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Unsafe buses being built in LA with $1.50-per-hour Chinese labor

The workers have been living in dormitory-style housing for up to six months, getting paid only $1.50 per hour and a $50 a day allowance.

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Today in labor history: Wreck of the Old 97

The derailment left 11 of the eighteen on board dead and the remaining seven injured. Among the dead were engineer Broady, the conductor, and the flagman.

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American Airlines unions join pro-airline merger ad drive

Facing questions about the planned merger of American Airlines and US Airways, the three unions representing most U.S. workers joined an open pro-merger ad campaign.

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Oakland Airport concession workers keep up fight

OAKLAND, Calif. - Workers who make sure travelers eat well and enjoy their transit through Oakland International Airport are continuing their long struggle for good working conditions and labor rights.

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Southwest Airlines ground crews walk picket lines

OAKLAND, Calif. - Southwest Airlines ground workers took to the picket lines in 16 cities March 28, to protest contract proposals they say would compromise the airline's tradition of outstanding customer service.

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Southwest Airlines: not so luvly to employees

Since the union's contract with Southwest Airlines became amendable, workers say the company has stalled in negotiations and brought an ever-increasing list of demands for cuts.

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U.S. and British transport workers form alliance

They have agreed to cooperate on safety issues; launch joint campaigns targeting employers in-common; and advance a strategy promoting the right of workers to organize unions and bargain.

Union pleased with bus ban but says fatigue is the issue

The Amalgamated Transit Union commended the Transportation Department for ordering a charter bus company off the road after a crash in Oregon.

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Today in labor history: 2005 New York transit workers strike

On December 20, 2005, thousands of workers began what was to be a three-day strike of the New York City transit system over retirement, pension and wage issues.

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ATU: Conviction of bus driver ignores real problem, driver fatigue

The November conviction of a non-union intercity bus driver on four manslaughter counts ignores the real problem drivers face.

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