In an order released June 30, the Supreme Court granted the petition filed by Rebecca Friedrichs and her co-plaintiffs asking the Court to review the constitutionality of compulsory union dues. Today’s action means the case will be briefed and argued this fall, with a decision due by June 30, 2016.
The Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) strongly supports the conference agreement on the surface transportation bill. The legislation addresses critical issues in the public transportation industry that have been neglected for decades. We commend the leadership on both sides of the aisle which put aside partisan politics to produce the best transit bill since TEA-21 in 1998. By 2020, the bill would increase transit spending by 18%. While documented needs are certainly significantly higher, we believe that conferees made the most of the limited financial resources available to them.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Making good on their promises, Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Daniel Donovan announced Tuesday that federal funding for New York's mass transit is no longer on the chopping block.
A program giving $1.3 billion over five years to New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, Maryland and Washington, D.C., was set to be nixed and the funding re-routed to a new bus program.
B y T h e A l b e r t S h a n k e r I n s t i t u t e
Imagine opening a high school U.S. history textbook and finding
no more than a brief mention of Valley Forge, the Missouri
Compromise, or the League of Nations. Imagine not
finding a word about Benjamin Franklin, Lewis and Clark,
Sitting Bull, Andrew Carnegie, or Rosa Parks. That is what has happened
to labor's part in the American story, and to most of the
men and women who led the labor movement.
Queens, more than any other borough , is highly dependent on bus transit. Queens is very large and has many low density neighborhoods not served by subways. Many residents rely on bus transit to get downtown or to regional shopping, worship services, doctors, schools, etc. North/