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Today's Teamster News 04.19.13

One Boston Bombing Suspect Reportedly in Custody, One Remains at Large  The Atlantic   ...a series of violent events culminated in Watertown, Massachusetts late Thursday night after two unidentified suspects engaged with police from a Mercedes SUV. ..
Proposed Bill Would End 40-Hour Work Week  iMail   ...House Republicans have introduced a bill that would end the 40-hour work week, dismantling an important component of the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 and hurting middle-class families across the country...
Behold the power of the neutered regulatory state  firedoglake   ...The Occupational Safety and Health Administration most recently inspected the Texas fertilizer plant that exploded Wednesday night in 1985...
In win for Shell, U.S. top court curbs human rights claims  Reuters   ...In a major victory for multinational companies, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday limited the ability of human rights plaintiffs to invoke a 224-year-old federal law when suing companies over alleged collusion with violent foreign governments...
Group says major companies involved in tax scheme  Associated Press   ...A Chicago-area transportation agency on Wednesday alleged that some of the nation's largest and best known companies including AT&T, Sears Holdings Corp., Verizon and Target are running "sham" offices as part of a scheme with two small northern Illinois communities to avoid paying millions of dollars in taxes in Chicago and Cook County...
Majority in U.S. Want Wealth More Evenly Distributed  Gallup   ...And 52% support heavy taxes on the rich to redistribute wealth...
Walmart Pays Workers Poorly And Sinks While Costco Pays Workers Well And Sails-Proof That You Get What You Pay For   Forbes   ...Costco’s most recent quarterly earnings report reveals a fairly healthy eight percent rate of growth in year-on-year sales, while, Costco’s primary competitor, Walmart, saw an anemic 1.2 percent rise in sales...
France Threatens to Block Start of EU/U.S. Free Trade Talks  Reuters   ...France said on Thursday it would block proposed negotiations on a free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States unless cultural sectors, such as television and radio, were excluded from the talks...
Congress Returns to Public Pension Battle With New Bill  Reuters   ...Congress is again joining the fight over public pensions, as a Republican Representative on Thursday pushed a bill to require state and local funds to give more accurate information on their assets and to bar the federal government from bailing them out during a financial crisis...
Wage-theft bill heads to floor  Orlando Sentinel   ...A bill pre-empting to the state the regulation of "wage theft," an effort to block some local efforts in Orlando and South Florida, is headed to the House floor...
Missouri House endorses 'right-to-work' for police  ConnectMidMissouri.com   ...The Missouri House has voted to bar the payment of union dues as a condition of employment for law enforcement officers...
Mont. House approves GOP election referendums  Associated Press   ...The Montana House on Wednesday approved a pair of election referendums that sparked uproar in the Senate two weeks ago when Democrats failed in an attempt to block the bills...
Series of ballot initiatives would impact public employee union dues  Statesman Journal   ...The 2014 election could be rough on (Oregon's) public employee unions. Three ballot initiatives have been filed that would undercut the unions’ ability to collect dues from members, and they all have more than a year to collect signatures...
Unions Will Rally in Chambersburg Against Right to Work Proposal   The Record Herald   ...A rally against House Bill 50, which would make Pennsylvania a right to work state, will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20, in Chambersburg...
Illinois Teamsters Benefit From Robust Film Industry   IBT ...The record spending on movies, TV shows and commercials resulted in more than 2,200 jobs, including steady work for hundreds of Local 727 members...
National Express Faces AGM Revolt Over Staff Rights  The Independent   ...The umbrella group representing local authority pension funds has urged its members to vote down National Express' annual report over US labour practices at the transport company's lucrative school bus business...
Striking Teamsters At Republc Services Extend Picket Lines To California  IBT   ...Striking sanitation workers from Republic Service’s hauling yards in Memphis and Millington, Tennessee extended picket lines to California early this morning...
Durham School Bus Drivers Speak Out About Safety, Human Rights Concerns  IBT   ...School bus drivers from Milton, Pace and Navarre, Fla., shared serious concerns today over safety, service and working conditions at Durham School Services with a panel of international union representatives, trade unionists from the U.S. and prominent community leaders...
Garbage Strike Interrupts Service In Toledo  WTVG-TV   ...Teamsters Union members that collect the trash in Toledo honored extended picket lines from striking Teamsters at Local 377 in Youngstown yesterday...
Ohio Labor Dispute Leads To Disruptions In Puget Sound Trash Pick-Ups  KIRO-TV   ...A garbage strike 2,500 miles away is keeping thousands of Puget Sound residents from getting their trash picked up...
Waste Workers On Strike For 2nd Time In 4 Months  WMC-TV   ...For the second time in four months, Teamsters Local Union 984 workers are on strike...
Teamsters, King's Material Agree on New Contract  Quad-City Business Journal   ...Members of Teamsters Local 371 and management at King's Material Inc., Eldridge, have reached an agreement on a new contract...

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