations in opposing any attempts to privatize the Federal Aviation Administration's air traffic control system.

NLRB Charges Volkswagen Refused to Bargain With UAW

May 21, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Chattanooga, TN - The National Labor Relations Board filed a complaint against Volkswagen May 12, alleging that the company illegally refused to bargain with United Auto Workers Local 42 over changes to health-insurance benefits and scheduling at its Chattanooga factory.

Saskatchewan ATU Sues to Save Province’s Bus Service

May 21, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Regina, Canada - The Amalgamated Transit Union filed a lawsuit May 18 asking the courts to stop the provincial government from closing the publicly owned Saskatchewan Transportation Company bus service.

Fatalities Decrease On Queens Boulevard

May 20, 2017 
By Neal Tepel

Queens, NY - Queens Boulevard has seen zero fatalities since 2014, and New York City will further extend the redesign of Queens Boulevard beginning in June.

Pilots Unionize at Canada’s 2nd-Largest Airline

May 19, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Calgary, Canada - Pilots at WestJet, Canada’s second-largest airline, have voted to join the Air Line Pilots Association, the union announced May 12.

CWA Local 1182 Holds April General Meeting

May 15, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY - CWA Local 1182 held a general meeting on Saturday, April 22nd. The meeting was chaired and called to order by President of Local 1182, Syed Rahim. Mohammed Shahjahan, Secretary and Treasurer of Local 1182, conducted the meeting.

Teamsters Unionize S.F. Shuttle-Van Service

May 13, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

San Francisco, CA - Drivers for the San Francisco commuter-van service Chariot have joined Teamsters Local 665. The company, which was acquired by Ford Motor Co.

We Can Make NYC Property Taxes Fair And Equitable

May 11, 2017
By Corey Bearak, The Public Ought To Know

A recent report highlights that many homes over one million dollars pay less in real estate taxes than modest homes.  This pattern of unfairness must be addressed and soon.

Washington Lawmakers Eye Tying Boeing Tax Breaks to Jobs

May 10, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Olympia, WA - Frustrated that Boeing has eliminated almost 13,000 jobs in the state after receiving a 40% tax cut in 2013, Washington legislators are considering two bills that would reduce the multibillion-dollar tax break.

Philly Airport Workers Rally for Minimum Wage

May 9, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Philadelphia, PA - In a rally at Philadelphia International Airport May 1, dozens of Philadelphia-area workers took the day off without pay to demand that airline subcontractors pay workers the city’s $12.10 an hour minimum wage.

UAW Pushes VW to Stop Stalling and Accept Union

May 5, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Nashville, TN - The United Auto Workers began a petition campaign Apr. 26 to urge Volkswagen to recognize a union at its Chattanooga, Tennessee assembly plant.

Samuelsen Named National TWU President

May 4, 2017
By Steven Wishnia

Washington, DC - John Samuelsen, head of New York City’s transit workers’ union for seven years, has been tapped to become international president of the Transport Workers Union of America.

YRC Freight Rescinds Pay Cuts—But Not for All Workers

May 1, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Kansas City, MO - Three years after the Teamsters agreed to pay cuts to prevent the YRC Freight trucking company from going bankrupt, the company is rescinding the cuts—but only for workers in some areas.

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