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Teamsters Offer Reward for Information Locating Sierra Shields

February 8, 2016
By Tara Jessup

Queens, NY - The Teamsters Union is offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to the whereabouts of Sierra Shields. Shields, a flight attendant with Shuttle America for Delta and United Airlines flights, and a member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, has been missing since Jan. 14, 2016. She was last seen leaving New York’s LaGuardia Airport on foot that morning.

“Free Bus to Rail Transfer Makes $ense”

February 8, 2016
By Corey Bearak, The Public Ought To Know 

Queens, NY –  The MTA gets major kudos for making the Q70 Limited bus a permanent line; it connects riders who board at 74th Street/Broadway/ Roosevelt with the free Metrocard transfer and at the LIRR Woodside station (without the free transfer) to quick ride to LaGuardia Airport's main terminals (An airport shuttle connects riders who wish to go on to the Marine Air Terminal.).  A Good first step.  It falls short because LIRR riders must pay a full bus fare for the ride.

New Campaign Launched To Unionize Uber Drivers

February 4, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

Uber drivers have unionizing on their minds.

New York, NY - The union representing Black Car operators around town has launched a fresh campaign to organize angry Uber drivers who are finding it increasing impossible to earn a living behind the wheel. 

Outraged Uber Drivers Strike

February 2, 2016
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY — The message arrived on Uber drivers’ smartphones at 8:06 a.m. on Friday, Jan 29: “This is a reminder that starting today there are guaranteed hourly earnings and reduced prices in NYC.”

Air Canada Machinists Ratify 10-Year Contract

February 2, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Montreal, Quebec -  International Association of Machinists members at Air Canada on Jan. 22 ratified a 10-year contract with the airline. The union, which represents 7,500 technical, maintenance, airport ramp and cargo personnel, says the agreement will provide job security for the next decade.

TWU Local 100: Pedicab Eviction 'Stinks'

February 1, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco 

TWU Local 100 is championing pedicab drivers.

New York, NY - Pedicab drivers aren’t taking their pending eviction from much of Central Park without a fight this week - and the union helping to organize them says that the plan to settle the spat between the mayor and horse carriage drivers, at the expense of other workers, is a “fugazy deal” that “stinks to high heaven.”

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