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Machinists Postpone Boeing Vote

Aprill 21, 2015
By LaborPress

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers announced April 17 that it was withdrawing its effort to have Boeing workers in South Carolina vote on whether to join the union. "An atmosphere of threats, harassment and unprecedented political interference has intimidated workers to the point we don't believe a free and fair election is possible,” said Machinists lead organizer Mike Evans.

The Public Ought To Know

April 17, 2015
By Corey Bearak

Efforts to improve bus service in one corridor must not drive bad impacts off-site

Last month the City's Department of Transportation (“DOT”) announced its plan for Select Bus Service (“SBS”) on Woodhaven Boulevard (“Woodhaven”).  Interestingly, Woodhaven varies in its configuration throughout much of its route; the roadway's variance limits any ability to uniformly deliver three lanes of traffic throughout its length. 

Machinists Drop Campaign to Organize Delta Flight Attendants

April 10, 2015
By LaborPress

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers said Apr. 6 that it has pulled back its application to have Delta Air Lines flight attendants vote on whether they want to join the union. The IAM said in a statement that it had “recently discovered that a number of the cards submitted to us contain insufficient information or questionable signatures.”

Will TPP Worsen Offshoring?

April 7, 2015
By Marc Bussanich 

New York, NY—The president of the 600,000-member machinists union says it will just as previous trade agreements such as the North American Free Trade Agreement did 20 years ago.

Philadelphia Airport Workers Stage One-Day Strike

April 7, 2015
By LaborPress

Baggage handlers, airplane cleaners, and other nonunion workers at Philadelphia International Airport staged a one-day strike Apr. 2, demanding that the airline contractors they work for obey the city’s living-wage law.

The Public Ought To Know

April 2, 2015
By Corey Bearak

Plan that Flushing Bus Terminal before times runs out

An early column in this space covered transit and transportation planning; some others discussed bus service the MTA capital plan and options to fully fund the plan.  In almost every discussion – formal and informal – I participate around transit planning issues, the benefits of a central hub near rail and/ or subways to ease access to buses comes up.

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