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Chicago Cabbies’ Union Says City’s Taxi Industry Is Failing

June 18, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Chicago, IL - Competition from unregulated ride-share companies is decimating Chicago’s taxi industry, according to a report released earlier this month by Cab Drivers United, AFSCME Local 2500.

Oregon ATU Opposes ‘Regressive’ Tax Hikes for Transportation

June 16, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Portland, OR, - Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757, Oregon's largest transit workers’ union, has come out against the $8.2 billion transportation bill pending in the state legislature, saying it would be funded by “one regressive tax after another” in a June 14 posting on its Web site.

Sean Campbell, President of Teamsters Local 813, Stands Out for Service to Members

June 14, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – Sean T. Campbell, President and Principal Officer of Teamsters Local 813, which represents private sanitation workers as well as workers in the funeral, demolition, rental car, paper and corrugated, and factory and warehouse industries, has consistently worked on measures designed to improve the wages and conditions of his members. Campbell has been a Teamster for almost 30 years, and President for about five years, holding every officer’s position in the union. 

Halifax Transit Workers Win $192G Back Pay

June 14, 2017 
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Halifax, Canada - Bus mechanics here will get C$256,000 (about U.S. $192,000) in back pay under a settlement announced June 8 by Halifax Transit and Local 508 of the Amalgamated Transit Union.

Belmont Stakes Joins Boycott of Anheuser-Busch to Support Clare Rose Strikers

June 13, 2017 
By Silver Krieger

New York, NY – On Thursday, June 8th, just days before the June 10th Belmont Stakes, Belmont Park announced that in support of strikers at Anheuser-Busch distributor Clare Rose, it will no longer serve Anheuser-Busch products.

Union Leaders Say ‘Buy American’ Is The Path To Prosperity

June 12, 2017  
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel

Washington, DC - Three major union leaders want Congress to enact “Buy American” laws strengthening requirements that the federal government purchase U.S.-made products.

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