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Amalgamated Transit Union

Colorblind Bus Driver Wants Job Back

| Posted 11.19.2013 | New York

By James Fanelli MIDTOWN -- A city bus driver who recently lost his job for being colorblind wants the green light to get back behind the wheel. M...

Labor Day Message: Time to Make the American Dream a Reality Again

Lawrence J. Hanley | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics
Lawrence J. Hanley

Our country is now a nation of two classes -- the small cadre of the super rich and the rest of us, bus drivers, restaurant workers, telecom workers, firefighters, working families who are being unfairly blamed for the problems of our country.

Back On The Road Again

AP | JAKE PEARSON | Posted 04.22.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City school bus drivers who serve tens of thousands of children were back at work Wednesday after a monthlong strike that fo...

Strike Cost The City A Pretty Penny

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 02.19.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The city spent roughly $20.6 million in transit cards, taxis and gas mileage to get tens of thousands of stranded students to school durin...

NYC School Bus Strike Is OVER

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS and EILEEN AJ CONNELLY | Posted 04.18.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — The monthlong school bus strike that affected tens of thousands of children in the nation's largest school district ended Friday, aft...

School Bus Strike, Mayoral Control and Girls Who Code on Yetta Kurland LIVE!

Yetta Kurland | Posted 03.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

This week I spoke with Larry Hanley, international president of the Amalgamated Transit Union on the city's first school bus strike since 1979.

NYC School Bus Strike Is Happening

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 03.16.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A strike by New York City school bus drivers that had been threatened for weeks will start Wednesday morning, affecting 152,000 stude...

City Braces For Possible School Bus Drivers Strike

Newsday | Emily Ngo | Posted 03.09.2013 | New York

New York City schools and parents are bracing for a possible strike by bus drivers and bus attendants who say the city's call for contract bids withou...

WATCH: Union Leader: Obama Should Help Workers Who Got Him Elected

The Huffington Post | John Stephens | Posted 12.14.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Larry Hanley, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union and member of the AFL-CIO's Executive Council, told HuffPost Live Thursday that President Bar...

Dave Jamieson

Union Chief: Romney-Ryan Would Devastate Public Transit

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Larry Hanley, president of the Amalgamated Transit Union, says he knows a good place to find Americans who are especially vulnerable to ...

Matt Sledge

4/4: Occupy, Unions Plan Day Of Action For Public Transportation

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

Last week's "fare strike" on the New York City subway won't be the last time Occupy turns its attention to mass transit. On Wednesday, activists in at...

Lila Shapiro

Unions Take Dramatic Step To Increase Voter Turnout

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business

This election cycle, the unionized workers that run your public transportation system are doing something a little different. They're not only turning...

A New Year's Resolution to Keep America Moving

Lawrence J. Hanley | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics
Lawrence J. Hanley

Mass transit is in crisis across the nation. Over the past two years, 84 percent of transit systems have raised fares, cut service, or are considering either of these measures in the near future.

Matt Sledge

Transit Commuter Tax Benefit Will Be Slashed Almost In Half January 1

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.28.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Tax breaks used by 2.7 million subway, light rail and bus riders across the country will be slashed next year, dealing struggling mass tra...

Asleep at the Wheel

Lawrence J. Hanley | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Lawrence J. Hanley

Intercity bus companies typically pay their drivers abysmally low wages and force them to work more than 100 hours a week. Why do bus operators get away with that?

Teachers And Other Labor Unions Adjust To New Reality Under Obama

AP | By SAM HANANEL | Posted 11.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the early days of the Obama administration, organized labor had grand visions of pushing through a sweeping agenda that would help bo...

RTD Workers

Denver Daily | Kristin Pazulski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Regional Transportation District (RTD) workers will not be receiving a wage bonus, which would have served as a "concession" for freezing salary wages...

CTA Bus Drivers' Pay Is Best In Nation, Adjusted For Cost Of Living

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

At $28.64 an hour, the top wage rate for Chicago Transit Authority bus drivers ranks third-highest among U.S. transit agencies, according to an analys...

Union To Sue CTA Over Cuts, Could Call For Strike As Early As Monday

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Labor unions at the Chicago Transit Authority responded today to management's demands for givebacks with the filing of work-rule complaints and the pr...

CTA Cuts: Union Threatens To Drive Slower In Protest

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bus union president Darrell Jefferson said today that if there's no agreement soon to restore service cuts he will ask his membership to adhere strict...

CTA Cuts: Service To Be Reduced Starting Sunday As Union, City Cannot Agree

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Thanks to an unresolved dispute between union officials and the CTA, roughly 1,000 employees will lose their jobs and service will be slashed starting...