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.
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.
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.
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.
The next time you get on an inter-city bus, ask the driver how many hours he or she has spent behind the wheel in the last week.