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Today's Teamster News 05.02.14

Teamster News
Anheuser-Busch, Teamsters Reach Deal  Wall Street Journal   ...Anheuser-Busch InBev NV's union workers Wednesday ratified a five-year contract that called for wage increases and no plant closings, officials from the International Brotherhood of Teamsters said in a statement posted on the union's website...
Abbotsford Teamsters And School District Reach Tentative Agreement  BC Local News   ...A tentative agreement has been reached between the Abbotsford school district and its support staff represented by Teamsters Local 31. Negotiators from both sides met today in Abbotsford and worked out the agreement...
Port Truck Drivers Alleging Wage Theft End Two-Day Picket  Los Angeles Times   ...A two-day protest by truck drivers who haul freight in and out of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach ended Wednesday, organizers said...
AGY Plant Members On Strike  WJBY   ...Members of a local Teamsters union are on strike after a failure in contract negotiations. The workers are picketing in front of the AGY Plant in Aiken. AGY makes fiberglass, and is located at 2556 Wagener Road...
Teamsters propose shareholder moves to limit Moyes' power at Swift  Land Line   ...The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has set its sights on trucking giant Swift Transportation and Chief Executive Officer Jerry Moyes...
Trade
Froman Takes Heat from Senators for a TPP that Does Not Promote "Our Values"  Public Citizen   ...If the TPP promotes our values, what does that say about our values?  Do we value the ability of pharmaceutical corporations to reap monopoly profits during extended patent periods over the ability of cancer and HIV patients to access affordable medicines?  Do we value the ability of banks to engage in high-risk trading over the financial stability of a nation?...
Open Letter To Obama Against The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement  MrZine (Monthly Review Foundation)   ...Dear President Obama, a part of me wants to say "Welcome to Malaysia" as we Malaysians are generally a hospitable people, and many of us were thrilled when you became the 44th President of the United States...
State Battles
Joan Banks, guest columnist: Right-to-work isn’t what’s right for Missouri  The Joplin Globe   ...“Right-to-work” is a deliberately misleading phrase intended to appeal to two basic American values: rights and work. Here’s what it’s actually about: The law would make it optional for workers to pay dues to a union in a company in which the workers are protected by a union contract while allowing those who don’t belong to the union to reap the benefits of the contract...
Seattle Mayor Details Plan for $15 Minimum Wage  New York Times   ...Mayor Ed Murray presented on Thursday what he described as an imperfect but workable plan to increase the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, more than twice the federal minimum wage and one of the highest anywhere in the nation, through a series of complex and phased-in stages...
Wisconsin Growth Forecasted to Decline; Kansas Flat  Econbrowser   ...Wisconsin growth is forecasted to decelerate from March growth rates, while Kansas forecasted growth is near zero since the beginning of the year...
War On Workers
Economy nearly stalls out  Associated Press   ...The U.S. economy slowed to a crawl in the first three months of the year as a harsh winter exacted a toll on business activity. The slowdown, while worse than expected, is likely to be temporary as growth rebounds with warmer weather...
My Experiment Opting Out of Big Data Made Me Look Like a Criminal  Time   ...Once those companies have that personal data, users don’t have any control over where it goes or who might have access to it in the future. And unlike the early days of the Internet, in which digital interactions were ephemeral, today’s Internet services have considerable economic incentives to track and remember—indefinitely...
Astonishing video of a street collapsing in Baltimore  Washington Post   ...May 1, 2014 6:31 PM EDT — Dramatic footage shows a landslide swallowing part of a street and at least 10 cars in Baltimore on Wednesday...
SEC Chair Says Markets Are Not Rigged Versus SEC Diagram Showing How the Market Is Rigged  Wall Street on Parade   ...A few years ago Supreme Court made a ruling that corporations are people and they can spend money any where they want…many of us asked the SEC to address that issue — to simply require corporations who make political donations to simply publicize them — and the SEC has now taken a walk on that request after several years of being asked...
Miscellaneous
This Island Is The First In The World To Be Fully Powered By Wind And Water  Think Progress   ...The smallest and southernmost of Spain's Canary Islands is about to make an outsized mark on the path towards a more renewable energy powered future...

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