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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.

IAMAW: Strike Looms at Nissan

March 9, 2017 
Jerry Levine, LaborPress Canada

Ste Marie, Ontario - Picket lines may go up outside Superior Nissan, Superior Custom Detailing and Superior Used Cars on March 20th and it may not stop there.

After Murder, Winnipeg Bus Drivers Demand Better Security

March 7, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Winnipeg, Canada - Two weeks after a city bus driver was murdered, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1505 is calling for better security. Irvine Jubal Fraser, 58, was stabbed to death about 2 a.m. on Feb. 14. A 22-year-old man who police say refused to get off Fraser’s bus at the end of the line has been charged with second-degree murder.

UAW Ups Organizing at VW, Nissan, Tesla

March 6, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Detroit, MI - Sensing “a doubling or tripling of interest” in union representation from workers at nonunion auto plants, the United Auto Workers is escalating its efforts to organize at Nissan, Volkswagen, and Tesla.

C.W.A. Local 1182 Fights for Disability Rights

March 4, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – C.W.A. Local 1182 Traffic Vice-President Tammy Meadows was sickened by members’ inability to obtain retirement disability benefits – and stepped up to the plate to change their fate.

Outsourcing Boston Bus Repairs Costs $6M Extra

March 4, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Boston, MA - In 2014, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority signed an $18.6 million contract to outsource the repair of 32 city buses.

85 Traffic Enforcement Agents Promoted to Level II

March 3, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – 85 Traffic Enforcement Agents were promoted from Level I to Level II in a ceremony on Wednesday, March 1st, at the Police Academy in College Point, NY. The duties of Level II include directing traffic, while at Level I, TEA’s write summonses. Level Two TEA’s must be on the job for at least one year before promotion, to complete their probationary period.

Teamster Freight Division Appointments

March 2, 2017 
By Stephanie West

Washington, DC - The International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa has announced the appointment of the following union officers to regional coordinators for the National Freight Division:

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.

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