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Without a Contract, Some Storm Damage Remains for TWU Local 100

A little more than a year ago, Superstorm Sandy battered the East Coast and in New York City the powerful storm flooded subway tunnels, ripped up tracks, knocked down train signals and shut down the city’s transit system.

But within hours, members of Transport Workers (TWU) Local 100—then eight months without contract—were on the job around the clock bringing the system back to life, pumping tunnels and getting the city's trains and buses back in service. But while the transit system is back in business—with a $1.9 billion cash windfall—Local 100 members are still without a contract.

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N.Y. Working Families Urge House to Pass Superstorm Sandy Relief

The New York State AFL-CIO thanked the U.S. Senate today for approving $60.4 billion in relief for victims of Superstorm Sandy and urged the House to pass the measure as well.

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