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LaGuardia Airport May Finally Re-enter First World

January 23, 2015
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—Almost one year after Vice President Joe Biden dubbed LaGuardia a “Third-World” Airport, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that New York would be committing resources to wrest LaGuardia from “Third-World” status to prominent “First-World” status. 

Hoffa Swears in Local 237 President for New Term

January 22, 2015
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—The Teamsters’ national president James Hoffa traveled to New York last week in under three hours via the Amtrak Acela high-speed train to make it in time to swear in Local 237’s incumbent president, Greg Floyd, to another five year term.

The Public Ought To Know

January 22, 2015
By Corey Bearak

"A single payer plan for New York might just drive what we need for our nation."

Despite the changes afforded under the Affordable Care Act, too many New Yorkers may not opt to get the care they need. To the extent these consumers gain the coverage afforded under the universal "single payer" system envisioned under this legislation, it also protects the health of public transit workers. 

Buses Matter Too: MTA Plan Needs Improvement

January 21, 2015
By Mark Henry, President and Business Agent ATU 1056 and
John Lyons, President/ Business Agent, ATU 1179

Fully funding the MTA Capital Plan matters less than correctly funding needed projects. The plan inadequately supports Queens bus service. As labor leaders whose members service Queens residents, businesses and institutions, we remind those who support full funding for the MTA capital plan “as-is” to advocate the plan meets the needs of bus riders.

Strike Averted at Hunts Point

January 19, 2015
By Neal Tepel

Bronx, NY - Teamsters with Local 202 announced on Saturday evening a tentative contract agreement with Hunts Point Market. The union's 1,300 members at the market, who have the final say, will vote Wednesday on the tentative deal.  

Government Finally Out of Teamsters’ Hair

January 19, 2015
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—One day after the Teamsters Union and the attorney for the Southern District of New York filed an application with a chief judge in the district requesting an end of decades of government oversight of the union, their president traveled to New York to swear in the winning slate of Local 237, the biggest Teamsters union in the country.

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