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Privatization Won’t Fix D.C. Transit

July 21, 2016 
By Jeremy Mohler
Reprinted:
atu.org

Washington, DC - Transportation is the backbone of a thriving and sustainable economy. Therefore, a public transit system should be judged by how it treats those that need it most, especially people with disabilities and our most marginalized communities.

U.S. Trade Representative Takes On China Over Unfair Export Duties

July 19, 2016 
By Doug Cunningham
Workers Independent News

Washington, DC - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman is challenging China over export duties on raw materials crucial to the automobile, aerospace and other U.S. industries, saying they give Chinese manufacturers an unfair advantage. 

NYC Concrete Drivers Win Contract

July 19, 2016 
By Stephanie West

New York, NY -  New York City’s concrete truck drivers ratified a new contract with the New York City Concrete Producers Coalition at a union meeting last night.

Aircraft Painters Join Machinists

July 18, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Portland, OR - Workers at a subcontractor that paints planes for Boeing voted July 8 to join the International Association of Machinists. The union supporters at Commercial Aircraft Painting Services here prevailed by an 80–68 margin, despite the company hiring the American Labor Group union-avoidance consulting firm.

Philly Airport Workers Approve Strike During Dem Convention

July 15, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Philadelphia, PA - Service workers at Philadelphia International Airport voted overwhelmingly July 12 to strike sometime during the Democratic National Convention July 25-28.

In NYC, Uber Gets Love While 'Dollar Vans' Get Grief

July 13, 2016
By Joe Maniscalco 

Council Members Peter Koo, Jumaane Williams and I. Daneek Miller stand with commuter van operators.

New York, NY - Advocates hoping to strengthen New York City’s private commuter van industry through new legislation are charging that Johnny-come-lately services like Uber and Lyft have been granted favored status while mostly minority-operated “dollar van” lines that have consistently filled gaps in the town’s transit system must continue to fight for respect. 

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