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Today's Teamster News 03.06.15

Teamsters
Teamsters at ProJo File Federal Complaint Against Newspaper’s Owner GateHouse  GoLocalProv   …The labor union representing Providence Journal employees who work as inserters for the paper have filed federal charges against new owner GateHouse Media.  Business Agent Matthew Maini with the Teamsters Local 251, which represents the nearly 60 inserters in the Journal's production side, said that the charges were recently made with the federal government's National Labor Relations Board against the new owners…
Giant Eagle: Distribution center not staying in Austintown  WKBN   …As of Thursday, Giant Eagle is still planning to close its Tamarkin Distribution Center in Austintown, putting 200 jobs in jeopardy. Thursday, the Mahoning County Commissioners said they want Giant Eagle and the Teamsters union to hammer out a new agreement…
CP Rail will use management to maintain 100 per cent capacity in event of another strike: Harrison  Calgary Herald   …Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.’s practice of training managers to drive and load trains means the company will be able to operate without a hitch in the event of a future rail strike, said CEO Hunter Harrison on Wednesday...
Trade
Anti-Fast-Track Momentum Builds  Huffington Post   …Opponents of fast track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are gaining momentum. In spite of a virtual media blackout, public awareness of the coming trade deal is increasing...
State Battles
Wisconsin close to becoming 25th right-to-work state  Associated Press   …With Wisconsin positioned to become the third Midwestern state in as many years to enact a right-to-work law, proponents are touting job growth in Indiana as reason for optimism while detractors say union membership slides in Michigan signal potential problems...
Effort to 'blast' right-to-work out of committee, onto Senate floor falls flat  The Taos News   …Republicans tried but failed Thursday to move the bill they call "right-to-work" straight to the full New Mexico Senate, saying they did not want it bottled up in committees controlled by Democrats...
War on Workers
BNSF oil train derails in rural Illinois; two cars aflame  Reuters   …A BNSF Railway [BNISF.UL] train loaded with crude oil derailed and caught fire on Thursday afternoon in a rural area south of Galena, Illinois, according to local officials and the company...
Energy Price Plunge Hits Jobs  Boston Globe   …Plunging oil prices have led to consumer friendly prices at the pump, but the trend is proving to be a double edged sword. Jobs in energy related fields are getting whacked..
Contractor cited after 31-year-old worker dies in cave-in in Birmingham  al.com   …If the general contractor who employed 31-year-old LeDonte McCruter had followed national labor rules, McCruter wouldn't have died in a cave-in in August, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission said Thursday...
Worker killed at Ace Pole recalled as ‘family’ The Blackshear Times   …“They were loading logs into the kiln to be kiln-dried and the victim was somehow caught and crushed between some logs,” said Bennett...
Miscellaneous
Ringling Bros. Eliminating Elephant Acts  Associated Press   …Animal rights groups took credit for generating the public concern that forced the company to announce its pachyderm retirement plan on Thursday. But Ringling Bros.' owners described it as the bittersweet result of years of internal family discussions...

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