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Striking GM Workers, Union Far From Agreement  Transport Topics Online

General Motors Co. and the United Auto Workers remain far apart in their talks over a new contract, according to the union's top negotiator, making it less likely a ...


The Transport Workers Union is taking Uber to court over an unfair dismissal claim by a former Uber Eats driver  Yahoo Finance

Image: Supplied * The Transport Workers Union (TWU) has vowed to take Uber to court after an unfair dismissal case by an Uber Eats driver. * Uber Eats driver ...


Union decries 39 percent uptick in subway worker assaults  Politico

The union representing transit workers has a new rhetorical weapon in its battle with MTA brass — statistics showing an increase in assaults against workers.


Australia – Union takes Uber to court over unfair dismissal claim (Business Insider)  Staffing Industry Analysts

Australia's Transport Workers Union is taking Uber to court following a food delivery driver's unfair dismissal case.


More evidence of TWU Local 100 bus slowdown surfaces in Twitter vid  New York Daily News

A video from a top transit union official posted on social media Monday revealed that members of Transport Workers Union Local 100 are ratcheting up their ...


MTA Union Calls for Rally as Contract Negotiations Intensify  Wall Street Journal

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's largest union is threatening a large rally that will halt traffic in lower Manhattan unless the state-controlled authority ...


Signs of the MTA's next crisis  New York Post

Good news: It looks like MTA leaders are holding firm in demands for major, much-needed changes in their labor contracts. Bad news: The main evidence of that ...


How Emmanuel Macron's pension reforms could paralyse his presidency  New Statesman

As the biggest strike for more than a decade has shown, the French president has picked a fight with the entire working population.


Is American Airlines Nearing A Deal With Mechanics and Fleet Workers?  Forbes

Nearly four years into negotiations, American Airlines and its largest union could be headed towards a tentative contract agreement. The negotiations have been ...


Transit union head says he will 'cause havoc' during negotiations  New York Post

The MTA's largest union plans to rally outside the agency's Lower Manhattan headquarters at the end of October -- and majorly inconvenience New Yorkers in ...


Forcing Crew Into "Slave" Labor Gets Ships Banned From Australia  Yahoo Finance

Two ships have been banned from Australia by the local regulator because their crews were forced to work without pay in breach of the Maritime Labour ...


NYC Transit workers union rejects MTA’s latest contract offer as a step ‘backwards’  New York Daily News

The executive board for Transport Workers Union Local 100, which represents 40000 New York City Transit workers, unanimously shot down the offer, which ...


Nearly 50,000 GM workers strike: Live updates  CNN

46000 workers from the United Auto Workers (UAW) union went on strike against General Motors on Sunday night.


Union Pledged ‘Bloody’ Contract Fight Before Alleged Sabotage  Washington Free Beacon

An airline union president promised blood in a contract dispute with American Airlines just weeks before a member allegedly sabotaged a plane.


Teamsters refusing to transport GM vehicles in solidarity with UAW  Fox Business

The Teamsters won't be transporting General Motors vehicles during the United Auto Workers' strike. Continue Reading Below. International Brotherhood of ...


Why we're on strike: Paris transport workers justify industrial action  The Local France

While commuters faced travel misery in Paris on Friday, unions representing the thousands of workers insisted they were right to go on strike. Here's how they ...


Uber hit with lawsuit from former food delivery drivers  ZDNet

One of the drivers allegedly got paid around around AU$300 for 96 hours of work.


MTA workers' union rejects 'insulting' proposals for fewer vacation days, less overtime  New York Post

Amid looming deficits and ballooning overtime bills, the MTA wants to change workers' contracts to cut back on their vacation days and overtime, new ...


New OECD-ITF report: Subsidies in European shipping industry are failing European taxpayers and workers  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

A new study released by the OECD and the International Transport Forum (ITF) on the current effect of direct and indirect maritime subsidies on the European.


Transit union delays MTA bus service in Brooklyn as contract talks turn bitter  New York Daily News

Transport Workers Union Local 100 officials showed up at two of Brooklyn's biggest bus depots to demand “safety inspections" Thursday morning, which caused ...


American Airlines Mechanic Accused of Sabotage Amid Labor Dispute  The Wall Street Journal

A mechanic for American Airlines is accused of trying to sabotage a plane just before it was scheduled to carry 150 passengers from Miami to the Bahamas in ...


9/11 Transit Workers Fight to be Recognized for Their Part at WTC Recovery, Cleanup  Spectrum News

Thousands of MTA workers were at the World Trade Center site.


California AB 5: Law to regulate the gig economy is a win for workers  Vox.com

By making it hard for employers to misclassify employees as independent contractors, potentially millions of California workers who've been kept off payrolls will ...


Labor/Management Acrimony Makes Road to TWU Contract a Bumpy One  The Chief-Leader

There's been no activity in contract negotiations between Transport Workers Union Local 100 and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority since the union's ...


Bargain Strongly, TWU | Letters to the Editor  The Chief-Leader

To the Editor: Transport Workers Union President Tony Utano was right when he wrote (in the summer issue of Transport Workers Bulletin) that any new contract ...


After sparring in court, American and mechanics unions to restart negotiations  Dallas Business Journal

American Airlines and its mechanics unions are set to resume negotiations after a contentious summer.


TWU Denounces MTA Contract Call to Roll Back OT as 'Insulting'  The Chief-Leader

The Transport Workers Union Local 100 executive committee Aug. 19 voted unanimously to turn down a Metropolitan Transportation Authority initial contract ...


New York transit agency seeks casualization of its workforce  World Socialist Web Site

On Monday, after months of total silence, Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 published on its website a list of unprecedented concessions being ...


NY: Union claims assaults against NYC subway transit workers are up by 40% through first eight months of the year  MassTransitMag.com

A city transit worker is assaulted roughly once every three days in New York's subway and bus system, with the number of incidents up 40% from last year across ...


MTA Told, Contract or Not, Workers Entitled to Uninterrupted Lunch Breaks  The Chief-Leader

A three-year push by an opposition group within Transport Workers Union Local 100 has prompted the state Department of Labor to notify the Metropolitan ...


On Labor Day, Workers Celebrate The Benefits Of Union Membership  Forbes

Union members reflect on what membership means to them.


British Airways strike: Why most pilots have decided to stop working  Vox.com

For an industry that relies on a specialized workforce, labor strikes can completely halt an airline's operations.


500 new transit officers to target fare beaters, homeless in subway, buses  1010WINS

The transit system will be getting hundreds of new officers to protect transit workers—and also crackdown on fare beaters and homeless people.


MTA Data Shows Increase In Reports Of Soiled Subway Cars  CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — According to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, reports of soiled subway cars are on the rise and that's leading to dirty ...


The Green New Deal: A Fight for Our Lives  The New York Review of Books

Sunrise Movement protesters inside the office of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Capitol, Washington, D.C., December 10, 2018. One month before ...


In Comeback, Macron Steers Straight for Fresh Clash With Streets  The Wall Street Journal

French President Emmanuel Macron, having abandoned his top-down governing style and seeing his popularity rise, proposes overhauling the country's ...


Transit Workers Union Rejects MTA Contract Offer  Spectrum News NY1

NEW YORK - Reducing bus and subway *service*, hiking the fare, and cutting managers - all part of the MTA's game plan to corral galloping deficits. Now, officials ...


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

Slovenian pilots carried out a three-day stoppage September 8 - 10 over contract issues while Paris Metro workers are set to strike Friday to protest adverse ...


Congress group pens letter to American, mechanics unions over 2 issues  Dallas Business Journal

More than two dozen members of Congress signed a letter to American Airlines and the unions which represent its mechanics as the two sides remain without a ...


Louisville-based flight dispatchers reach labor deal with UPS  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – About 100 aircraft dispatchers at UPS' global operations center in Louisville are close to getting a raise as part of a proposed labor ...


The MTA Is Hiring 500 New Cops To Fix 'Quality Of Life' Issues In The Subway System  Gothamist

"The move comes after Governor Andrew Cuomo complained (again) about the condition of the subways."


American's Envoy Air reaches agreement with dispatchers  Dallas Business Journal

Envoy Air is a regional carrier, which is part of the American Airlines Group Inc. (Nasdaq: AAL) family and operates under the American Eagle brand.


Thursday's Headlines: RFK Freedom Riders Edition  Streetsblog New York

The MTA is insisting that people walk their bikes across the Triboro Bridge car-free path, which can add 30 minutes to a trip. Photo: Google Street View/Samuel ...


GM Strike Risk at 12-Year High With Weekend Deadline Approaching  Transport Topics Online

General Motors union leaders fly to Detroit this weekend to either agree to take a proposed contract to their members for a vote, or go on strike.


French transit workers strike against attack on pensions  World Socialist Web Site

The trade unions are seeking to prevent any struggle against Macron's attack through a series of isolated one-day actions over the next month.


'Black Friday' warning over major strikes on Paris Metro and bus networks  The Local France

Travellers in Paris are being warned of 'black Friday' on the city's transport system as major strike action is planned.


Trump administration sees support from farmers over push to cut labor costs  Fox News

The Labor Department has proposed several significant changes to the H-2A program which would make it less expensive and more flexible for farmers.


Southwest Airlines union blasts breast cancer awareness accessory ban  Chicago Business Journal

The union representing more than 16,000 Southwest Airlines flight attendants is fighting back against the company's decree banning employees from wearing ...


American Airlines Seeking Money from Unions for Flight Cancellations  Insurance Journal

Dallas-based American Airlines wants two labor unions to pay damages and the company's attorney fees, saying they ignored a judge's order to quickly end a.


American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging flight  WTOP

An American Airlines mechanic charged with sabotaging a plane was fired from another airline several years ago and briefly had his mechanic's license ...


EXCLUSIVE: Fancy new Queens MTA facility too small for equipment and buses  New York Daily News

Construction crews in July wrapped up the MTA's $2.2 million project for a fancy new bus-washing station at the Casey Stengel depot just north of Flushing ...


Cuomo allies' 'fight' is just a distraction from the MTA's OT mess  New York Post

The immediate task: rein in overtime, which helps drive deficits. This year, the MTA will spend more than $900 million on OT, nearly twice the $500 million a ...


Uber Eats driver fights back after losing job for late food delivery  The New Daily

Gig economy workers are fighting against Uber Eats' 'slavery' after a driver was sacked for delivering a meal ten minutes late. The Transport Workers Union ...


Transport Workers' Union workers stage rallies across five Australian airports over pay conditions  CAPA - Centre for Aviation

Australia's Transport Workers' Union (TWU) plan to hold rallies at airports in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and the Gold Coast on 21-Aug-2019 over pay ...


American battles Max delays and labour tensions  Flightglobal

American Airlines is taking steps to strengthen its business as it continues to feel the impact of labour tensions and delays in the return to *service* of the Boeing ...


Transit workers deserve better: Ignoring its own mismanagement, MTA shifts budget blame to its employees  New York Daily News

Transit workers know garbage when they see it. After all, we remove tons of it from the subway and bus system every day.


Driver Shortages Causing Transit Delays Nationwide  Streetsblog Denver

The next time you find yourself waiting for a bus that's consistently late, consider that it's not just because of heavy traffic, it could be part of a driver shortage ...


Australia: Train workers' union calls off Melbourne strike  World Socialist Web Site

The Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) has called off a planned strike of 3,000 train workers in Melbourne, with the union bureaucrats claiming unspecified ...


TWU backs airlines' claim on airports, but airlines also need to be held to account  Mirage News

The Transport Workers' Union is supporting claims by airlines that airports are financially squeezing the aviation industry. But the union says airlines also need ...


IAM, TWU urge US DoT and FAA to enforce two sections of FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018  CAPA - Centre for Aviation

International Association Of Machinists And Aerospace Workers (IAM) and Transport Workers Union (TWU) urged (12-Sep-2019) the US Department of ...


French transport workers fire ‘opening shot’ against pension reform  The Irish Times

Paris transport severely disrupted as strike shuts 10 of 12 metro lines.


Chinese firm's 'wage theft' ships should face ban at Australian ports, union says  7NEWS

A Chinese shipping company accused of making its sailors work without pay should be banned from docking at Australian ports, the international seafarers' ...


Airport unions usually lack airlines' and ATC organisation  CAPA - Centre for Aviation

'Part of the Union' with its refrain “You don't get me I'm part of the union”, is a famous 1970's song (by the British band Strawbs). Penned during a period of ...


Skeptics want details as New York MTA releases capital plan  Bond Buyer

Questions from transit observers and advocates followed the announcement by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of its $51.5 billion capital program.


10 things you need to know this morning in Australia  Yahoo Finance

Happy Tuesday, all. Ten things you need to know this morning, coming at you fast.1\. An attempted spill motion against NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian ended ...


American hasn't added this many employees to its largest base in over 10 years  Dallas Business Journal

American Airlines is adding 400 employees to its massive maintenance base in Tulsa, Okla., the company announced Wednesday. The American Airlines Group ...


‘It’s slavery’: union takes on Uber Eats after driver banned for being late  The Australian

The Transport Workers Union has launched a significant legal action against Uber, hoping the case will advance the Australian rights of gig-economy workers.


Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand  World Socialist Web Site

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


Southwest Airlines flight attendant union leader talking tough over contract  Chicago Business Journal

Lyn Montgomery, head of Transport Workers Union Local 556 that represents Southwest flight attendants, laid out on Wednesay all the reasons she's concerned ...


Airport workers across Australia to protest for better pay and work conditions  7NEWS

Airport employees across Australia are set to rally for better pay and more guaranteed hours, but promise they're not aiming to disrupt flights. The "noisy" protests ...


NYC Central Labor Council Pres: State of Labor Looking Up  The Chief-Leader

The state of labor in the city is good and has been for awhile,” Vinny Alvarez, the president of the AFL-CIO New York City Central Labor Council said, taking ...


Are Swiss trains becoming less punctual, pricier and more dangerous?  SWI swissinfo.ch in English

Long known for its efficiency, critics say *service* on the Swiss Federal Railways is deteriorating. Do they have a point?


Transport round up: Tube workers vote for strikes  Socialist Worker

Members of the RMT union on the Central, Jubilee, District and Northern lines have voted overwhelmingly for action short of a strike over excessive track noise.


Canceled flights, wrecked vacations and leaky planes: Passenger frustrations rise as American Airlines struggles  Dallas News

Lora Paine's summer beach trip to Florida to celebrate a new job now brings back only frustrating memories.Her American Airlines flight from...


TWU calls on truckies to take part in a Senate inquiry into transport as death toll  Mirage News

TWU SA/NT Branch Media Release, 17 September 2019 The TWU is calling on South Australian truck drivers to make submissions to a Senate Inquiry into...


Antigua and Barbuda selected to host historic conference  Antigua Observer

By Carlena Knight. Antigua and Barbuda has made history once again as the twin-island state is expected to host the International Transport Workers Federation ...


Workers of the world, unite (at last)  People's World

Neoliberal globalization presents many challenges to labor organizing. Increased mobility of capital has led to a sharp increase in relocation, outsourcing, and ...


OH: COTA's leader looks past buses for the future of transportation  MassTransitMag.com

Joanna Pinkerton is exploring linking buses to "first-mile, last-mile" transportation, including scooters and bicycles, and microtransit, or smaller buses that can ...


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 ...


Deliveroo sued by former worker who alleges exploitation and underpayment  ABC News

Food delivery giant Deliveroo is being sued by one its former workers in a case that could have major ramifications for the gig economy, which includes its rivals ...


The MTA's union needs to check its privilege  New York Post

According to Transport Workers Union chief John Samuelsen, the MTA's efforts to rein in overtime and pension abuse amount to “creating a hostile [work] ...


Transport union backs Deliveroo rider in "wage theft" case  InDaily

Jeremy Rhind has secured the backing of the Transport Workers Union, which says the Canberra man is a victim of wage theft.


Transit union boss whines about coverage of cheating MTA workers  New York Post

Instead of chiding MTA employees who were busted abusing their tax-payer funded jobs, a transit union boss on Thursday lashed out at The Post and the ...


Times Online - Daily Online Edition of The Sunday Times Sri Lanka  The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) bus drivers have launched a strike citing salary anomalies and other unresolved demands. "The strike is underway at 85 bus ...


Striking municipal workers hijack a Metrobus | The Star  IOL

Johannesburg - Members of the Democratic Municipal and Allied Workers Union (Demawusa) allegedly hijacked a Metrobus in the early hours of Monday ...


Physical and Mental Health of Australia's Truck Drivers - Diesel news  Diesel News

Monash University is conducting a nationwide survey looking to learn more about the physical and mental health of Australia's truck drivers, reckoned to be the ...


Judge Grants American Airlines An Order Against 2 Unions  CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A federal judge ordered unions that represent American Airlines mechanics not to interfere in the airline's operations on Friday.


American Airlines And Mechanics Union Head To Federal Court For Trial Over Work Slowdown  CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Fort Worth-based American Airlines says mechanics are defying a court order and continuing a work slowdown ...


An Employer Body Representing Transport Businesses - Diesel news  Diesel News

The Western Roads Federation has been in existence for two years, coming into being after the WA Road Transport Association dissolved and there was no ...


American Airlines sues unions, accusing workers of slowdown  Los Angeles Times

American Airlines Group Inc. is accusing its mechanics and their unions of conducting an illegal work slowdown to gain leverage in contract talks, and the airline ...


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 ...


Video Of Heated Confrontation Between American Airlines’ Mechanics And Airline President Shared  CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A video made public shows a heated confrontation between American Airlines' mechanics and the president of the airline.


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.


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.


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 ...


American Airlines suit roils talks with TWU  Salon

Profits pinched by 737 fleet crisis, American Airlines seeks cost cuts by offshoring maintenance; unions pushback.


Intimidation at Gandhi Square as Metrobus strike continues  SowetanLIVE

Commuters using Metrobus services in Johannesburg will today have to find alternative transport as the strike by a union representing the company's employees ...


Here's what a real 'reform' MTA labor contract would include  New York Post

The agreement between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and its biggest union, the Transport Workers Union, expired last Wednesday, and workers...


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 ...


Foodora riders: employee entitlement underpayment - Employment and HR - Australia  Mondaq News Alerts

Advisors and business owners should get early expert advice on this issue of employee versus contractor entitlements. Australia Employment and HR Worrells ...


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