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Today's Teamster News 04.22.14

Teamster News
Memo: Teamsters urge 'no' vote on YRC compensation package  Kansas City Business Journal   ...Leaders of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters are asking YRC shareholders to vote against a number of proposals concerning executive compensation at YRC Worldwide Inc...
Mayor Tom Coyne Seeks Cut In Brook Park's Workforce  Cleveland.com   ...Mayor Tom Coyne is trying to cut his staff's size and pay. Council has given him mixed support, approving a pay freeze on April 15 for non-union workers but rejecting a pact demoting several supervisors represented by the Teamsters...
Trade
Free Trade On Steroids: The Threat Of The Trans-Pacific Partnership  Los Angeles Times   ...Many supporters of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, trade agreement are arguing that its fate rests on President Obama's bilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan this week...
State Battles
Wisconsin Bargaining Law Doesn't Breach Unions' Constitutional Rights, Court Affirms  Bloomberg BNA   ...A controversial law enacted in 2011 that provides that most public employee unions can bargain with state and local government employers over base wages only and eliminates payroll deductions for union dues doesn't violate the unions' First Amendment or 14th Amendment rights, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled April 18...
How The Koch Brothers' Greenback Influences Green Jobs, Clean Energy Debate  Bangor Daily News   ...Just last month the Maine Heritage Policy Center and the Beacon Hill Institute, housed at Suffolk University in Boston, released a new study attacking Maine's efforts to promote public health and mitigate climate change...
ALEC And The Koch Brothers Fight Solar Energy With Surcharges  Digital Journal   ...Citizens across the United States are attempting to break free of the fossil fuel industry and do what state and federal governments are unwilling to do by installing solar panels...
UAW Withdraws Objections To Chattanooga VW Vote  Nashville Business Journal   ...The National Labor Relations Board was to hold its hearing today on February's unionization vote at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant, but the UAW has instead withdrawn its objections...
War On Workers
Who Are the Koch Brothers and What Do They Want?  Huffington Post   ...For the Koch brothers, spending more than Obama and Romney combined would be a drop in their bucket. They would hardly miss the few billion dollars...
For Many Americans, 'Temp' Work Becomes Permanent Way Of Life  NBC News   ...For Americans who can't find jobs, the booming demand for temp workers has been a path out of unemployment, but now many fear it's a dead-end route...
Union Target: For-Profits  Inside Higher Ed   ...A relatively small group of New York City teachers' announcement that they'd received a collective bargaining agreement with their school might have gone unnoticed last week, but for one significant detail: their employer is Kaplan, Inc, a major player in for-profit higher education...
The Decline Of Labor Unions And The Rise Of The Minimum Wage  Seattle Times   ...In February, a bitterly divided local Machinists union at Boeing, narrowly voted to accept the company's contract extension to build the 777X airplanes...
NCAA Faces Change, Legal Challenges In Months Ahead  CNN   ...When training camps for big-time college football teams open in August, behemoth linemen and other players will get their first taste of how much food Division I schools can provide their athletes. In short, as much as they want...

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