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TWU Local Gears Up for National Bike Share Organizing Drive

October 31, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—The decision by Alta Bicycle Share to opt out in October of voluntarily recognizing Transport Workers Union Local 100 as the union to represent over 200 Citi Bike employees isn’t stopping the local from launching a national organizing drive to represent Bikeshare workers.

NYPD: Carriage Industry Safe and Well-Regulated

October 31, 2014
By Neal Tepel


New York, NY - Foiled documents from the NYPD on carriage horses for 5 years from 6/1/2014 through 5/31/2014 indicate the horse carriage industry is among the safest forms of transit in New York City.

MTA Struggles to Balance Budget While Upgrading and Expanding

October 30, 2014
By Neal Tepel


The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) short-term financial outlook has been buoyed by the economy, but the goal of closing the unprecedented funding gap in its proposed five-year capital program remains elusive.

D.C. Taxi Drivers Affected by Council Votes

October 30, 2014
By Stephanie West


Washington, DC - Hundreds of D.C. taxi drivers circled Freedom Plaza and packed a D.C. City Council hearing room October 28th to protest a bill to regulate private sedan services that drivers say continues to give the services a huge competitive edge.

Oakland School Bus Drivers Choose Teamsters

October 29, 2014
By Stephanie West


Oakland, California - First Student school bus drivers in Oakland, California, have voted in favor of representation by Teamsters Local 853 in San Leandro, California. The drivers transport children in the Oakland Unified School District.

 

NYC Council Passes Taxi Driver Protection Act

October 28, 2014
By Stephanie West


New York, NY - New York City council members and taxi advocates extolled the passage of Council Member Rory Lancman's Taxi & Livery Driver Protection Act. “Taxi and livery drivers make our economy move, yet they risk their lives each and every time they pick up a fare,” said Councilman Rory Lancman.

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