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Union Leader Defends Strike Plan in Australia  AviationPros.com

The Transport Workers Union is threatening to unleash "industrial chaos" through coordinated strikes in pursuit of a bigger share of profits from retailers and ...


American Airlines accuses mechanics union of illegal work slowdown in stalled contract talks  Dallas News

Dallas News: your source for breaking news and analysis for Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas and around the world. Read it here, first.


American Airlines mechanics lawsuit: Airline sues workers, accusing them of engaging in illegal slowdown  CBS News

American Airlines is suing its union workers, accusing them of conducting an "illegal slowdown" in order to receive better concessions in ongoing contract talks.


Stop scapegoating transit workers: Union chief says train and bus operators and other staff aren’t the cause o  New York Daily News

The MTA absolutely should look for savings and efficiencies in its $17 billion operating budget. And someone, of course, should root out fraud and corruption ...


As MTA Scrutinizes Worker Overtime, Union Raises Specter of Transit Strike  Wall Street Journal

The head of the transit union representing New York City's subway and bus workers has raised the prospect of a labor strike as the Metropolitan Transportation ...


American Airlines accuses mechanics of work slowdown  Travel Weekly

FORT WORTH, Texas -- American Airlines is accusing its mechanics and their unions of conducting an illegal work slowdown to gain leverage in contract talks, ...


MTA board holds closed-door vote to appoint special consultant to look into Long Island Rail Road overtime abu  New York Daily News

The agency's board voted in a closed-door executive session Wednesday to appoint a special consultant to look into the issue, drawing outrage from the board's ...


$461,646 in Pay for One Worker: M.T.A. Overtime Scrutinized by Prosecutors  The New York Times

Handwritten bookkeeping is still in use at the Long Island Rail Road. Now the practice is the subject of a federal inquiry.


Why Overtime and a Trump Comparison Are Fueling Threats of a Subway Strike  The New York Times

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo accused workers of overtime fraud. The transit union's leader then likened Mr. Cuomo to President Trump.


As New York City transit contract expires, governor launches vindictive attack on workers  World Socialist Web Site

As of Thursday, 40,000 workers in New York City's public transit system, the largest in the country, are working without a new contract. In a perfunctory statement ...


Transport Workers Union prepares to roll stoppages over Uber, Amazon  iTnews

A full scale industrial brawl is primed to erupt between supermarkets and retailers seeking to harness expanding gig economy providers like Deliveroo to slash ...


No more waiting for MTA labor reform: Management must drive a hard bargain with the Transport Workers Union  New York Daily News

As a former chair of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, I am reluctant to comment on or criticize the agency. I know how difficult the job of overseeing the ...


MTA Board Weighs Independent Probe Into Alleged Overtime Abuse  Wall Street Journal

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board is expected to vote Wednesday on whether to hire outside counsel to investigate alleged overtime abuse ...


Transport workers to protest for better conditions at Cairns Airport  The Cairns Post

TRANSPORT Workers Union members are planning a protest tomorrow morning at Cairns Airport to demand equal pay and regular hours.


Harris takes on the gender pay gap  Politico

Editor's Note: This edition of Morning Shift is published weekdays at 8 a.m. POLITICO Pro Employment & Immigration subscribers hold exclusive early access to ...


Union strife could lead to American Airlines delays and cancellations  Business Traveller

American Airlines is warning that a dispute with its mechanics union could disrupt schedules into the summer, USA Today reports. The airline has filed a lawsuit ...


Tunisia Faces New Crisis With Fuel Transport Worker Strike  Bloomberg

Fuel transport workers in Tunisia began a three-day strike to demand a long-promised pay increase, heaping a new set of challenges on the North African ...


Tentative contract deal could help end shortage of Muni drivers  San Francisco Examiner

Legislative analyst identified long wait for operators to reach full pay as factor in high turnover.


American Blames Delay in Adding More Seats to Jets on Union Woes  Yahoo Finance

American Airlines has delayed plans to redesign its cabins and add more capacity to the U.S. market, due to issues with unionized workers. The cabin upgrade ...


A D.C. author shamed a Metro worker for eating on the train. Now her book deal is in jeopardy.  The Washington Post

Author Natasha Tynes has ignited a firestorm on social media, where she criticized a black Metro employee for eating on the train and reported the woman to ...


The gas tax war goes on  Politico

FCC's stop-and-go spectrum review — TSA drills down on workforce worries as House Democrats cry foul.


Union official blames LIRR president for OT  Newsday

The Long Island Rail Road's top union official is placing the blame for the MTA's rising overtime costs on the LIRR's president, accusing him of knowingly driving ...


American Air Asks Court to Halt `Illegal Slowdown' by Mechanics  Bloomberg

American Airlines Group Inc. asked a federal court to halt an “illegal slowdown campaign” by unionized employees, saying the action had disrupted the travel ...


Seafarers union blames lenient Transport Canada policy for merchant sailor's death  Yahoo News

The International Transport Workers Federation says a long-standing Transport Canada policy directly contributed to the presumed death of a seafarer on a ...


Unions give pushback on excessive OT talk  Newsday

MTA Board chairman Patrick Foye said the five workers have either already been disciplined or will be sanctioned for the overtime abuses.


Sanders's Support for Inmate Voting Rights a Mistake, TWU Head Says  The Chief-Leader

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders's embrace of voting rights for all prison inmates, even for the most-violent offenders while they are still doing time, is just the kind of ...


Transit union boss says sides are ‘not close’ to new contract as current agreement expires  New York Daily News

The MTA and the city's largest transit workers union let their contract expire on Wednesday without settling on a new one, raising the prospect of the city's first ...


The MTA Is Raising Revenues and Cutting Costs. Now, Workers Want a Raise  Wall Street Journal

New York's MTA is clawing its way out of a looming fiscal crisis by raising fares, securing new sources of revenue and reorganizing operations. Now, it has the ...


Union: MTA Police checking LIRR OT 'insulting'  Newsday

The Long Island Rail Road's top union boss is raising “serious concerns of safety and security” following the MTA's decision to use its police department to help ...


Police Union Protesters Chant 'Liar' Outside NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's 2020 GMA Appearance  Newsweek

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's rough 2020 campaign hit another hurdle Thursday as police union and pro-labor protesters chanted "liar" outside his Good ...


Contenders for Labor's new deputy leader  Daily Mail

WHO WILL BE LABOR'S DEPUTY LEADER?CLARE O'NEIL* Has held the south-east Melbourne seat of Hotham since 2013.* Is Labor's spokeswoman for ...


Richmond County school board dismisses bus drivers concerns  The Augusta Chronicle

Sallie Thomas, president of Transport Workers Union Local 239, presented the Board of Education with a petition Tuesday that she says was signed by more ...


Union president: Muni operators willing to sacrifice days off to prevent more delays  KGO-TV

The president of the Transport Workers Union local 250 told ABC7 News that Muni operators are willing to sacrifice their days off to prevent further delays.


Did Delta Tell Employees Video Games Are More Valuable Than Unions?  Newsweek

A photo of a poster that discourages Delta employees to join the union has gone viral for its argument that union fees would be better spent on video games.


DOWN UNDER TRUCKING: trucker health; where trucks go; law reform; daylight robbery  FreightWaves

Ever wondered where trucks go? Wonder no more. A massive telematics study tells us exactly how and where trucks move. Also: health and safety, daylight ...


US Diverting After “Bombshell” Cover-Up on Chemical Weapons in Syria  Sputnik International

On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Ambassador Peter Ford, the former UK Ambassador to Syria.


Emerging Transnational Unionism Contains the Seeds of a New Global Movement  Common Dreams

Once seen as the vanguard of a new social order, the contemporary labor movement has been written off by many progressive activists and scholars as a relic of ...


TWU set to ‘bring chaos’ to airports  The Australian

The Transport Workers Union will today threaten industrial chaos across airports and the road transport industry as it seeks to exploit the alignment of enterprise ...


MTA Overtime Flap Has Parties Locking Horns | News of the Week  The Chief-Leader

The report last month by the Empire Center for Public Policy that there was a double-digit spike in Metropolitan Transportation Authority overtime has set off ...


Cuomo: MTA workers' sky-high overtime is theft  New York Post

Gov. Cuomo on Sunday voiced his harshest comments yet about workers at the MTA's Long Island Rail Road who claimed they worked an outrageous number ...


U.S. Labor Dept. Looks At TWU Election Result  The Chief-Leader

The U.S Department of Labor has opened an investigation into December's Transport Workers Union Local 100 election in which Tony Utano easily defeated ...


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A broad coalition planning action against ridesharing giant Uber in over a dozen cities just received some international reinforcements: Australian drivers have ...


Editorial: MTA needs help to avoid red ink  Newsday

The troubling spike in the Long Island Rail Road's overtime expenses and the disturbing news that some individual senior workers have accrued hundreds of ...


Track changes: As New Yorkers as asked to dig deeper to fund subway repairs, the MTA and transit workers must  New York Daily News

The 40000 women and men of Transport Workers Union Local 100 move New York. As the city's front-line on the subway and buses, they do the hard, dirty, ...


Transport workers in Australia hold nationwide protest against ride-share app Uber - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

SYDNEY, May 8 (Xinhua) -- Australian transport workers have picketed outside the offices of Uber in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane on Wednesday, to protest ...


Larry Hanley, international president of nation’s largest transit union, dies  New York Daily News

Larry Hanley, the international head of nation's largest transit union and 40 year labor stalwart, died on Tuesday, family and colleagues confirmed. He served as ...


Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa  World Socialist Web Site

Tens of thousands of French workers held a march against regressive changes in labour laws while major strikes continue in Sudan and South Africa.


Amid declining real wages, strikes in US escalate  World Socialist Web Site

Fueled by declining real wages, new strikes by teachers, health care workers and other sections of the working class are erupting.


‘I’m asking for someone to do something’: Assaulted MTA worker begs for more cops on NYC subway  New York Daily News

Transit workers have stepped up their calls for more police on the subways after a train operator was punched in the face at the Coney Island station.


Study: MTA Workers Piled Up $418 Million In Overtime Pay And The Latest Fare Hike Still Doesn’t Cover It  CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – All subway riders have heard for months is that the MTA doesn't have enough money to make much-needed repairs to improve ...


Mourn Larry Hanley, Dynamic ATU Leader Who Rose Up Ranks  The Chief-Leader

Larry Hanley, who rode a professional start as a Bus Operator in Brooklyn to become International President of the Amalgamated Transit Union while playing ...


Attacks on Transit Workers Stir Fear and Frustration  NY City Lens

On April 21 at 10:30 a.m., while many New Yorkers were enjoying their Easter candy, Denaul Jenkins II, 33, was on the job as an MTA subway conductor, ...


Political crowd: Your guide to Philly's largest City Council at-large field in 40 years  WHYY

Democratic voters can pick five of the 28 candidates for Philly City Council at-large in next week's primary. The winners are all but certain to ascend to Council.


UK rail union calls off strikes against driver-only-operated trains  World Socialist Web Site

Leading up to the third anniversary of the struggle by rail conductors and drivers against driver-only-operated trains (DOO), the Rail, Maritime Transport Workers ...


'New ideas': NSW Labor leadership hopeful faces showdown with unions  The Age

Chris Minns launched his bid for the party's leadership on Thursday, promising a "*fresh* and new approach" and warned that if the party did not embrace change ...


High-stakes infrastructure sit-down set for next week  Politico

Editor's Note: This edition of Morning Transportation is published weekdays at 10 a.m. POLITICO Pro Transportation subscribers hold exclusive early access to ...


TWU to City: Protect Transit Workers From 'Irrational, Unprovoked Attacks'  The Chief-Leader

The stabbing of a Train Conductor who then subdued his attacker on a Bronx subway platform April 21 prompted union officials to prod the city to act against ...


Big-Hearted, Feisty And Allergic to Respectability | Opinion  The Chief-Leader

In 2010, as the Amalgamated Transit Union was being assailed for having too long failed to act against the organized-crime figures who exerted control over its ...


Muni service slowed after drivers refuse to work overtime  San Francisco Examiner

Work action due to contract fight affecting bus lines citywide.


Australia – Victoria gig economy inquiry receives nearly 100 submissions  Staffing Industry Analysts

Nearly 100 submissions were made to the Victorian state government's On-Demand Workforce inquiry into industries such as food delivery and ride sharing.


Muni door investigation focuses on human error as well as equipment  San Francisco Chronicle

While pressure builds on Muni to add new door sensors to its troubled Siemens railcars after a woman got stuck and then fell on the tracks, the agency is ...


The Fallout from Muni's Easter Crisis  thebaycitybeacon.com

San Francisco's Muni system did not have a good Easter week. Multiple system failures and seething labor issues paved the way for the impending departure of ...


Like Other Cities, New York City MTA Should Do Away With Subway Conductors.  City Journal

One reason that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority spends too much to run the subways may soon become harder to fix. The MTA's agreement with the ...


'I Don't Want to Go Back': Urine-Thrower Who Terrorized Female MTA Workers Arrested: Sources  NBC New York

A man who allegedly threw urine on two female MTA workers — a subway conductor and a bus driver — in the Bronx within a span of an hour was arrested in ...


SCOTUS divided at census arguments  Politico

Pence to Ford — Exclusive: Brown presses Boeing on union.


Athens transport workers to strike on May Day | Kathimerini  www.ekathimerini.com

Commuters will be left with few options on May Day as workers on the capital's urban electric railway (ISAP), city buses and trolley buses are to stage a 24-hour ...


Regional bus drivers join railway workers in public transport strike  DutchNews.nl

Regional bus drivers in large parts of the country have agreed to join the public transport strike set for May 28 in support of an improved pension deal.


Public transport strike set for May 28 as pensions dispute continues  DutchNews.nl

Dutch train drivers and public transport workers in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague will go on strike on May 28 in a campaign to have the state pension ...


General Motors reports $2.1 billion first-quarter profits as job cuts take their toll  World Socialist Web Site

General Motors reported $2.1 billion in first-quarter 2019 net profits, higher than analysts' expectations, amid continuing signs of a slowdown in auto sales.


Author's book deal axed after she 'shames' transport worker for eating on train  Metro.co.uk

An up-and-coming novelist has had her book deal canceled after she shamed a public transport worker for eating her breakfast on a train. Natasha Tynes ...


Inside track: Transport, Shipping & Logistics  Lexology

In the media. Logistics growth losing steam Key logistics market growth rates fell in 2018 according to Transport Intelligence's (Ti) global market size & growth ...


Quader urges disciplined driving in Eid rush  The Daily Star

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has called for disciplined driving during the rush of home-goers ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.


It's 'absolutely absurd' the FAA won't ground the Boeing 737 Max: Transport Workers Union president  CNBC

The Boeing 737 Max should be grounded until the cause of the weekend crash in Ethiopia crash is determined, the international president of the Transport ...


Truck Drivers Not Seeking Help - Diesel news  Diesel News

An ongoing problem, around driver health issues within the trucking industry, is truck drivers not seeking help when living with untreated medical issues.


Employers demand crackdown on unions and casuals' double-dipping  Sydney Morning Herald

Employers have outlined a crack down on unions and casuals double dipping in a list of demands for the new industrial relations minister.


Gig debate needs a wider view  https://www.innovationaus.com/

The debate about regulation in the gig economy needed to move away from a focus on how workers are classified and towards a broader approach that ensures ...


Truckies leaving job over poor pay, driver-facing cameras  RNZ

Forget retirement, poor pay and long hours - driver-facing cameras are giving truckies another reason to leave the job, according to a new survey.


International Transport Workers Federation in Australia are concerned for the welfare of a crew aboard the Eckert Oldendorff docked at Port Pirie  The Recorder

Welfare concerns have been raised by the International Transport Workers Federation in Australia (ITF) for a crew of about 20 aboard the docked Eckert ...


Weekend buses cancelled after volunteer shortage  The Canberra Times

The Transport Workers Union has called for Canberra's weekend bus timetable to be pared back, after nearly 150 buses were cancelled due to driver shortages.


More heads expected to roll at Prasa, says Satawu  CapeTalk

On Wednesday the passenger rail agency announced it had terminated the former company secretary's contract with immediate effect.


UPS, flight dispatchers reach impasse, union says  Louisville Business First

Unionized aircraft dispatchers say they've reached an impasse in negotiations with United Parcel *Service* Inc. The two sides have been engaged in federally ...


As Microsoft (MSFT) Valuation Rose, Marvin & Palmer Associates Has Increased Its Position; Highland Capital Management Upped Position in Jetblue Airways (JBLU)  CryptoCoinsTribune

Marvin & Palmer Associates Inc increased its stake in Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) by 11.91% based on its latest 2018Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Marvin ...


Ship Owner Accused of Unscrupulous Practices as Vessel Runs Out of Drinking Water  The Handy Shipping Guide

GERMANY – LIBERIA – WORLDWIDE – Last month we told how the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) had gone to war with the Hamburg based ...


UK Transport Workers Union Calls for Investigation of North Sea Helicopter Safety  Rotor & Wing International

A UK labor group called for an investigation of the safety of offshore helicopters in the North Sea on the 10th anniversary of the fatal Super Puma crash.


'It's weird': Bill Shorten stuns colleagues as he lobbies against Anthony Albanese  The Age

Defeated Labor leader Bill Shorten has stunned colleagues by actively involving himself in the selection of his successor and attempting to hinder the run of ...


Union sues American Airlines over drug tests  Dallas Business Journal

A union that represents American Airlines fleet *service* employees is suing the Fort Worth-based carrier because of what it deems are unnecessary drug tests.


'Horrific hunger games': Protesters accuse Uber Eats of being a wage cheat  SBS

Uber Eats riders and drivers held a major protest on Tuesday.


Transit Union Steps Away From Vegas Casino Operations (1)  Bloomberg Law

The Transport Workers Union is ending its representation of casino table game dealers in Las Vegas, closing out its small Gaming Division that represents more ...


Politics Now: ALP urged to embrace Abbott-style climate plan  The Australian

Hello and welcome to PoliticsNow, The Australians live commentary on the aftermath of the federal election. Qld Labor MP Jim Chalmers has revealed he wont ...


Transit union blasts de Blasio as 'fauxgressive' ahead of primary season  New York Post

The national transit union is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on social media ads attacking Mayor de Blasio as a “fauxgressive” as he travels to early ...


American Airlines Grounded 14 Planes For Overhead Bin Issues—But a Union Official Says There's More to It  Popular Mechanics

American Airlines grounded 14 of its planes earlier this week, citing issues with overhead bins that fail to close properly. While the carrier admits faulty overhead ...


GE Transportation Workers Go on Strike Under New Owner  The Wall Street Journal

More than a thousand workers went on strike Tuesday at a former General Electric Co. locomotive plant in Erie, Pa., a day after the operation was acquired by ...


Wild end to congestion pricing press event as Queens lawmakers clash with union members  QNS.com

Sparks flew as advocates of congestion pricing, most notably members of the Transport Workers Union (TWU), chanted to drown out the words of two Queens ...


Tulsa American Airlines Workers Protest Outsourcing  News On 6

The Transport Workers Union Local 514 and area labor supporters want to show their support for aircraft safety and to educate the public about outsourcing ...


Hopes problems plaguing new weekend bus routes can be fixed  The Canberra Times

The union representing Canberra's bus drivers says it is confident the issues plaguing the weekend timetable can be resolved, after talks with Transport ...


Short-term deal is 'not enough time' for airports to recover from shutdown damage: Union president  CNBC

America's transportation system “was brought right to the edge of the cliff” and a short-term funding measure won't reverse pain caused by the longest ...


Transportation Workers Form Coalition To Stop Driverless Buses In Ohio  WOSU

The Transport Workers Union of America has announced the formation of a statewide coalition to stop autonomous buses from hitting Ohio's streets. Standing in ...


Four American Airlines Unions Have Divergent Views Regarding Boeing 737 Max Safety  Forbes

The four labor unions at American Airlines have differing views on what to do about the controversial Boeing 737MAX.


De Blasio's mixed record with public sector unions  City & State

John Samuelsen, the president of the Transport Workers Union, called him a “fauxgressive.” Police union leader Patrick Lynch dismissed his negotiating stance ...


TWU, EMS Unions Put Anti-de Blasio Beefs On Presidential Trail  The Chief-Leader

Even as Mayor de Blasio takes trips to New Hampshire and Iowa to burnish his national reputation as a progressive, city public-employee unions are spending ...


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