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Today's Teamster News 06.10.13

Half Lives: Why the Part-time Economy Is Bad for Everyone  Alternet   ...one in every five workers is now part-time...
With 47 Million Americans on Food Assistance, Congress Considers Cuts  PBS   ...The Senate will soon vote on the farm bill, which includes funding for food assistance programs that help roughly 47 million Americans. How would spending cuts impact needy families?...
American auto industry about to go on hiring spree  The Detroit News   ...The auto industry is about to go on a hiring spree as car makers and parts suppliers race to find engineers, technicians and factory workers to build the next generation of vehicles...
Welcome home: 'Made in USA' on the rise  CNBC News   ...Despite years of panicked headlines about manufacturing moving to Japan or China, Mitch Cahn has kept the apparel-making business he founded, Unionwear, open for 21 years on American soil...
FAA cuts, exhausted pilots, ancient planes: Is your flight really safe?  The Salon   ...Airline travel's never been safer. But with FAA cuts, aging planes, worn-out pilots -- there's lots to worry about...
Ruling Against Connecticut’s Unionized Workers Overturned by Appeals Court  Hartford Courant   ...The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court ruling, and gave unionized state employees a major victory. The appeals panel upheld the claim of the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition that ex-Gov. John G. Rowland and his budget chief Marc Ryan. and the state acted illegally by targeting more than 2,800 union members for layoffs while sparing non-union workers...
Activists kick off initiative to raise Idaho minimum wage  The Spokesman-Review   ...Health teacher Warren Ducote saw firsthand the effect of poverty on students’ emotional and physical well-being. Ducote joined religious, education and community activists Saturday morning in Coeur d’Alene to kick off a voter initiative that would raise Idaho’s minimum wage from the federal minimum, $7.25 per hour, to $9.80 per hour over the next four years...
Liquor privatization drive hits wholesale snag  Associated Press   ...What may end up derailing the Republicans’ drive to privatize Pennsylvania’s sale of wine and liquor is not who gets to sell it – but who gets to deliver it…
Payday loans just another name for loansharking  The Daily Review   ...A state Senate committee last week narrowly approved the means to worsen the plight of poor workers in Pennsylvania...
Surprise inspections on state roadways for commercial vehicles  Cumberland Times-News   ...Local and state police officers are launching surprise inspections to boost commercial vehicle safety in the state as part of the Roadcheck 2013 program, which is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial vehicles in the world...
Philadelphia building collapse: City tightens rules on demolition  Los Angeles Times   ...Officials in Philadelphia announced sweeping changes to the city’s demolition standards Friday as the first lawsuit was filed in the four-story building collapse that left six people dead...
70,000 long-term unemployed in N.C. lose federal benefits July 1  McClatchy News Service   ...Paul Moore is one of tens of thousands of jobless North Carolinians whose unemployment benefits will be terminated at the end of this month. Advocacy groups call it “the unemployment cliff”...
Teamsters seek arbitration in school bus contract dispute  Mid-Hudson News   ... Teamsters Local 445, which represents the more than 165 Durham School Services bus employees service Dutchess County BOCES and the Spackenkill and Rhinebeck school districts, has asked the company to agree to arbitration to end the nine-month contract dispute that has led to strikes and other disruptions in recent weeks...