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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 WNYLaborToday.com 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.

ATU: Improve Working Conditions for Uber & LYFT Drivers

April 4, 2017
By Stephanie West

New York, NY –  On March 27th, leadership from Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1181-1061 and drivers for transportation network companies (TNC), such as Uber and Lyft, discussed improving working conditions and a union vote for drivers with Taxi and Limousine (TLC) Commissioner Meera Joshi.

D.C. Ambulance Workers Vote to Unionize

March 30, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Workers at the company handling Washington’s ambulance services have voted for union representation.

Nissan Nixes Neutrality at Mississippi Plant

March 29, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Canton, MI - Nissan Motor Co. has refused a demand by the United Auto Workers that it stay neutral and not interfere with the union’s efforts to organize workers at its Mississippi plant here.

Grammar Quirk Wins Maine Truckers Overtime-Pay Lawsuit

March 21, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Boston, MA - A comma missing from a Maine state law about overtime tipped a federal appeals-court decision that will give 75 truck drivers up to $10 million in back pay. On Mar. 13, the First Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower-court ruling and held that drivers at the Oakhurst Dairy in Portland, Maine, were eligible for overtime pay.

NLRB Reviews Truckers’ Retaliation Complaints

March 17, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - In the last few months, the National Labor Relations Board has seen a wave of complaints from truck drivers about workplace retaliation for trying to unionize—including several from drivers at XPO Logistics and its subsidiaries, who the Teamsters have been trying to organize.

Uber Makes Seattle Drivers Watch Anti-Union Podcasts

March 17, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Seattle, WA - When Uber drivers here log onto the company’s system, there is now one more thing they have to do before they can start picking up fares: Listen to an anti-union podcast.

NYC Cabbies, Uber Drivers Rally to Protest Cuomo-Backed Uber Legislation; New Social Media Campaign Launched by Independent Drivers Guild

March 13, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – On Thursday, March 9th, yellow cab, green and black car drivers, and Uber and Lyft drivers rallied outside of Governor Cuomo’s New York City office in midtown Manhattan to protest a new bill backed by the Governor.

Winnipeg ATU Calls for Bus Safety After Passengers Disarm Man With Axe

March 13, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Winnipeg, Canada - Less than three weeks after a city bus driver was murdered, passengers on another Winnipeg bus disarmed a man who was carrying an axe and brass knuckles.

NYC Teamster Leaders Serve New Term

March 11, 2017  
By Stephanie West

New York, NY -The Teamsters Joint Council 16 executive board was sworn on March 8, 2017, for a new four-year term to lead the 120,000 member Teamster organization, representing the 27 Teamster locals in New York City, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley. President George Miranda and the six other executive board officers were unanimously reelected in January.

1,800 Union Workers Take Buyouts at Boeing

March 11, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Everett, WA - More than 1,800 union workers at Boeing have agreed to take buyouts as the company began a new round of job cuts at its Puget Sound aircraft factories last month.

NLRB Orders Sysco to Bargain With Michigan Teamsters

March 10, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Upholding 79 unfair-labor-practice charges filed by Teamsters Local 406, a National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge on March 2 ordered the Sysco food-supply company to begin negotiating a contract with the union.

Mississippi Nissan Workers March for Union Rights

March 10, 2017  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Canton, Mississippi - About 3,000 people, including Sen. Bernie Sanders and United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams, rallied March 4 to support workers trying to organize a UAW local at Nissan’s plant here.

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