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Today's Teamster News 01.28.14

First Student School Bus Workers Join Teamsters Local 332  Drive Up Standards   ...School bus workers with First Student in Flint, Mich., have voted overwhelmingly in favor of representation by Teamsters Local 332...
Growing Film Industry Brought Record $358M to Illinois in 2013  Teamsters Joint Council 25   ...Illinois' Gov. Pat Quinn visits set of 'Chicago Fire,' thanks Teamsters for commitment to industry...
Pete Seeger, Songwriter and Champion of Folk Music, Dies at 94  New York Times   ...He toured the world, performing and collecting folk songs, in 1963, and returned to serenade civil rights advocates, who had made a rallying song of his “We Shall Overcome.”...
Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Will Be Holding a Press Conference and a Lobby Day on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 to Urge State Legislators to Oppose Bills that Would Silence the Voice of Pennsylvania’s Working Families  Pennsylvania AFL-CIO   ...The legislation threatens all workers’ ability to advocate for improved working conditions and safer jobs.  Workers attending the press conference will be talking to their State Representatives and State Senators urging them to oppose this legislation and any proposals that silence or weaken the voices of working men and women...
Life Is Worse In Right-To-Work States  Economic Policy Institute   ...According to Politico, 4 of the 5 best states to live in are non-right-to-work. In order, they are New Hampshire, Minnesota, Vermont, Utah, and Massachusetts. Right-to-work states account for 8 of the 10 worst states, and all 5 of the 5 worst states (in order, from 46th-50th: Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississsippi)...
Tax-Free Gifts Quadrupled in US When Congress Raised Limit  Bloomberg News   ...Congress voted in December 2010 to let wealthy Americans make tax-free gifts of as much as $5 million, and the money flowed. U.S. taxpayers reported making $122 billion in nontaxable gifts on the returns they filed in 2012, more than four times the amount they made in each of the two previous years...
In Global Trade, China Plays by Its Own Rules  Epoch Times   ...China continues to impose duties on U.S. grain oriented flat-rolled electrical steel, resulting in a $247 million decrease in exports from the United States to China, falling from $250 million to $3 million a year...
Spy Agencies Tap Data Streaming From Phone Apps  New York Times   ...When a smartphone user opens Angry Birds, the popular game application, and starts slinging birds at chortling green pigs, spies could be lurking in the background to snatch data revealing the player’s location, age, sex and other personal information, according to secret British intelligence documents...

e New Jersey Turnpike Authority has scheduled a public hearing Tuesday on a plan to privatize toll collectors on the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway. The Christie administration contends it could save a significant amount of money, but the unions representing toll collectors disagree.

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The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has scheduled a public hearing Tuesday on a plan to privatize toll collectors on the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway. The Christie administration contends it could save a significant amount of money, but the unions representing toll collectors disagree.

Read More: NJ Moves to Privatize Toll Collectors [POLL/AUDIO] | http://nj1015.com/nj-moves-to-privatize-toll-collectors-audio/?trackback...

The new face of food stamps: working-age Americans  Associated Press   ...In a first, working-age people now make up the majority in U.S. households that rely on food stamps — a switch from a few years ago, when children and the elderly were the main recipients...
Killing the Economy  Economic Populist   ...John Williams writes that consumer inflation, if properly measured, is running around 9%, far above the 2% figure that is the Fed’s target and more in line with what consumers are actually experiencing. We have just had a 6.5% annual increase in the cost of a postage stamp...
Justice Department Inquiry Takes Aim at Banks’ Business With Payday Lenders  New York Times   ...Federal prosecutors are scrutinizing whether banks have allowed businesses to siphon billions of dollars from consumers’ accounts...
Rough Patch for Uber Service’s Challenge to Taxis  New York Times   ...Uber is being sued by its drivers, who say it is stealing their tips. Competitors are pressing it from all sides...
Kellogg's Delivers Memphis a Slap in the Face  Truthout   ...this February, workers at the Memphis Kellogg cereal plant face the prospect of spending Black History Month on the picket line after the company locked them out...
High court rules against steelworkers' claim   Associated Press   ...The Supreme Court says steelworkers do not have to be paid for time they spend putting on and taking off protective gear they wear on the job...
NJ Moves to Privatize Toll Collectors
  New Jersey 101.5 Radio   ...The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has scheduled a public hearing Tuesday on a plan to privatize toll collectors on the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway. The Christie administration contends it could save a significant amount of money, but the unions representing toll collectors disagree...

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