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Drunk-Driving Scab Hits Verizon Picketer, Cop

May 26, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Westborough, Mass.—A Verizon strikebreaker is facing felony assault and drunk-driving charges after he crashed his pickup truck through a picket line, hitting a police officer and injuring a striker.

Honeywell Lockouts Continue as Mediation Fails

May 20, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

South Bend, IND - United Auto Workers members at two Honeywell aircraft-parts plants have been locked out for more than 10 days, as contract talks overseen by a federal mediator May 18 produced no results.

Aviation Workers Urge Closing Borders to Cut-Wage Airline

May 19, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Hundreds of aviation workers protested outside the White House May 12 urging the federal government not to let the low-fare airline Norwegian Air International operate flights to the U.S.

Phoenix Fines Struck Bus Company for Not Providing Service

May 18, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Phoenix, AZ - The Phoenix Public Transit Department has fined the private company that runs most of its bus service $50,000 for failing to provide adequate service during the eight-day January drivers’ strike.

Unions Protest Trucking Conglomerate

May 15, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Greenwich, Conn - More than 60 truck drivers, some coming from as far away as France and Belgium, rallied outside XPO Logistics’ shareholders’ meeting here May 11 to protest layoffs and wage theft.

IAM: Airlines Must Maintain Strict Safety Procedures

May 14, 2016 
By John Quinn, LaborPress USA

Washington, DC - On May 12th, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) protested the recent Department of Transportation (DOT) decision that could grant Norwegian Air International (NAI) a foreign air carrier permit and access to the U.S. aviation market.

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