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Boston Airport Workers Stage 24-Hour Strike

July 2, 2015
By LaborPress

About 100 workers at Boston’s Logan Airport workers staged a 24-hour strike June 17-18 against two contractors, ReadyJet Inc. and G2 Secure Staff, LLC. The workers charged that the two companies, which handle plane cleaning and baggage for airlines such as JetBlue, US Airways, and Delta, have illegally intimidated or fired them for trying to form a union.

The Public Ought To Know

July 2, 2015
By Corey Bearak

Time To Play Annoy!

A City budget done.  A State legislative session over.  Time to rest on one's laurels?  Lick wounds?  Assess results?  Not the advice from this commentator.  It makes more sense to beging early. Strategize.  Build your coalitions.  Reach out early to electeds, agency folk and their staffs.

Las Vegas Cabdrivers Pushed to Overwork

June 26, 2015
By LaborPress

The prospect of competition with Uber is pushing Las Vegas taxi companies to demand that their drivers work 12-hour shifts several days in a row, veteran city cabbies say. “I’ve seen guys come in on their shifts and say, ‘Please send me home, I’m exhausted,’ ” said one driver who asked for anonymity.

STA Bus Drivers Move Ahead With Teamsters

June 25, 2015
By LaborPress

STA drivers say yes to unionization!

Rock Tavern, NY - The men and women who transport schoolchildren for Student Transportation of America (STA) in Middletown, have voted 56-47 to join Teamsters Local 445 in Rock Tavern. The organizing campaign was met with resistance from the company, but the drivers persevered and won a hard fought battle with STA. The workers gained not only a pay raise but also improved working conditions. There are 110 drivers in the bargaining unit.

The Public Ought To Know

June 25, 2015
By Corey Bearak


Bus Routing To Spur Jobs

Previous commentaries devoted to bus service including a greater need to plan, still left uncovered the useful opportunity to make it easy for tourists who “prefer” hotels in midtown and lower Manhattan to travel directly to attractions outside the City's “inner borough.” 

California Deems Uber Driver an Employee

June 22, 2015
By LaborPress

A former Uber driver in San Francisco was a company employee and not an independent contractor, the California Labor Commission ruled June 16. Reversing a previous ruling from 2012, the commission said Uber is “involved in every aspect of the operation,” as it controls the app drivers use to connect with passengers and can fire drivers by terminating their access to it if their ratings fall below 4.6 stars.

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