Introducing The First Non-Medical Intern Union In The U.S.

By Jasmine Garsd (NPR News)

  • 16 June 2015
Nobody expects an internship to make one rich — but for many, the entire experience has become simply unattainable.

Reynaldo Leal tells NPR doing an internship was impossible. "I was going to school on the GI Bill, and when it came time to look at internships I couldn't make the pay (or lack of pay) work when it came to providing for my family," Leal says. "A couple of weeks of not getting paid meant affecting my family's budget to the point of not paying rent or bills. It seemed like internships were for kids with no major responsibilities."

Why Uber is Bad for Everyone

  • 3 June 2015
Uber wants to get into the business of transportation without taking on the basic responsibilities that come with the job and without being subjected to regulations that were developed precisely to guarantee the safety of the public.

Taxi Drivers at Yellow Checker Star to Conduct Work Stoppage

  • 2 June 2015
Taxi Drivers at Yellow Checker Star to Conduct Work Stoppage
Las Vegas, Nevada (May 28, 2015) – Taxi drivers employed by Yellow Checker Star (YCS) in Las Vegas, Nevada, will conduct a work stoppage on Friday, May 29, 2015, from 2-5 p.m. (PDT) in protest of Uber’s unsafe driver standards  and the company’s “surge pricing” policy.

The YCS drivers are members of the Industrial, Technical and Professional Employees Union (ITPEU), 
OPEIU Local 4873.  “Our members are professional drivers,” said ITPEU/OPEIU Local 4873 President Dennis R. Arrington.  “They are experienced drivers, fully insured, and have passed comprehensive background checks.

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