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Today's Teamster News 01.07.13

Teamsters Urged To Boycott Yuengling Beer  teamster.org   ...The General Executive Board recently voted to support a Teamsters Union boycott of Yuengling beer over the owner’s push for anti-union laws...
Hampton selectmen, Teamsters reach tentative contract agreement  SeacoastOnline   ...The town will vote on a new contract with the Teamsters in March, after the selectmen and union ratified a tentative agreement Monday night...
Contract deal averts strike at Minnesota oil refinery  Grand Forks Herald   ...Contract negotiators reached agreement on a new three-year contract for St. Paul Park oil refinery workers, who are represented by Teamsters Local 120, hours before a threatened strike was to begin...
Hoffa: Just Like With NAFTA, Fast Track is the Wrong Track for TPP  Huffington Post   ...Teamsters President James P. Hoffa says Congress should learn from the mistakes it made during the passage of NAFTA 20 years ago, including the approval of fast-track authority that limited debate and prevented amendments to the trade agreement. As the fast track discussion begins anew on Capitol Hill, now is the time for lawmakers to take a different path to ensure fair trade...
Japan, U.S. may meet to discuss TPP on fringes of Davos forum  global post   ..."Unless Japan and the United States make certain progress within January, it will be difficult to finalize the whole (negotiations)," Amari told a press conference in Tokyo...
Americans Suffer After Failure to Extend Emergency Unemployment Benefits  U.S. Department of Labor   ...Want to know how this failure is affecting families near you? Here are the latest state-by-state estimates of people who have been impacted, or will be in the near future...
Why the U.S. Oil Boom may go off the Rails  Oil Price   ...Lawmakers and U.S. regulators began asking questions about the safety of transporting oil on the nation's rail system following a December derailment in North Dakota. The emerging anxiety about midstream issues may create new problems for U.S. oil...
Exclusive: Permit Shows Bakken Shale Oil in Casselton Train Explosion Contained High Levels of Volatile Chemicals  DeSmog Blog   ...On January 2, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a major safety alert, declaring oil obtained via hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in the Bakken Shale may be more chemically explosive than the agency or industry previously admitted publicly. This alert came three days after the massive Casselton, ND explosion of a freight rail train owned by Warren Buffett's Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) and was the first time the U.S. Department of Transportation agency ever made such a statement about Bakken crude...
Forever Temp?  In These Times   ...Not only has temporary employment expanded into sectors that used to be sources of stable full-time employment, he says, but it’s often no longer really temporary. Some temps are brought on for only days or weeks, others work for years at the same plant through the same agency...
Click farms are the new sweatshops  Washington Post   ...Online “popularity” is a commodity, and of course it comes from Bangladesh...
JPMorgan Nears $2 Billion Deal Over Involvement With Madoff  Reuters   ...JPMorgan Chase & Co is reportedly nearing a $2 billion settlement with federal authorities to resolve suspicions that the bank ignored signs of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme...
French workers at Goodyear tyre plant take bosses captive  The Guardian   ...Workers at a French tyre factory threatened with closure have taken two company executives hostage and promised to hold them until given "enormous amounts of money"...
The Last Great Class Equalizer In New York Faces A Tech Threat  Huffington Post   ...Here in New York City, where rising income inequality lets the super-rich frolic while the super-poor despair, laundry is one of the few remaining class equalizers...
Former ALEC tactician Robert King among finalists for UW System presidency  The Cap Times   ...Is a former politician and American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) captain on education reform a good fit for president of the University of Wisconsin System?...
As Session Opens, Missouri Legislature May Refight Old Battles But Resolve Some New Ones  St. Louis Public Radio   ...Jones said in an interview that he also plans to seek House passage of a “right-to-work’’ bill to bar unions and employers from requiring workers to join a union, and pay dues, if a majority of the employees votes for representation. Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, who presides over the state Senate, says he strongly supports such a move.  A debate over union rights would likely ensnare the state Senate in a filibuster by the Democratic minority...

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