Chicago Airport Workers Strike for $15 and a Union

December 3, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Chicago, IL - About 500 support workers at O’Hare Airport here staged a one-day strike Nov. 29 to demand a $15-an-hour minimum wage and the right to form a union.

Airport Workers Rally in the Rain for $15 Minimum

November 30, 2016
By Steven Wishnia

Newark, N.J.—Chanting “We work, we sweat, put fifteen on our check,” more than 500 people marched in the rain at Newark Airport Nov. 29 to demand a $15-an-hour minimum wage and more respect for the about 10,000 workers there.

SEIU: Airport Workers Live Below Poverty Line

November 30, 2016
By Stephanie West

Washington, DC -  According to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), 42 percent of airport workers live below the poverty level.

CWA 1182 Updates Members on Gains

November 30, 2016
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - Facing more than 400 rank-and-file members at a union meeting Nov. 5, CWA Local 1182 President Syed Rahim celebrated winning step pay, gain-sharing, and an annuity plan in its most recent contracts, for the first time ever.

Progress on Recycling Makes $ense

November 23, 2016  
By Corey Bearak, The Public Ought To Know

Queens, NY – This past weekend I participated in recycling in a new old way.  After the 1989 enactment of Local Law 19, also known as “The New York City Recycling Law,” New Yorkers expected to experience a 25% reduction or recycling of all non-hazardous solid waste by tonnage by the December 31, 1993 (emphasis intended); four years later anticipated New York City achieving 40% recycling.  New York City today recycles a bit more than one-third what we believed attainable one quarter century ago.

Connecticut Submarine Draftsmen OK Four-Year Deal

November 19, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Groton, CT - The union representing more than 2,000 designers, draftsmen, technical aides, and engineering support administrative personnel at the Electric Boat shipyard voted Nov. 10 to ratify a four-year contract that will give them 3% annual raises and a $1,000 signing bonus.

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