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TWU Local 100 Bids Farewell to Louis Moore
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TWU Local 100 Bids Farewell to Louis Moore

May 2, 2013 By Marc Bussanich Queens, NY—Transit workers with the Transport Workers Union Local 100 paid their final respects to signal maintainer Louis G. Moore who perished on the job at the 46th Street Station in Astoria last week. Mr. Moore’s death occurred on the sixth anniversary of another Local 100 member, Danny Boggs,…

Teamsters Concerned Global Aviation May Go Under
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Teamsters Concerned Global Aviation May Go Under

April 30, 2013 By Neal Tepel Washington, DC – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents approximately 340 pilots and flight attendants for Global Aviation’s two airlines World Airways and North American Airlines, are calling on the company’s board of directors to take swift and decisive action in selecting a chief executive officer with a…

Railroad Chief to House: Equalize Inter-city Rail Funding
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Railroad Chief to House: Equalize Inter-city Rail Funding

April 26, 2013 By Marc Bussanich Washington, D.C.—President Barack Obama recently proposed a $3.8 trillion budget for FY 2014 that includes $6.6 billion for repairing and expanding the national rail system and up to $40 billion over a five-year period. But at a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing, the subcommittee’s chairman told Joseph Szabo, the Federal…

Prendergast Nominated to Serve as MTA Chairman
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Prendergast Nominated to Serve as MTA Chairman

April 16, 2013 By Stephanie West Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has nominated Thomas F. Prendergast to serve as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Mr. Prendergast has served more than three years as president of MTA New York City Transit, which runs the subway and bus system in New York…

Quinn Proposes Transit Alternatives, Shuns Subways
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Quinn Proposes Transit Alternatives, Shuns Subways

April 12, 2013 By Marc Bussanich Queens, NY—Council Speaker Christine Quinn presented her transportation vision on Thursday at LaGuardia College. She wants to reduce commuting times to no more than an hour in both directions. She also supports mayoral control of the MTA and acknowledged she’s wary of supporting the remaining build-out of one of…

Mississippi Longing: Auto Workers Demand a Voice
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Mississippi Longing: Auto Workers Demand a Voice

April 8, 2013 By Marc Bussanich New York, NY—On the last weekend of the New York Auto Show two autoworkers from Canton, Mississippi who work for Nissan spoke to passerby about their multi-year struggle to join the United Auto Workers. Lee Ruffin and Christopher Milton have been working at the plant when it opened in…

JFK Workers Low While Delta Flies High On Bonds!
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JFK Workers Low While Delta Flies High On Bonds!

April 8, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – In less than two short months, Delta Airlines will debut its new $1.2 billion international hub inside Terminal Four at JFK Airport – courtesy of a plethora of tax-free bonds from the NYC Industrial Development Agency [IDA]. But even with so much money infused into…

AFL-CIO Prez: ‘Nissan Workers Will Have a Union!’
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AFL-CIO Prez: ‘Nissan Workers Will Have a Union!’

April 5, 2013 By Marc Bussanich New York, NY—For over a year about 3,000 workers at a Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi, have been trying to organize a union. The United Auto Workers has previously tried to organize foreign automakers’ U.S. plants, especially in the South. (Watch Video)

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