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Virginia Bus Drivers Begin Talks for First Contract
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Virginia Bus Drivers Begin Talks for First Contract

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—City bus drivers began talks Feb. 19 on their first union contract since they voted overwhelmingly to join Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 last November. The about 130 drivers work for DASH, a nonprofit corporation owned by the city that outsources operations to a local subsidiary of the First Transit bus company. They are…

NYC Comptroller: Grant Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented New Yorkers
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NYC Comptroller: Grant Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented New Yorkers

New York, NY — New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer has called for the expansion of driver’s licenses  regardless of immigration status. Citing economic and safety benefits  Comptroller Stringer has noted data highlighting the significant social and economic benefits of extending driving privileges to undocumented immigrants. Expanding driver’s license eligibility would increase license fees and vehicle…

Federal Legislation Supporting TSA’s Introduced
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Federal Legislation Supporting TSA’s Introduced

Washington DC – Federal legislation could provide full collective bargaining rights for Transportation Security Officers. RIGHTS FOR TRANSPORTATION SECURITY OFFICERS ACT OF 2019 (H.R. 1140) has been re-introduced by Representatives Bennie Thompson (MS) and Nita Lowey (NY). If passed, the law would give Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) full collective bargaining rights and ensure these officers have the same workplace rights as…

California, Teamsters Appeal Denial of Truckers’ Breaks
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California, Teamsters Appeal Denial of Truckers’ Breaks

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have both asked federalteamters courts to reverse a federal agency’s voiding of state rules requiring rest and meal breaks for truck drivers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ruled last December that the state regulation, which mandated a 30-minute break after five hours of driving, could not…

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