Jul 23, 2014IUOE 99's Murphy Injured
99 Business Manager Mike Murphy and his wife Helen were hospitalized over the
weekend with serious but not life-threatening injuries after a motorcycle
accident on Saturday . “Please join me in keeping Mike and Helen in our
thoughts and prayers,” said Metro...
Jul 23, 2014Transit Workers Charge WMATA Chair With Conflict of Interest
of ATU Local 689 transit workers called
out WMATA Board Chair Tom Downs at an early-morning rally outside WMATA for
Downs’ dual role as chair of a private transit company, Veolia, which the ATU
says “has a reputation for wrecking transit service in American cities.”...
Jul 24, 2014AFGE Applauds Move to Reduce Federal Prison Overcrowding
AFGE issued a release today in support of the U.S. Sentencing Commission's (USSC's) unanimous vote on Friday to allow federal prisoners serving time for low-level drug offenses to apply for early release. Overcrowding in federal prisons has become a significant problem in recent decades....
Jul 24, 2014Today in Labor History: July 24; Labor Humor
Today in Labor History: July 24 The United Auto Workers and the Teamsters form the Alliance for Labor Action (ALA), later to be joined by several smaller unions. The ALA’s agenda included support of the civil rights movement and opposition to the war in Vietnam. It disbanded after four...
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