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.
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.
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.
The Amalgamated Transit Union commended the Transportation Department for ordering a charter bus company off the road after a crash in Oregon.
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.
The November conviction of a non-union intercity bus driver on four manslaughter counts ignores the real problem drivers face.
The Amalgamated Transit Union is praising the federal government for ordering 26 unsafe bus firms to stop plying the nation's roads.
The Teamsters have apparently caught the Obama Transportation Department in several contradictions.
When the nation's transportation unions won a significant decision on union election rules, in federal appeals court, it emphasized the importance of courts to workers.
The Transport Workers "will do everything possible" to vigorously protect 23,400 members who work for American Airlines and its American Eagle subsidiary as the carrier goes through bankruptcy, officials say.