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Today's Teamster News 05.23.13

The IRS controversy isn’t about taxes. It’s about disclosure.  Washington Post   ...Some of the last week’s headlines might have led you to believe that there’s some controversy over whether tea party groups should have to pay taxes. There isn’t. No one thinks they should. The dispute is over whether they should have to disclose their donors, as a legal matter and as a moral one...
The DC Circuit Court Versus Workers' Rights  Truthout   ...Republicans and anti-union groups have gone all-out to stymie the work of the labor board, and they have found a powerful ally in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals...
Chile’s Recent Lead Negotiator on Trans-Pacific Partnership Warns It Could Be a “Threat to Our Countries”  naked capitalism   ...Some of Asian participants in the negotiations (particularly Japan) are also believed to have serious reservations about the provisions of the TPP that would weaken national sovereignity by allowing corporations to challenge laws and regulations as violations of the TPP...
NOAA still planning to furlough storm forecasters  Politico   ...Congress isn’t rushing to stave off looming furloughs for federal weather forecasters, even after they issued tornado warnings credited with saving countless lives in Oklahoma...
Anheuser-Busch Delivers More Than 51,000 Cans Of Water To Assist Tornado Relief Efforts In Oklahoma City, Also Donates $25,000 to Red Cross  Tulsa Business & Legal News   ...America's leading brewer, Anheuser-Busch, is providing 2,156 cases of emergency drinking water — or 51,744 cans — for use by relief workers and residents affected by the tornado in Oklahoma City and its surrounding suburbs...
No Arrests on Wall Street, But Over 7,700 Americans Have Been Arrested Protesting Big Banks  The Contributor   ...the nation’s biggest banks have essentially gained “too big for trial” status, and the federal government has failed to prosecute any executive at a Big Bank for financial fraud...
Nearly 20,000 Nevada homeowners get average of $97,000 in mortgage relief  Las Vegas Review-Journal   ...Nearly 20,000 Nevada homeowners have received an average of about $97,000 as part of the $25 billion national settlement over questionable foreclosure and lending practices by some of the nation’s largest financial institutions...
Monitor Checking Into Violations of Mortgage Settlement  Wall Street Journal   ...The announcement that Smith is looking into potential violations comes a week after New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said he would sue BofA and Wells over complaints they did not provide fair and timely service to homeowners seeking relief...
Crowd size and arrest totals increase at latest Moral Monday protest  IndyWeek   ...Roughly 600 people gathered outside the Legislative Building in Raleigh on Monday as part of a growing wave of protests called Moral Mondays, which have now led to 153 arrests over four weeks…. Policies that are being considered or have already become law include cutting Medicaid and unemployment benefits, instituting voter ID, promoting school vouchers, raising taxes on the poor, rolling back environmental standards and limiting felons' voting rights...
In Indiana, ongoing concerns about subsidized auto parts from China and Japan  manufacture this ...more than 400,000 jobs in the U.S. auto supply chain have been lost since 2000.  One major problem is China's persistent violations of World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, and another 1.6 million U.S. jobs are at risk unless China's illegal trading practices are curtailed...
Pennsylvania Governor can't find any Latinos to work for him  United Press   ...Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said there are no Latinos in his administration because he can't find any...
RI Senate OKs minimum wage hike  Associated Press   ...Rhode Island’s minimum wage would go up 25 cents to $8 per hour next year under legislation approved in the state Senate...
Illinois Chemical Workers Ratify Four-Year Teamster Contract  Teamsters Joint Council 25   ...More than 200 members of Teamsters Local 179 overwhelmingly ratified a new four-year agreement with Stepan Company this month...
Local 115 member and Marine vet wins mayoral primary in Brookhaven (Penn.)  Daily Times   ...Teamster and Marine veteran Daniel McCray won Tuesday’s primary election and will face Democrat Incumbent Mayor Michael Hess in the November election...
Coca-Cola, Home Depot, UPS among most valuable brands  Atlanta Journal-Constitution   ...Three metro Atlanta-based companies have something in common when it comes to their brands’ ability to add value to their business...
SOUL letter calls University to stand behind Pierce dining employees  Chicago Maroon   ...Concerned about the future of employees at Pierce Dining Commons, members of Students Organizing United with Labor delivered letters yesterday afternoon to Director of Campus Dining Richard Mason and President Zimmer’s office, calling on the University to pressure Aramark to negotiate with Teamsters Union representatives...
Bay City negotiators, mid-management union will return to negotiating table after deal rejected  Michigan Live   ...It’s back to the negotiating table for Bay City Hall and members of the Teamsters State, County & Municipal Workers, Local No. 214, officials say...

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