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Anchorage Airport Fuelers Win Contract
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Anchorage Airport Fuelers Win Contract

Anchorage, Alaska—The 71 workers who deliver 90% of the jet fuel to Anchorage’s international airport voted overwhelmingly Sept. 5 to ratify a contract agreement with Menzies Aviation. The vote came after a federal court last month rejected the Scotland-based company’s request for an order that would have denied the workers the right to strike.

Immigration, State Constitution Intensify Labor Day Parade
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Immigration, State Constitution Intensify Labor Day Parade

New York, N.Y.—The thousands of union workers marching up Fifth Avenue for the city’s annual Labor Day parade Sept. 9 had a special urgency this year: The Trump administration’s anti-labor policies, the increasing deportations of immigrant workers, and the potential threat to pensions and prevailing-wage laws from a state constitutional convention.

Philadelphia Airline Contractors Agree to Bargain With 32BJ
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Philadelphia Airline Contractors Agree to Bargain With 32BJ

Philadelphia, PA – Mayor Jim Kenney, Local 32BJ SEIU, and American Airlines announced Aug. 29 that two of the airline’s subcontractors had agreed to negotiate a first union contract with their 1,400 workers at Philadelphia International Airport. The workers at PrimeFlight Aviation and Prospect Airport Services, who include baggage handlers, wheelchair attendants, aircraft cabin cleaners,…

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