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Today's Teamster News 01.25.14

Teamsters allow Friday voting on YRC contract offer  Kansas City Star   ...Drivers’ work schedules have prompted the Teamsters union to allow some members to vote Friday on a new contract proposal from YRC Worldwide Inc., a union notice said...
Armed robbery at Fairview Shopping Centre: The Teamsters Union is already on it  Teamsters Canada   ...The Teamsters Union is already working on improving safety for the armoured car industry workers and the general public...
NTSB calls for tougher standards on trains carrying crude oil  NTSB   ...The NTSB issued three recommendations to the Federal Railroad Administration and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the first would require expanded hazardous materials route planning for railroads to avoid populated and other sensitive areas...
Strong Evidence Emerges on Right to Work's Political Activity  OpenSecrets   ...Newly released emails and audio recordings show top officials from the National Right to Work Committee, a politically active nonprofit that is strongly opposed to labor unions, were extensively involved with a massive off-the-books mass mailing operation for state candidates in 2010. The activities directly contradict statements made to the Internal Revenue Service and may have involved violations of state law.,,
Who Backs the TPP and a ‘NAFTA on Steroids’? ALEC  The Nation   ...The multinational corporations that cover the group’s expenses, and help to define every aspect of its agenda, have long embraced an approach that allows them to move factories and jobs from country-to-country in order to lower wages and avoid labor, environmental and human rights regulations...
Uber rival accuses car service of dirty tactics  CNN Money   ...Gett, which allows users to order cars with a smartphone app, claims that Uber employees in New York ordered and canceled over a hundred of its cars during a span of three days last week...
How NBA Owners Claimed Poverty, Locked Out Players, And Made Off Like Bandits  ThinkProgress   ...New data from Forbes shows that two years after the NBA lockout, the league and its teams are in the best financial health they've ever known...
"If I Didn't Sell Drugs, I'd Be Dead": What It's Like to Lose Unemployment Benefits  Mother Jones   ...1.3 million Americans lost their unemployment benefits last month. Here are stories from five of them...
No progress on UI in Senate  Politico   ...A proposal to extend expired jobless benefits that can garner 60 votes in the Senate continues to elude lawmakers involved in bipartisan negotiatons...
JPMorgan Chase's Jamie Dimon Gets a Raise After Bank Paid $20 Billion in Fines for Breaking Laws AlterNet   ...In 2013, JP Morgan Chase paid billions in fines, but bank's chief is still living large...
BP Still Struggling to Put Gulf Spill Behind It  New York Times   ...Robert W. Dudley, the chief executive, says BP is ready to move on from the disaster, focusing on exploration and deal-making...
Wall Street’s Frightening New Plan To Become America’s Landlord  ThinkProgress   ...Financial companies seem poised to turn the rental housing market into the same sort of high-risk cash mill that created the last financial collapse...
New York City Pantries Ran Out Of Food After Food Stamps Were Cut  ThinkProgress   ...After food stamps were reduced at the beginning of November, New York City food pantries and soup kitchens ran out of food, turned people away, and reduced the meals they handed out after experiencing a surge of demand...
Holder: Feds to set rules for banks and pot money  Politico   ...he Obama administration will soon announce regulations to make it easier for banks to do business with legal marijuana sellers, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday...
At ‘NATO 3′ Trial, Undercover Cop Defends Chicago Police Spying on Activist Communities Fire Dog Lake  ...A female undercover police officer, who has been on the stand for multiple days in the trial of the “NATO 3″ in Chicago, was confronted by the first of multiple defense attorneys that contend she was part of an operation to encourage defendants to engage in criminal acts they never had any intent to commit...
Union Growth Should Serve as Signal to Elected Officials (opinion)  teamster.org   ...The union movement is growing. In the last year, thousands of workers took to the streets to protest low pay and their lack of ability to organize...

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