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Teamsters at YRCW Approve Contract
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Teamsters at YRCW Approve Contract

January 29, 2014 Stephanie West Washington, DC — Teamsters working for YRC Worldwide Inc. have approved a tentative agreement aimed at protecting more than 30,000 jobs, with about 12,000 out of 18,000 Teamsters working for YRC voting in favor of the agreement. 

Transit Union Prez Fires Back at Bus Owners
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Transit Union Prez Fires Back at Bus Owners

January 28, 2014 By Marc Bussanich  Washington, DC—Larry Hanley of the Amalgamated Transit Union testified before the House Transportation Committee recently and told lawmakers the country has to invest more in public transit to keep up with surging demand. He also told them about the grueling working conditions of interstate bus drivers, which drew a…

California Labor Confident of High Speed Rail Breaking Ground
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California Labor Confident of High Speed Rail Breaking Ground

January 27, 2014 By Marc Bussanich  Sacramento, CA—Dan Richard of the California High Speed Rail Authority seemed pretty confident during his testimony last week before the House Transportation Committee that the state’s high-speed rail project should break ground soon, maybe in the spring. The state’s AFL-CIO feels the same way.

32BJ Takes On Fight for Airport Workers
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32BJ Takes On Fight for Airport Workers

January 23, 2014 By Neal Tepel, LaborPress Publisher “There is nothing but a lack of social vision to prevent us from paying an adequate wage to every American whether… a hospital worker, laundry worker, maid, or day laborer,”  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Over 12,000 employees at our city’s airports earn at or near minimum…

Rockaway Ferry Service Extended
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Rockaway Ferry Service Extended

January 22, 2013 By Stephanie West New York, NY — Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced the extension of weekday ferry service between the Rockaways and Lower Manhattan. The ferries, which also stop in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, were slated to end on January 31. The extension until May, with an option to extend until August,…

ILA President Daggett Appointed To AFL-CIO Committees
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ILA President Daggett Appointed To AFL-CIO Committees

January 17, 2014 By Stephanie West  North Bergen, NJ – Harold J. Daggett, President, International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO has been named to two Executive Council Committees with the American Federation of Labor, Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).   ILA President Daggett was elected to the AFL-CIO Executive Council in September 2013, and now will serve on…

Subsidies Required to Trigger Private Dollars for Cal HSR
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Subsidies Required to Trigger Private Dollars for Cal HSR

January 16, 2013 By Marc Bussanich Washington, DC—Dan Richard of the California High Speed Rail Authority said there’s a lot of misconceptions about the recent California court ruling regarding the source of funds the authority can tap to build the nation’s first high speed rail network. He testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee…

California High Speed Rail is the Future
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California High Speed Rail is the Future

January 15, 2014 By Stephanie West Washington, DC – The future is now in California with its expansion of high speed and upgrade of local commuter rail systems. The high speed rail project, which will connect the Bay Area with Los Angeles and other cities, will drastically cut the time needed to cross the state.

Legislation Against Worker Misclassification Signed by Cuomo
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Legislation Against Worker Misclassification Signed by Cuomo

January 13, 2014 By Stephanie West New York, NY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed the New York State Commercial Goods Industry Fair Play Act (A5237B/S5867). This gives the Empire State the strongest worker misclassification legislation in the country. Teamsters Joint Council 16 had taken the lead in lobbying for this landmark legislation along with…

Metro Stations Planned for Bronx
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Metro Stations Planned for Bronx

January 9, 2014 By Borough Pres Rubin Diaz I am thrilled that Governor Cuomo committed his office to bringing four new Metro North stations to the Bronx in his ‘State of the State’ Address. Governor Cuomo understands that new Metro North options in Co-op City, Parkchester, Morris Park and Hunts Point will not only make…

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