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Labor tensions flare at American Airlines over hundreds of canceled flights  CNBC

American Airlines wants the union representing its mechanics to cover the airlines' financial losses from hundreds of flight cancellations that American alleges ...



'There's blood on your hands:' MTA board members clash  amNewYork

An MTA board member told a colleague that there is "blood on your hands" during a heated exchange over payroll expenses and worker overtime. The transit ...


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] ...


New York City Bus, Subway Riders Could Face Service Cuts in Fall  The Wall Street Journal

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is considering possible *service* reductions to New York City's subway and bus system this fall to help alleviate a ...


MTA consultant blames poor management for soaring overtime costs  New York Daily News

Bad management caused the MTA to bust its overtime budget last year, says a consultant who shot down allegations of widespread overtime abuse in the ...


American Airlines demands mechanics' unions pay for 'enormous financial losses' from flight delays, cancellations  Dallas News

*Fresh* off a federal court victory, American Airlines is demanding that the mechanics' unions pay for hundreds of flight delays and cancellations over the last two ...


American Asks Federal Judge For Contempt Ruling Against Its Mechanics Unions Over Work Slowdown; Millions In Fines Possible  Forbes

Less than 24 hours after a federal judge made permanent his ruling ordering mechanics at American Airlines to what he has called an illegal work slowdown ...


Blame the MTA's no-shows for its mind-numbing overtime costs  New York Post

Data obtained by The Post show the average New York City Transit employee missed a whopping 54 days of work last year, a full seven weeks and five days, ...


NYC transit employees missed a ridiculous amount of work days last year  New York Post

The average New York City Transit employee missed 54 days of work last year, according to data obtained by The Post.


This summer as you hurry into the airport, know that it's a workplace war-zone—and labor is winning  Salon

Union gains in the airline industry are symptomatic of a resurgent labor movement.


Food service workers picketing American Airlines headquarters say they live in poverty  Fort Worth Star-Telegram

About 300 union workers picketed on the edges of the American Airlines campus on Tuesday, demanding higher wages and job benefits for food *service* ...


International Transport Workers Federation affiliates testify on need for greater aviation safety  Transportation Today

Testifying before Congress last week, union affiliates of the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) advocated for aviation safety, calling attention to a ...


South Western Railway workers to hold four-day strike  BBC News

A union has announced a four-day rail strike as part of a long-running dispute over the future of train guards. South Western Railway (SWR) services will be ...


Judge Orders American Airlines Union Workers to Stop Work Disruption  LearnBonds

A US federal court ordered American Airlines union workers to stop work slowdown. A permanent injunction was granted by the court against the mechanics.


Transit workers’ union calls for increased patrols in subway system  PIX11 New York

The ride has been rough around New York City. Software glitches, weather and power problems have created detours and mechanical issues. Transit workers ...


Why MTA deficits are likely to be far worse than predicted  New York Post

The MTA's massive upcoming deficit could be far worse than officials are predicting — because they're assuming hundreds of millions of dollars in savings that ...


MTA wants to eliminate double-time pay for LIRR workers: report  New York Post

The MTA is proposing nixing double-time pay for Long Island Rail Road workers and cracking down on sick leave as it renegotiates their contract amid probes ...


Unions: Trump Sided With Qatar Airways/Air Italy Over U.S. Airline Workers  Forbes

The July 19th White House meeting was expected to help resolve the continuing controversy over subsidized Qatar Airways' investment in Air Italy.


Lagos needs more transport and less talk  The Africa Report

Lagos, if classified as a separate country, would be the seventh-largest economy on the continent.


Elected Officials Press MTA on Who Failed to Mind Homeless Contract  The Chief-Leader

Elected officials are blasting the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for not disclosing who at the agency was responsible for monitoring a multi-million-dollar ...


New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority approves plan to cut 2700 jobs  World Socialist Web Site

On July 24, New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board—the governing body of the largest public transit authority in the US—voted in favor of ...


The truth about The Machine: Overly simplistic local political narratives are flawed  New York Daily News

The widespread notion that New York politics has become a running series of battles between bold, progressive outsiders and compromised, corrupt insiders ...


North American pilots, unions brief lawmakers on safety priorities  ATWOnline

The heads of unions representing North American pilots and aviation workers gave US lawmakers a rundown of their top safety-related legislative priorities at a ...


Readers sound off on the subway maintenance workers, 1969 and Ocasio-Cortez  New York Daily News

Brooklyn: The Daily News Editorial Board sometimes doesn't know what it is talking about. You claimed in a July 15 editorial that subway maintenance workers ...


US airlines are increasing their use of offshore repair centers  Fast Company

A Boeing 787 with a cracked high-pressure duct was serviced in Chile, then arrived in Chicago with the duct held together by tape and wire.


Hector Figueroa's left legacy  City & State

The tragedy of Hector Figueroa's untimely death will be felt in New York's political firmament for years to come. Figueroa, who died of a heart attack on July 11th, ...


Melbourne Public Transport: Union Action Means Free Trains On Monday  Junkee

Ride the train for free in Melbourne on Monday August 12 and Monday August 19, thanks to industrial action by the transport workers union.


Car Hauler Jack Cooper Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy  Heavy Duty Trucking

Car Hauler Jack Cooper Ventures has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy citing difficulty competing with its mostly non-unionized competition.


Authorities take the fuel strike day by day  The Portugal News

Petrol rationing continues across Portugal as the dangerous goods drivers strike continues indefinitely.


MTA Approved Reorganization Plan Despite Lack of Review, Public Input  The Chief-Leader

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted July 24 to approve a controversial reorganization plan drawn up by a consultant that says the ...


Hawaiian Airlines Names New VP of Labor Relations  Big Island Now

Hawaiian Airlines has named Justin Doane vice president of labor relations for the company as of Monday, July 22, 2019. Doane will lead labor relations and ...


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 featured testimony from Paul Njoroge and Michael Stumo, family ...


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

More workers at Ryanair have voted to strike as the job action by Portuguese delivery drivers continues and Kenyan public sector workers are set to walk out ...


Transit Workers' Union Calls for Increased Patrols of NYC Subway System  Yahoo News

The ride has been rough around New York City. Software glitches, weather and power problems have created detours and mechanical issues. Transit workers ...


'It's What I Was Elected To Do': State and City Leaders Take Different Approaches to Pension Fund Divestment from Fossil Fuel Companies  Gotham Gazette

Mayor de Blasio & Comptroller Stringer (photo: Benjamin Kanter/Mayor's Office). Amid the larger discussion about addressing climate change before it's too late, ...


West Midlands Ambulance Service loses patient transport service  BBC News

West Midlands Ambulance *Service* has lost the contract for Worcestershire's non-emergency patient transport services (NEPTS). Private firm E-zec Medical ...


Sudanese protesters sign final power-sharing deal with army  Washington Post

Sudan's pro-democracy movement signs final deal with ruling military council, paving way for transition to civilian-led government following overthrow of ...


Doro-Chiba Labor Comm On Growing Threat Of Dictatorship, Xenophobia & War  SF Bay Area Indymedia

The Labor Solidarity Committee of Japan Railway Workers Union Doro-Chiba statment on the growing threat of dictatorship, xenophobia and imperialist war.


ITF, Shipowners Agree to Seafarer Risk Benefits for Strait of Hormuz  The Maritime Executive

The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) and maritime employers groupshave negotiated an...


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

Hundreds of doctors refused to work for two hours in outpatient services at government health services and hospitals in the city of Trichy on July 18.


Russian Sailors Return Home After 3 Years in Custody in Libya - Union of Transport Workers  Sputnik International

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian sailors from the tanker Temeteron have returned home after three years in custody in Libya, Sergei Fishov, a coordinator of ...


Time to start on proper rest stops  The West Australian

The State needs to follow Victoria's lead and construct better amenities on our highways.


Buenos Aires judge bans delivery apps after road accidents spike  The Guardian

Ruling also raises concerns over workers' rights, and orders credit card companies to block transactions made via apps.


Festivals rush and bad weather push Scots rail workers to 'breaking point'  The Scotsman

Rail workers are 'at breaking point' after bad weather brought chaos to the tracks and visitor numbers were up by 20 per cent due to the Edinburgh festivals, ...


TWU president: Three major US airlines outsource approximately 30% of maintenance work  CAPA - Centre for Aviation

Transport Workers Union of America (TWU) president John Samuelsen stated (17-Jul-2019) the US FAA has exempted foreign maintenance work from many ...


Nigeria: NURTW Introduces Digitalised Passengers Manifest  AllAfrica.com

As computer and information technology continues to drive business and transport systems all over the world, the National Union of Road Transport Workers ...


Ban On; Greek Hospital Worker Fined 100 Euros for Smoking  The National Herald

ATHENS – There's plenty of examples that Greece's 11-year-old no smoking law is still being ignored despite a crusading crackdown by the new New ...


Can Tokyo's efficient rail system handle Olympic strain?  Albany Times Union

TOKYO (AP) — First, Tokyo Olympic fans will have to find scarce tickets and pay the price. Then there's the quandary of landing a hotel room with rates that are ...


Winnipeg transit workers reject city’s offer, counter with ask for less money  Global News

Winnipeg's transit workers have voted against the latest contract offer from the city, immediately countering with a potential deal the union says would see ...


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 ...


Are Offshore Aircraft-Repair Stations the New Normal?  Capital and Main

Somewhere on the ground in São Paulo, Brazil, an aircraft technician needed help. He was a man of about 40, posting a friendly inquiry onto LinkedIn this year ...


Where to find fuel during the fuel crisis  The Portugal News

A website that shows the emergency network fuel stations was launched in Portugal, according to the platforms Waze and Vost.pt, in the run-up to a truck drivers' ...


SBB finds problems with Swiss train doors after deadly accident  The Local Switzerland

Ten days after a Swiss train conductor was killed after being caught in a defective train door and dragged along, the national rail operator SBB has identified ...


Seven rights workers need now  Green Left Weekly

Following the re-election of the Coalition government, Prime Minister Scott Morrison flagged the need for industrial relations (IR) reforms. Under the façade of ...


Spalding rail users face fourth Saturday of strikes tomorrow ahead of train operator changing hands  Spalding Today

Train passengers using Spalding Rail Station are to face a fourth day of strike action tomorrow (Saturday) in the past five weekends. Just two days before ...


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 ...


Inside Slavutych, the city created by the Chernobyl explosion  CNN

For one city in the Ukraine, the Chernobyl explosion in 1986 was an act of creation. Find out how the nuclear disaster gave birth to Slavutych and what a traveler ...


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.


Union deal saves jobs at historic Belfast shipyard  Left Foot Forward

Workers had occupied the site to fight for their jobs.


Union in plea to see minister after dock fatality  Independent.ie

GARDAÍ and health authorities are investigating a workplace death following a crush incident at the Dublin docklands.


Outcry at Steel's cuts to weekend bus services to improve reliability  The RiotACT

The ACT Government's move to put the brake on weekend bus services to improve their reliability has provoked a backlash...


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 ...


How Climate Activists Can Benefit from Solidarity with Kentucky Coal Miners  Progressive.org

As fossil-fuel workers lose their jobs today, the urgency of what climate activists call the “just transition” becomes all the more apparent.


Ryanair Spanish cabin crew unions threaten 10 days of strikes  The Irish Times

Talks aimed at averting Irish strike begin.


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.


Driver decisions, not dust storm, to blame for fatal head-on truck crash near Truro, SA Police say  ABC News

Police have criticised motorists who continued to drive in "zero" visibility during Thursday's dust storm on the Sturt Highway, after a fatal head-on truck crash ...


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 ...


Nigeria: Kogi Govt Denies Rumour of Herdsmen Attack in Motor Park  AllAfrica.com

The Kogi State Government has debunked the allegation of an attack by herdsmen at Big Joe motor park in Lokoja on Tuesday.


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.


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.


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 ...


Rail workers set for series of protests across the UK as higher train fares are announced  Evening Standard

The biggest rail workers' union is planning a series of protests on the day higher rail fares are set to be announced. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport ...


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 ...


Auto industry's pain percolates to other businesses  Livemint

New Delhi: The consumption slowdown that dented auto industry' sales and production has now percolated to the local economy, causing hardships to ...


American Airlines suit roils talks with TWU  Salon

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


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 ...


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 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 ...


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 ...


Bangladesh: Water transport workers postpone countrywide strike  All India Radio

In Bangladesh, the nationwide strike of water transport workers was postponed today after a meeting between the workers union and the Directorate of Labour.


$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.


Greek hospital worker fined 100 euros for violating smoking ban | TornosNews.gr  Tornos News International Edition

ATHENS – There's plenty of examples that Greece's 11-year-old no-smoking law is still being ignored despite a crusading crackdown by the new New ...


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 ...


Pilots, flight attendants blast American over mechanic lawsuit: 'Look in the mirror'  Dallas Business Journal

Unions representing American Airlines pilots and flight attendants lambasted the airline after it sued unions that represent its mechanics.


Letters Aug. 13: Ferry's plastic trouble, mass shootings, acute care  Times Colonist

Denman cable ferry's plastic problem Re: “Robot to probe plastic pollution from Denman Island cable ferry,” Aug. 8. Serious concerns with the outer plastic cable ...


Victorian Labor MP in court next month over union misconduct  Sydney Morning Herald

A Victorian Labor MP will face court next month for selling out the interests of low paid workers from his time as head of the Australian Workers Union.


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.


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.


Tragic dad killed in workplace accident at Dublin docks named locally as Nicholas Collier  Irish Mirror

A man in his 50s who died following a workplace accident at Dublin's docks has been named locally as Nicholas Collier. The truck driver died at around ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


60% Flight Attendants Of Japanese Airlines Filmed Secretly On Duty  NDTV News

About 60% of flight attendants have fallen prey to surreptitious photographing and filming while on duty, but many of them face difficulties in charging offenders ...


Transport delays expected as Melbourne trains to be hit by strikes  7NEWS

Melbourne commuters have been warned to expect lengthy delays as train workers ramp up their fight for better pay and conditions. Metro Trains staff have ...


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 ...


Ralph Nader to Address Airline Passenger Safety at June 4 Summit  PRNewswire

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Business Travel Coalition (BTC) today announced an Aircraft Maintenance Outsourcing Summit at the ...


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.


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