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Today's Teamster News 06.30.13

Mandatory Federal Cuts Hurt Private Sector, Too  New York Times   ...Many in the facilities support field, a business category that includes janitorial, maintenance, trash disposal, guard and security, mail routing, reception and laundry services, say they are frustrated by the lack of public awareness about how defense budget cuts affect workers who are not performing stereotypical military functions...
Time is running out before student loan rates double  MSNBC   ... even if a deal does pass, it’s still highly likely that future students will pay more in interest to the federal government as legislators continue to insist on budget austerity...
The Supreme Court: Corporate America's Employees of the Month  Bloomberg   ...the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has narrowed the avenues available to employees and consumers seeking to take their grievances before a judge...
Supreme Court to hear case on Obama’s NLRB appointments  Washington Post   ...The Supreme Court will decide next term whether President Obama exceeded his constitutional authority by making three appointments to the National Labor Relations Board while the Senate was on break last year...
The Supervisor From Hell Gets a Pass From SCOTUS  In These Times   ...The decision could sharply limit employer liability for supervisor harassment in many cases...
The Social Security and Medicare Cutters are Very Unhappy  Center for Economic and Policy Research   ...No, things have not gone well for those wishing to ax Social Security and Medicare, but they are not about to give up. And with the money and access to the media they enjoy, why should they?...
Number of the Week: U.S. Oil Boom Affecting Global Prices  Wall Street Journal   ...The U.S. oil boom is finally affecting global energy prices — but don’t expect cheap prices at the pump as a result...
U.S. bugged EU offices, computer networks: German magazine  Reuters   ...The United States has bugged European Union offices and gained access to EU internal computer networks, according to secret documents cited in a German magazine on Saturday, the latest in a series of exposures of alleged U.S. spy programs...
Snowden fallout comes at bad time for private equity  Reuters   ...The industry is under growing pressure because of a series of apparent security problems that allowed Snowden to leak details of secret U.S. surveillance programs and, according to government officials, badly compromise U.S. national security...
Ed Fast and US trade rep commit to concluding TPP in 2013  iPolitics   ...Trade Minister Ed Fast and his recently-confirmed American counterpart, Michael Froman, came out of their first tête-à-tête in Washington on Tuesday with an ambitious objective to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership before the end of the year...
Rousseff's popularity plummets in wake of Brazil protests  Reuters   ...President Dilma Rousseff's approval rating sank by 27 percentage points in the last three weeks, a poll showed on Saturday in the strongest evidence yet that the recent wave of street protests sweeping Brazil poses a serious threat to her likely re-election bid next year...
Not Just BART, But Pretty Much the Whole Damn City of Oakland Is Going on Strike  SFWeekly   ...Oakland city workers this morning announced the big news that they, along with BART employees, will walk off the job on Monday at 7 a.m., in protest of stalled labor negotiations...
ALEC’s Latest Scam Is Sending Public School Dollars to Corporate Owned Private Schools  PoliticusUSA   ...According to the data, contrary to what Republicans, ALEC, and corporate-education advocates contend, America’s public education system has made consistent and equitable progress over the past four decades...
Teamsters, funeral directors at odds  Southtown Star   ...Teamsters Local 727, which represents 59 funeral directors and drivers at 16 Chicago-area funeral homes owned by Service Corporation International, has lodged unfair labor practice charges against the company...
Indefinite extension reached on National Master Agreement between Teamsters, UPS  WHAS11   ...The contract was set to expire at the end of July. It will now be extended through July of 2018...

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