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Phil Jackson Comes Back to New York
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Phil Jackson Comes Back to New York

March 19, 2014 By Marc Bussanich  New York, NY—After more than a 40-year hiatus from New York, Phil Jackson is coming back as the New York Knicks’ team president to try to end the Knicks’ 41-year championship drought. Knicks fans, including Councilmember Jumaane Williams, hope the hiring of Jackson will transform the Knicks into a…

TWU 100 Endorses Espaillat
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TWU 100 Endorses Espaillat

March 19, 2014 By Stephanie West New York, NY – The Transport Workers Union Local 100 known as TWU, has announced their endorsement of Adriano Espaillat in his bid to represent the 13th Congressional District. “We are proud to endorse Senator Adriano Espaillat’s bid for Congress today,” said TWU 100 President John Samuelsen.“We are a…

IAM Wins Pension Increase for United Airlines Members
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IAM Wins Pension Increase for United Airlines Members

March 17, 2014 By Stephanie West Washington, DC — The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) has concluded discussions with the Board of Trustees of the IAM National Pension Fund (IAMNPF) that will increase pension benefits by 35 to 45 percent for approximately 17,000 IAM members at United Airlines. While United Airlines terminated…

Upgrading  Highway Infrastructure Essential
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Upgrading Highway Infrastructure Essential

March 11, 2014 By Terry O'Sullivan Washington, DC  – Laborers Union President Terry O'Sullivan has been consistent in his position that  Infrastructure and transportation projects need dedicated sources of revenue as a phased-in hike of the federal gas tax, which has stayed stagnant since 1993.

Bus Drivers Protest No Bathrooms, No Contract
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Bus Drivers Protest No Bathrooms, No Contract

March 7, 2014 By Marc Bussanich  Yonkers, NY—School bus drivers working for Miles Square School Bus and represented by TWU Local 100 rallied outside the bus depot to protest non-working bathrooms at the facility, an expired labor contract and being compelled by management to drive unsafe school buses. Video

AFA and APFA Join Together Negotiating with American Airlines
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AFA and APFA Join Together Negotiating with American Airlines

March 3, 2014 By Stephanie West Washington, DC — US Airways Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), has voted to partner with the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) in negotiating a contract with American Airlines. The two labor organizations have established a joint negotiations protocol for a single contract with…

Airport Workers Lecture Port Commissioners
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Airport Workers Lecture Port Commissioners

February 24, 2014 By Marc Bussanich  New York, NY—Port Authority commissioners got an earful from airport workers at last week’s board meeting. Cassandra Flock of Newark, NJ told them they better get their act together and make sure that Newark airport workers get a raise like their New York counterparts. Video

LIRR Unions Prepare to Strike Unless MTA Accepts Arbitrator Ruling
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LIRR Unions Prepare to Strike Unless MTA Accepts Arbitrator Ruling

February 24, 2014 By Marc Bussanich Brooklyn, NY—A coalition of labor unions working for the Long Island Railroad announced they are prepared to go on strike unless the MTA accepts the recommendations for a new labor contract by the Presidential Emergency Board, which President Obama created in November to help resolve the dispute. Video

Metro-North Commuters Demand Action
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Metro-North Commuters Demand Action

February 19, 2014 By Marc Bussanich  Southport, CT—Connecticut commuters who ride Metro-North’s New Haven line had the opportunity to voice their complaints to Metro-North, demanding the railroad improve service and on-time performance. Video

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