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Airlines at JFK Reap Billions, Pay Paltry Wages
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Airlines at JFK Reap Billions, Pay Paltry Wages

May 25, 2013 By Marc Bussanich Queens, NY—At the opening of the $1.4 billion Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport where Delta Air Lines will be relocating, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that 7,000 Delta employees will be able to realize the American Dream. But Prince Jackson, a security worker for a Delta subcontractor, hasn’t had…

House Subcommittee Targets Amtrak’s National Rail Connectivity
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House Subcommittee Targets Amtrak’s National Rail Connectivity

May 22, 2013 By Marc Bussanich Washington, D.C.—Amtrak’s president, Joseph H. Boardman, was called to testify again before a House subcommittee—this time on the cost drivers of passenger rail. Republican members complained that Amtrak is again losing money, particularly on its long-distance routes. But the Democrat ranking member from Florida, Corrine Brown, said committee members…

Metro North Proposal Will Benefit City
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Metro North Proposal Will Benefit City

May 20, 2013 By Neal Tepel Bronx, NY – Metro North expansion is predicted to create 5,400 new jobs, increase home values by up to $142,400 and add over a billion dollars in added business sales in the Bronx. The MTA Metro North proposal includes building four new Metro North stations in the East Bronx…

TWU and IAM Agree to Represent the ‘New’ American Airlines
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TWU and IAM Agree to Represent the ‘New’ American Airlines

May 17, 2013 By Neal Tepel WASHINGTON, DC – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) have announced a partnership to jointly represent nearly 30,000 ground workers at the "new" American Airlines following the merger of American Airlines and US Airways.

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…

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