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TWU Slams MTA For Abusive Supervisors

May 23, 2012By Ray Parker Staff Writer Three MTA Bus Operators at Kingsbridge Depot in the Bronx have taken a stand against sustained, harassing behavior by Bus Dispatcher Earl Bryant. They say it must stop – and TWU Local 100 officers and members came out to underline that message by demonstrating in the lobby of…

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Tragedy on the Tracks

May 16, 2012 Just as LaborPress was ready to interview Kevin Harrington of TWU Local 100, we learned that an individual was struck by an oncoming L train this morning. According to the union, two to three fatalities occur each week. Harrington noted that the common perception is that each fatality is a suicide, but…

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IAMAW to DirecTV: Negotiate!

May 4, 2012By Ray Parker, Staff Writer They’re rich and they’re rude – and they don’t want to give their technicians a contract. That’s the message well-heeled tourists heard as they tried to flag cabs outside of the Hilton Hotel at 54th Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan on Thursday May 3rd. The occasion was…

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Union Victory for IAMAW District 15, Black Car Drivers

May 3, 2012By Samantha Saly IAMAW District 15 emerged victorious on May 1, after a months-long organizing struggle at black car company Town Car International. Results of the NLRB representation election, held at the company base in Long Island City, gave a landslide victory to the Machinists with a margin of 2-to-1. Drivers are hopeful…

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MTA Throwing Money Away

April 26, 2012By Ray Parker, Staff Writer TWU Local 100 is never loath to take on a fight. This time, the union is up against the entire New York City political establishment as it seeks to derail the MTA’s plan to give up its master lease on 370 Jay Street to the City, paving the…

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Unions Rally against American Airlines Bankruptcy Filing

April 25, 2012By Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter  In November 2011, the AMR Corporation, parent of American Airlines and American Eagle, filed for bankruptcy protection in New York claiming a strong need to achieve a cost and debt structure to assure long-term viability. But according to union leaders at a Battery Park City joint union rally…

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TWU, ATU and MTA Begin Push on Worker Assaults

April 13, 2012By Labor Press A major conference is in the planning stages between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and unions representing its workforce who say their members are under siege from unprovoked assaults on bus and train operators. The half-day event at NYC Tech at 285 Jay Street, near to the MTA’s old headquarters building,…

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TWU, Teamsters Come Out for Slain Florida Teen

April 12, 2012By Ray Parker, Staff Writer Hoping to add fuel to the national firestorm of protest against the shooting of unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin, New York unions mobilized members and politicians in Union Square on April 9th. The small but energetic rally lasted two hours. On hand were TWU Local 100 Political Action…

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MTA Chairman Envisions Linking Region’s Transit Assets

April 4, 2012By Marc Bussanich, LaborPress City Reporter Joseph Lhota, Chairman and CEO of the MTA, opened his remarks at a construction industry forum on Tuesday, April 3 by thanking the members of the New York Building Congress for lobbying hard to ensure that the remaining three years of the MTA’s current five-year Capital Project is…

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