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Ontario Auto Mechanics Strike
National, New York, Transportation

Ontario Auto Mechanics Strike

August 12, 2017 By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Thunder Bay, Ontario, – Mechanics and technicians at the Lakehead Motors car dealership went on strike Aug. 3, after it failed to respond to a contract proposal by International Association of Machinists Lodge 1120. “We were left with no other option and that is why we…

Ending A Nine-Year Struggle, ATU Local 1342 Finally Achieves A New Contract…
Features, New York, Transportation

Ending A Nine-Year Struggle, ATU Local 1342 Finally Achieves A New Contract…

July 19, 2017  By WNYLaborToday.com Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell     To read more click on the following link Buffalo, NY –  Ending a nine-year struggle, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1342 has finally achieved a new contract with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA), which includes an overall 17.25% wage increase, Union President Jeff Richardson tells…

32BJ Suspends Strike at Four Northeast Airports
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32BJ Suspends Strike at Four Northeast Airports

July 16, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Philadelphia, PA – SEIU Local 32BJ suspended a strike by workers at four major Northeastern airports July 13 pending the outcome of negotiations with American Airlines. The union cancelled a strike scheduled for 9 a.m. by employees of airline subcontractors at Philadelphia International Airport, and ended…

Locked-Out Teamsters Urge Boycott of Waldner’s Office Furniture
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Locked-Out Teamsters Urge Boycott of Waldner’s Office Furniture

July 7, 2017 By Steven Wishnia New York, NY – Delivery workers locked out by a leading office-furniture company hope getting its customers to boycott it will win their jobs back. Waldner’s Business Environments, a Long Island-based company that supplies furniture to offices at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University, and Spotify, locked out about 40 members…

NYC Ferry South Brooklyn Route a Hit
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NYC Ferry South Brooklyn Route a Hit

July 5, 2017  By Stephanie West New York, NY – Since launching on June 1, the NYC Ferry South Brooklyn Route has carried over 83,500 riders in neighborhoods around the city. The South Brooklyn Route connects riders from Bay Ridge to Sunset Park to Red Hook and Downtown Brooklyn, with a seasonal connection to Governor’s Island. There are currently three…

Drivers Win Port-A-Potties at JFK Airport
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Drivers Win Port-A-Potties at JFK Airport

July 2, 2017  By Steven Wishnia New York, NY – Ride-hail drivers waiting for fares at JFK Airport finally have a place to go to the bathroom. The Port Authority has installed port-a-potties in the airport’s ride-hail lot, the Independent Drivers Guild announced June 30. The installation came after a campaign the union began last…

L.A. Port Truck Drivers End Five-Day Walkout
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L.A. Port Truck Drivers End Five-Day Walkout

July 2, 2017  By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel Los Angeles, CA –  Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach truck drivers and warehouse workers ended a five-day strike with a rally at City Hall June 23. They delivered petitions with almost 10,000 signatures to Mayor Eric Garcetti and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, urging them to…

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