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LaGuardia AirTrain – a great idea to spur Good Jobs – with roots in Queens Civic movement

February 21, 2017 
By Corey Bearak, The Public Ought To Know

Queens, NY –  When Governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans for the LaGuardia AirTrain earlier this month, I recalled rejected schemes to connect LaGuardia Airport via subway or rail that raised community opposition with paths running through neighborhoods.

New Laws Address Illegal Vans

February 15, 2017 
By Corey Bearak, The Public Ought To Know

Queens, NY – Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1056 and 1179, and Presidents/ Business Agents Mark Henry (1056) and Bennie Caughman (1179) welcome the expected signing into law today (Wednesday, February 15) by Mayor Bill de Blasio of legislation sponsored by City Council Member I.

Montreal Taxi Drivers Can Sue Uber for C$300 Million

February 7, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Montreal, Canada - Taxi drivers in Montreal and Quebec City can file a class-action lawsuit against Uber for lost revenues, a Quebec Superior Court judge ruled Jan. 23.

S.C. Labor Leader Says ‘We Can Win’ at Boeing

February 5, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Charleston, SC - Although South Carolina is the least unionized state in the nation, its best-known labor leader believes the International Association of Machinists has a good shot at winning their second campaign to organize the Boeing plant in North Charleston.

IAM & United Airlines Reach Deal

February 3, 2017 
By Stephanie West

Washington, D.C. – The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) has announced it has reached seven tentative agreements with United Airlines for approximately 30,000 workers at the airline.

Machinists File for Union Vote at Boeing South Carolina

January 25, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

North Charleston, SC - The International Association of Machinists filed a petition Jan. 20 to have the about 2,850 production workers at Boeing South Carolina vote on whether they want to join the union.

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