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Labor Dept. OKs Funds for Training Laid-Off Ohio Autoworkers
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Labor Dept. OKs Funds for Training Laid-Off Ohio Autoworkers

LORDSTOWN, Ohio—The U.S. Department of Labor announced Sept. 12 that it will give an $875,000 grant to help workers laid off from the General Motors plant in Lordstown and three nearby auto-parts suppliers find new jobs. The funding will provide training, job-hunting assistance, and other support services, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services…

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

Federal Panel Clears Way for United Airlines Union Vote
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Federal Panel Clears Way for United Airlines Union Vote

WASHINGTON, DC—The National Mediation Board dismissed accusations by United Airlines against UNITE HERE on Aug. 22, clearing the way for 2,700 in-flight catering workers to vote on whether to join the union. UNITE HERE submitted a petition for the vote in January with cards signed by three-fourths of the workers, who prepare and transport food…

Designated Boarding Areas For Horse-drawn Cabs In Central Park
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Designated Boarding Areas For Horse-drawn Cabs In Central Park

NEW YORK, NY—  New York City will be establishing designated passenger boarding areas for horse-drawn cabs at several Central Park entrances. Locations will be moved from heavily-congested nearby locations along Central Park South. “By limiting boarding of horse-drawn cabs to designated areas within Central Park, the amount of time that horses spend alongside vehicular traffic will…

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