The government's shutdown of 52 intercity and tour bus companies for unsafe conditions is welcome, but does not solve the basic industry ills.
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.
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.