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Temporary restraining order modifications stay put against American Airline mechanics' union  Tulsa World

The modification of a temporary restraining order against the union representing American Airlines' mechanics will remain in place, a federal judge in Texas has ...


FAA Faces Scrutiny and No Concrete Timeline for Return of Boeing 737 MAX  Eno Transportation Weekly

July 19, 2019. An emotionally charged House Aviation Subcommittee safety hearing on July 17 hearing featured testimony from Paul Njoroge and Michael ...


MTA says it will cut up to 2,700 jobs as part of reorganization  New York Daily News

New York City transit officials said Wednesday that they plan to slash between 1900 and 2700 jobs, or up to 4% of the MTA;s workforce, to save as much as ...


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 ...


San Francisco transit workers ratify new contract | Local News  San Mateo Daily Journal

San Francisco transit workers have ratified a new contract a month after taking part in a sickout that stalled the city's world-famous cable cars and disrupted bus ...


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 ...


TWU Seeks To Limit American Airlines Outsourcing  MRO Network

TWU and American Airlines are also in contract negotiations over pay, healthcare and 401(k) contributions.


Judge Orders Mechanics Unions At American To Fine Their Members If They Cause Further Flight Disruptions  Forbes

A federal judge in Fort Worth has told the two unions representing American Airlines' mechanics to begin fining their own members if their actions cause flight ...


Cuomo sends letter to MTA board requesting changes to reorganization plan he helped make  New York Daily News

Governor Cuomo sent a letter to Metropolitan Transportation Authority board members on Tuesday asking them to establish performance metrics and deadlines ...


American Airlines Wants To Reduce Union Share Of Fleet and Mechanic Workers, Machinists Union Says  Forbes

American Airlines is trying to gradually reduce the size of its union workforce, an effort that is slowing the pace of contract talks with its mechanics and fleet ...


How an Impenetrable M.T.A. Overhaul Could Actually Affect Your Subway Ride  The New York Times

Sure, it's no beach read. But the 37-page report on reorganizing the transit agency could have a big impact.


Miami-Dade County, transit union divisions deepen  Miami Today

To say that Miami-Dade County's relationship with union members who staff its transportation department is strained would be an understatement. According to ...


Workers Struggles: the Americas  World Socialist Web Site

Bus drivers across Argentina went on a 24-hour work stoppage July 12. The UTA transport workers' union called the strike after “obligatory conciliation” ...


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

Some 4000 staff at London's Heathrow airport are set for six days of strikes while workers in at South African ports face a court ban on their job action and public ...


MTA to subway bosses: Ease up on disciplining train crews for going too fast  New York Daily News

The MTA has boosted subway speeds at 90 locations over the last six months. Union officials said that train operators are hesitant to put the pedal to the metal ...


Airlines' dirty secret: Air quality is terrible inside airplanes  Salon

Flight attendants, pilots and the traveling public have complained for decades about health effects that they attribute to poor air quality in the aircraft cabin.


MTA officials plan to gut administrative jobs, take away construction projects from transit chief  New York Daily News

The MTA plans to cut hundreds of jobs, hire a few new high-ranking managers and take away NYC Transit President Andy Byford's control of major subway ...


Families of victims of Boeing 737 Max crashes to testify at House hearing on aviation safety  Washington Post

A Canadian man who lost five family members in one of two crashes of Boeing 737 Max aircraft is among those scheduled to testify Wednesday at a House ...


American Airlines says mechanics are causing delays. Now, a judge could force the union to pay for it  Dallas News

It's now up to a federal judge in Fort Worth to decide whether American Airlines mechanics intentionally slowed work to punish the company amid a...


Labor Dept. Tosses Out Most TWU Vote Beefs  The Chief-Leader

The U.S Department of Labor has concluded its investigation into December's Transport Workers Union Local 100's election, in which incumbent President Tony ...


Mechanics ask FAA to assign more inspectors to American  Flightglobal

American Airlines' mechanics unions have urged the Federal Aviation Administration to assign additional inspectors to the carrier, saying a recent court order ...


House panel to hold July 17 hearing on aviation safety  Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives panel will hold a hearing next week on aviation safety in the aftermath of two deadly Boeing Co 737 ...


American, mechanics unions square off in Fort Worth courtroom. Now what?  Dallas Business Journal

American Airlines and the unions that represent the air carrier's mechanics squared off in a Fort Worth federal courtroom Monday over a significant allegation: ...


'We kind of couldn't believe it:' American passenger recounts 21-hour delay as airline struggles  USA TODAY

American Airlines blames flight woes on a slowdown by its mechanics to gain leverage in contract talks. The union denies it and blames management.


Sanders Campaign Workers Demand $15 Hourly Wage  National Review

They argued that Sanders, who has made a $15 federal minimum wage a centerpiece of his campaign, should honor that commitment in compensating his staff.


Airline Labor To Regulators: Why Do Foreign Repair Stations Have Lower Standards?  Forbes

Airline labor leaders are questioning why foreign maintenance bases have lower standards than U.S. maintenance bases.


Minnesota Carrier LME Abruptly Closes Doors  Transport Topics Online

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Minnesota carrier LME, based in New Brighton, abruptly shut down 30 delivery terminals in ...


'Devastating effect': American says mechanic slowdown worsens, judge passes stricter order  Dallas Business Journal

A federal judge granted American Airlines' motion for immediate modification of a previously issued temporary restraining order Wednesday evening, which ...


American Airlines And Mechanics Head To Federal Court  CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

A trial is scheduled for Monday on American's request for a permanent injunction against the Transport Workers Union and the International Association of ...


Families of Boeing crash victims testify  Politico

More scrutiny on Delta doctor as outside groups urge Dickson delay — Task force presents blueprint for protecting airports from drones.


Economist Noel Perry Warns of More Shutdowns After LME Padlocks Doors  Transport Topics Online

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] One of the trucking industry's leading economists says the abrupt shutdown of New Brighton, ...


Transit Managers Group Adds Subways Division | News of the Week  The Chief-Leader

The United Transit Leadership Organization, which in 2017 organized 400 managers working for Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bus, the MTA and the ...


KMB’s 4.8 per cent pay rise not enough for union, which warns of protests  South China Morning Post

Company says new drivers could take home HK$18867 or HK$24500 monthly, factoring in year-end bonus, but KMB Employees Union accuses operator of ...


Deliveroo boss quits after four years  The Australian Financial Review

Deliveroo's head in Australia has quit to pursue "external opportunities" as the company faces a new court case over sham contracting.


A Wider Labor World | Opinion  The Chief-Leader

Regular readers of this newspaper in recent weeks may have noticed coverage of private-sector unions that not that long ago rarely were featured in these ...


A Nightmare Summer for American Airlines  The Wall Street Journal

Labor tension plus lousy weather have meant higher rates of delays and cancellations for the largest U.S. carrier.


UberEats to change 'unfair' contracts with restaurants after ACCC investigation  The Guardian

Consumer watchdog says the contracts made restaurants financially liable for 'elements outside of their control'


American Airlines Isn't Going To Bring Back Bob, But That Doesn't Mean Parker's In The Clear  Forbes

You know the head of a big U.S. company is in trouble when the three parties he has to keep happy – investors, employees and customers - are all so upset with ...


South Korean public sector workers strike over irregular employment status  World Socialist Web Site

Tens of thousands irregular public sector workers struck in South Korea yesterday, demanding an increase in pay, an end to wage discrimination, and ...


AFL-CIO leadership: the two women vying to be America's top labor official  The Guardian

Liz Shuler and Sara Nelson, both in their 40s and from Oregon, lead the undeclared race to succeed Richard Trumka at the union federation.


Two-thirds of Metrorail technicians unqualified to work alone  Miami Today

Two-thirds of Metrorail technicians are unqualified to work alone, according to a new report that says the expertise shortage “may compromise the safety of the ...


Cops arrest man accused of throwing urine at 2 MTA employees  PIX11 New York

BRONX — Police have arrested a man nearly three months after he allegedly threw urine in two MTA employees' faces. Brandon Jobson, 22, was arrested and ...


Unions slam reports of pay rise for public sector workers  The London Economic

Leaders of public sector workers have angrily attacked reports of a pay rise for teachers, police officers and other employees as a “last- gasp” attempt to curry ...


Defenders of vegan bacon sue Mississippi over labeling law  Chattanooga Times Free Press

A federal lawsuit says Mississippi is violating free-speech rights by banning makers of plant-based foods from using terms such as "meatless meatballs" and ...


In a world of autonomous vehicles, this is why we'll need more public transport than ever  World Economic Forum

The media is fascinated by autonomous vehicles (AVs), in particular their safety and when or if they will arrive en masse. A bigger and more important question ...


Amazon workers went on strike, and an Atlas Air pilot joined in  Business Insider

"I don't know if we'll get change today or tomorrow, but I think this is a great first step," Atlas Air pilot Michael Russo told Business Insider.


Deploy 500 Extra Cops to Curtail Fare Evasion and Worker Assaults  The Chief-Leader

Governor Cuomo announced June 17 that 500 additional police officers will be deployed in city subways and along its bus routes to combat rising fare evasion ...


Planes, trains and flawed reasoning: Virgin's airline model for railways  Railway Technology

Virgin Trains recently proposed reforming the UK rail industry by introducing an airline-style, reservation-only ticketing on long-distance services.


Acosta in the spotlight  Politico

Bill removing "country caps" passes House — Gig worker legislation advances in California.


Air Quality Levels Inside Passenger Aircraft Under Scrutiny  Wings Journal

Decades after commercial airlines banned smoking and the use of tobacco products from their flights, serious concerns remain about the quality of the air ...


500 Extra Cops to Combat Fare Evasion and Worker Assaults  The Chief-Leader

Governor Cuomo announced June 17 that 500 additional police officers will be deployed in city subways and along its bus routes to combat rising fare evasion ...


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

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


8 Years Without a Pact Has PATH Unions Edgy  The Chief-Leader

The PATH Labor Council, which represents workers who run the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's commuter railroad, took its eight-year-old contract ...


Transport union calls Friday strike across provinces  Buenos Aires Times

Transport union calls Friday strike across provinces. Public bus services to grind to halt across the country on Friday as drivers in provinces demand same ...


Disgruntled Amazon Pilots Will Use Prime Day as a Pulpit for Their Concerns  Adweek

Stopping short of striking, they're raising flags on the increased pace of delivery.


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 ...


DP World Australia to axe 200 more stevedore jobs in prolonged row with union  theloadstar.com

DP World Australia (DPWA) is to axe 200 dock workers, blaming volume losses since September. Yesterday's announcement came amid a second bout of ...


Kenya: Dock Workers File Application to Withdraw Suit Contesting Port Privatization  AllAfrica.com

The Dock Worker Union (DWU) board on Thursday applied to pull out of a petition challenging the privatization of the second container terminal (CT2) at the port ...


We need truckies to join in the fight  Big Rigs

FOR those on the road, fuel costs have increased, tolls have increased, the cost of doing business has increased, yet the rates no longer reflect those costs.


McKay promotes NSW Labor leadership rival  7NEWS

Former NSW Labor leadership hopeful Chris Minns has been promoted in shadow cabinet, days after he lost a leadership ballot to Jodi McKay.


New Zoning Plan in 10 District in Istanbul - RayHaber  RaillyNews

New zoning plan arrangement in 10 district of Istanbul has been suspended. 10, suspended by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, will be suspended during the ...


Chennai bus strike: 23,000 transport workers go on strike over wage cut 'rumours'; 3,200 buses non-operational  Business Today

Chennai residents are facing quite some trouble in commuting as 23,000 transport workers have gone on a strike today. The Metropolitan Transport Corporation ...


Rail passengers to be hit by strike action over the next three Saturdays  Spalding Today

There will be no train services in or out of Spalding for the next three Saturdays due to strike action by rail staff. East Midlands Trains (EMT), operator of the main ...


Memorial to Royal Navy heroes defaced by Old Firm yobs  Cornwall Live

The Blockade Runners died fighting fascists during the Spanish Civil War.


Transport Workers Union host town hall, addressing school bus issues in Richmond County  WFXG

School bus drivers and parents brought their issues and complaints with school buses to the Richmond County School System. They packed a town hall meeting ...


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.


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.


Boost for Ship Registry as Nation Gets Delisted by European Commission  The Handy Shipping Guide

EUROPE – MARSHALL ISLANDS – The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), which claims to be the world's leading ship registry (last figures we have put ...


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 ...


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.


Figures show 26 Dublin Bus staff were assaulted this year  Irish Times

Lack of dedicated police unit for buses and trains criticised.


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.


First Union leading rivals for biggest average pay claims, says bargaining firm  sharechat

Wage negotiations are becoming tougher, with the First Union leading the pack as it adopts more aggressive tactics to win higher than average wage ...


Cargo Vessel With Russian Sailors Stuck in Scotland Due to Salary Problems - Consulate  UrduPoint News

The Alexander Tvardovskiy cargo vessel and its Russian crew are stuck in a port to the north of the city of Edinburgh because the sailors have not been paid ...


Australia needs a 'Green Fair Go'  Green Left Weekly

RMIT University professor Rob Watts believes Australia needs a “Green Fair Go” — akin to the United States proposal of a “Green New Deal” — that would ...


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 ...


Bay Area Ford GoBike employees vote to unionize  San Francisco Examiner

Workers voted 35-24 to join the Transport Workers Union of America.


American Airlines suit roils talks with TWU  Salon

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


The 45th anniversary of the strike | The Socialist 17 July 2019  Socialist Party

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the 14-week Imperial Typewriters strike which had national repercussions. It involved courageous, mainly Asian women ...


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 ...


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 ...


Dock workers file application to withdraw suit contesting port privatization  Capital FM Kenya

MOMBASA, Kenya, Jul 18 – The Dock Worker Union (DWU) board on Thursday applied to pull out of a petition challenging the privatization of the second ...


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 ...


$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.


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.


Transit-Union Tempers Get Frayed By 'Fraud' Charges Regarding Overtime  The Chief-Leader

As the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Transport Workers Union Local 100 held contract talks that went past the deal's expiration May 15, a top ...


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...


Transportation Union Protesting Driverless Shuttles In Linden  WOSU

Fully autonomous city buses might be years away, but the coalition People Before Robots is already voicing concerns about safety and jobs. The statewide.


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 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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


MTA subway operator punched in the face while locking up train  New York Post

The 42-year-old operator was locking up the F train at the end of the line in Coney Island station around 1:40 p.m. when she was hit in the left eye, according to ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Contract Bike Staff Say Facebook Isn't Protecting Their Rights  Bloomberg

Contract staff who maintain and *service* ride-share bikes for Facebook Inc. employees are trying to unionize, and they say the social media giant isn't protecting ...


American Airlines mechanics are threatening the “bloodiest, ugliest battle” in labor history  Salon

Mechanics at American Airlines are threatening to strike if a new contract isn't negotiated, and the union president has declared that employees are prepared for ...


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.


Charity supplies food to Russian cargo vessel detained in Leith  The Scotsman

Crew on board a cargo ship trapped in Leith over unpaid wages and safety issues had to be bailed out by a charity – after running out of food.


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