Loss of Manufacturing Devastating to America’s Cities

November 6, 2016 
By Stephanie West

Washington, DC -  A new report Unmade in America: Industrial Flight and the Decline of Black Communities, explores the devastating effects to American cities caused by the loss of Manufacturing jobs. Employment in the manufacturing industry has provided a path to the middle class for millions in our cities.

 Uber Drivers Split Class-Action Suit Into Two Parts Over Arbitration

November 5, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - The ten Uber drivers who filed a federal-class action suit in June contending that the company cheated them out of minimum-wage and overtime pay by classifying them as independent contractors have divided their case into two separate suits.

School Bus Drivers Reach Contract Deal, Averting Strike

November 2, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia

Brooklyn, NY - The union representing the 900 drivers and attendants at two Brooklyn school-bus companies reached a tentative contract deal late on the night of Oct. 31, averting a strike that could have begun the next morning.

An Approach to Address the L Shutdown

October 30, 2016 
By Corey Bearak, The Public Ought To Know

Queens, NY – Imposing a toll-tax scheme on the free Brooklyn East River crossings to Manhattan provides absolutely no relief to the commuters and businesses impacted by the planned L train shutdown.  The “fairly” scheme proposed in a recent media piece offers neither net revenues nor traffic relief. 

900 School-Bus Workers Vote to OK Strike

October 28, 2016 
By Steven Wishnia

Brooklyn, NY - Drivers and attendants at two of the city’s leading school-bus contractors voted Oct. 26 to authorize a strike, possibly when their current contract extension expires on Tuesday morning, Nov.

Will Denver Airport Renovation Jeopardize Jobs?

October 22, 2016  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Denver, CO - Worried that the coming renovation of Denver International Airport will privatize their jobs out of existence, more than 50 food and retail workers wearing red “Am I fired?” T-shirts rallied there Oct. 14.

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