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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…

Labor Leaders Urged to ‘Step Up’ For Drivers
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Labor Leaders Urged to ‘Step Up’ For Drivers

August 28, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco Brooklyn, NY – When the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM&AW) District 15 inked a pioneering contract on behalf of over 200 Town Car company drivers in Long Island City last spring, they won workers something that they never had before – a real retirement package.

Jeers for MTA ‘Lip Service’
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Jeers for MTA ‘Lip Service’

July 26, 2013 By Joe Maniscalco New York, NY – A broad coalition of transit workers, riders and elected officials hoping to press the MTA for the restoration of specific service cuts to underserved communities citywide, rallied outside the agency’s Madison Avenue headquarters yesterday – but instead of success, what they got was fare hikes and…

ATU 1181 Prez: DOE Bids Lead to 2,000 Layoffs
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ATU 1181 Prez: DOE Bids Lead to 2,000 Layoffs

July 12, 2013 By Marc Bussanich New York, NY–In January school bus drivers with the Amalgamated Transportation Union Local 1181 went on strike to protest the Bloomberg administration’s striking out employee protection provisions from bids for transporting children to school. The local’s president, Michael Cordiello, said on Thursday at City Hall that nearly 2,000 school…

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