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Chattanooga School Bus Employees  Join Teamsters
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Chattanooga School Bus Employees Join Teamsters

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – School bus drivers and monitors who work at Durham School Services voted to join Teamsters Local 327. The 269 workers will join thousands of other Durham employees nationwide already represented by the Teamsters. From the beginning of the nearly yearlong organizing effort, safety issues have been at the top of the agenda. Drivers…

Latest Buzz: NYU Langone Staffers Fight For Middle Class Jobs; TWU Champions JetBlue Flight Attendants; More!
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Latest Buzz: NYU Langone Staffers Fight For Middle Class Jobs; TWU Champions JetBlue Flight Attendants; More!

New York, NY – On this episode of LaborPress’ Blue Collar Buzz we talk to Andy Cassagnol, clerk, Surgical ICU, about NYU Langone’s decision to pull out of the League of Voluntary Hospitals, and what it means for workers who now fear their wages & benefits are in jeopardy; Co-Host Bill Hohlfeld and friends from Rockland…

California Court Tightens Independent-Contractor Rules
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California Court Tightens Independent-Contractor Rules

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—In a ruling one labor-side lawyer called “an earthquake, a seismic shift,” the California Supreme Court on Apr. 30 drastically revised its standard about when employers can classify workers as independent contractors. “When a worker has not independently decided to engage in an independently established business but instead is simply designated an independent contractor,”…

May Day Workers Rally Against The Assault On Labor
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May Day Workers Rally Against The Assault On Labor

New York, NY – Organized labor gathered at Washington Square Park on May Day 2018, keenly concerned with a growing list of anti-worker attacks rivaling those that predicated the rise of International Workers’ Day in the USA over a century ago.  “The labor movement is under attack as we await the U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus…

California Opens Probe of Tesla Plant’s Safety Record
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California Opens Probe of Tesla Plant’s Safety Record

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health said Apr. 18 that it had opened an investigation of safety conditions at the Tesla auto plant in Fremont. The announcement came two days after the Center for Investigative Reporting’s Reveal news site reported that Tesla “failed to report some of its serious injuries on legally mandated…

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