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Today's Teamster News 01.26.13

Unions Gain Latino Members, Could Be Unions' Saving Grace  Huffington Post   ...Unions lost a record-breaking 547,000 white members in 2012. Meanwhile, membership increased among other races -- particularly Latino. In 2012, unions gained 156,000 new Latino members...

Statement by Chairman Pearce on recess appointment ruling  NLRB   ...The Board respectfully disagrees with today’s decision and believes that the President’s position in the matter will ultimately be upheld. It should be noted that this order applies to only one specific case, Noel Canning, and that similar questions have been raised in more than a dozen cases pending in other courts of appeals...
Senate Sets Vote on $60.2 Billion Hurricane Sandy Plan  Bloomberg  ...The Senate plans a Jan. 28 vote to complete congressional action on a $60.2 billion aid package for Hurricane Sandy victims...
JPMorgan Chase Trying To Block Shareholder Vote On Breaking Up Bank  Reuters   ...A federation of U.S. labor unions is looking to force JPMorgan Chase's board to consider breaking up the company after the disastrous "London Whale" affair...
Britain is experiencing 'worse slump than during Great Depression'  The Telegraph   ...Britain's recent economic performance is the worst since records began in the pre-Victorian era, experts said today, apart from the two immediate post-war slumps...
Armed with questions for Gov. Rick Snyder, protesters demonstrate outside press luncheon  Michigan Live  ...Organized by the We Are Michigan Coalition, protesters held signs denouncing right-to-work, fracking, restrictions on women's rights, Snyder's ties to business and attacks against families...

Outnumbered Michigan Democrats start longshot bid to repeal right-to-work laws in Legislature  Michigan Live   ...the bill introductions serve as a reminder that Democrats are starting the 2013-14 legislative session still upset about the right-to-work laws that were signed by Republican Gov. Rick Snyder late last year...
Reluctant to Hire the Unemployed? Too Bad, Says NYC In These Times ...The City Council approved a groundbreaking measure to bar employers from using unemployment status as a factor in reviewing job applicants...
Construction unions enter into a Unity Coalition  Daily Commercial News   ...The Unity Coalition includes ... Teamsters Local 230 ... The unions have agreed to a peace and solidarity pact where no member will raid the other and all will support any member defending a raiding union...
Union asks Cedar Falls School District for 4% increase in wages  Orlando Sentinel   ...The contract covers about 40 full-time equivalent positions, varying from custodial to central services staff. The average employee wage is $14 per hour. The union is also asking the district to pick up the entire cost of any health insurance increases, which district officials said are estimated to be about 5 percent...
Pepsi will shut Salem warehouse next month  StatesmanJournal.com   ...Pepsi Beverages is consolidating its distribution operations in Portland and Corvallis, said Chris Muhs, secretary-treasurer of Teamsters Local 324, which represents workers at the facility. Muhs said many of the (66) employees from Salem likely will be able to transfer to jobs in Portland or Corvallis...
Unions sue to block Marin pension reform  Marin Independent Journal   ...Five unions representing nearly 2,000 public workers at the Civic Center and in San Rafael are suing to block a move by county pension officials limiting the kinds of compensation used to determine pensions for current employees...
Strongsville, Firefighters Reach Contract Agreement  Strongsville Patch   ...It's the same 7 percent over three years that employees in two other bargaining groups -- the Service Department workers and building inspectors ... The two groups represented by the Teamsters are receiving increases of 2.25 percent this year, 2.5 percent next year and 2.25 the following year...
Durham School Services union releases statement  WCBD  ...The Teamsters Local 509, the union involved in the ongoing salary negotiations with Durham School Services released a statement to News 2 Friday morning."We are working diligently at the bargaining table to resolve this, and we appreciate all the public support. The phone calls of support from teachers, principals and parents have been overwhelming"...

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