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UAW Rejects Fiat Chrysler Contract

October 6, 2015
By Steve Wishnia and Neal Tepel

United Auto Workers members have rejected a proposed contract with Fiat Chrysler that would have preserved two-tier wages for workers hired after 2007. Official totals weren't released in voting that ended Sept. 30, but workers at the large plants in Belvidere, Ill., Toledo, Ohio, and Sterling Heights, Mich. voted no by heavy margins.

Airport Workers Fighting for a Living Wage

October 5, 2015  
By Tara Jessup

New York, NY - Although Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a $15 minimum wage for fast food workers by 2018, there are thousands of low wage workers at the airports still fighting for a living wage. In fact, airport workers are fighting to receive raises that were already promised to them.

ATU Local 1181 Authorizes Strike

October 2, 2015
By Tara Jessup

New York, NY - Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1181 members voted 894-42 on September 30th to authorize the union to strike in response to SNT, Boro and ANJ’s refusal to negotiate in good faith over wages and benefits. 

The Public Ought To Know

September 30, 2015
By Corey Bearak

UBER Involves More than meets the eye

Some folks might find my fascination with technology and gadgets almost an addiction.  I always look for ways to introduce REAL efficiency.  I directed three decades back; it involved processing and analyzing data.  I created the formula needed and previously relied on hand entries and calculators. 

New Tasks, Technology Transform Traffic Agents’ Jobs

September 25, 2015
By Steven Wishnia

Between technology and policy, New York City traffic enforcement agents’ jobs have changed dramatically over the last decade. They now do far more than write parking tickets and direct traffic, the in-title duties for Level I and II agents.

“We’re no longer meter maids,” says Tammy Meadows, traffic vice-president of Communications Workers of America Local 1182, which represents traffic agents at those two levels. “We’re doing accident reports, stolen vehicles. We’re responding to riots.”

Taxi Drivers Tell Cuomo: Don’t Unleash Uber

September 18, 2015
By Steven Wishnia

More than 500 cab drivers, angry that an unregulated Uber is undermining their income, protested outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Midtown offices Sept. 16, packing a block-long pen on Third Avenue. “There is a fire in progress,” Bhairavi Desai of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance told the crowd, as sirens sounded in the street. “What’s burning up is our profession, our livelihoods, and our future.”

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