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United Transportation Alliance Launches App-based Taxi Service

March 25, 2015
By Stephanie West


Taxi riders in Newark can now enjoy the convenience of using a cell phone app to book a cab with the security of knowing the dispatched driver is licensed and insured, and that the vehicle they are about to get into has been inspected and regularly maintained.

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Shell, Steelworkers Reach Contract Deal

March 19, 2015
By LaborPress

Negotiators from the United Steelworkers and Shell Oil reached agreement March 12 on a new national contract, opening the way to ending a six-week strike at 15 oil refineries. The tentative deal includes a 12% raise over four years, and Steelworkers President Leo Gerard said it won “won vast improvements in safety and staffing.”

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GOP Move Is Another Attack On Workers

March 23, 2015
By AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka


Washington, DC - The recent vote by House Republicans against the NLRB’s common-sense modernization of its election rules is a direct attack on workers and their right to be heard in the workplace.

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Illinois SEIU State Endorses Garcia for Chicago Mayor

March 19, 2015
By LaborPress

The Illinois state council of the Service Employees International Union voted March 14 to endorse challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia for mayor of Chicago over incumbent Rahm Emanuel. The union had previously been neutral, but SEIU Local 1 and SEIU Healthcare Illinois & Indiana, which wanted Garcia, prevailed over SEIU Local 73, which supported Emanuel.

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Aliyya Lee: Why I Fight!

March 23, 2015
SEIU: Western Pennsylvania Reprinted from: SEIU32bj.org


Aliyya Lee is digging in her heels and is ready for battle. She and the 400 other property service workers at the University of Pittsburgh are determined to win a new contract and a better life for their families and their communities.

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New Mexico Senate Nixes Right to Work for Less

March 16, 2015
By LaborPress

A bill to ban the union shop in New Mexico failed in the state Senate March 10, when the Public Affairs Committee voted 5-3 along party lines to table it. The Republican-majority House passed the bill by seven votes last month, but the Senate’s Democratic majority refused to bring it to the floor, with a 25-17 no vote also along party lines.

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