Outsourcing Boston Bus Repairs Costs $6M Extra

March 4, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Boston, MA - In 2014, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority signed an $18.6 million contract to outsource the repair of 32 city buses.

85 Traffic Enforcement Agents Promoted to Level II

March 3, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – 85 Traffic Enforcement Agents were promoted from Level I to Level II in a ceremony on Wednesday, March 1st, at the Police Academy in College Point, NY. The duties of Level II include directing traffic, while at Level I, TEA’s write summonses. Level Two TEA’s must be on the job for at least one year before promotion, to complete their probationary period.

Teamster Freight Division Appointments

March 2, 2017 
By Stephanie West

Washington, DC - The International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa has announced the appointment of the following union officers to regional coordinators for the National Freight Division:

UAW Preparing ‘Buy American’ Ad Campaign

February 28, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Lordstown, OH - Hoping to bring back manufacturing jobs, United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams announced Feb. 17 that the union is preparing an ad campaign urging consumers to buy U.S.-made cars and trucks, with union-made vehicles their first choice.

Transit Unions To MTA: Negotiate! ATU 1179 & 1181 Rally outside Two Broadway

February 24, 2017  
By Corey Bearak, The Public Ought To Know

Queens, NY –  Members of Amalgamated Transit Union Locals No. 1179 and 1181 called on the MTA to negotiate fairly and equitably as they rallied outside the transit agency’s Two Broadway HQs in lower Manhattan, Wednesday, February 22, 2017. 

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.

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