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Traffic Agents Mourn Fallen Comrade
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Traffic Agents Mourn Fallen Comrade

December 11, 2013 By Marc Bussanich Bronx, NY—On Saturday, December 7 traffic enforcement agents bid farewell to their fallen comrade, Kalyana Ranasinghe, who was killed by a moving industrial vacuum truck on November 30. Attending the services to pay their final respects at the R.G. Ortiz Funeral Home on Westchester Avenue in the Bronx included Police…

Corporate Pig Debuts New Day New York
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Corporate Pig Debuts New Day New York

December 5, 2013 By Marc Bussanich  New York, NY—A corporate pig debuted on the first day of actions organized by a coalition of organized labor and community organizations outside Cablevision board member Vincent Tese’s home on East 74th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues. Watch Video of Corporate Pig

IBT Airline Mechanics Demonstrate at Airports November 27th
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IBT Airline Mechanics Demonstrate at Airports November 27th

December 3, 2013 By Stephanie West Washington, DC –  On November 27th, United Airlines (UAL) professional aviation mechanics represented by the Teamsters Union escalated their actions to pressure the company to live up to its promises. IBT members hand-billing UAL customers inside and outside 12 major airports around the country. UAL mechanics are informing the…

Obama Orders Cooling Off Period in LIRR Dispute
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Obama Orders Cooling Off Period in LIRR Dispute

November 27, 2013 By Stephanie West The National Conference of Firemen and Oilers (NCFO) on November 21, 2013 was notified by the National Mediation Board (NMB), that the President has signed an Executive Order, effective November 22, 2013 creating Emergency Board under the provisions of Section 9a of the Railway Labor Act, to investigate the…

American Dream Elusive @ the Gates
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American Dream Elusive @ the Gates

November 13, 2013 By Marc Bussanich  Queens, NY—Airport and fast food workers, politicos and union leaders gathered at LaGuardia Airport to condemn subcontractors paying low wages to workers who clean and safeguard the region’s airports and commercial jetliners. Airport workers such as Shareeka Elliott and Daniel Scott say they have to rely on government assistance…

Sanitation Agent Grads Ready to Enforce Recycling
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Sanitation Agent Grads Ready to Enforce Recycling

November 11, 2013 By Marc Bussanich Almost 30 new sanitation enforcement agents will be joining their colleagues to make sure that residents and businesses throughout the city are disposing recyclable items into the correct recyclable bins or else face steep fines. The agents celebrated the completion of their training along with 300 sanitation workers at…

American Airlines Hinders American Dream
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American Airlines Hinders American Dream

November 8, 2013 By Marc Bussanich  Queens, NY—Airport workers gathered outside Terminal 8 at JFK Airport on Thursday to talk about how they can’t survive on the low wages paid by their employers. About 800 airport workers at JFK work as skycaps and clean the cabins of airplanes for a slew of different contractors to…

Health Care and Public Transit Weigh on New Mayor
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Health Care and Public Transit Weigh on New Mayor

November 7, 2013 By Marc Bussanich New York, NY—Fresh off the heels of Bill de Blasio’s victory to be the next mayor of New York City, four panelists convened by the Association for a Better New York debated how will the new mayor resolve outstanding issues such as health care costs and financing the MTA’s…

Boeing And IAM In Talks Over 777X
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Boeing And IAM In Talks Over 777X

November 6, 2013 By Neal Tepel Reuters and The Seattle Times are reporting that the Boeing Co. and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) are in talks about building the new 777X airplane. Its expected that negotiations with IAM include a contract extension several years beyond 2016 when the present contract expires.

Blumenthal Urges Transport Leaders to Advocate for Funds
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Blumenthal Urges Transport Leaders to Advocate for Funds

October 30, 2013 By Marc Bussanich  Bridgeport, CT—During yesterday’s Senate field hearing at Bridgeport City Hall Senator Richard Blumenthal made clear that ConEd’s equipment failed because of age and therefore ConEd should reimburse Metro-North. The hearing also highlighted the challenges involved in paying for rail infrastructure upgrades when commuter railroads and Amtrak lack sufficient resources….

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