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Union Says It Organized Ground Service Workers at United and Alaska Subsidiaries

Ted Reed The Street
'The largest airline union is expanding its reach, organizing the ground service workers who have largely been left out of the airline industry's remarkable post-recession recovery. The International Association of Machinists said that in the past 10 months it has organized more than 2,000 ground service workers at two leading providers: McGee Air Services, a newly formed subsidiary of Alaska (ALK) , and at United Ground Services, a United (UAL) subsidiary.'

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Uber Recognizes New York Drivers’ Group, Short of a Union

By Noam Scheiber and Mike Isaac The New York Times
Unlike a traditional union, which contractors cannot form, the new Independent Drivers Guild will not be able to bargain over a contract that would stipulate fares, benefits and protections. But with Guild representation, drivers will be able to appeal decisions by Uber to bar them from its platform. Also, they will be able to buy discounted legal services, discounted life and disability insurance and discounted roadside help for problems they encounter while driving.

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Uber Recognizes New York Drivers’ Group, Short of a Union

By Noam Scheiber and Mike Isaac The New York Times
Unlike a traditional union, which contractors typically cannot form, the new Independent Drivers Guild will not be able to bargain over a contract with Uber. The drivers will be able to appeal decisions by Uber to bar them from its platform, and can have guild officials represent them in their appeals. Also, they will be able to buy discounted legal services, discounted life and disability insurance and discounted roadside help for problems they encounter while driving.
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