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Renegotiating NAFTA Important to Unions

June 23, 2017 
By Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Trump appealed strongly to the  working-class union members particularly in the trades and auto industry. Trump’s message on jobs, trade and America First,  was critical in his 2016 election victory.  He won over  many rank and file union members who usually vote Democratic.

L.A. Port Truckers Work as ‘Indentured Servants’

June 23, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

 Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles’ port truckers, who haul almost half of the nation’s container imports from the city’s ports to Southern California warehouses and rail yards, work under conditions so onerous that they are effectively “modern-day indentured servants,” a year-long investigation by the USA Today network found.

Uber Agrees to Include Tip Option

June 22, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

New York,  NY - Three months after city taxi regulators announced they would propose a rule requiring all cab-hailing apps to include a way for passengers to give the driver a tip, Uber said it would modify its app to enable tipping.

New Website “Trashes” Private Waste Industry; Exposes Record of Abuse

June 18, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – A new website, launched on June 15th, and called “Trash Kingpins of NYC” , is drawing attention to the labor abuses, environmental damage, corruption, and racist and sexist comments of some of New York City’s worst private sanitation companies.

Chicago Cabbies’ Union Says City’s Taxi Industry Is Failing

June 18, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Chicago, IL - Competition from unregulated ride-share companies is decimating Chicago’s taxi industry, according to a report released earlier this month by Cab Drivers United, AFSCME Local 2500.

Oregon ATU Opposes ‘Regressive’ Tax Hikes for Transportation

June 16, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Portland, OR, - Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757, Oregon's largest transit workers’ union, has come out against the $8.2 billion transportation bill pending in the state legislature, saying it would be funded by “one regressive tax after another” in a June 14 posting on its Web site.

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