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Today's Teamster News 05.17.14

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Exclusive: City, Teamsters Entering Mediation  Pekin Daily Times   ...The City of Pekin and the Teamsters Local 627 have scheduled a mediation session for May 20 in an effort to settle some sticking points in the labor negotiations...
State, Community Leaders Hold Investigative Forum On Workers’ Rights Violations At Taylor Farms  teamster.org   ...Taylor Farms workers and Teamster members gathered with state and community leaders at a forum on Thursday evening to investigate workers’ rights violations at the company’s facilities in Tracy, Calif...
Teamsters Unite With U.K. Unions To Demand National Express End War On North American Workers  teamster.org   ...The Teamsters Wednesday took their battle for bus driver labor rights to National Express Group’s shareholders meeting in England, where the union was part of a larger labor delegation...
Local 330 Circuit Court Members Receive Big Economic Gains  Teamsters Local 330   ...Members of Teamsters Local 330 working for Illinois’ 16th Judicial Circuit Court have secured the highest wage increases of any organized public employees in Kane County...
Uber Drivers To Form Association After Arbitrary Shift Cuts  Seattle Times   ...Drivers for the ride services Uber and Uber X plan to form an association to protect their rights and improve safety as the City of Seattle negotiates with taxi and ride-service organizations over proposed new regulations...
Port Of Poulsbo Employees Move To Unionize  North Kitsap Herald   ...Employees of the Port of Poulsbo have begun the process of unionizing. The state's Public Employment Relations Commission received a representation petition on April 1 that was submitted by attorney Thomas Leahy of Seattle...
Clifton Steel Co. workers on strike to keep pension and benefits should company be sold  cleveland.com   ...At issue is the successor clause in the contract between the company, which treats steel for abrasion, impact and wear resistance, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 507...
Teamsters Rip Scott Brown For Preventing Vote On Keystone XL  Huffington Post   ...Scott Brown can't win for losing. After helping torpedo Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's (D-N.H.) energy efficiency legislation, he is now being hit by backers of Keystone XL, who saw her bill as the vehicle to get a vote on the controversial pipeline...
Trade
Police arrest 240 at Belgian anti free-trade protest  EU Business   ...Belgian police arrested some 240 people, including three Green politicians, during a protest Thursday against a massive EU-US free trade accord in central Brussels...
Second Anniversary of Colombia Pact Spotlights Administration's Failed Promise of Labor Rights Improvements, Now Recycled to Defend TPP Negotiations with Vietnam amid Worker Riots  Public Citizen   ...Today, as foreign-owned factories in Vietnam lie smoldering after protesting Vietnamese workers burnt them to the ground, Obama administration officials are in Vietnam negotiating a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact that would place U.S. workers in direct competition with their Vietnamese counterparts...
Will The Fight For Gay Rights Stop The Trans Pacific Partnership?  PQ Monthly   ...You may have heard that wealthy Hollywood types are boycotting the Beverly Hills Hotel (assuming you follow news about places only rich Hollywood types can afford to stay). This is because the hotel is owned by an investment firm that is owned by the Sultan of Brunei...
Congressman Enyart Demands Action To End Growing Steel Crisis at #SOSJobs Rally  manufacture this   ...Following more chants of “Got to do somethin’, stop that dumpin’,” Congressman William Enyart (D-IL)  took the stage at today's AAM-sponsored #SOSJobs Rally in Granite City, IL...
State Battles
Missouri lawmakers end session without RTW, Paycheck Deception on ballot  TeamsterNation   ...n a big victory for workers, the Missouri Legislature ended its session this evening without putting right-to-work or Paycheck Deception on the ballot...
Anti-Labor Bills Defeated in Missouri in 2014  The St. Louis Powercast   ...Though a number of bills that were not good for Missouri’s working families passed in this legislative session, the Missouri House adjourned without passing right-to-work and the Missouri Senate adjourned without passing paycheck deception!...
Show This To The Next Person Who Says High Minimum Wages Kill Jobs  Huffington Post   ...If you need more evidence that a higher minimum wage won't kill the economy, consider this: the city with one of the highest minimum wages in the country has faster job growth than any other big city over the past 10 years...
After Huge Tax Cuts For The Rich, Kansas' Economy Is Floundering  Think Progress   ...In a time of slack economic growth and high unemployment around the country, Kansas lawmakers thought they had the solution: massive tax cuts for the wealthy would lure economic activity and jump-start the state's economy...
War On Workers
Fast Food Workers Across The World Protest Pay  Time Magazine   ...Fast food workers demanding higher wages staged strikes in dozens of cities across as many as 30 countries Thursday, alongside 150 similar protests planned in the United States...
Soaring Earnings of Chipotle’s 2 Bosses Raise Investor Unease  New York Times   ...Chipotle paid its founder and co-chief executive, Steve Ells, $25.1 million in cash and stock last year. It paid Montgomery F. Moran, the company’s other co-chief executive, $24.4 million. ..
The State Of America's Deadly Jobs, In 9 Charts  Huffington Post   ...Earlier this week, an explosion at a coal mine in West Virginia killed two, a somber reminder that for too many people, going to work still means risking death. Workplace deaths have fallen dramatically since safety laws were implemented in the 1970s...
UK Survey Finds High Levels of Depression and Desperation Among the Young  naked capitalism   ...The report found 40% of jobless young people had faced symptoms of mental illness, including suicidal thoughts, feelings of self-loathing and panic attacks, as a direct result of unemployment...

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