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Today's Teamster News 07.03.14

Teamster News
Labor Decision Finds In Favor Of Bus Drivers  Washington Times   ...A challenged lone vote questioning whether employees of the Green Mountain Express bus company in Vermont will join the Teamsters Union has been resolved in favor of the union...
U.S. Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Teamsters At Daycon  Teamsters Local 639   ...NLRB Administrative Law Judge Eric Fine awarded more than $1.1 million in back pay plus interest to the Teamsters at Daycon...
Trade
As American as Apple Pie — But Made Overseas  manufacture this   ...New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority recently outsourced the $235 million renovation of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to a company in China, despite objections from steel producers and workers...
State Battles
Democracy For Some: Ohio’s Struggle For Voting Rights  Plunderbund   ...In February, the Ohio legislature passed Senate Bill 238, eliminating the first week of in-person absentee voting. Known as Golden Week, it was the only time when people could register and vote on the same day...
Plaintiffs gear up for voter ID hearing  News & Record   ...Organizers of lawsuits filed in response to the Voter Identification Act passed in North Carolina last year hope a federal judge will delay implementation of the law until after the November midterm elections...
How North Carolina Turned So Red So Fast  Governing   ...Finally in total control in 2013, Republicans passed a long list of contentious laws, from strict voter identification requirements to a system of private school payment vouchers. These moves have generated endless media coverage and drawn tens of thousands of people to “Moral Monday” protests...
John Doe documents reveal ugly picture for public  PostCrescent   ...The most revealing piece of information is an excerpt from an email that Walker wrote to national Republican political consultant Karl Rove in May 2011, telling Rove that R.J. Johnson, a Walker campaign strategist who also operated the special-interest organization Wisconsin Club for Growth, was operating the recall campaigns...
Super-Rich Guy To 'Zillionaires': Back $15 Minimum Wage Or Prepare For Revolution  Huffington Post   ...A Seattle millionaire is urging his super-rich peers to support a $15 minimum wage or face the possibility of a devastating populist revolt...
L.A. Unified Agrees To Pay Low-Wage Workers $15 An Hour  Los Angeles Times   ...Low-wage workers in the nation’s second-largest school system have won a minimum-wage pay increase to $15 an hour...
War On Workers
U.S. offshore tax evaders facing new scrutiny starting July 1  Agence France Presse   ...US tax evaders will find it harder to hide money abroad from Tuesday, when a law comes into effect requiring foreign banks to report their offshore accounts...
Employees' Pay Cut By Denied Overtime, Deductions For Equipment  NPR   ... All told about 15 percent, we estimate, of a worker's salary is lost to wage theft. And these are the lowest wage workers that we interviewed. So workers who make about $17,000 a year...
A 'Lost Generation Of Workers': The Cost Of Youth Unemployment  NPR   ...It's a development that experts warn could have ripple effects for decades to come — not only for young people's lifelong earning potential but also for their contributions to the tax base and the strength of the U.S. economy overall...
Hundreds Of City Workers Protest Bank Deals At L.A. City Hall  Los Angeles Times   ...Hundreds of city workers and their allies packed the streets and sidewalks outside Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday morning, protesting "predatory fees" the city pays to Wall Street banks...
Chase’s fraudulent foreclosure: Court finds for plaintiffs  Housing Wire   ...JPMorgan Chase (JPM) created and recorded false documentation that showed the bank owned the mortgage of two California residents in order to foreclose on their home, the California Court of Appeals stated...
Miscellaneous
Goodbye, Malls of America  Bloomberg   ...Since 1990, when 16 million-square-feet of mall space opened, building has tailed off, and 2007 was the first year in more than four decades when no large malls opened in the U.S. Only one has opened since then, in 2012...

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