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Cuomo Opens NY Auto Show
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Cuomo Opens NY Auto Show

April 21, 2014 By Stephanie West Governor Andrew M. Cuomo kicked off the official opening of the 114th New York International Automobile Show on Saturday April 19th at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. More than 1 million visitors are expected to attend the 10-day event, the largest show of its kind in the country. The…

IBT Local 237 Calls on Mayor to Equalize Pay
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IBT Local 237 Calls on Mayor to Equalize Pay

April 9, 2014 By Marc Bussanich New York, NY—Teamsters with IBT Local 237, along with organizations such as the National Organization of Women and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, demanded Mayor Bill de Blasio fulfill a campaign promise to end a federal class action lawsuit against the city demanding pay parity…

Canada ILA Reach Contract Agreement
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Canada ILA Reach Contract Agreement

April 9, 2014 By Stephanie West Ottawa, CANADA – The Halifax Employers Association and several labor organizations including members of the Halifax Longshoremen's Association Local 269, the Halifax Freight and Steamship Checkers Union Local 1341, and the Halifax Gear Repair and Maintenance Men Local 1825 successfully reaching a new collective agreement at the Port of…

Workers Walk Airport to Airport to Remember MLK
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Workers Walk Airport to Airport to Remember MLK

April 7, 2014 By Marc Bussanich  Queens, NY—Airport workers marched 10 miles from JFK Airport to LaGuardia Airport on the 46th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination to keep pressure on the major airlines and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to raise their wages. Video

AFGE Calls for Improved Airport Security
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AFGE Calls for Improved Airport Security

April 4, 2014 By Neal Tepel Washington DC – American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National President J. David Cox, Sr. calls for the creation of a new armed law enforcement unit within the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to ensure consistent protection of screening areas at airports nationwide.

Builders Urge Transport Upgrades on NY’s West Side
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Builders Urge Transport Upgrades on NY’s West Side

April 2, 2014 By Marc Bussanich New York, NY—The New York Building Congress issued a new report on Tuesday, April 1 urging action on four major transportation projects on Manhattan’s West Side to alleviate congestion on the rail network feeding into the city from New Jersey. The report notes it’ll take a multiple of funding…

Pat Foye Questioned on Mastro Report
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Pat Foye Questioned on Mastro Report

April 2, 2014 By Marc Bussanich  New York, NY—Pat Foye, the executive director of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, presented the authority’s 10-year, $27.6 billion capital plan at an event at the New York Hilton hosted by the New York Building Congress. He then took questions from reporters to get his…

Queens Residents Want Shuttle Bus on Weekends
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Queens Residents Want Shuttle Bus on Weekends

March 31, 2014 By Marc Bussanich  Long Island City, NY—The MTA is proceeding with major infrastructure upgrades along the No. 7 train that will shut it down for 22 weekends this year. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer said he and Long Island residents know the work is necessary, but the MTA has to provide a shuttle…

DOE MIA at Employee Protection Provision Hearing
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DOE MIA at Employee Protection Provision Hearing

March 31, 2014 By Marc Bussanich  New York, NY—Deputy Schools Chancellor Kathleen Grimm was expected to testify before the City Council but nobody from the Department of Education showed up. It turns out someone from DOE attended the hearing to observe the proceedings, but it wasn’t Kathleen Grimm. Video 

AFGE Testifies on Airport Security before the House
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AFGE Testifies on Airport Security before the House

Stephanie West March 31, 2014 Los Angeles, – American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) National President J. David Cox, Sr. testified March 28 before the House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Transportation Security. The hearing took place  at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Airport screening security was discussed for several hours. The hearing comes…

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