Clare Rose Agrees to Reopen Negotiations with Strikers

June 24, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – Clare Rose, the Anheuser-Busch distributer in Long Island whose workers have been on strike since April 23rd, has agreed to reopen negotiations with Teamsters Local 812. The workers walked off their jobs over deep wage cuts and the termination of their pensions. The strike will continue until an agreement is reached.

Council Eyes Taxi-App Tipping Bill

June 23, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

New York NY - Two days after Uber announced it had agreed to modify its app to enable tipping, the City Council held hearings on a bill that would put that mandate into law.

Renegotiating NAFTA Important to Unions

June 23, 2017 
By Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Trump appealed strongly to the  working-class union members particularly in the trades and auto industry. Trump’s message on jobs, trade and America First,  was critical in his 2016 election victory.  He won over  many rank and file union members who usually vote Democratic.

L.A. Port Truckers Work as ‘Indentured Servants’

June 23, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

 Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles’ port truckers, who haul almost half of the nation’s container imports from the city’s ports to Southern California warehouses and rail yards, work under conditions so onerous that they are effectively “modern-day indentured servants,” a year-long investigation by the USA Today network found.

Uber Agrees to Include Tip Option

June 22, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

New York,  NY - Three months after city taxi regulators announced they would propose a rule requiring all cab-hailing apps to include a way for passengers to give the driver a tip, Uber said it would modify its app to enable tipping.

New Website “Trashes” Private Waste Industry; Exposes Record of Abuse

June 18, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – A new website, launched on June 15th, and called “Trash Kingpins of NYC” , is drawing attention to the labor abuses, environmental damage, corruption, and racist and sexist comments of some of New York City’s worst private sanitation companies.

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