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Machinists Organize Ground-Service Workers at Two New Airlines

April 21, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Sea-tac, WA - In the last 10 months, the International Association of Machinists has organized more than 2,000 ground-service workers at two new subsidiaries of Alaska and United airlines.

 TLC Backs Requiring Uber to Offer Cashless Tipping

April 20, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia

New York, NY - After a nine-month campaign by a union representing Uber drivers, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission has agreed to develop a rule that would require ride-hail apps to offer an in-app tipping option.

United Pilots’ Union ‘Infuriated’ by Passenger-Dragging

April 19, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Chicago, IL The union representing United Airlines’ 12,500 pilots says it is “infuriated” by passenger Dr. David Dao being violently dragged off a United Express flight Apr. 9, an incident that provoked public outrage after a video of it went viral.

Expanded Passenger Boarding For The Staten Island Ferry

April 18, 2017 
By Neal Tepel

Staten Island, NY - This September, passengers will  be able to board from the lower levels in both Staten Island Ferry terminals.The changes are expected to improve passenger circulation and relieve bottlenecks at the Staten Island Ferry. The Ferry currently carries nearly 70,000 daily passengers, with over 23 million trips in 2016 .

Nissan, Temp Agency Face More NLRB Charges at Mississippi Plant

April 15, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Jackson, MS - The National Labor Relations Board has added three new charges to accusations pending against Nissan Motor Co. and a temporary-work agency at the company’s Canton, Mississippi plant.

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.

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