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Beer Delivery Strikers Rally Outside Long Island Brewery

June 2, 2017  
By Stephanie West

Beer Delivery Workers Continue Strike

Patchogue, NY - On Saturday May 6th, Striking beer delivery drivers on Long Island rallied outside Blue Point Brewery, calling on the brewers' distributor to end labor abuses. Clare Rose, whose workers are on strike over wage and pension cuts, is the sole distributor of Blue Point products on Long Island.

Commercial Waste Reform Policy Gains Support of Legislators

June 1, 2017 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY -  A 2016 report by the Department of Sanitation found that transitioning commercial waste to a zone-system would reduce garbage truck emissions by 42 percent to 64 percent.

MTA Leaving Riders High and Dry

May 31, 2017  
By Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein

New York, NY - On May 24, just a day after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a contest to quickly improve the subways following mounting delays, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted for a spending plan that showed where its priorities really are: not with riders.

OPEIU Hauls Menards Stands Before A Judge For First Time On Federal Labor Law Violations

May 31, 2017 
By Doug Cunningham Workers Independent News

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Washington, DC - Menard's - the midwest home improvement chain owned by billionaire Scott Walker supporter John Menard - is on trial for breaking federal labor law.

152 Traffic Enforcement Agents Graduate At 1 Police Plaza

May 30, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – 152 Traffic Enforcement Agents received their certificates at a graduation ceremony held at 1 Police Plaza in downtown Manhattan on May 24th, 2017.

152 Traffic Enforcement Agents Graduate At 1 Police Plaza

May 30, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – 152 Traffic Enforcement Agents received their certificates at a graduation ceremony held at 1 Police Plaza in downtown Manhattan on May 24th, 2017.

Clare Rose Strikers Left Hanging as Anheuser-Busch Comes Through for NYC Teamsters

May 29, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – Anheuser-Busch, which is the direct employer of the workers who deliver their products in Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island, delivered raises and a continued pension plan to those employees on May 25th, while in Long Island, where Clare Rose is the sole distributor of its products, workers were left hanging.

Uber Acknowledges Shortchangin Drivers

May 29, 2017 
By Michael Cordiello, President of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181-1061

New York, NY - Uber has acknowledged that for the past two and a half years they have been underpaying hardworking New Yorkers who drive for the company.

Uber is Pulling a Fast One

May 28, 2017 
By Bhairavi Desai

Statement By Bhairavi Desai, NYTWA Executive Director on Uber's announcement that it will be paying NY drivers back on miscalculated commission

New York, NY - The litigation referenced by Uber was indeed filed by NYTWA Uber members last June with an amended complaint submitted on May 12. While we welcome progress in Uber acknowledging its unlawful deductions, make no mistake: the full amount that Uber owes to drivers is much more than what it is now claiming.

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.

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