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Nissan Workers Look to NY Labor for Support

April 21, 2014UAW's Scott Sommer welcomes Nissan workers to New York.
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—Richard Trumka, the AFL-CIO prez, was at last year’s auto show at the Javits Center and said Nissan workers working in Mississippi would have a union. One year on, Nissan workers came to New York again, this time asking the New York labor movement for its muscle to help them finally form a union in the Deep South. Video

IBT Local 237 Calls on Mayor to Equalize Pay

April 9, 2014IBT Local 237 calls on the Mayor to settle the country's largest pay discrimination suit.
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—Teamsters with IBT Local 237, along with organizations such as the National Organization of Women and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, demanded Mayor Bill de Blasio fulfill a campaign promise to end a federal class action lawsuit against the city demanding pay parity for more than 5,000 school safety agents. Video

Workers Walk Airport to Airport to Remember MLK

April 7, 2014
By Marc Bussanich 

Queens, NY—Airport workers marched 10 miles from JFK Airport to LaGuardia Airport on the 46th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination to keep pressure on the major airlines and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to raise their wages. Video

Builders Urge Transport Upgrades on NY’s West Side

April 2, 2014Greg Kelly and Rich Anderson ask Pat Foye where will funding come from for transport projects on the West Side.
By Marc Bussanich

New York, NY—The New York Building Congress issued a new report on Tuesday, April 1 urging action on four major transportation projects on Manhattan’s West Side to alleviate congestion on the rail network feeding into the city from New Jersey. The report notes it’ll take a multiple of funding sources to finish the projects, but the federal government will have to lead. Video 

Pat Foye Questioned on Mastro Report

Pat Foye (r.) tells Rich Anderson it'll be quit difficult to break-up the Port Authority.

April 2, 2014
By Marc Bussanich 

New York, NY—Pat Foye, the executive director of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, presented the authority’s 10-year, $27.6 billion capital plan at an event at the New York Hilton hosted by the New York Building Congress. He then took questions from reporters to get his reaction to the Randy Mastro Report that cleared Gov. Chris Christie of wrongdoing at the George Washington Bridge. Video 

Queens Residents Want Shuttle Bus on Weekends

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer (l.) wants the MTA to provide shuttle bus on weekends the No. 7 train is closed for work.

March 31, 2014
By Marc Bussanich 

Long Island City, NY—The MTA is proceeding with major infrastructure upgrades along the No. 7 train that will shut it down for 22 weekends this year. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer said he and Long Island residents know the work is necessary, but the MTA has to provide a shuttle bus to Grand Central Terminal so that small business doesn’t lose business. Video

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