Support Statement from DC 1707 AFSCME for Members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181

January 16, 2013

The Executive Board and members of District Council 1707 AFSCME strongly support the members of ATU Local 1181 in their creditable battle against the Bloomberg Administration’s alarming and almost certainly illegal attempt to bust their union under the cloak of sham legality and their insincere concerns about the students who desperately require their services. 

IAMAW Win On Long Island Should Inspire Others, Union Chief Declares

January 16, 2013
By Joe Maniscalco

After two tries, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) District 15 has successfully organized workers at a factory in Amityville, Long Island, and the head of the union expects the hard-fought victory to inspire other workers to organize as well.

Strike Nears: School Bus Drivers’ Union and City Still Apart

January 15, 2013
Marc Bussanich

Mayor Bloomberg’s administration has not attempted to negotiate to reach an agreement one day after ATU Local 1181 announced that school bus drivers would begin striking on Wednesday, according to the union.

School Bus Drivers Call Strike over Impasse with City

January 15, 2013
Marc Bussanich

The president of ATU Local 1181, Michael Cordiello, said this evening that the union’s school bus drivers and matrons will be going on strike on Wednesday morning.

City School Bus Strike Must be Avoided

January 15, 2013
LaborPress Editorial

Its disappointing that the city refuses to work with the leadership of ATU Local 1181 for a resolution of this dispute. The safety of thousands of children should not be sacrificed by New York City to save money.

Letter to the Editor

January 14, 2013


The following is testimony I presented on January 11, 2013 at an important NYS Assembly MTA Hearing. Please share with the LaborPress readership.

Best wishes,
Daneek Miller, President and Business Agent for ATU Local 1056

ATU Local 1056 Testimony at Assembly MTA Hearing

Amalgamated Transit Local 1056 appreciates this hearing as opportunity to comment on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Budget and to share its concerns of regarding the future policies, planning and finances of the MTA. I am I. Daneek Miller, President and Business Agent for ATU Local 1056, which represents drivers and mechanics who work for MTA New York City Transit's Queens bus division. I also co-chair the MTA Labor Coalition.

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