App-Taxi Drivers Urge City to Require Tip Option

April 13, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - If you ride an Uber taxi, you pay the fare electronically—but you can’t give the driver a tip through the app. A union representing Uber, Lyft, and other app-based taxi drivers is urging the city Taxi and Limousine Commission to change that, by requiring all ride-hail apps to give passengers an option to tip.

Philly Airport Contract Workers Vote to Join 32BJ

April 10, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Philadelphia, PA - After four years of protests and organizing, airline contractors’ workers at Philadelphia International Airport have voted overwhelmingly to join Service Employees International Union Local 32BJ.

50 Niagara Falls Coach Lines’ Bus Monitors ‘Go Union’ With Teamsters Local 264

April 9, 2017 
By Editor-Publisher Tom Campbell  
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Niagara Falls, NY - After the Union Election results were read to Bus Monitors employed by Niagara Falls Coach Lines on Wednesday (April 5th) evening, a chorus of cheers was let out by those former Non-Union Workers who will now be represented by Teamsters Local 264. 

Judge Stays Seattle Law Letting Uber, Lyft Drivers Unionize

April 9, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Seattle, WA - A federal judge in Seattle issued a preliminary injunction Apr. 4 delaying the city’s law that lets “ride sharing” taxi drivers unionize, until a legal challenge to the law is settled.

Teamster Carhaul Members Ratify Contract

April 6, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Teamster carhaul members have ratified a new national auto transporters contract, the union announced Mar. 30, with more than 86% voting yes.

ATU: Improve Working Conditions for Uber & LYFT Drivers

April 4, 2017
By Stephanie West

New York, NY –  On March 27th, leadership from Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1181-1061 and drivers for transportation network companies (TNC), such as Uber and Lyft, discussed improving working conditions and a union vote for drivers with Taxi and Limousine (TLC) Commissioner Meera Joshi.

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