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Today's Teamster News 06.23.14

Teamsters
NLRB orders Anderson Lumber to negotiate with Teamsters  Business Management   ...The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ordered a Sacramento-area lumber company to restart contract negotiations with the union that represents its employees...
Trade
TPP unlikely to be finalised this year - PM  New Zealand Herald   ...Hopes of hammering out a final deal on the 12-country Trans Pacific Partnership agreement this year appear to be fading, Prime Minister John Key indicated this afternoon...
Wikileaks brings much-needed scrutiny to secret trade talks  The Conversation   ... TISA is part of an interlocking web of new super-deals that are being negotiated under similar conditions of secrecy...all documents other than the final text would be withheld for five years after the agreement came into force...
No to 'Boehner' Trade, No to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (opinion)  Huffington Post   ...The House Democratic Caucus is challenging President Obama, saying, "Which side are you on... ours or Republican House Speaker Boehner's?"...
Income gap widens as American factories shut down  Associated Press   ...The downfall of manufacturing in the U.S. has done more than displace workers and leave communities searching for ways to rebuild devastated economies....
State Battles
For Scott Walker, jobs count may be bigger headache than John Doe  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel   ...In each of Walker’s first three years, Wisconsin has added private-sector jobs more slowly than the nation as whole, and the gap is sizable...
Doe Documents Indicate "David Koch" Call Part of Case Against Walker  Uppity Wisconsin   ...Walker was "enticed" into a criminal conspiracy with someone he believed to be David Koch because "David Koch" asked "What do you need"?  And "publicity efforts"?  No, Walker specifically asked for "ads" in "swing areas" for Senators likely to be recalled...
War on Workers
Asiana Crash Debate Goes Beyond Pilots to Automation  Bloomberg   ...U.S. investigators are debating whether to blame a Boeing Co. (BA) jetliner’s design for helping cause a cascade of pilot mistakes in last year’s Asiana Airlines Inc. (020560) crash that killed three Chinese teenagers...
God Save the United States From This Anti-Democratic Court (opinion)  Daily Beast   ...it has degraded the other institutions by clearing a broad path for big money to enter politics...
US to Fine BNP $8+ Billion, Suspend Access to Dollar Clearing  naked capitalism   ...the bank would pay $8 billion to $9 billion and accept other punishment based on what investigators say is evidence the bank intentionally hid $30 billion of financial transactions that violated U.S. sanctions   (the deal)  would include a guilty plea to a criminal charge of conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act...
The Case of the Missing White-Collar Criminal (opinion)  Bloomberg   ...Prosecutors often argue that while executives may have acted recklessly and made mistakes, that doesn’t mean they committed crimes. If so, then the 2008 crisis would be unique in its immaculate conception. After the savings-and-loan bust of the 1980s, more than 1,000 people were charged, and more than 100 company officers and directors served prison terms...

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