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JFK Upgrade Moves Forward with Union Labor
Features, Finance, Law and Politics, Municipal Government, New York, Transportation

JFK Upgrade Moves Forward with Union Labor

NEW YORK, NY – The $13 billion plan to upgrade New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport using mostly non-government funds and union labor is a model for the country.  Of the $13 billion, $12 billion will come from private funding, including Ullico Inc., the Carlyle Group and JLC Infrastructure. Gary Labarbera, president of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater…

Federal Court Denies Uber Drivers Class-Action Suit
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Federal Court Denies Uber Drivers Class-Action Suit

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—A federal appeals court ruled Sept. 25 that Uber drivers in California cannot file a class-action suit to be treated as employees instead of independent contractors. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that they had to file their complaints against the company through individual…

Ohio Bus Drivers Call Driver-less Vehicles Unsafe
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Ohio Bus Drivers Call Driver-less Vehicles Unsafe

COLUMBUS, Ohio—As the city of Columbus announced plans to begin operating self-driving shuttle vehicles in a park along the Scioto River, the city bus drivers’ union announced a statewide “People Before Robots” campaign against them, calling them dangerous and a threat to jobs. “It makes no sense at any level,” Transport Workers Union President John…

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