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New bill protects bus drivers from attacks, requires database reporting

Security and Safety | June 19, 2018

The bill gives transit agencies two years to develop Bus Operations Safety Risk Reduction Programs.

COTA union warning riders about driverless buses

Bus| March 29, 2018

Members of the agency's union distributed flyers Wednesday afternoon, warning riders about the "dangers" of commuting on driverless buses.

Management & Operations| June 28, 2016

NJ TRANSIT, 2 rail unions reach tentative agreement

United Transportation Union Local 60, which represents conductors, and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers were part of an 11-member coalition that reached deals with the agency in March, however the two unions’ membership voted against the proposal.

Rail| June 22, 2016

Feds ask NJ TRANSIT, rail unions to extend strike deadline

If there is no agreement and a strike or lockout occurs, Congress could impose its own settlement under Federal Railway Labor law, with such a settlement proposed as a bill.

Two rail unions reject NJ TRANSIT contract that averted strike

Officials said the vote doesn't mean a strike will be called immediately. Both ratification votes failed by narrow margins.

Management & Operations| February 18, 2016

Healthcare major hurdle in NJ TRANSIT labor negotiations

A coalition of 11 unions have worked since 2011 without a new contract. The two sides have been through negotiation, mediation and two Presidential Emergency Boards.

Security and Safety | December 3, 2015

Union calls for improved Milwaukee County bus driver safety

A transit security report found that the number of assaults of drivers decreased 62% since 2010 due to the installation of protective shields on buses; however, union officials say many issues often go unreported.

Motorcoach| November 20, 2014

Facebook drivers vote to unionize

The new arrangement, the latest step in an ongoing push by labor unions to engage with tech companies, could point to a model for organized labor among contractors of local tech firms, including Apple Inc. and Google Inc.
Accessibility| September 12, 2014

San Diego cab drivers critical of body odor test

For years, inspectors with the San Diego Regional Airport Authority run down their checklist for each cabbie, which includes proof of insurance, functioning windshield wipers, adequate tire treads, good brakes. Drivers are graded pass, fail or needs fixing. Anyone who flunks the smell test is told to change before picking up another customer.

Government Issues| July 15, 2014

Updated: Long Island Rail negotiations collapse, workers prepare to strike

Union negotiators said Monday that talks had collapsed amid a dispute over whether future employees should be required to contribute to their health insurance and pensions.
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