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R Train Recovers from Superstorm Sandy

September 16, 2014
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - Normal R subway service between Brooklyn and Manhattan has been restored in New York City. The Montague Tube subway tunnel used by the R train daily, was inundated with salt water during Superstorm Sandy. Over 27 million gallons of water poured into a 4,000-foot stretch of the tunnel during the devastating Sandy storm. Every element of subway infrastructure was corroded from electronic signal equipment to tunnel lighting to the steel rails themselves.

Teamsters Escort Runway Models to Horse Carriages

September 4, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

Central Park, NY—Fashion week kicked off on Wednesday evening here with runway models parading through the park on horse-drawn carriages. Teamster officials with Joint Council 16 escorted the models to the carriages as anti-horse carriage advocates hounded them.

Machinists File for Mediation at Southwest Airlines

August 28, 2014
By Stephanie West

Washington, DC - After more than two years of direct talks with Southwest Airlines, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) has filed for mediation with the National Mediation Board (NMB), the federal agency that oversees contract negotiations in the airline industry.

Teamsters Ratify Stroehmann Contracts

August 25, 2014
By Stephanie West

Cheektowaga, N.Y. -- Teamsters Local 264 members at Stroehmann Bakeries and Grocery Haulers Inc. (GHI) in Olean, N.Y., have voted overwhelmingly to ratify contracts providing for significant workplace improvements. Route sales drivers and garage mechanics at Stroehmann voted in favor of a successor agreement that improves wages and maintains health care benefits.

IAM and TWU Alliance in American Airlines Negotiations

August 25, 2014
By Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - In a move that will lead to joint contract negotiations for more than 30,000 members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) and Transport Workers Union (TWU), the two unions have jointly petitioned the National Mediation Board (NMB) asking it declare that post-merger American Airlines and US Airways are now operating as a single transportation system for employees in the Mechanic & Related, Fleet Service and Stores classifications.

General Motors Adds Jobs in Lansing

August 21, 2014
By Stephanie West

Lansing, MIchigan - Michigan-based car giant General Motors has announced a $174 million stamping facility at the Lansing Grand River Assembly plant, expected to create almost 200 jobs. The new facility will produce stamping components for the Cadillac ATS and Cadillac CTS family of vehicles and “a future product,” General Motors said in a press release. Its expected that Lansing will be the site of the next Camaro.

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