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Today's Teamster News 06.11.14

Teamster News
Teamsters’ salaries set  Tri-Town News   ...The Howell, (N.J.,) Township Council has adopted an ordinance that will provide retroactive salary ranges and raises for employees who are members of Teamsters Union Local 469...
Teamsters Union Joins Steel Industry Call for Trade Enforcement.  Trade Reform   ...America’s steel manufacturers and workers have joined forces to fight back against dumped imports of steel pipe used in the extraction of America’s oil and natural gas reserves. Now, another major American union is adding its support...
Job-killer Scott Walker goes to New York City, and Teamsters are there to greet him  TeamsterNation   ...Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker took a break from stifling jobs in his home state and flew to New York City for a fundraiser, where he was greeted by none other than Teamsters Local 553 President Demos Demopoulos -- and quite a few LOUD union members...
About 100 Cumberland County Employees Seek Unionization Through Teamsters  The Patriot News   ...Cumberland County has received notice that several employees are taking the initial steps of forming a union, which will be the fourth in the county. Chief Clerk Larry Thomas confirmed Monday that the county's court-related employees filed notice in May, indicating they are going through the process of unionizing through the Teamsters...
Trucker in Tracy Morgan crash hadn’t slept for more than 24 hours  Washington Post   ...Teamsters Union President James P. Hoffa wrote in a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday... “Drivers feel pressure from their employers to drive more than 60-70 hours a week with insufficient rest.”...
SEPTA To Impose Terms On Regional Rail Workers; Union Says Strike Likely  Philadelphia Inquirer   ...SEPTA moved Monday to impose management's terms in a long-running labor dispute with Regional Rail workers, which union leaders said could prompt a strike that would halt all commuter rail service at 12:01 a.m. Saturday...
Trade
New hacking allegations surface against China's military  manufacturethis   ...If we want to see China curtail its hacking activity, maybe we should consider revisiting the favorable trade terms that we grant the world’s largest police state...
War On Workers
Trafficked into slavery on Thai trawlers to catch food for prawns  Guardian   ...The Thai fishing industry is built on slavery, with men often beaten, tortured and sometimes killed - all to catch 'trash fish' to feed the cheap farmed prawns sold in the west...
These Waiters Don't Make Tips. Instead They Make $15 An Hour  Think Progress   ...Packhouse Meats, a restaurant that opened in Newport, Kentucky in January, doesn’t allow tipping. Instead, it pays its employees a decent wage. Servers at the restaurant make a minimum wage of $10 an hour. But they can also make 20 percent of their sales in commission — which is based on sales volume, the quality of service, and a few other factors — if it’s higher than that wage. This means that, on average, the servers are making $15 an hour...
Will Loan Forgiveness Offer Long-Term Student Debt Solution?  PBS   ...The average student who graduated last year had nearly $30,000 in student loan debt. Today, in the White House East Room, President Obama signed an executive order that would allow borrowers who took out federal loans prior to 2007 to tie their repayments to their incomes...
Number Of Unemployed Without A Safety Net Hits 3 Million  Think Progress   ...The number of long-term unemployed workers who would be getting benefits if the program hadn’t been allowed to lapse hit 3 million on Monday, according to the House Ways and Means Committee...
Miscellaneous
Union-Made Father's Day Shopping Ideas  AFL-CIO Now   ...If you're thinking of splurging, spring for some game-day tickets so you can watch your favorite baseball players, who are members of the Major League Baseball Players Association, and make sure dear old dad gets a heaping cup of Budweiser beer, made by the Teamsters and IAM...
Finding A Job Opening Has Gotten Easier, But Getting A Job Hasn't  FiveThirtyEight   ...The good news for the unemployed is that more openings means more chances to land a job. There were 2.2 jobseekers for every available position in April, the best ratio since before the recession began. But those openings don’t mean much if companies won’t fill them...
NSA: Our Systems Are So Complex We Can't Stop Them From Deleting Data Wanted For Lawsuit  Washington Post   ...The National Security Agency recently used a novel argument for not holding onto information it collects about users online activity: it's too complex...
Big Three Automakers Pledge $26 Million To Help Save Detroit's Art  Wall Street Journal   ...Top U.S. auto makers pledged $26 million to help protect Detroit's art collection from being broken up or sold during the nation's largest municipal bankruptcy case...
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