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Today's Teamster News 07.14.14

Teamsters
Teamsters Nominate Bob Davidson To YRCW Board Of Directors  teamster.org   ...After thorough consideration, TNFINC has nominated William R. “Bob” Davidson to serve on YRC Worldwide’s Board of Directors to fill a seat that was vacated earlier this year...
'Revolutionary Teamsters: The Minneapolis Truckers' Strike of 1934,' by Bryan D. Palmer  Minneapolis Star-Tribune   ...This cadre of drivers steered the city’s truckers through three strikes between February and July 1934...
Events to commemorate 80th anniversary of 1934 strike  Workday Minnesota   ...Events planned for four days July 17-20 will commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Minneapolis Teamsters strikes of 1934. considered the most significant single labor event in Minnesota history...
Trade
TPP-ing over?  New Straits Times   ...TRADE negotiators from a dozen countries, including Malaysia, are gathering for their 20th official meeting in Ottawa, Canada, but all signs are that talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) won’t get very far, if anywhere at all...
TPP: A Thoroughly Predatory Pact  Dissident Voice   ...U.S. transnational corporations are working behind the scenes to change the rules governing them. You may say ‘big deal, this doesn’t affect me’. However if you use the internet, view movies, take pharmaceuticals, want a clean and safe environment, believe in democracy, etc., you likely will be negatively impacted...
State Battles
New Jersey law would bar donations from recipients of subsidies  The Guardian   ...A new law to prevent political contributions by corporations that receive multi-million dollar public subsidies in New Jersey has been proposed in the state senate, following reports by the Guardian on awards made by governor Chris Christie’s administration...
War on Workers
Samsung suspends factory in China after finding evidence that it used child labor  Quartz   ...Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone maker, has temporarily closed one of its factories in China after finding evidence that its supplier, Dongguan Shinyang Electronics, was using child labor. The moves comes after China Labor Watch (CLW) accused Dongguan of hiring underage workers, forcing them to work as long as 11 hours a day, and denying all overtime pay...
How property tax lenders prey on the state’s most vulnerable homeowners.  Texas Observer   ...These high-interest loans are part of a multibillion-dollar industry native only to Texas and Nevada. ... But there’s growing concern that homeowners take on unnecessary risk with property tax loans. And while demand is apparently high, their usefulness may be limited, especially after a recent change in the law that requires counties to offer payment plans to homeowners with delinquent taxes...
Companies That Offer Help With Student Loans Often Predatory, Officials Say  New York Times   ...federal and state regulators are spotting new instances of abuse as the companies shift away from their traditional targets — credit card and mortgage debt — to zero in on student loans. The companies are coming under fire for potentially questionable tactics...
Home, hacked home  The Economist   ... “If my PC is hit by a cyber-attack, it is a nuisance; if my car is attacked, it could kill me...”

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