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ATU Local 1056 Opposes Council Intro to ease Illegal Vans

Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1056 urges Council Members NOT to sponsor or co-sponsor legislation being introduced at today's Stated City Council Meeting by Council Members Jumaane Williams and Ben Kallos that would ease unsafe and illegal van operations throughout the City.
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Governor Nixon & Metro Board Fail to Rein in Metro Manager Accused of Racial Insults

St. Louis, MO – Governor Nixon and the Metro Board must hold management accountable for their racially divisive treatment of employees, says the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU). For over a year, Metro management attempted to drive a wedge between black and white employees in the midst of a union contract dispute, including suggesting to white employees that they would be better off if they dissociated from the ATU. Tensions flared after the second-ranking official at Metro implied that the diverse workforce belonged to an "Oreo cookie" union during a contract bargaining session in July. “Oreo” is a disparaging term used to imply that a person is “black on the outside, but white on the inside.”
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The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race

Ferguson is not just about systemic racism — it's about class warfare and how America's poor are held back, says Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
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School Bus Drivers May Receive More Pay From New York

Just before school buses begin rolling with students adorned with new backpacks and fresh sets of pencils, Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council are hoping to reverse some of the policies that led drivers to strike unsuccessfully 18 months ago.
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Queens Civic Congress With Amalgamated Transit Union Locals 1179,1056, and 1181 MTA And Queens Public Transit Committee

 Queens, more than any other borough , is highly dependent on bus transit. Queens is very large and has many low density neighborhoods not served by subways. Many residents rely on bus transit to get downtown or to regional shopping, worship services, doctors, schools, etc. North/    
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Download: Bus Transit Forum Rev 3.pdf


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Ahead of this weekend’s Labor Day parade in Manhattan, several Queens officals, including some from Southeast Queens, and labor leaders held a press conference to honor labor workers for their contributions to Queens and the rest of the City.
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Labor Day Parade
Annual Night Out hosted by NYCPD
Marching on Washington DC
Lobby Day
 
 
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