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After Murder, Winnipeg Bus Drivers Demand Better Security

March 7, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Winnipeg, Canada - Two weeks after a city bus driver was murdered, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1505 is calling for better security. Irvine Jubal Fraser, 58, was stabbed to death about 2 a.m. on Feb. 14. A 22-year-old man who police say refused to get off Fraser’s bus at the end of the line has been charged with second-degree murder.

UAW Ups Organizing at VW, Nissan, Tesla

March 6, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Detroit, MI - Sensing “a doubling or tripling of interest” in union representation from workers at nonunion auto plants, the United Auto Workers is escalating its efforts to organize at Nissan, Volkswagen, and Tesla.

C.W.A. Local 1182 Fights for Disability Rights

March 4, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – C.W.A. Local 1182 Traffic Vice-President Tammy Meadows was sickened by members’ inability to obtain retirement disability benefits – and stepped up to the plate to change their fate.

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:

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