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ATU Local 1181 Authorizes Strike

October 2, 2015
By Tara Jessup

New York, NY - Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1181 members voted 894-42 on September 30th to authorize the union to strike in response to SNT, Boro and ANJ’s refusal to negotiate in good faith over wages and benefits. 

The Public Ought To Know

September 30, 2015
By Corey Bearak

UBER Involves More than meets the eye

Some folks might find my fascination with technology and gadgets almost an addiction.  I always look for ways to introduce REAL efficiency.  I directed three decades back; it involved processing and analyzing data.  I created the formula needed and previously relied on hand entries and calculators. 

New Tasks, Technology Transform Traffic Agents’ Jobs

September 25, 2015
By Steven Wishnia

Between technology and policy, New York City traffic enforcement agents’ jobs have changed dramatically over the last decade. They now do far more than write parking tickets and direct traffic, the in-title duties for Level I and II agents.

“We’re no longer meter maids,” says Tammy Meadows, traffic vice-president of Communications Workers of America Local 1182, which represents traffic agents at those two levels. “We’re doing accident reports, stolen vehicles. We’re responding to riots.”

Taxi Drivers Tell Cuomo: Don’t Unleash Uber

September 18, 2015
By Steven Wishnia

More than 500 cab drivers, angry that an unregulated Uber is undermining their income, protested outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Midtown offices Sept. 16, packing a block-long pen on Third Avenue. “There is a fire in progress,” Bhairavi Desai of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance told the crowd, as sirens sounded in the street. “What’s burning up is our profession, our livelihoods, and our future.”

Cabbies Halt JFK Taxi Service After Union Driver Beaten

September 18, 2015
By Steven Wishnia

Outraged that a driver was beaten by a dispatcher for handing out union leaflets, cabbies at Kennedy Airport on Tuesday, Sept. 16 blocked exits to the main taxi lot and stopped yellow-cab service at the airport for more than an hour. 

Transit Workers Win Victory Against Policy That Led to Bus Drivers in Handcuffs

September 18, 2015

New York, NY - New York City bus operators signed a monumental legal agreement last week, clarifying the intent of Mayor Bill de Blasio's controversial “Vision Zero” program. The program previously had led to the arrest of six members of the Transport Workers (TWU) union, all bus operators with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). John Samuelsen, TWU executive vice president and president of TWU Local 100, signed the agreement with New York City’s corporation counsel.

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