Labor News

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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Transit union applauds ban on reckless bus firms

The Amalgamated Transit Union is praising the federal government for ordering 26 unsafe bus firms to stop plying the nation's roads.

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Teamsters highlight contradictions in Mexican trucks case

The Teamsters have apparently caught the Obama Transportation Department in several contradictions.

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How many hours has your bus driver been behind the wheel?

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.

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Against the odds, CWA fights for “good jobs, strong communities”

The Communications Workers of America is stressing "movement building" as its convention opens in Las Vegas this week.

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Bus drivers fed up, locked out, then fired

On June 13, the bus drivers of AFSCME Local 3001, who drive the Arlington County, Va., buses, made the declaration that they have had enough.

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Truckers find their voice on Twitter

One of the most influential truckers on Twitter is TruckerDesiree, who has 5,786 followers and is a whistleblower on truck driving school scams.

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