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IAMAW Win On Long Island Should Inspire Others, Union Chief Declares

January 16, 2013
By Joe Maniscalco

After two tries, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) District 15 has successfully organized workers at a factory in Amityville, Long Island, and the head of the union expects the hard-fought victory to inspire other workers to organize as well.

Strike Nears: School Bus Drivers’ Union and City Still Apart

January 15, 2013
Marc Bussanich

Mayor Bloomberg’s administration has not attempted to negotiate to reach an agreement one day after ATU Local 1181 announced that school bus drivers would begin striking on Wednesday, according to the union.

School Bus Drivers Call Strike over Impasse with City

January 15, 2013
Marc Bussanich

The president of ATU Local 1181, Michael Cordiello, said this evening that the union’s school bus drivers and matrons will be going on strike on Wednesday morning.

City School Bus Strike Must be Avoided

January 15, 2013
LaborPress Editorial

Its disappointing that the city refuses to work with the leadership of ATU Local 1181 for a resolution of this dispute. The safety of thousands of children should not be sacrificed by New York City to save money.

Letter to the Editor

January 14, 2013

Neal,

The following is testimony I presented on January 11, 2013 at an important NYS Assembly MTA Hearing. Please share with the LaborPress readership.

Best wishes,
Daneek Miller, President and Business Agent for ATU Local 1056


ATU Local 1056 Testimony at Assembly MTA Hearing

Amalgamated Transit Local 1056 appreciates this hearing as opportunity to comment on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Budget and to share its concerns of regarding the future policies, planning and finances of the MTA. I am I. Daneek Miller, President and Business Agent for ATU Local 1056, which represents drivers and mechanics who work for MTA New York City Transit's Queens bus division. I also co-chair the MTA Labor Coalition.

Ongoing Debt Service Hamstrings MTA

January 12, 2013

Marc Bussanich

MTA officials told NY State Assembly members on Friday, January 11 that the agency is aggressively working to lower costs and its deficit by reducing expenditures by $25 million this year and up to $75 million thereafter without identifying the sources.

Councilman Gentile Comments on the Looming School Bus Driver Strike

January 11, 2013
By Councilman Vincent Gentile


Safe Reliable School Bus Transportation Needed

New York City school buses are still rolling, but the threat of a strike still looms.  This is a cause for great concern for every parent, union member and elected official in New York City.

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 represents thousands of hardworking men and women who together help make New York City the greatest place in the world. These members provide safe and reliable transportation to hundreds of thousands of New York City school students on a daily basis.

Who do you want driving your childs school bus?

January 8, 2013

Who do you want driving your child’s school bus – a highly skilled, trained, and experienced driver who knows our children and community, or someone learning on the job? At the end of the day, that is the only question that truly matters to parents regarding the busing of their children to school, and that is why it is so important that we support our New York City school bus drivers and matrons.

U-Turn: Taxi Owners Quit Fighting Caps

December 6, 2012
Marc Bussanich

The taxi drivers of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance won a historic victory in the summer when the Taxi & Limousine Commission ruled for the first time to impose caps on how much taxi owners can charge drivers for leases on medallions and cars.

Amtrak Reorg One Year Old; House GOP Scrutinizes Progress

December 4, 2012
Marc Bussanich

On the same day that Mayor Michael Bloomberg met with Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill requesting billions in federal aid to rebuild New York, Congressman John L. Mica conducted a committee oversight hearing on Amtrak’s ongoing structural reorganization.

 

Transit Workers: Pitching In Sock by Sock, Coat by Coat

November 29, 2012
Marc Bussanich

Transit Workers Union Local 100 members played a pivotal role in restoring mass transit service within days after Sandy’s wrath. They’re also playing an important role in restoring shattered communities by volunteering their time and donating crucial supplies to people in the Far Rockaways and Coney Island.

American Airlines Passenger Service Agents Aren't Backing Down

November 26, 2012
News from CWA

On Friday, 16 former and current employees — including some who were even facing layoffs at the close of business — visited U.S. Senate offices to raise awareness about American Airlines' dirty campaign to delay their right to vote in a union election.

ATU Local 1056 Testimony At MTA Hearing Thursday, November 15, 2012

November 21, 2012
 ATU Local 1056, Daneek Miller, President/ Business Agent

Thank you for this opportunity to comment on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Budget proposal for FY'2013 and to share the concerns of ATU Local 1056 regarding the future policies, planning and finances of the MTA. I am I. Daneek Miller, President and Business Agent for Amalgamated Local 1056. Local 1056 represents drivers and mechanics who work for MTA New York City Transit's Queens bus division. I also co-chair the MTA Labor Coalition.

Transit Coalition: Proposed Fare Hike is Divisive

Transit Coalition: Proposed Fare Hike is Divisive

We've Got Your Back - TWU Wins Safety Measures For Vulnerable Bus Operators

We've Got Your Back - TWU Wins Safety Measures For Vulnerable Bus Operators

Taxi Workers React to Taxi Companies' Attempt
to Evade TLC Lease Cap Rules

Taxi Workers React to Taxi Companies' Attempt
to Evade TLC Lease Cap Rules

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