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NY1

Report: MTA union pushing for body cameras
NY1
Metropolitan Transportation Authority workers may soon be wearing body cameras for their safety. According to the New York Post, the transport workers union demanded the cameras after the latest attack on a subway conductor. The 60-year-old worker was ...



Fox 28

Editorial: Higher education has great value, but also big costs
The Columbus Dispatch
Central Ohio Transit Authority bus operators and their union, Transport Workers Union Local 208, are all for Columbus' Smart City initiative to create a technology-fueled transit system that addresses local issues such as health-care access and ...
Ohio State closes sexual-assault center, fires 4 after complaintsThe Columbus Dispatch

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Dutch regional transport workers call strike from Monday
Reuters
AMSTERDAM, June 19 (Reuters) - The Netherlands' largest labour union called for a strike of “unlimited duration” among its 12,000 regional transportation workers, beginning June 25. FNV union members are demanding more pay and better working rosters.



Transportation Today

TSA appoints Transport Workers Union of America's Mayes to Aviation Security Advisory Committee
Transportation Today
Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) Air Division Director and International Administrative Vice President Mike Mayes was appointed last week to a two-year term on the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA's) Aviation Security Advisory ...



New York Daily News

Madman socks Q train conductor in the head at Brooklyn subway stop
New York Daily News
“UPDATE: the man got off the train, punched the conductor in the face, and walked away...now the trains been evacuated,” the witness tweeted. Sbano, of Staten island, told officials at Transport Workers Union Local 100, “I was just nailed in the head.

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CityLab

To Build a Better Bus System, Ask a Driver
CityLab
According to the Transport Workers Union Local 100, 75 Brooklyn bus operators were assaulted in 2017, in part because of disputes over payment. Relatedly, some 90 percent of the bus operators who responded to our survey said that all-door boarding, ...

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The Japan Times

Thailand turns to tech to end slavery at sea as workers push for rights
The Japan Times
Workers are set to become more vocal with the May launch of the Fishers' Rights Network, which aims to combat abuses, backed by the world's largest canned tuna producer, Thai Union, and the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF). “Without ...
Thailand banks on tech to end slavery at sea as workers push for ...Reuters
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TODAYonline
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News 12 Bronx

NYPD seeks 4 teens after bus driver attack
News 12 Bronx
The Transport Workers Union says MTA buses have been outfitted with partitions that are supposed to protect drivers. But Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino denied a request for similar shields on the Bee-Line buses, according to the union.

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News 12 Hudson Valley

Transportation union demands more protections after bus driver attack
News 12 Hudson Valley
The Transport Workers Union wants partitions added to Liberty Lines buses for the safety of the operators. Each protective wall would cost up to $3,000. The union will now put in a formal request to Westchester County Executive George Latimer in hopes ...

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ABC6OnYourSide.com

Transit workers take concerns over driverless buses to city hall
ABC6OnYourSide.com
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- Bus drivers and union leaders packed the chambers of Columbus City Council to rally against driverless bus technology. Leaders with Transport Workers Union Local 208 explain the technology is a threat to safety and ...


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