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Teamsters Unionize S.F. Shuttle-Van Service

May 13, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

San Francisco, CA - Drivers for the San Francisco commuter-van service Chariot have joined Teamsters Local 665. The company, which was acquired by Ford Motor Co.

We Can Make NYC Property Taxes Fair And Equitable

May 11, 2017
By Corey Bearak, The Public Ought To Know

A recent report highlights that many homes over one million dollars pay less in real estate taxes than modest homes.  This pattern of unfairness must be addressed and soon.

Washington Lawmakers Eye Tying Boeing Tax Breaks to Jobs

May 10, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Olympia, WA - Frustrated that Boeing has eliminated almost 13,000 jobs in the state after receiving a 40% tax cut in 2013, Washington legislators are considering two bills that would reduce the multibillion-dollar tax break.

Philly Airport Workers Rally for Minimum Wage

May 9, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Philadelphia, PA - In a rally at Philadelphia International Airport May 1, dozens of Philadelphia-area workers took the day off without pay to demand that airline subcontractors pay workers the city’s $12.10 an hour minimum wage.

UAW Pushes VW to Stop Stalling and Accept Union

May 5, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Nashville, TN - The United Auto Workers began a petition campaign Apr. 26 to urge Volkswagen to recognize a union at its Chattanooga, Tennessee assembly plant.

Samuelsen Named National TWU President

May 4, 2017
By Steven Wishnia

Washington, DC - John Samuelsen, head of New York City’s transit workers’ union for seven years, has been tapped to become international president of the Transport Workers Union of America.

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