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Today's Teamster News 05.08.14

Teamster News
Richmond Ikea Labor Dispute Heads Into Year Two--With No End In Sight  The Province   ...The seasons and the calendar may have changed, but the labor dispute at Ikea's Richmond store remains as workers get set to mark a year on the picket line. About 300 members of Teamsters Local 213 have been surviving on strike pay...
York City approves new Teamsters contract  York Dispatch   ..."Both parties made concessions. Both parties got things," said Tom Ray, the city's deputy business administrator for human resources. According to the city's 2014 budget, 58 of the city's 364 employees are members of the Teamsters union...
Trade
Hollywood Boycott Threatens Trans Pacific Partnership  Huffington Post   ...A Hollywood boycott is threatening the Obama administration's Trans Pacific Partnership agreement. The southeast Asian nation of Brunei, a would be member of the TPP, is under fire from Hollywood...
State Battles
Koch Brothers And Big Utilities Campaign To Unplug Solar Power  Los Angeles Times   ...The Koch brothers have a new ploy to protect the traditional energy business that helped make them the planet's fifth and sixth richest humans...
State Ad Campaign Spreads Word Of Wage Theft  The California Report   ...Waiters earning only tips. Car wash workers not paid until customers drive up. Farm workers paid for fruit picked, rest breaks not included. Most of us have a sense this thing happens a lot--but it's not legal...
Conflicting Rulings Cloud Wisconsin Campaign Finance Inquiry  New York Times   ...An investigation into possible campaign finance violations involving conservative groups in Wisconsin and Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign committee has become entangled in back-to-back federal court rulings on whether it should continue...
War On Workers
U.S. Companies Often Assume Black Job Applicants Do Drugs  Huffington Post   ...More than any other group, black applicants are being turned away by U.S. companies under the implicit assumption that they are using illegal drugs, according to a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)...
Last year, 25 hedge fund managers earned more than double every kindergarten teacher combined  Vox   ...it's good to be a successful hedge fund manager: the top 25 earned a collective $21.1 billion this year...
Former NFL Cheerleader Sues Jets, Alleging Wage Theft  Al-Jazeera   ...The New York Jets have become the fourth National Football League (NFL) team to be sued by former cheerleaders alleging wage-theft and other labor-law violations...
CEOs Are Spending More And More Of Their Company's Money On Vacations Think Progress   ...Corporate CEOs are back to using company jets for personal travel after the practice dipped briefly following the financial crisis, Bloomberg reports. "Non-business travel expenses" increased for the third straight year...
Charter Schools Are Cheating Your Kids: New Report Reveals Massive Fraud, Mismanagement, Abuse  Salon.com   ...Just in time for National Charter School Week, there's a new report highlighting the predictable perils of turning education into a poorly regulated business...
Miscellaneous
Wide Majorities Losing Faith In John Roberts' Supreme Court, Want Term Limits  Huffington Post   ...An overwhelming majority of voters would support sweeping reforms to the Supreme Court, as trust and confidence in the institution has eroded in recent years, according to a new survey...

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