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IAM Ratifies Contracts at United Airlines
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IAM Ratifies Contracts at United Airlines

October 30, 2013 By Neal Tepel Washington, DC – After more than four years of negotiations, a merger of three airlines and numerous representation elections, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced members at United Airlines ratified agreements covering approximately 30,000 fleet service, passenger service and stockroom employees.

ConEd Pressed to Pay Back Metro-North
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ConEd Pressed to Pay Back Metro-North

October 29, 2013 By Marc Bussanich  Bridgeport, CT—Senator Richard Blumenthal asked ConEd’s president, Craig Ivey, directly whether ConEd would commit to reimbursing Metro-North for the refunds it is distributing to riders to compensate them for the crippling power outage on the New Haven line in September. Mr. Ivey said the company would not because it…

Kentucky Workers at Faurecia Join UAW
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Kentucky Workers at Faurecia Join UAW

October 28, 2013 By Neal Tepel Louisville, Ky. – A majority of workers at automotive supplier Faurecia Interior Systems Inc. have voted to join in an election held at the plant. The facility, which opened in late 2011, produces automotive interiors for vehicles manufactured at Ford Motor Co.’s Louisville Assembly Plant and the General Motors…

Unions Reject Arbitration in Dispute with LIRR
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Unions Reject Arbitration in Dispute with LIRR

October 23, 2013 By Stephanie West The National Conference of Firemen and Oilers (NCFO) have notified the National Mediation Board (NMB), that the union is rejecting arbitration of its contract dispute with the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). The dispute has dragged on for almost four years.

Amtrak Extends Record Breaking Ridership
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Amtrak Extends Record Breaking Ridership

October 16, 2013  By Marc Bussanich New York, NY—Amtrak broke yet another ridership record for the tenth time in the past 11 years. On Monday morning, Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman announced that Amtrak trains carried 31.6 million passengers nationwide for the just-ended fiscal year, an increase from 31.2 million in FY 2012. While Congress remains mired in…

Cal High Speed Rail Still on Track
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Cal High Speed Rail Still on Track

October 1, 2013 By Marc Bussanich New York, NY—Major media outlets reported over the weekend a poll showing 52 percent of California voters want to stop the country’s first true high speed rail system because it’ll cost too much money. But the California building trades believes the project will move forward because it still has…

Judge Supports 1181 Bus Drivers in Dispute
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Judge Supports 1181 Bus Drivers in Dispute

 September 27, 2013 By Neal Tepel New York City – Calling the ruling a “tremendous victory” ATU Local 1181 President Michael Cordiello applauded a recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling that will force New York City’s busing companies to repay school bus drivers and matrons lost wages and benefits following an illegally declared impasse…

Operating High Speed along NEC’s Nooks & Crannies
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Operating High Speed along NEC’s Nooks & Crannies

September 23, 2013 By Marc Bussanich New York, NY—The Northeast Corridor runs for 457 miles between Boston and Washington, D.C. On the south end between New York and DC there are sections of the corridor that run a straight path for 25 miles or more and on the north end trains have to traverse over…

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