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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)

Amtrak to Congress: All Aboard, or Else!
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Amtrak to Congress: All Aboard, or Else!

March 6, 2013 Marc Bussanich Amtrak’s CEO, Joseph Boardman, said at a Congressional transportation hearing that the national passenger rail service will not be able to grow unless Congress commits to billions of dollars of capital investments to upgrade and build new infrastructure along the Northeast Corridor, Amtrak’s and the nation’s busiest rail corridor. (Read…

Mayoral Pack Rejects Rise in Transit Funding
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Mayoral Pack Rejects Rise in Transit Funding

February 25, 2013 Marc Bussanich (Photo courtesy of TWU Local 100) Single-ride and monthly Metro Cards are slated to go up next month but the MTA is cost cutting and forecasting long-term financial challenges to achieve balanced budgets. Seven 2014 mayoral hopefuls were asked at a transit forum at CUNY whether they would support an…

Mr. Mayor: It’s Time to End the Bus Strike
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Mr. Mayor: It’s Time to End the Bus Strike

February 13, 2013 By Neal Tepel, LaborPress Publisher Photos by Stephanie West I arrived at 250 Broadway on Friday morning February 8, 2013 around 10AM to attend an 11AM New York City Council hearing regarding the school bus strike. As I approached the building hundreds of people were outside the facility waiting in line to…

Mobility on Northeast Corridor Threatened without Investments
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Mobility on Northeast Corridor Threatened without Investments

February 12, 2013 Marc Bussanich At the High Speed Rail Association’s conference, Stephen Gardner, a vice president at Amtrak, laid out Amtrak’s ambitious plans to construct a high-speed rail network with trains cruising at 220 mph along the Northeast Corridor from Boston to Washington by 2030. The company needs about $2 billion annually for infrastructure…

Cooling Off of Bus Strike Needed
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Cooling Off of Bus Strike Needed

February 12, 2013 John Catsimatidis, Mayoral Candidate There needs to be a cooling off period of the school bus strike and restoration of services. New York City: Regarding the school bus strike I have to stop and say, 'who is getting hurt here while this goes on?' The obvious answer is the children, the special…

Striking ATU Marches On City Hall; Demands Mayor Back-Off On EPP
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Striking ATU Marches On City Hall; Demands Mayor Back-Off On EPP

February 11, 2013 Marc Bussanich More than 1,300 bus drivers and matrons of Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union crossed the Brooklyn Bridge to rally near City Hall to demand that Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott cancel the bids for new school bus contracts in order to end the four-week old…

Walcott: Union Responsible for Ending School Bus Strike
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Walcott: Union Responsible for Ending School Bus Strike

February 9, 2013 Marc Bussanich  Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott appeared before a joint committee hearing and told the committee members that the end to the school bus strike is simple: The drivers of Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union should come back to work. Read More and Watch Video

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