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Teamsters In For The Long Haul Organizing Uber Drivers In Wake Of Class Action Settlement

April 30, 2016
By Doug Cunningham 
Workers Independent News

Los Angeles, CA - The Teamsters' Rome Aloise says the proposed $100 million class action settlement that drivers made with Uber isn't the end of driver efforts to organize for justice on the job with the multi-billion dollar app based taxi service.

NY Taxi Unions React to Uber Settlement

April 28, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel  

New York, NY - With Uber’s claim that its drivers are independent contractors left intact by the settlement of a class-action suit against the company, the unions trying to organize New York’s taxi drivers are pondering what to do next.

Job is Family for Sanitation Workers

April 21, 2016
By Silver Krieger 

New York, NY  For Lorayanne Dummett and Brian Tullo of the Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association, Local 831, being a worker on the job feels like being part of one big family.  With the help of the union and fellow workers, they’ve found a place, where, as Tullo says, “You come to this job to take care of your family and this job in turn helps you take care of your family.”  In fact, he has cousins and an uncle who are also sanitation workers.  For them, the job is a place where they can grow, while feeling secure.

IAM Comments on Alaska Airlines and Virgin America Merger

April 21, 2016
By Stephanie West 

Washington, DC -  International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) General Vice President Sito Pantoja issued the following statement regarding the proposed merger of Alaska Airlines and Virgin America Airlines:

IAM Settlement with United

April 20, 2016
By John Quinn, LaborPress USA 

Chicago, IL - United Airlines and the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers have announced a contract settlement. IAM's 30,000 United employees have voted to ratify seven new contracts. The agreements include improvements in compensation, job protections, and work rules. With this IAM ratification, United will insource additional airport work adding union jobs to United.

Organizing Volkswagen a Go

April 16, 2016
By John Quinn, LaborPress USA 

Chattanooga, Tennessee — Working men and women at Volkswagen won an important victory following an order by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) supporting efforts among skilled-trades employees to secure meaningful employee representation.

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