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Improved Bus Service Remains Best Investment

July 27, 2016 
By Corey Bearak, The Public Ought To Know

Queens, NY – The recent so-called NYC Bus Coalition report on improving bus service basically adopted recommendations advanced by MTA bus unions including in testimony and commentary here.

Landmark Lawsuits Against Volkswagen

July 27, 2016 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY - Landmark lawsuits against Volkswagen and its affiliates Audi and Porsche, have been announced by New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.

Privatization Won’t Fix D.C. Transit

July 21, 2016 
By Jeremy Mohler
Reprinted:
atu.org

Washington, DC - Transportation is the backbone of a thriving and sustainable economy. Therefore, a public transit system should be judged by how it treats those that need it most, especially people with disabilities and our most marginalized communities.

U.S. Trade Representative Takes On China Over Unfair Export Duties

July 19, 2016 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

Washington, DC - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman is challenging China over export duties on raw materials crucial to the automobile, aerospace and other U.S. industries, saying they give Chinese manufacturers an unfair advantage. 

NYC Concrete Drivers Win Contract

July 19, 2016 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY -  New York City’s concrete truck drivers ratified a new contract with the New York City Concrete Producers Coalition at a union meeting last night.

Aircraft Painters Join Machinists

July 18, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Portland, OR - Workers at a subcontractor that paints planes for Boeing voted July 8 to join the International Association of Machinists. The union supporters at Commercial Aircraft Painting Services here prevailed by an 80–68 margin, despite the company hiring the American Labor Group union-avoidance consulting firm.

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