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UAW Wins Back Legal Services for Detroit Three Workers

December 23, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Detroit, MI - Next month, United Auto Workers members at the Detroit Three auto companies will once again be able to get free legal services. The UAW Legal Services program will be restored, union vice-president Cindy Estrada announced in a Facebook post Dec. 14.

NY-Area Airport Workers Win First Union Contract

December 16, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - Some 8,000 workers at Newark, John F. Kennedy, and LaGuardia airports have won their first union contract, 32BJ SEIU announced Dec. 15.

Airport Workers Hold Off on Strike After ‘Productive’ Talks

December 14, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia

Newark, NJ - A potential strike by 8,000 airline-subcontractor workers at Newark, John F. Kennedy, and LaGuardia airports was delayed Dec. 13, as the union representing them reported “a productive day of negotiations” toward their first union contract.

Boeing Cancels Contract With Just-Unionized Paint Shop

December 13, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Portland, OR - Just five months after workers at Commercial Aircraft Painting Services voted to join the International Association of Machinists, Boeing announced that it will not renew the company’s contract, forcing it to close.

United Continental Mechanics Ratify Big Raise

December 11, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Chicago, IL - The more than 9,000 mechanics at United Continental Airlines have ratified a six-year contract that will raise their pay by more than one-third, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced Dec. 5.

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.

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