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Today's Teamster News 01.24.14

Teamsters Legislative Rep Discusses TPP, Dangers of Fast Track  teamster.org   ...Mike Dolan was interviewed on RT News about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and how Americans are being silenced by fast-track authority. Watch the interview here...
Ariz. Lawmaker Sounds Off on Fast Track, TPP  Arizona Daily Star   ...Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) took aim at fast-track legislation and the Trans-Pacific Partnership in an op-ed appearing in the Arizona Daily Star, saying it would hurt working Americans and is "Congress' version of saying 'My way or the highway.'"...
Lawmakers Need to Match ‘Moral’ Movement  teamster.org   ...Residents of North Carolina in 2013 saw the actions of an oppressive state government come to life when lawmakers approved and Gov. Pat McCrory (R) signed legislation that curbed long-term unemployment benefits, education spending, health care eligibility and voting rights...
The Workers' Scorecard on NAFTA  Truthout ...Twenty years later, workers have a scorecard. The promises of profits from increased investment and freer markets were kept. But the promises of jobs and benefits for working people were not...
How Amazon Continues to Get Away With Abusing Its Workers  The Salon   ...The inside story of how the retail giant has managed to remain union-free across the United States...
Where The American Dream Is Dead And Buried  The Huffington Post   ...If you dream of one day pulling yourself up by your bootstraps to become the next Bill Gates, there are some places in America where it's somewhat easier to do that than others, a new study reveals...
Apprenticeships Could Help Reduce Youth Unemployment, Business Leaders Say  New York Times   ...Leaders of manufacturing companies, facing an aging population of skilled employees, say apprenticeships and internships can help society avoid a “lost generation” of workers...
U.S. and Canada Urge New Safety Rules for Crude Oil Rail Shipments   New York Times   ...In a joint move that highlighted growing concerns about the safety of crude oil transportation by rail, officials from the United States and Canada issued a series of recommendations on Thursday, including that the trains avoid populated and sensitive areas...
U.S. investigates Arizona pension investment trust
  Associated Press   ...Federal authorities are investigating a state retirement investment trust which has been accused of inflating the values of poor-performing real-estate holdings...
U.S. says 665,000 background checks performed by firm were flawed  Washington Post   ...Justice Dept. joins the suit against the firm that cleared Snowden and the Navy Yard shooter...
United offers jobs to furloughed flight attendants
  Associated Press ...United Airlines said it has found a way to keep 688 flight attendants who are set to be furloughed on April 1...
Rich Man Calls Rising Income Inequality 'Fantastic'  Huffington Post   ...Canadian millionaire Kevin O’Leary couldn't have been more excited to learn that the 85 richest people on Earth are now worth as much half the world's population."It’s fantastic," Leary said...
U.S. Offshore Wind Farm, Made in Europe
  New York Times   ...The promise of new jobs and work for American companies failed to come true, revealing shortcomings in the American offshore wind industry...
Neiman Marcus: 1.1M cards may be compromised  Associated Press   ...Neiman Marcus says that a security breach last year may have affected about 1.1 million cards...
U.S. attorney’s office subpoenas Chris Christie campaign  Politco   ...The U.S. Attorney’s office in New Jersey has subpoenaed Gov. Chris Christie’s reelection campaign and the state Republican party for documents related to the George Washington Bridge lane closure controversy, an attorney for the two groups confirmed Thursday...

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