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17 Years Later, WTC Health Crisis Deepens
Environment and Energy, Features, Health and Safety, Law and Politics, New York

17 Years Later, WTC Health Crisis Deepens

Editor’s Note: The following report comes via WBGO.org To hear Bob Hennelly’s investigative piece, click here. It has been seventeen years since the September 11th attack and from all outward signs it appears that lower Manhattan, the physical place, has fully rebounded and that history has moved on. But thousands of 9-11 first responders and survivors are…

S.F. Tech-Shuttle Companies Hire Scab Drivers—Before Strike Vote
Features, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, National, Transportation

S.F. Tech-Shuttle Companies Hire Scab Drivers—Before Strike Vote

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—After tech-shuttle drivers in San Francisco rejected a contract offer in mid-August, the two companies involved began training strikebreaker drivers—even though Teamsters Local 853 members have not authorized a walkout. “This is really extraordinary, considering the members have not voted to strike,” Doug Bloch, political director of Teamsters Joint Council 7, told the…

Denver Airport Workers Launch Ballot Initiative for $15 an Hour
Features, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, National, Transportation

Denver Airport Workers Launch Ballot Initiative for $15 an Hour

DENVER, Colo.—Workers at Denver International Airport launched a campaign to win a $15-an-hour minimum wage with a rally Aug. 23 in front of the Denver City and County Building. Backed by UNITE HERE, they are collecting signatures to put an initiative for an airport-specific minimum on the city’s May 2019 ballot. If passed, the measure…

SEIU Hit With Another Suit for Fair-Share Refunds
Features, Finance, Health and Safety, Labor News Briefs, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, National

SEIU Hit With Another Suit for Fair-Share Refunds

SAN JOSE, Calif.—The union Service Employees International Union local representing local government employees in Central California is the latest to get hit with a lawsuit demanding that it refund fees paid by nonmembers. The National Right to Work Foundation filed a claim seeking “millions of dollars” from Service Employees International Union Local 521 on behalf…

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