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Today's Teamster News 01.02.14

Little Holiday Cheer for IKEA Workers  truthout   ...IKEA's inconsistent labor relations violate international union standards, leaving hundreds of employees without work in Canada and other countries across the globe...
Chief Justice Warns Sequestration Cuts Already Threatening Public Safety  ThinkProgress   ...Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts, in his annual Year-End Report on the State of the Federal Judiciary, blasted the 2011 Budget Control Act’s automatic “sequestration” federal spending cuts and warned that the cuts to the federal court system’s budget “pose a genuine threat to public safety.”...
50 Is the New 65: Older Americans Are Getting Booted from Their Jobs -- and Denied New Opportunities  Alternet   ...Workers as young as 50 are shocked to find themselves suddenly tossed onto the employment rubbish heap, just when they felt on top of their game. They’re feeling stressed, angry and betrayed by a society which has benefited greatly from their contributions...
Pomp and Exceptional Circumstance: How Students Are Forced to Prop Up the Education Bubble  Boston Review   ...The challenge of student debt, like climate change and other urgent needs, threatens to exceed the capacity of our current political and economic systems...
Apple’s Top Crimes of 2013  Counterpunch   ...From tax dodging to toxic sweatshops...
Overthrow the Speculators (opinion)  OpEdNews   ...Speculators at megabanks or investment firms such as Goldman Sachs are not, in a strict sense, capitalists. They do not make money from the means of production. Rather, they ignore or rewrite the law -- ostensibly put in place to protect the vulnerable from the powerful -- to steal from everyone, including their shareholders. They are parasites...
The Life of a Fast-Food Worker  New Yorker   ...According to estimates from union groups, paying workers a living wage would raise the price of a burger or a bucket of chicken by  a couple of cents per meal...
The Top 25 Most Censored Stories of 2013  Project Censored   ...The news that didn't make the news...

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