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National union takes over Muni local in midst of contract talks, citing ‘infighting’ and ‘dysfunction’  San Francisco Examiner

The leadership of Muni's operator union has been kicked to the curb even as contract negotiations for roughly 2000 drivers are underway, the San Francisco.


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 ...


After suspension, Muni union president brought back into contract talks with City Hall  San Francisco Examiner

Muni's operator union is in receivership. Its executive board suspended. An operator shortage looms in the backdrop, leaving San Franciscans' commuter serv.


Bay Area Ford GoBike workers to unionize  San Francisco Examiner

Ford GoBike is often noted for its technology-laden features: unlocking bikes via a mobile phone app, docking them in futuristic-looking curbside stations.


Dealers at 4 Las Vegas casinos vote to join United Auto Workers union  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Dealers at four Las Vegas casinos have voted to join the United Auto Workers union after taking the “unprecedented” step of ending their affiliation with a smaller ...


Dealers at four Las Vegas casinos join UAW union  News3LV

Gaming dealers for four Las Vegas casinos have joined the United Automobile Workers, the union announced Wednesday. Dealers at Bally's, Harrah's, Paris ...


San Francisco area bike-share employees consider unionizing  Smart Cities Dive

Employees for Ford GoBike, the San Francisco Bay Area's regional bike-share program, are considering unionizing, according to the San Francisco Examiner.


Internal dispute prompts suspension of Muni union president just as contract talks begin  San Francisco Examiner

Muni's contract negotiations have taken a sharp turn before they've even started. Transport Workers Union Local 250-A President Roger Marenco, representing.


Transit Union Steps Away From Vegas Casino Operations  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 ...


It's 'common sense' to ground the Boeing 737 Max 8, transportation expert says  CNBC

Jonathan Weaks, president of the Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association, and John Samuelsen, international president of the Transport Workers Union of ...


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 ...


NS petitions FRA for brake test training waiver; unions push back  RailwayAge Magazine

Norfolk Southern has filed a petition with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of federal railroad safety ...


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 ...


TWU, State AFL-CIO Join Cuomo's Drive for Congestion-Pricing Deal  The Chief-Leader

Transport Workers Union Local 100 is leading the charge to get state legislators to approve congestion pricing as the most-effective way to generate the billions ...


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.


SF TWU 250a Suspended Pres On Attacks On Transit Workers and The Union  SF Bay Area Indymedia

San Francisco TWU 250a suspended president Roger Marenco talked about the attacks facing transit workers and privatization of public transit in San Francisco ...


Bus drivers hold town hall to discuss bus safety concerns  WRDW-TV

Both the Richmond County School System and the bus drivers and maintenance workers want to focus on the facts. The problem is, both parties have different ...


Flight attendants' union: We may refuse to board Boeing 737 Max 8  People's World

After the second fatal crash quickly after takeoff of what is almost literally a brand-new Boeing airplane, the Boeing 737 Max 8, the flight attendants' unions for the ...


TWU President Takes Anti-Automation Campaign To Papal Confab  The Chief-Leader

John Samuelsen, international president of the Transport Workers Union, used his spot as a keynote speaker at a March 4-5 Vatican conference on climate ...


Worker Power on the Swedish Docks  Jacobin magazine

The Swedish Dockworkers Union has announced plans for indefinite strike action. The future of independent, left-wing, rank-and-file trade unionism in Sweden ...


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 ...


Canada in the Age of Working-Class Power  Jacobin magazine

In the 1970s, Canada's working class was at the height of its power, combining shop-floor militancy, political ambition, and intellectual confidence. Canada's ...


How Mumbai's Sanitation Workers Won Their Rights  The Nation

This union movement used both legal strategies and confrontational methods to successfully organize Dalit workers.


MTA finds low levels of silica dust along L train, assures riders air is safe to breathe  New York Daily News

Construction dust containing silica particles floats in the air at the Bedford Ave. subway station on the L train, MTA tests found last week — but agency officials ...


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

The World Socialist Web Site invites workers and other readers to contribute to this regular feature.


Public transport workers go on hour-long strike on Monday  DutchNews.nl

NS and municipal public transport personnel will go on an hour-long strike on Monday morning in bid to freeze the pension age in the sector at 66, unions have ...


Even tech workers can’t afford to buy homes in San Francisco  Recode

Everyone knows living in the San Francisco Bay Area isn't cheap, especially for people like teachers, firefighters, and *service*-industry workers whose wages ...


Nigerians react as MC Oluomo says NURTW is a profession just like law or engineering  Legit.ng

Legit.ng News ☆ Legit.ng had earlier reported that Musiliu Akinsanya, the leader National Union of Transport Workers, (NURTW) popularly known as MC ...


Maritime unions move to sanitise sector  The Punch

Samuel Awoyinfa Truck owners, drivers and other stakeholders in the maritime sector have formed a new union, Council of Maritime Transport Unions ...


For the sake of workers, governments must commit to a new paradigm on plastics and chemicals  Equal Times

The heads of state from France, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Madagascar, the Prime Minister of Rwanda and 88 ministers of the environment are meeting in Nairobi, ...


Wabtec Merger Complete as Strike Threat Hangs Over GE Plant  Transport Topics Online

The merger of GE Transportation, one of the original business units of the General Electric Co., and Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corp. is complete as ...


European agency bans Boeing 737 MAX 8 from airspace  DW (English)

The European Aviation Safety Agency has banned Boeing 737 MAX 8 flights in its airspace following last Sunday's Ethiopian Airlines tragedy. It came after ...


Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and the Pacific  World Socialist Web Site

Midday meal workers in the southern Indian state of Telangana protested on March 20 over a range of demands including the non-payment of outstanding food ...


TWU: Time for solutions is now  Big Rigs

THE TWU is taking to the streets - asking you to join us for its convoy on March 31 and be counted amongst those that are seeking a safer and fairer industry.


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 ...


Amazon Air pilots are paid below market norms; several claim shoddy safety standards  Business Insider

Amazon Air pilots are paid about 40% less than FedEx or UPS pilots.


Larry Weitzner’s Jamestown Associates wins 8 Reed Awards  New Jersey Globe

Jamestown Associates, Larry Weitzner's national political media consulting firm that began as a local shop working for New Jersey Republican candidates, won ...


Here’s how AOC can save the Green New Deal  AlterNet

Sadly, in our twitter age all it takes is a lonely sentence fragment to reduce a visionary document like the Green New Deal bill introduced in the House by Rep.


Australian dockworkers to strike at DP World terminals  JOC.com

Australian shippers are raising concerns over a planned industrial action by dockworkers employed by DP World slated to begin Friday at the four largest ...


Detroit fire union sues to halt blood, bodily fluid cleanup rules  The Detroit News

Detroit — The city's fire union is asking a judge to halt newly codified rules that direct firefighters to clean up blood and bodily fluids at accident and medical ...


Our new movement aims to propel Labour into a radical Green New Deal  The Guardian

It's time for bold, transformative thinking to steer us away from social and ecological catastrophe, says Angus Satow, co-founder of Labour for a Green New Dea.


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.


Today’s Logistics Report: Delivery on Demand; Trucking’s Labor Peace; Automotive Downshift  Wall Street Journal

Today's Top Supply Chain and Logistics News From WSJ.


Transport Workers Union, Highly Visible In New York, Looks To Organize More JetBlue Workers  Forbes Now

After winning a union election for JetBlue's 5000 flight attendants, the Transport Workers Union wants to organize the carrier's mechanics and passenger *service* ...


JetBlue "Disappointed" As 66% Of Flight Attendants Vote To Join Transport Workers Union  Forbes Now

JetBlue flight attendants voted to join the Transport Workers Union.


European Union leaders grant May extra time to pass Brexit deal in UK parliament  World Socialist Web Site

The European Union's (EU) 27 member states have agreed a plan allowing a delay of Brexit to May 22. But this is only on condition that UK MPs approve the ...


Transport Workers Union of America threaten to strike before allowing automated buses in Columbus  WTRF

The International President of the Transportation Workers Union of America threatened a strike if Ohio state leaders try to force automated driver-less buses onto ...


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 ...


Unions protest at South Station over possible outsourcing of Amtrak jobs  The Boston Globe

Dozens of Amtrak employees and their supporters rallied in front of South Station Monday morning to protest changes to the rail company's dining *service*, and ...


Union Locals Launch 'American Airlines Should Care' Educational Campaign  PRNewswire

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Feb. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Multiple Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) Air Division Locals announced the launch today of an ...


Rep-elect presents certificate of return to MC Oluomo  The Punch

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The winner of the Oshodi/Isolo Federal Constituency1 election, Bashiru Dawodu, has visited a leader of the National Union ...


Unions make new connections with Lee County public-sector workers  The News-Press

In Florida, union membership stood at an estimated 418000 in 2017, and has not fluctuated significantly over the past 10 years.


Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 headlines you should keep up with Today  Kemi Filani News

Here are top 10 trending stories as at Saturday March 23, 2019. 1 . BBN: Twitter reactions to last night episode of the reunion. Big Brother Naija 2018 housemate ...


When KJ Alphons launched his campaign from wrong constituency  India Today

Union Minister KJ Alphons on Saturday (March 23) officially launched his campaign in Kerala, two days after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced their ...


Ryanair likely to appeal ruling on Eindhoven base  The Irish Times

Dutch authorities tell airline that it cannot let staff at Netherlands airport go.


Losers in TWU Local 100 Election Claim Cheating, Vote-Suppression  The Chief-Leader

Representatives from the two losing slates in the Transport Workers Union Local 100 election are alleging that President Tony Utano's victory in early December ...


Alternative L-Train Fix to Mean Work for TWU  The Chief-Leader

The alternative rehabilitation plan for the L train being championed by Governor Cuomo, which would not require the 15-month shutdown originally planned, will ...


Union Leader Takes On Trump, Supreme Court, Airlines, Subway, de Blasio -- Anyone Else Out There?  Forbes Now

The president of the Transport Workers Union, 15 months into the job, is batting Trump, the Supreme Court, airlines, and the New York subway system and is ...


International Federation Condemns Death Penalty Threat Against Iran Truckers  RadioFarda

The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) has condemned a reported call by the Islamic Rebulic's judiciary, including the head of Qazvin Judicial ...


People Before Robots! The TWU Launches Statewide Coalition Against Driverless Buses in Ohio  nhlabornews.com

On Sept. 18, the Transport Workers Union of America launched a campaign to form a statewide coalition to protect Bus Operators, bus riders and the public in ...


Is Russia Failing in Ukraine? A Diminishing Threat  Lima Charlie News

As the conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues, with the threat of a potentially greater conflict emerging, critical factors have emerged that severely ...


TWU's Utano Facing 2 Challengers, With Ballots Due Dec. 5  The Chief-Leader

The animated campaign over who will run Transport Workers Union Local 100 is in full swing, offering the 40000 members starkly contrasting platforms and ...


Union Slams MTA For Using Some Robots for Track Inspections  NY1

The MTA plans to reduce manual inspections from twice weekly to once a week, and increase the deployment of special "Track Geometry Cars."


TWU's “crappy boxed lunch,” a PTC paper tiger—and silence  RailwayAge Magazine

I don't need to write much about how the Transport Worker's Union looks upon Amtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson's purported quest to eliminate ...


Trouble in the Skies Over Europe  The Atlantic

A major work stoppage by Ryanair employees symbolizes the frustrations felt by the continent's working class for the bureaucrats in Brussels.


Italians face disruption as transport workers go on strike  Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - Travelers and commuters in Italy faced delays on Friday as several national trade unions staged a 24-hour strike, disrupting transport services ...


Transport Workers Union tries to enforce $67G settlement in sexual harassment suit - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

The Transport Workers Union is trying to enforce a handwritten settlement in a sexual harassment lawsuit from a labor official.


Airport Workers' Union Vote Tossed by Board Over Jurisdiction  Bloomberg BNA

The National Labor Relations Board wiped out a unionization vote by baggage handlers at Portland International Airport that it had approved during the Obama ...


Britain-based Transport Union Urges Iran to Free Detained Labor Activists  VOA News

A major international labor union has called on Iran to immediately release several labor activists whom it says appear to have been tortured in custody late last ...


Erdogan's War on Workers  The Nation.

Turkey's crackdown on dissent extends to the country's fractured labor movement.


Scottish Labour shadow cabinet split on workplace car parking tax  HeraldScotland

A MEMBER of Scottish Labour's shadow cabinet has “defied” leader Richard Leonard after hitting out at her party's opposition to the…


APRA warns against superannuation fund activism  The Australian Financial Review

The regulator has warned superannuation fund trustees must be "free from influence" in response to union calls for super funds to take an activist stance on ...


Air traffic safety was "on the brink" due to the government shutdown, says TWU president  CNBC

John Samuelsen, international president of the Transport Workers Union, discusses the negative effects the government shutdown has had on the transportation ...


Transit Workers Against Amazon?  Jacobin magazine

New York's transit workers have enormous leverage over Amazon. But to use it, they will have to break with Andrew Cuomo. TWU Local 100 members speak ...


Transport Workers' Union steps up protest against so-called lay-off law  Helsinki Times

The Transport Workers' Union (AKT) will launch a 20-day overtime and shift-trading ban at midnight on Monday, 8 October.


Layoffs would 'ruin' Amtrak service, protesters say  amNewYork

Labor organizations say Amtrak is planning to cut about 1700 employees and end hot and *fresh* meals.


Local federal workers hold rally urging end to shutdown  The Augusta Chronicle

D.L. Smith just wants his paycheck for the hours he's put in.“I don't worry about my bills when I'm getting paid,” said the Barnwell, S.C. resident, who works at the ...


Thousands of JetBlue flight attendants to vote on joining Transport Workers Union  New York Daily News

Nearly 5000 JetBlue flight attendants will start voting Monday in an effort to join the Transport Workers Union.


Unions to step up efforts at Amazon Australia after worker sacked  The Guardian

Forklift driver employed through labour hire company Adecco says he was dismissed from his job at Amazon due to union activity.


COTA & TWU Local 208 Sign Labor Agreement COTA Well-Positioned to Serve the Region  MassTransitMag.com

The Central Ohio Transit Authority Board of Trustees approved a collective bargaining agreement between Transport Workers Union Local 208 and COTA at a ...


7 Ways to Fix the M.T.A. (Which Needs a $60 Billion Overhaul)  The New York Times

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority could need as much as $60 billion for its next capital plan to fix New York's failing transit system — a staggering figure ...


Ekiti 2019: Why PDP succumbed to comprehensive defeat  Guardian

The defeat suffered by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the recent elections had its roots in the past. Apart from the intractable crises that bedeviled the ...


New labor contract allows COTA to 'compete with Uber and Lyft,' union chief says  Columbus Business First

COTA's new labor contract with its drivers and mechanics clears the path for launching micro-transit and similar services beyond fixed bus routes.


ITF and WMU Release Automation 2040 Report  The Maritime Executive

Every year 62.7 trillion ton-miles of cargo are transported around the world, and looking to the fut...


The Labor Power 50; 11-50  City & State

Organized labor is facing an array of attacks. The U.S. Supreme Court's Janus ruling is threatening public sector unions. The building trades are struggling to ...


Gadkari gets rousing welcome, to file papers on Monday  The Hitavada

After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) declared ticket to him for the second term from Nagpur constituency of Lok Sabha, Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road ...


Muni may build housing for its operators to stem driver shortage  San Francisco Examiner

How do you cure a Muni operator shortage? One transportation official has an idea: Build city housing for them. That was the suggestion of San Francisco Mu.


Brick approves union contract as councilman calls for investigation  Asbury Park Press

Councilman Jim Fozman is urging his fellow council members to investigate allegations of abuse, which are in part connected to an employment contract.


Burlesque Video Renews Concerns Over Sexual Stereotypes Of Flight Attendants  Forbes

A controversial video of women dressed as American Airlines flight attendants performing at a frequent flyer event is bringing *fresh* attention to the continued ...


Accused Brooklyn bus pepper sprayer confronted by sea of transport workers in court  New York Daily News

A Brooklyn man accused of pepper-spraying two MTA buses in one day and sending a driver to the hospital faced a sea of angry transportation workers in ...


UPDATE| School bus fire sparks big concerns for bus drivers  WRDW-TV

The union says they interviewed 52 current workers at the depot, most of them are bus drivers.


American Airlines Encounters Labor Slowdowns Due To Slow Pace Of Contract Talks  Forbes Now

American Airlines has encountered slowdowns by workers angered by the slow pace of contract talks for mechanics and fleet *service* workers.


‘Don't be fooled’: JetBlue president warned workers against joining a union  The Guardian

Revealed: Joanna Geraghty claimed the company's successes wouldn't be possible if employees unionized.


Aviation Labor Unions Highlight Growing Safety, Security Concerns as Shutdown Drags On  AviationPros.com

Aviation labor unions under the umbrella of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), convened an emergency meeting to highlight the ...


Welcome, Saurav and Joe!  Labor Notes

Labor Notes is thrilled to welcome two new staffers, Saurav Sarkar and Joe DeManuelle-Hall, who started in our New York office in December. Saurav Sarkar ...


Transport Workers Union Reaches Flight Attendant Deal At Allegiant And Looks To JetBlue  Forbes Now

Allegiant Airlines and the Transport Workers Union say they have negotiated a tentative agreement for the first contract ever signed by the carrier's 1,150 flight ...


TWU to Anderson: “Stop these cuts!” (Updated)  RailwayAge Magazine

Amtrak's just-instituted practice of providing sleeping car customers, beginning with the Lake Shore Limited and Capitol Limited, with “contemporary and *fresh* ...


TWU Sues Over Delay In Establishing List Of Station-Agent Eligibles  The Chief-Leader

Transport Workers Union Local 100 has sued New York City Transit and the Department of Citywide Administrative Services for their alleged “arbitrary and ...


Utano Handily Retains Local 100 Presidency | News of the Week  The Chief-Leader

Transport Workers Union Local 100 President Tony Utano Dec. 6 easily won a full term with 64 percent of the vote against two opponents.


Transit union activist compares pro-Cuomo MTA workers to 'slaves'  New York Post

A black train conductor who is running for the head of the city's transit union called some of his co-workers “slaves” on a public forum for campaigning...


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