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Washington, DC “Circulator” bus drivers win right to refuse to drive unsafe buses

Drivers of the popular bus line in downtown Washington will get paid on par with Metrobus drivers, and won't have to drive unsafe vehicles.

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Uber would owe drivers $730 million if considered employees

Lawsuits filed by Uber drivers in California and Massachusetts expose the old ugly truth about profiteering in the new "gig" or "sharing" economy.

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Seattle Teamsters local to organize Uber, Lyft drivers after city council vote

Teamsters Local 117 in Seattle will step up its efforts to unionize Uber and Lyft drivers.

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NLRB declares taxi drivers are employees, can vote to unionize

Taxi drivers, like millions of other such exploited workers nationwide, are not "independent contractors" but are really employees.

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Port drivers out on strike, demand companies follow law

Drivers gathered before sunrise, carrying signs and wearing reflective safety vests as they began picketing company trucks.

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Women truck drivers seek mentors for new advocacy campaign

RWIT is seeking women who have recently worked in training carriers or who have been trainers in the past to get involved as virtual mentors.

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AFSCME helping 12,000 Chicago cab drivers unionize

Over 1,000 delegates to the 41st AFSCME International Convention told the 12,000 cab drivers of this city who are trying to unionize that they are not alone.

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Port truck drivers walk off the job in LA and Long Beach

Port truck drivers say they were left with no choice but to walk off their jobs; the companies that employ them continually rob them of their wages and retaliate against them when they try to unionize.

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Burlington community backs bus drivers

As public transit ridership continues to reach ever higher user levels, CCTA has opted to cripple a community by refusing to bargain in good faith with its bus route drivers.

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Video: L.A. port truck drivers go on 24-hour strike

They are striking to protest harassment and intimidation by company management, all unfair labor practices.

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