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.

Congressmembers Urge Boston Not to Privatize Transit Jobs

April 27, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Boston, MA - All 11 members of the state’s congressional delegation have asked the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to work out a deal with Machinists Local 264 rather than insist on outsourcing dozens of jobs.

New Contract a Gateway to Better Jobs

April 25, 2017 
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Newark, NJ - Gateway shuttle bus drivers in Newark, New Jersey, joined RWDSU/UFCW Local 108 last year to improve their pay and treatment.

Budweiser Delivery Teamsters on Strike

April 25, 2017  
By Stephanie West

Great Neck, NY -  Members of Teamsters Local 812, who deliver, sell, and merchandise Budweiser, Heineken, and other beer products to Nassau and Suffolk Counties will be on strike starting today.

NYC Mayor Welcomes NYC Ferry Boats

April 23, 2017 
By Neal Tepel

New York, NY -  Mayor Bill de Blasio on April 17th, welcomed the first three of 20 total NYC Ferry vessels into New York Harbor. The boats departed from Liberty Landing in New Jersey before docking at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

XPO Ordered To Pay $855K In Stolen Wages To 4 Port Truckers

April 23, 2017   
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News 

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Los Angeles, CA - California's Labor Commissioner is ordering XPO logistics to re-pay more than $850,000 in stolen port trucker wages to four Port Of Los Angeles/Long Beach drivers. The workers were illegally mis-classified as independent contractors instead as what they are - employees.

Machinists Organize Ground-Service Workers at Two New Airlines

April 21, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Sea-tac, WA - In the last 10 months, the International Association of Machinists has organized more than 2,000 ground-service workers at two new subsidiaries of Alaska and United airlines.

 TLC Backs Requiring Uber to Offer Cashless Tipping

April 20, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - After a nine-month campaign by a union representing Uber drivers, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission has agreed to develop a rule that would require ride-hail apps to offer an in-app tipping option.

United Pilots’ Union ‘Infuriated’ by Passenger-Dragging

April 19, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Chicago, IL The union representing United Airlines’ 12,500 pilots says it is “infuriated” by passenger Dr. David Dao being violently dragged off a United Express flight Apr. 9, an incident that provoked public outrage after a video of it went viral.

Expanded Passenger Boarding For The Staten Island Ferry

April 18, 2017 
By Neal Tepel

Staten Island, NY - This September, passengers will  be able to board from the lower levels in both Staten Island Ferry terminals.The changes are expected to improve passenger circulation and relieve bottlenecks at the Staten Island Ferry. The Ferry currently carries nearly 70,000 daily passengers, with over 23 million trips in 2016 .

Nissan, Temp Agency Face More NLRB Charges at Mississippi Plant

April 15, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Jackson, MS - The National Labor Relations Board has added three new charges to accusations pending against Nissan Motor Co. and a temporary-work agency at the company’s Canton, Mississippi plant.

App-Taxi Drivers Urge City to Require Tip Option

April 13, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - If you ride an Uber taxi, you pay the fare electronically—but you can’t give the driver a tip through the app. A union representing Uber, Lyft, and other app-based taxi drivers is urging the city Taxi and Limousine Commission to change that, by requiring all ride-hail apps to give passengers an option to tip.

Philly Airport Contract Workers Vote to Join 32BJ

April 10, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Philadelphia, PA - After four years of protests and organizing, airline contractors’ workers at Philadelphia International Airport have voted overwhelmingly to join Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ.

50 Niagara Falls Coach Lines’ Bus Monitors ‘Go Union’ With Teamsters Local 264

April 9, 2017 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell  
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Niagara Falls, NY - After the Union Election results were read to Bus Monitors employed by Niagara Falls Coach Lines on Wednesday (April 5th) evening, a chorus of cheers was let out by those former Non-Union Workers who will now be represented by Teamsters Local 264. 

Judge Stays Seattle Law Letting Uber, Lyft Drivers Unionize

April 9, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Seattle, WA - A federal judge in Seattle issued a preliminary injunction Apr. 4 delaying the city’s law that lets “ride sharing” taxi drivers unionize, until a legal challenge to the law is settled.

Teamster Carhaul Members Ratify Contract

April 6, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Teamster carhaul members have ratified a new national auto transporters contract, the union announced Mar. 30, with more than 86% voting yes.

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