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With both chambers back from holiday recess and President Obama’s goals laid out in the State of the Union, lawmakers are back to business with a vengeance this week. Two extremely important bills will see final negotiations this week, as the FAA Authorizations conference committee meets to hash out the differences between the House- and Senate-passed versions of the bill, as well as the conferees for the Payroll Tax and Unemployment Insurance extensions. Both the House and Senate Budget Committees will host hearings on the budget and economic outlook, and the House body will also discuss “the state of the US economy.”

...Read more >> January 31, 2012

Members of the Transport Workers Union (TWU), whose jobs are facing elimination by Bain & Company, will picket outside campaign offices of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney during the days leading up to the Florida primary election on Jan. 31, union officials said today.

...Read more >> January 23, 2012

Washington -- The Transport Workers Union (TWU) announced today that the union has retained Gordian Group, LLC to provide investment-banking services during the bankruptcy reorganization proceedings at AMR Corporation, parent company of American Eagle and American Airlines. 

...Read more >> January 19, 2012

On December 10, Hyundai Rotem workers at the South Philadelphia railcar plant ratified a first contract by an 88 percent margin. The contract, negotiated by a team led by President John Johnson, Jr., established job security, a grievance procedure, and included gains in wages and benefits.

...Read more >> January 17, 2012

In 1963, thousands joined Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the streets of Detroit for “Detroit’s March to Freedom” to address the inequalities in hiring practices, wages as well as the segregation and brutality that met civil rights activists in the South.

...Read more >> January 16, 2012

DALLAS – Representatives of the Transport Workers Union (TWU) and executives from AMR subsidiary American Eagle were notified Wednesday evening that the National Mediation Board (NMB) remains committed to helping unions at American Airlines and American Eagle reach labor agreements with parent company AMR – despite the company’s November bankruptcy filing. TWU represents ground workers, dispatchers, ground school instructors and mechanics at American Eagle.

...Read more >> January 12, 2012

TWU Local 252 members overwhelming voted to ratify a new contract with Veolia Transportation Inc., the company responsible for the new Nassau Inter County Express (NICE) bus system in Nassau County as of January 1.

...Read more >> January 12, 2012

This past Wednesday, President Obama announced the recess appointment of three individuals to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

...Read more >> January 06, 2012


Last year, 2011 will be known as the year people stood up to anti-union legislation and governors, corporate greed and forming solidarity across the nation against the attacks on workers’ rights.

Here are the 11 most promising events from 2011.

...Read more >> January 05, 2012

The Transportation Learning Center (TLC) recently issued its updates for transit frontline training from Cost-Shared Consortium Development of Transit Training,Linking School-Based and Work-Based Learning for Good Careers,

...Read more >> January 04, 2012