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LIRR Commuters Rejoice!

July 19, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—Working folk at Penn Station told LaborPress on Wednesday that they would have had very few options to travel if there was no railroad service over the weekend. On Friday they rejoiced that the MTA and the Long Island Railroad unions reached a tentative agreement with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s help.

No Strike Saturday on the LIRR

July 18, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—Penn Station commuters told LaborPress on Tuesday that Governor Andrew Cuomo should intervene in the negotiations between the MTA and the Long Island Railroad unions to prevent a strike from starting on Saturday. The governor announced a tentative deal at his Manhattan offices on Thursday afternoon.

LIRR Commuters Want Gov. Cuomo to Step In

July 17, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—With less than four days to go before 5,000 Long Island Railroad workers go on strike, LIRR commuters said they hope that Governor Andrew Cuomo steps in to help resolve the impasse between the MTA and the unions.

LIRR Unions Say MTA is Provoking a Strike

July 16, 2014
By Marc Bussanich

Correction: In the video introduction, said reporter says that the union offered up $100 million in concessions to the presidential emergency board, when in fact the board suggested to the union $100 million less to resolve the contract dispute, which the union accpted.

Babylon, NY—The head of the Long Island Railroad unions accused the MTA of provoking a strike so that it can break the unions representing over 5,000 workers on the railroad.

Teamsters Support West Coast Port Drivers Strike

July 16, 2014
By Neal Tepel

Los Angeles, California - About 150 truck drivers walked off the job Monday July 7, 2014 at ports in Los Angeles, and Long Beach. Truckers are protesting their classification as independent contractors. The drivers work for Green Fleet, Total Transportation Services Inc. and Pacific 9 Transportation – three motor carriers who move major freight quantities for Walmart, Target and other retail giants. The protests have been backed by the Teamsters , ILA and others labor organizations.

Congress Keeps Transit Riders Guessing

July 15, 2014
By Marc Bussanich 

New York, NY—The Highway Trust Fund will run out of money by August 1 unless Congress acts to fund the fund. While China continues to build-out its high-speed rail network and exports the rail technology to Eastern Europe and Africa to help them build out high-speed rail, the U.S. Congress can’t agree on a long term funding solution.

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