Nearly 200 Western New York School Bus Drivers & Monitors

May 30, 2016 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell   

Lockport, NY - School Bus Drivers and Monitors at STA/Ridge Road Express, who transport students for the Lockport City School District and Starpoint Central School District in Niagara County, overcame tough opposition from management to join the Teamsters Union. 

UAW Local 163 Members Ratify Contract

May 29, 2016  
By John Quinn, LaborPress USA

Detroit, Michigan -- UAW Local 163 members at Detroit Diesel overwhelmingly ratified a five-year agreement that significantly raises compensation for all workers and commits the Daimler Trucks North America subsidiary to building two displacements of a medium-duty truck engine in the near future.

How IAM Dist. 15 Is Overcoming Uber Power to Secure Worker Rights

May 26, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco

IAM Dist. 15 is using its Black Car industry experience to win gains for Uber drivers in NYC.

Brooklyn, NY - Next month, Uber drivers in New York City will have an opportunity they’ve never had before recently teaming up with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, District 15 [IAM] — air longstanding grievances across the table from representatives of the notoriously anti-union ride sharing giant. And it’s all due to work IAM District 15 started in New York City’s Black Car industry two decades ago — long before iPhones or apps ever existed. 

Drunk-Driving Scab Hits Verizon Picketer, Cop

May 26, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Westborough, Mass.—A Verizon strikebreaker is facing felony assault and drunk-driving charges after he crashed his pickup truck through a picket line, hitting a police officer and injuring a striker.

Honeywell Lockouts Continue as Mediation Fails

May 20, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

South Bend, IND - United Auto Workers members at two Honeywell aircraft-parts plants have been locked out for more than 10 days, as contract talks overseen by a federal mediator May 18 produced no results.

Aviation Workers Urge Closing Borders to Cut-Wage Airline

May 19, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Hundreds of aviation workers protested outside the White House May 12 urging the federal government not to let the low-fare airline Norwegian Air International operate flights to the U.S.

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