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NYC Transit Retirees Join Fight Against Medicare Advantage

Joe Maniscalco Work-Bites
TWU Local 100 retirees opposed to the Medicare Advantage contract the union signed with Aetna are dreading January when their new privatized health insurance is slated to kick in. They were at the Marriott on Oct. 6 for a retirees meeting held at th

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This Is How the Next Great American General Strike Happens…

Joe Maniscalco Work-Bites
The catalyst for a naturally-occurring general strike may continue to be elusive despite the ongoing struggle facing working people throughout the country. But that can change as workers across all sectors continue to suffer.

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Human Bus Drivers Will Always Be Better Than Robot Bus Drivers

Tracey Lindeman Motherboard
“We have regular emergencies on the buses,” said John Samuelsen, president of the Transport Workers Union. “Folks have heart attacks on buses, children get lost on buses. Every aspect of life in America, the bus and subway are microcosms of it. A robot’s not going to help."

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Labor union 'raids' on rise as rivals seek to boost membership, Clout

Alana Semuels Los Angeles Times
In the face of a steadily declining labor movement, unions are increasingly battling one another, devoting resources to gaining members from rivals rather than focusing on the 88.2% of the workforce that is not unionized. Recent "raids"have been especially big with tens of thousands of members at stake. They've become easier to carry off because many unions don't just represent one profession anymore, and can rationalize expanding into rival turf.
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