UAW Preparing ‘Buy American’ Ad Campaign

February 28, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Lordstown, OH - Hoping to bring back manufacturing jobs, United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams announced Feb. 17 that the union is preparing an ad campaign urging consumers to buy U.S.-made cars and trucks, with union-made vehicles their first choice.

Transit Unions To MTA: Negotiate! ATU 1179 & 1181 Rally outside Two Broadway

February 24, 2017  
By Corey Bearak, The Public Ought To Know

Queens, NY –  Members of Amalgamated Transit Union Locals No. 1179 and 1181 called on the MTA to negotiate fairly and equitably as they rallied outside the transit agency’s Two Broadway HQs in lower Manhattan, Wednesday, February 22, 2017. 

LaGuardia AirTrain – a great idea to spur Good Jobs – with roots in Queens Civic movement

February 21, 2017 
By Corey Bearak, The Public Ought To Know

Queens, NY –  When Governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans for the LaGuardia AirTrain earlier this month, I recalled rejected schemes to connect LaGuardia Airport via subway or rail that raised community opposition with paths running through neighborhoods.

New Laws Address Illegal Vans

February 15, 2017 
By Corey Bearak, The Public Ought To Know

Queens, NY – Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1056 and 1179, and Presidents/ Business Agents Mark Henry (1056) and Bennie Caughman (1179) welcome the expected signing into law today (Wednesday, February 15) by Mayor Bill de Blasio of legislation sponsored by City Council Member I.

Montreal Taxi Drivers Can Sue Uber for C$300 Million

February 7, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Montreal, Canada - Taxi drivers in Montreal and Quebec City can file a class-action lawsuit against Uber for lost revenues, a Quebec Superior Court judge ruled Jan. 23.

S.C. Labor Leader Says ‘We Can Win’ at Boeing

February 5, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Charleston, SC - Although South Carolina is the least unionized state in the nation, its best-known labor leader believes the International Association of Machinists has a good shot at winning their second campaign to organize the Boeing plant in North Charleston.

IAM & United Airlines Reach Deal

February 3, 2017 
By Stephanie West

Washington, D.C. – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) has announced it has reached seven tentative agreements with United Airlines for approximately 30,000 workers at the airline.

Machinists File for Union Vote at Boeing South Carolina

January 25, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

North Charleston, SC - The International Association of Machinists filed a petition Jan. 20 to have the about 2,850 production workers at Boeing South Carolina vote on whether they want to join the union.

Dayton Bus Strike Settled

January 21, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Dayton, OH - Workers at the Dayton Regional Transport Authority ratified a new contract Jan. 17, settling a dispute that had led to a four-day strike from Jan. 9-13.

Upstate Airport Economic Development

January 17, 2017 
By Stephanie West

Albany, NY - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that Plattsburgh International Airport will receive $38 million through Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization Competition to jumpstart the airport’s $43 million overhaul of the North Country aviation gateway. This project will create 825 construction jobs.

Lives are Forever Derailed As the Subway Rolls On

January 13, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco

Mary Laatif with Louis Gray III.

Brooklyn NY - Mary Laatif stood with members of her family at the corner of Church Avenue and Beverley Road Wednesday evening, thinking a lot about the man with whom she spent 31 years of her life. But mostly, she thought about how much she doesn’t want to see the tragedy that took her husband Louis Gray last fall, strike another TWU family like hers. 

TWU Leader: 'The Dangers We Face Are All Around'

January 13, 2017
By Joe Maniscalco

Memorial placard honors Louis Gray and fellow MTA workers killed on the job.

Brooklyn, NY - On Wednesday, TWU Local 100 President John Samuelsen told Kensington neighbors gathered at Church Avenue and Beverley Road, that he knew exactly what was wrong before he even answered his phone late on November 3.

“It’s that distinct ring,” the union leader said. “I mean, it’s the same ring. But when you’ve been through this enough times you can tell what the ring is going to bring.”

Cuomo Proposes Improving LIRR Transportation System

January 13, 2017 
By Stephanie West

Long Island, NY - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has   a proposed a major investment  for upgrades to the Long Island Rail Road.

UAW: $1B Investment By FCA Shows Commitment To U.S.

January 11, 2017 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News
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Ohio City, OH - Fiat Chrysler's announcement that it's investing a billion dollars in Ohio and Michigan auto plants is being embraced by the United Auto Workers Union.

SEIU Gains Contract for Airport Workers

January 7, 2017 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY -BuzzFeed reports that airport workers in  New York and New Jersey gained a significant win and union recognition.

Teamsters Certified at LI School-Bus Company

January 3, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Medford, NY - The International Brotherhood of Teamsters was certified as the bargaining representative for more than 300 workers at a Long Island school-bus company Dec. 21, after the National Labor Relations Board dismissed the employer’s challenge to the results of a union election in February.

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