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More Good Organizing News This Labor Day Weekend…

September 4, 2016
By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell  

Buffalo, NY -  The latest organizing victory for the Transportation Division of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) involves 46 Employees of the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad (BPRR) who’ve voted to Go Union with the National Labor Organization, SMART Representatives tell WNYLaborToday.com this Labor Day Weekend.

Machinists Accuse Shipbuilder of Evading Contract Talks

August 31, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Newport News, VA - The International Association of Machinists has filed unfair labor-practice charges against Newport News Shipbuilding with the National Labor Relations Board, accusing the company of avoiding talks on a first contract for its nuclear-safety workers.

Boston Transit Janitors Protest Planned Layoffs

August 28, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Boston, MA - With layoffs looming Sept. 1 for as many as one-third of the Boston area’s subway-station cleaners, their union has been ramping up protests at the State House and Massachusetts Transport Building.

Judge Rules Uber’s Settlement With Drivers Inadequate

August 24, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

San Francisco, CA - A federal judge on Aug. 18 refused to accept a proposed settlement of a class-action suit by Uber drivers, saying that the amount the company agreed to pay was “not fair, adequate, and reasonable.

United Flight Attendants Ratify Contract; Teamsters Reach Deal

August 21, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Chicago, IL - United Airlines is near having contract agreements with all its union workers for the first time since it merged with Continental Airlines in 2010.

IBT Contract with United Airlines

August 20, 2016   
By Stephanie West

Chicago, IL -  International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and United Airlines have reached a contract  agreement  covering  9,000 United employees.

Teamsters Car Haulers Win Tentative 5-Year Contract

August 15, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - The Teamsters union announced Aug. 5 that it had reached a tentative contract agreement covering more than 6,000 workers in the car-hauling industry.

Allegiant Pilots Ratify First Teamsters Contract

August 7, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

St. Petersburg, FL - More than three years after they voted to join the Teamsters, pilots at Allegiant Air have ratified their first union contract with the budget airline. The agreement with the Airline Professionals Association, Teamsters Local 1224, went into effect Aug. 1, after more than 85% of the pilots voted yes.

Last Two NJ Transit Unions Ratify New Contracts

August 5, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Trenton, NJ - The two NJ Transit unions that rejected the March deal covering most of the railroad’s workers have ratified contracts, ending more than five years of often-stalemated negotiations.

Five-Year-Old Tyler Pawlowski ‘Sends A Message’ To The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority:

August 3, 2016 
By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell

Buffalo, NY - You couldn’t miss five-year-old Tyler Pawlowski standing out in front of the Downtown Buffalo Bus Terminal on Thursday (July 28th) with his father - an Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1342-represented mechanic employed by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) - wearing a t-shirt that read on the front: ATU Kid! - while holding a sign with a clock on it that read: Time’s Up NFTA!  Fair Contract!  Full Service Now!

Democrats’ Pressure Averts Philly Airport Strike

August 3, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Philadelphia, PA - Subcontractor workers at Philadelphia Airport announced July 22 that they would not go on strike during the Democratic National Convention, as American Airlines agreed to begin talks with Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ.

Union Helps Prep TEAs for Life on the Streets of NYC

August 1, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

CWA Local 1182 President Syed A. Rahim.

Queens, NY - Over the next 13 weeks, the latest class of NYPD Traffic Enforcement Agents will learn how to keep the City of New York moving, directing heavy traffic, issuing summonses, responding to emergencies and more. And on Friday, the latest 117 men and women to step up to those daunting challenges were introduced to the union dedicated to their ongoing health and welfare.

Improved Bus Service Remains Best Investment

July 27, 2016 
By Corey Bearak, The Public Ought To Know

Queens, NY – The recent so-called NYC Bus Coalition report on improving bus service basically adopted recommendations advanced by MTA bus unions including in testimony and commentary here.

Landmark Lawsuits Against Volkswagen

July 27, 2016 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - Landmark lawsuits against Volkswagen and its affiliates Audi and Porsche, have been announced by New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.

Privatization Won’t Fix D.C. Transit

July 21, 2016 
By Jeremy Mohler
Reprinted:
atu.org

Washington, DC - Transportation is the backbone of a thriving and sustainable economy. Therefore, a public transit system should be judged by how it treats those that need it most, especially people with disabilities and our most marginalized communities.

U.S. Trade Representative Takes On China Over Unfair Export Duties

July 19, 2016 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

Washington, DC - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman is challenging China over export duties on raw materials crucial to the automobile, aerospace and other U.S. industries, saying they give Chinese manufacturers an unfair advantage. 

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