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UAW Organizes Rocket Builders

June 23, 2016 
By Jerry Cohen, LaborPress USA

Harlingen, Texas - The UAW members at  United Launch Alliance, a rocket building company,  accepted a new contract covering a bargaining unit of 104 employees from Local Lodge #2346 in
in Harlingen, Texas. The union members work at ULA's production operations in Harlingen.

State Legislature Restores School-Bus Workers’ Job Security

June 22, 2016
By Steven Wishnia


New York, N.Y.—New York City’s school-bus drivers, attendants, and mechanics have won a big step toward getting their job security back.

Early in the morning of June 19, just before its session ended, the state legislature voted to enable New York City to include “employee protection provisions” in its contracts for school-bus services. Those provisions, eliminated by then-mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2013, require city bus contractors to hire workers in order of seniority, at the same wages and benefits they had in their most recent job. A one-month strike by Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181 failed to persuade him to negotiate.

Albany Passage of School Bus "Employee Protection Provision"

June 22, 2016
By Demos P. Demopoulos , Teamsters Local 553 Secretary-Treasurer


New York, NY - "The Teamsters applaud the State Legislature for standing up for good jobs for New York City's school bus workers. Our union represents thousands of New York City school bus drivers, matrons, and mechanics.

Report: Private Garbage Trucks are Garbage

June 22, 2016
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – A new report by the Transform Don’t Trash NYC coalition and Transportation Alternatives on New York City’s private sanitation companies’ garbage trucks says they have an appalling record of poor maintenance.

Machinists Reach Tentative Deal to End 5-Week Strike

June 22, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Spokane, Washington - The Machinists union announced June 16 that it has reached a tentative contract agreement with aircraft-parts manufacturer Triumph Composite Systems that would end a five-week strike.

Airlines Need To Pay Taxes To Airports

June 15, 2016
By Stephanie West

Albany, NY - Currently, New Jersey and New York are two of just three states across the country that exempt airlines from certain jet fuel excise tax, essentially handing over a significant windfall to the airlines—money that should go to upgrading airports for improved passenger service and experience.

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