Transport Workers Struggles http://www.wsws.org/topics/workersCategory/na-teams/ Germany: Union leader condemns train drivers’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/11/dgbe-s11.html The new chairman of the German Trade Union Federation, Reiner Hoffmann, has sided with corporate management against the strikers. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8b378403-b823-49dd-ae70-deefc3f5385J/dgbe-s11.html 2014-09-11T05:00:00Z New York transit workers discuss political lessons of Ferguson, Missouri http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/27/tran-a27.html Subway workers are angered by the militarization of the police and the long history of brutality and abuse. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7645e497-25d3-4471-bb11-8a14e67a2a2C/tran-a27.html 2014-08-27T05:00:00Z Long Island Railroad unions accept concessions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/26/lirr-j26.html The LIRR settlement is only the latest in a series of concessions contracts negotiated between public employee unions and New York’s Democratic-led state and city administrations. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/396162ff-0e86-4634-87ca-10140b7fe1dB/lirr-j26.html 2014-07-26T05:00:00Z South Korean auto workers hold first strike of the year http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/19/kore-j19.html Renault Samsung workers held a partial strike Monday demanding increased wages and other benefits. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f04469cf-eeca-4fe3-87d5-ce091da8725G/kore-j19.html 2014-07-19T05:00:00Z New York transit agency demands concessions from Long Island Railroad workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/12/lirr-j12.html The LIRR, the largest US commuter rail line, faces a July 20 strike deadline. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0a6b0c51-4c17-4852-9f19-bb381106d37D/lirr-j12.html 2014-07-12T05:00:00Z Unions, pseudo-lefts strangle strike against French rail privatisation http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/01/sncf-j01.html The unions and the pseudo-left parties only called the strikes in order to keep a struggle against the cuts from erupting outside of their control. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/99f61afa-4567-4389-8d43-1da4ecff30dC/sncf-j01.html 2014-07-01T05:00:00Z Workers speak out against privatization of French railways http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/19/rail-j19.html Approximately 1,000 demonstrators gathered in Paris on June 17 to protest the Socialist Party government’s planned privatization of the French railways. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/431bf128-776e-4e27-8f0e-bf273aa8204A/rail-j19.html 2014-06-19T05:00:00Z Obama administration halts Philadelphia railway strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/16/rail-j16.html Obama’s presidential act of strike-breaking came less than one day after the workers walked off the job in a dispute over pay and benefits. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ef5b9e29-ebfd-4421-94cc-2af0683281cB/rail-j16.html 2014-06-16T05:00:00Z Teachers and transit workers ratify New York City contract deals http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/06/cont-j06.html The mood among teachers and transit workers is far from one of satisfaction. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b9a67bb4-1637-4359-b859-ffb9d6ce133A/cont-j06.html 2014-06-06T05:00:00Z RMT union sabotages London Underground strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/08/tube-m08.html Just hours before the second 72-hour walkout was due to begin, the RMT union announced it had “suspended” the action against job losses on the London Underground. Thu, 08 May 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/cdbbb2cc-d5d7-42de-bc9a-359dbcd8352E/tube-m08.html 2014-05-08T05:00:00Z Anger builds among New York transit workers against sellout contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/nyct-a21.html This deal has an economic and political significance that affects all sections of the working class, not only the city’s transit workforce. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/fa13de0f-3d56-480e-b050-5b64ddd8e71C/nyct-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z Bay Area Rapid Transit fined in death of two workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/21/bart-a21.html BART has been found guilty of three willful and serious safety violations. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/43e7a03a-69b8-47bd-92d5-baa25f90977G/bart-a21.html 2014-04-21T05:00:00Z German pilots conduct largest strike in Lufthansa history http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/04/germ-a04.html The walkout followed a virtually unanimous vote to strike in defence of pension entitlements. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8781540a-31b9-42a9-a087-38eb93b7d1eH/germ-a04.html 2014-04-04T05:00:00Z Amtrak CEO tells employees to expect pay cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/03/amtr-a03.html In a letter to employees, Amtrak’s CEO singled out employee wages as the source of losses, ignoring low funding from Congress and massive delays from private freight railroads. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a4d8ffcf-129e-4429-80fb-d32a9f66891K/amtr-a03.html 2014-04-03T05:00:00Z Following death of workers, report indicts safety at New York Metro-North rail system http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/27/metr-m27.html Days after the death of a Metro-North worker, the Federal Railroad Administration issued a report on safety deficiencies that led to four major accidents last year. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/207cf8fa-c077-49c9-907c-af64de6e74aG/metr-m27.html 2014-03-27T05:00:00Z Irish high court outlaws strike by airport workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/18/irel-m18.html The corporate elite are demonising the airport workers for daring to resist attacks on their working conditions. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38466b5c-3ac2-412d-97f8-93282e8cb6dG/irel-m18.html 2014-03-18T05:00:00Z Australia: Aurizon coal train drivers locked out http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/03/03/rail-m03.html Big business regards the dispute as an important test case for a wider corporate drive to slash wages and conditions throughout the mining and energy sectors. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/aac70b08-8ea7-430f-818c-a5f1a67a11bH/rail-m03.html 2014-03-03T05:00:00Z Truck delays at Port of New York and New Jersey spark outrage and protest http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/25/port-f25.html Severe congestion at the port is devastating the livelihoods of thousands of port truckers. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ad1f7772-013b-4043-a444-3fe7a578154J/port-f25.html 2014-02-25T05:00:00Z Support the London Underground strikers! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/11/tube-f11.html All those workers who have seen their jobs and living standards decimated must come to the defence of the London Underground workers. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e31a1646-a645-46dc-8d1c-5c26a6e8918D/tube-f11.html 2014-02-11T05:00:00Z Pseudo-left groups silent on rail unions’ effort to call off strikes http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/02/07/pseu-f07.html Britain’s pseudo-left groups are covering up for the Rail Maritime and Transport union’s role in betraying rail workers. Fri, 07 Feb 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d37bfeec-14ac-45c6-ae06-3ae17cdea36I/pseu-f07.html 2014-02-07T05:00:00Z Directors threaten to reject California transit workers’ contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/11/21/bart-n21.html Members of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors claim that one provision of the concessions contract signed by the unions was made in error. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5b8c27ec-7186-4098-ace8-3cbaab9d7f6G/bart-n21.html 2013-11-21T05:00:00Z Unions push for concessions contract for Bay Area, California transit workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/30/bart-o30.html Unions representing Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) called on workers to vote on a concessions contract Friday following the end of the strike last week. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/097ea17d-6bf0-4941-9bc0-130408f1e43E/bart-o30.html 2013-10-30T05:00:00Z Bay Area, California court imposes 60-day strike ban on bus workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/25/actr-o25.html Immediately after unions called off a strike of Bay Area transit workers, the courts moved to prevent a bus strike at the request of California’s Democratic governor, Jerry Brown. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b1793e5b-19f7-4830-b603-8291bde97efI/actr-o25.html 2013-10-25T05:00:00Z After calling off strike, Bay Area transit unions move to push through concessions contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/24/bart-o24.html The unions have systematically isolated the workers, and are now working to push through a contract that slashes workers’ benefits and rights, cutting BART's contribution to workers’ pensions by nearly 25 percent. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/05d19e3f-89f8-47ca-9d5e-bb6f31c121aI/bart-o24.html 2013-10-24T05:00:00Z Lessons of the Bay Area transit strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/23/pers-o23.html Transit unions in the California Bay Area called off a four-day strike Monday night on the basis of an agreement that accepts all of management’s main concessions demands. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/95faa282-3b24-417b-a7a7-f428d26d753G/pers-o23.html 2013-10-23T05:00:00Z Unions end Bay Area, California transit strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/22/bart-o22.html The strike by 2,300 transit workers in Northern California came to an end Monday night after unions accepted an agreement based on management’s demands. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/25acc3d6-af4b-43bb-834c-e61e534e3a2N/bart-o22.html 2013-10-22T05:00:00Z Replacement worker was driving train that killed two workers during California transit strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/22/bar2-o22.html Sources now claim that the train that struck two maintenance workers during the Northern California strike was on a training run for replacement drivers. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3fdfeda3-c124-41e4-9052-591095a1be4H/bar2-o22.html 2013-10-22T05:00:00Z California Bay Area transit workers speak out on strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/22/inte-o22.html Bay Area Rapid Transit workers speak about a fatal accident that killed two workers, and why they are on strike. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9f584c72-bcc0-4bbe-9c29-86068d6afeeB/inte-o22.html 2013-10-22T05:00:00Z California truckers close Port of Oakland terminal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/22/truc-o22.html Citing quadrupling diesel prices, increased maintenance costs and stagnating load payments, independent truckers picketed and closed down the Port of Oakland SSA terminal Monday. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/18acd826-ddb7-4829-8c91-61e5ed07244C/truc-o22.html 2013-10-22T05:00:00Z Driver sickout halts bus service in Detroit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/22/detr-o22.html Detroit transit workers took off work Monday to protest a wide range of grievances, including assaults on drivers, cuts to pay and benefits and deteriorating service. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/56b42d5c-85f8-4ef5-91a1-c972dcc8a44G/detr-o22.html 2013-10-22T05:00:00Z Two workers killed by management-run train during Bay Area transit strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/21/bart-o21.html The two workers carrying out maintenance work were struck and killed on Saturday by a train being moved by inexperienced operators. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9af3200a-1322-45f0-b8d7-7e9847cd171N/bart-o21.html 2013-10-21T05:00:00Z The political issues in the Bay Area, California transit strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/19/pers-o19.html For the second time in less than four months, Bay Area Rapid Transit workers have shut down the fifth-largest public transportation system in the United States. Sat, 19 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/42170373-525a-4238-bce7-b2c8c526353F/pers-o19.html 2013-10-19T05:00:00Z Bay Area, California transit workers strike against wage, benefit cuts http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/19/bart-o19.html For the second time less than four months, 2,400 workers at the Bay Area Rapid Transit system in Northern California have gone on strike. Sat, 19 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/74717014-bbab-4e1c-a159-e935b02d3a7H/bart-o19.html 2013-10-19T05:00:00Z Unite the working class behind Bay Area transit workers! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/18/bart-o18.html This statement will be distributed to transit workers in Northern California, who went on strike beginning today. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28621cbc-d088-446c-aa36-85550809b97M/bart-o18.html 2013-10-18T05:00:00Z The Boston school bus drivers’ wildcat strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/11/pers-o11.html The unauthorized walkout by hundreds of school bus drivers reflects social tensions that are building up not only in Boston, but throughout the United States. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a12e35b1-c626-41aa-b017-a57c6cc0caaL/pers-o11.html 2013-10-11T05:00:00Z Boston school bus drivers end wildcat strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/10/bost-o10.html Most Boston school bus drivers returned to work Wednesday, following a one-day work stoppage that shut down bus service for Boston’s 33,000 public, private and parochial schools. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bbfe177c-8bc3-441c-967e-73c309ae67dI/bost-o10.html 2013-10-10T05:00:00Z Sixty-day strike ban ending for northern California transit workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/10/bart-o10.html The legal injunction against strikes by BART workers, requested by California Governor Brown and supported by the unions, comes to an end at midnight Thursday. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/3573c6d8-a8db-4838-9468-fb51ccf2d25B/bart-o10.html 2013-10-10T05:00:00Z Boston school bus drivers take wildcat action http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/09/bost-o09.html Boston school bus drivers staged a wildcat job action Tuesday morning in defiance of their union leadership, facing threats of injunction and punitive damages by city authorities. Wed, 09 Oct 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/277f0bb9-3d8b-409c-9cc3-843b23dd4ceO/bost-o09.html 2013-10-09T05:00:00Z Irish trade unions agree to government-imposed cuts at Dublin Bus http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/09/21/irel-s21.html Workers at Dublin Bus took three days of strike action earlier last month against an €11.7 million cost-cutting deal. Sat, 21 Sep 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bbf9f4a3-85e1-4a47-82ee-899dc9cf125M/irel-s21.html 2013-09-21T05:00:00Z Northern California bus workers reject sellout contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/08/20/tran-a20.html Workers at AC Transit voted down the tentative agreement that their union presented to avoid a strike. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/2951cb6a-534c-4ff6-a876-80c10d4c8c0M/tran-a20.html 2013-08-20T05:00:00Z California governor intervenes with union support to prevent BART strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/08/06/bart-a06.html A month ago, the unions called off a strike after only four days, despite the success of the walkout in paralyzing BART and impacting the entire Bay Area. Tue, 06 Aug 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d458fbb-7a9f-4850-8b43-618741b1ee4J/bart-a06.html 2013-08-06T05:00:00Z Lessons of the BART strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/08/bart-j08.html The unions, deeply integrated in the corporate and political establishment, sabotaged the strike before it could develop into a movement that could challenge the Democratic Party and their program of austerity. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e76107f4-eabd-419d-a65f-22ff42801bbB/bart-j08.html 2013-07-08T05:00:00Z Unions end Bay Area California transit strike without a contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/06/bart-j06.html Following the intervention of the California Secretary of Labor, the unions agreed to end a strike that had shut down the fifth-largest public transportation system in the US. Sat, 06 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/c8a9e0e3-66b0-4ec8-8d2c-0a6baf0ca81G/bart-j06.html 2013-07-06T05:00:00Z Mobilize the working class behind Bay Area transit workers! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/05/stat-j05.html This statement is being distributed to striking Bay Area Rapid Transit workers and other workers in Northern California. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/120e8506-e79a-4be5-b22d-3ce1eb2c9b1J/stat-j05.html 2013-07-05T05:00:00Z Unions prepare to shut down Bay Area, California transit strike without a contract http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/04/bart-j04.html The unions are currently holding secret negotiations with management to arrive at a tentative agreement, with the aim of calling off the strike and quickly returning everyone to work. Thu, 04 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/032321c8-f4eb-4c0b-8ce1-356466b6421C/bart-j04.html 2013-07-04T05:00:00Z Democratic Party officials, unions, seek quick end to Bay Area California transit strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/07/03/bart-j03.html As union officials voiced their desire to quickly end the strike, California state government called for a return to the bargaining table, chastising workers for their wage demands. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4d657d69-3df7-4de1-ad92-b143ab5b96bC/bart-j03.html 2013-07-03T05:00:00Z Rank-and-file committee points way forward for New York school bus workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/04/08/nycb-a08.html A committee formed by school bus drivers and escorts after the union betrayed their month-long strike issued a leaflet to a mass meeting of workers in New York City last Thursday. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22342642-1c04-48d5-8a66-91d73a73651H/nycb-a08.html 2013-04-08T05:00:00Z New York City school bus drivers, escorts denounce contractors’ “final” offer http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/04/08/intv-a08.html School bus workers spoke about their struggle at a mass local union meeting in New York City. Mon, 08 Apr 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/38e37a95-16e7-4a44-8416-a56c03c9810E/intv-a08.html 2013-04-08T05:00:00Z New York school bus drivers face new threats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/03/15/nycb-m15.html Since the sellout of their month-long strike, New York City school bus workers have faced victimization, threats and layoffs. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8968cb12-f430-40f2-bc4c-b4d1914896dG/nycb-m15.html 2013-03-15T05:00:00Z Berlin bus driver welcomes rank-and-file committee of New York City school bus workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/03/04/berl-m04.html New York City school bus drivers and escorts decided to set up a rank-and-file committee after the betrayal of their month-long strike . Mon, 04 Mar 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/0badaf4f-82ea-45d1-9bfe-58639826856D/berl-m04.html 2013-03-04T05:00:00Z Workers rebel against right-wing unions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/27/pers-f27.html As the struggle of workers begins to erupt outside of the framework of the unions, the growth of militancy is accompanied by a growing receptivity to the perspective of socialism. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/edeb5dc9-4e5a-4da3-866b-3063ce85677P/pers-f27.html 2013-02-27T05:00:00Z New York school bus workers form rank-and-file committee http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/23/bumt-f23.html On the eve of their return to work, over 50 New York City bus workers met to discuss their strike’s betrayal and form a rank-and-file committee. Sat, 23 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4dc30e52-ba0d-45e4-92a9-4c7673eb8d1O/bumt-f23.html 2013-02-23T05:00:00Z Returning New York City school bus drivers, escorts face retribution after union betrayal http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/22/nycb-f22.html The effects of the Amalgamated Transit Union betrayal have become evident, with hundreds of workers receiving layoff notices. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/28eb8310-9205-45a8-af76-fe752cd24ebK/nycb-f22.html 2013-02-22T05:00:00Z Lessons of the New York City school bus strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/18/pers-f18.html This struggle in the nation’s most populous city and center of finance capital revealed the class dynamic being played out all over the US and the world. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/16f86fb5-c031-4c34-9997-882db765c2fB/pers-f18.html 2013-02-18T05:00:00Z New York City school bus workers express anger over conduct of strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/18/nybu-f18.html Many workers told us that the strike had been a defeat, and that the union was directly responsible. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/9b7ab25c-e0d2-4fa0-a5d6-033684385faN/nybu-f18.html 2013-02-18T05:00:00Z Union calls off New York school bus strike, telling workers to rely on Democrats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/16/nybu-f16.html The decision announced Friday night to end the month-old strike by New York City bus workers represents an abject betrayal by the unions that will have far-reaching consequences. Sat, 16 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/728d73e6-2772-4e5b-8af2-3c6d8958215M/nybu-f16.html 2013-02-16T05:00:00Z Bloomberg boasts of breaking New York bus strike as part of assault on public education http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/16/bloo-f16.html In New York City, the school bus workers were seen by the Bloomberg administration as the low-hanging fruit in the process of “education reform”. Sat, 16 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f3cee087-6fe4-4b27-a95e-b2a4d92e832K/bloo-f16.html 2013-02-16T05:00:00Z On New York City picket lines school bus strikers discuss struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/15/pick-f15.html With their month-long strike in danger, school bus workers on picket lines in Queens and the Bronx discussed how their struggle could be taken forward. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/5e690036-e340-4161-a77c-a31a1328f54N/pick-f15.html 2013-02-15T05:00:00Z Parents speak out in support of New York City school bus strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/15/nybu-f15.html Sympathy for school bus workers is widespread among parents of students affected, despite efforts by the Bloomberg administration and the corporate media to whip up sentiment against the strike. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6fe04f2d-7733-4544-a86c-dc697511f32F/nybu-f15.html 2013-02-15T05:00:00Z City takes bids stripping school bus drivers of job protections http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/13/bids-f13.html The New York City Department of Education on Tuesday began the review process on bids submitted by dozens of private school bus companies, vying for new five-year contracts to transport some 150,000 students. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7a906337-356a-4901-8aeb-3bfaf9e4facA/bids-f13.html 2013-02-13T05:00:00Z Striking New York City bus drivers march in defense of jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/11/nbus-f11.html Striking bus workers marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall Sunday to protest the attempt by New York’s billionaire mayor to strip them of job protections. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/b11278b7-e89f-40a6-ab84-f1df84f5f20J/nbus-f11.html 2013-02-11T05:00:00Z WSWS publishes New York school bus strike newsletter http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/09/news-f09.html The WSWS is urging New York City school bus workers and their supporters to download and distribute the NYC School Bus Strike newsletter. Sat, 09 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/160c3527-125e-4559-8350-b2d4d980f48C/news-f09.html 2013-02-09T05:00:00Z School bus workers fight for job security and wages: 1979 and today http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/08/1979-f08.html An examination of the New York City school bus drivers strike of 1979 underscores the transformed role of the unions. Fri, 08 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/20c530aa-bf69-4072-9d37-c3303a20785N/1979-f08.html 2013-02-08T05:00:00Z Video: Striking New York City bus workers speak on their struggle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/06/vide-f06.html In this video, New York City bus workers speak about their fight against billionaire mayor Michael Bloomberg and make an appeal for support from the working class as a whole. Wed, 06 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/84829cbc-d577-4685-b599-2341beb356cJ/vide-f06.html 2013-02-06T05:00:00Z Striking New York City school bus workers speak out http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/04/nybu-f04.html Over the weekend, <em>World Socialist Web Site</em> reporters spoke to striking bus workers throughout New York City. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/940196fc-c6aa-4ee7-9dbc-3f20058832eK/nybu-f04.html 2013-02-04T05:00:00Z The way forward for the New York City school bus strikers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/04/stri-f04.html The SEP is calling for the formation of rank-and-file committees made up of school bus workers as well as parents, teachers and other workers to defend the strikers and oppose the assault on public education. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/83bb3058-4250-494c-977e-fc49930cdbdI/stri-f04.html 2013-02-04T05:00:00Z New York mayor steps up attack on school bus workers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/02/nycc-f02.html New York’s Mayor Bloomberg is pressing ahead with his campaign to strip school transportation workers of job and wage protections after the NLRB failed to rule their two-and-a-half week strike illegal. Sat, 02 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bd3f6317-81cb-4237-8279-3900add85d3D/nycc-f02.html 2013-02-02T05:00:00Z Alabama school bus driver shot and killed while defending schoolchildren http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/02/alab-f02.html The death of Charles Pollard illustrates the dedication of school bus drivers at a time when striking drivers and matrons are being demonized by big business politicians and the media in New York. Sat, 02 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/1b0b1365-5e55-4c22-a09c-f8f8bddaf6fB/alab-f02.html 2013-02-02T05:00:00Z Interview with a striking New York school bus driver: “We want an answer about what’s been going on” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/02/01/inte-f01.html As the strike has entered its third week, the companies have cut off workers’ health care insurance and payments into their pension funds. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4aecf253-ccb8-4cd1-8140-ab4b13be5d9H/inte-f01.html 2013-02-01T05:00:00Z New York City school bus strike at the crossroads http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/31/pers-j31.html The struggle has revealed the basic class divisions in America. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/a26be65a-a611-4eac-834d-717065911cfH/pers-j31.html 2013-01-31T05:00:00Z Union officials offer to end NY school bus strike and negotiate concessions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/31/nybu-j31.html The union representing school bus drivers and matrons made an offer to end the strike and negotiate concessions, but the Bloomberg administration rejected it out of hand. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6d9c95e7-a5a2-461f-aa5a-7770b7dfaf8I/nybu-j31.html 2013-01-31T05:00:00Z Companies bring in scabs in New York school bus drivers’ strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/30/nybu-j30.html Private school bus companies contracted to the New York City Department of Education (DOE) sought to break a two-week-old strike by sending out scab buses. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/4ebc27a4-d1c1-45d0-8077-29a25c1337cP/nybu-j30.html 2013-01-30T05:00:00Z New York school bus drivers remain determined as back-to-work injunction looms http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/28/nybu-j28.html Almost 9,000 school bus drivers, matrons and mechanics continued their strike on picket lines across New York City this weekend. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/168b1211-c84f-4006-b686-2ffe5423948G/nybu-j28.html 2013-01-28T05:00:00Z New York school bus walkout continues amid injunction and strikebreaking threats http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/26/nybu-j26.html Approximately 8,800 school bus drivers, matrons and mechanics continued their strike Friday, braving the chilling temperatures on picket lines across New York City. Sat, 26 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/179ade06-3e78-450c-91bc-ff645217076L/nybu-j26.html 2013-01-26T05:00:00Z South Carolina board authorizes strikebreaking against school bus drivers http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/26/scsb-j26.html South Carolina’s Board of Education has voted unanimously to allow Durham School Services to hire scabs from other states in the event of a strike by bus drivers and monitors in two school districts. Sat, 26 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/51adec32-dd08-4919-a862-e88e47deb8bE/scsb-j26.html 2013-01-26T05:00:00Z Striking New York school bus drivers face government and media gang up http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/25/nybu-j25.html As they enter the second week of their strike, school bus drivers have faced increasing pressure from the Bloomberg administration and the corporate media. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/75a6d0d1-1256-49af-8311-c16e077aff9O/nybu-j25.html 2013-01-25T05:00:00Z Letter from a school bus driver http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/25/lett-j25.html A letter on the assault by Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the striking New York school bus drivers. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/7becc6a2-0164-44d5-bb0a-38af3222de2L/lett-j25.html 2013-01-25T05:00:00Z School bus drivers in New York face NLRB threat as strike enters second week http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/23/nybu-j23.html The National Labor Relations Board says it has begun an investigation of company complaints that could lead to an injunction to declare the school bus drivers’ struggle illegal. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/bbe03684-a824-4906-b37b-38d261eb72eB/nybu-j23.html 2013-01-23T05:00:00Z Threat of federal intervention to break New York City school bus drivers strike http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/21/nybu-j21.html Private school bus companies, with behind-the-scenes support from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, are appealing to the National Labor Relations Board to order an end to the six-day strike by nearly 9,000 drivers, attendants and mechanics. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/8f51eae4-a4b0-4387-9105-880d39c8006H/nybu-j21.html 2013-01-21T05:00:00Z New York bus drivers continue strike to defend jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/19/nybu-j19.html The strike by nearly 9,000 school bus drivers in New York City entered its third day on Friday. Sat, 19 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/6767bd01-a816-43db-a69d-e8c9669235eC/nybu-j19.html 2013-01-19T05:00:00Z New York school bus drivers walk picket lines for second day http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/18/buss-j18.html New York City school bus drivers and matrons are fighting against a plan to destroy job protections that were won more than 30 years ago. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/d72098aa-0f1d-41ae-b30b-44e0a0f91fcJ/buss-j18.html 2013-01-18T05:00:00Z New York City school bus drivers strike to defend jobs http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/17/nycb-j17.html Nearly 9,000 school bus drivers struck on Wednesday to ensure that job security provisions remain in New York City’s contracts with the private bus companies that transport children. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ab5d1333-d960-4b66-b260-7c27736b654P/nycb-j17.html 2013-01-17T05:00:00Z Striking school bus drivers: “The mayor is putting a price on our children” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/17/inte-j17.html The WSWS spoke to striking school bus drivers at the Atlantic Express terminal in the Bronx. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/44aeeade-26bf-4a19-b1e7-0adc0455e3fP/inte-j17.html 2013-01-17T05:00:00Z Mobilize the working class to support New York’s school bus drivers! http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/16/nybu-j16.html The SEP calls on workers to support the nearly 9,000 school bus drivers, matrons/attendants and mechanics who have called a strike to defend their right to decent jobs and safe service for children. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/ba08ab1e-9ed9-418a-8633-3850e61b5bcA/nybu-j16.html 2013-01-16T05:00:00Z New York school drivers: “All they want is to push us backwards” http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/16/inte-j16.html The WSWS spoke with New York school bus drivers Tuesday on the eve of a strike called to defend their jobs. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/49ba086d-13ab-42d5-945a-ebc985e70c5M/inte-j16.html 2013-01-16T05:00:00Z New York City school bus drivers may strike over job security http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/01/08/busd-j08.html School bus drivers in New York City, facing a threat to their jobs and pay, may walk off the job this week. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/f0fd8ca8-5184-4bda-a956-6d89773171cO/busd-j08.html 2013-01-08T05:00:00Z Pittsburgh bus drivers protest state budget cuts in transit http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2011/03/pitt-m25.html Pittsburghers for Public Transit and members of Local 85, Amalgamated Transit Union, held a noon rally March 19 against planned transit cuts. Fri, 25 Mar 2011 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/590e22b8-7bbd-458d-9804-d566dca2770C/pitt-m25.html 2011-03-25T05:00:00Z Ex-Teamsters official convicted in union election swindle http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/1999/11/team-n27.html Former Teamsters official William Hamilton was convicted November 19 of six counts of corrupt practices related to the use of nearly $1 million in union funds to finance the reelection campaign of former union president Ron Carey. A jury deliberated for only two days before returning a verdict of guilt on all counts, including conspiracy, embezzlement, fraud, and making false statements to a federal elections officer. Sat, 27 Nov 1999 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/37e60f0d-06b5-4a47-ae67-a44665262f9E/team-n27.html 1999-11-27T05:00:00Z Hoffa blocks car haulers strike, accepts concessions http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/1999/06/team-j03.html Newly-seated Teamsters President James P. Hoffa signed a tentative agreement with the National Automobile Transporters Labor Division Wednesday morning to prevent a national strike by 12,800 drivers, mechanics and yard and office workers that could have quickly disrupted the US auto industry. Thu, 03 Jun 1999 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/e5d49f04-9597-4a7a-814c-fc8f48149e5M/team-j03.html 1999-06-03T05:00:00Z Teamsters carhaulers face strike deadline http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/1999/05/car-m29.html The contract covering 12,200 Teamsters carhaulers expires midnight Monday and a strike could be launched that would quickly disrupt the US auto industry. A walkout would include drivers, mechanics, yard and office workers employed by the trucking companies that ship vehicles from auto factories, rail yards and ports to car dealerships. Sat, 29 May 1999 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/22ad5eb1-0cd3-40ad-a3cc-610dd0b542dM/car-m29.html 1999-05-29T05:00:00Z The Teamsters election and its significance for the working class http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/1998/12/team-d18.html Fri, 18 Dec 1998 05:00:00 GMT http://www.wsws.org/asset/829fbca8-1348-44ec-9cb1-18809ab84dcO/team-d18.html 1998-12-18T05:00:00Z