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$4 Billion Rehab Can't Hide LaGuardia Airport's True Shame

July 30, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

LaGuardia Airport workers at a recent rally for livable wages.

New York, NY - Governor Andrew Cuomo and Vice-President Joe Biden kicked off the week eagerly anticipating a $4 billion makeover that promises to one day turn embarrassingly awful LaGuardia Airport into a beautiful and enviable swan — apparently less of a concern, however, is the pervasive ugliness that poverty wages continue to foster upon the lives of 12,000 airport workers.

Eyeing Airbus, Machinists Open Alabama Office

July 30, 2015
Compiled By Steve Wishnia And Neal Tepel

IAM is keeping pace with Airbus growth.

With Airbus almost finished with its new airliner-manufacturing plant in Mobile, Alabama, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers has opened an organizing office near the factory. 

Agreement Between NYC and Uber

July 27, 2015
By NYC Deputy Mayor  Anthony Shorris

New York, NY - The administration, City Council and Uber have agreed to a framework that will advance the city’s vital policy goals for passengers, drivers and the public. It sets in motion a plan to guide a comprehensive and fair public response, driven by data, to the increase in for-hire vehicles. And it ensures that the future growth of this industry matches the values and the interests of New Yorkers.

Airport Workers Inch Closer to $15/Hr. Minimum Wage

July 24, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

Hector Figueroa and 32BJ continue to wait on the PA to act on raising wages.

New York, NY - Will the roughly 12,000 contract employees subsisting on poverty wages at JFK and LaGuardia airports be the next group of service workers to achieve a $15 an hour minimum wage? The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey says it wants a newly-formed task force to look at the possibility of making that happen — but the union fighting on behalf of poorly-paid security officers, sky caps and wheelchair attendants isn’t popping any champagne corks just yet. 

Organizing Uber? It Could Happen

July 24, 2015
By Joe Maniscalco

James Conigliaro, Jr. joins cabbies on the steps of City Hall.

New York, NY - A controversial cap on the amount of additional cars Uber can continue pumping onto New York City streets may have been left on the side of the road for now, but that doesn’t mean that the welfare of all those drivers is being ignored. 

Uber: Wal-Mart on Wheels

July 23, 2015
By Bhairavi Desai

NYTWA Response to David Plouffe and Comptroller Stringer

New York, NY - Uber's David Plouffe has proudly proclaimed on CBS that the "vast majority of Uber drivers, they or their spouse have other full-time employment."  That pretty much sums up Uber's jobs creation:  if you have another job already, then you can make money on the side through Uber. 

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