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Today's Teamster News 07.16.14

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Teamsters Propose End To Potential $283M Executive Pay Give-Away At McKesson  IBT   ...ISS, the country’s largest proxy advisor, announced its recommendation that McKesson shareholders vote ‘FOR’ Item #6 on the company proxy to support a Teamster-sponsored proposal that urges the company to address the automatic accelerated vesting of equity awards in the event of a change of control and termination...
YRC, Teamsters Sign Off On New Board Member  Kansas City Business Journal   ...William "Bob" Davidson will join YRC Worldwide. Late Friday, the Overland Park-based less-than-truckload carrier (Nasdaq: YRCW) and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced that the union-nominated company-approved Davidson will join YRC's nine-member board...
Events July 17-20 To Commemorate 80th Anniversary Of 1934 Teamsters Strike  Twin Cities Daily Planet   ...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. Films, music, speeches, a march, a street festival, a picnic and a lecture by the author of a new book about the 1934 strike will be featured. Event organizers also have reached out to descendants of 1934 strikers to include them in 80th anniversary events...
Oxford Deputies To Picket Courthouse Tuesday To Protest Wages  Oxford Hills Sun Journal   ...Oxford County Sheriff's deputies are expected to picket in front of the courthouse on Western Avenue on Tuesday morning to draw attention to their labor dispute with the county. Deputies are asking for a contract, higher wages and a reinstatement of border patrols, according to Ray Cote, Teamsters Local 340 representative...
GET Bus Strike Starts At 12:01 A.M. Tuesday  Bakersfield Californian   ...With no breakthrough in sight Monday, a six-month-old labor dispute pushed Bakersfield to the brink of its first bus strike in 34 years. The union representing 257 bus drivers and mechanics at Golden Empire Transit District said its members walked off the job at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday after failing to reach agreement with management on raises and some drivers' classification...
Trade
Japan, U.S. to meet again in August on TPP  Japan Times   ...Japan and the United States reaffirmed their commitment to settle as soon as possible the disputes standing in the way of finalizing the Trans-Pacific Partnership, agreeing to hold talks again next month, Japanese officials said...
Dems Push to Delay Trans-Pacific Partnership Until After Elections  New American   ...Democrats in Congress are pumping the brakes on negotiations of a multinational trade pact, worried that a significant bloc of their base would leave the party should the agreement be approved before the November elections...
State Battles
Activists Pitch L.A. Ballot Measure For Citywide $15 Minimum Wage  Los Angeles Times   ...A coalition of activists has taken the first step in a campaign for a $15 minimum wage for workers across Los Angeles, drafting language for a ballot measure that would follow in the footsteps of a boost recently approved in Seattle...
Obama admin to join voting rights cases in Ohio and Wisconsin  MSNBC   ...The moves would represent the first time that Holder’s Justice Department has intervened against statewide voting laws outside the areas that the Supreme Court freed from federal oversight in last year’s Shelby County v. Holder ruling...
War On Workers
The Inverted World of Mobile Capital  Project Syndicate   ...A growing number of American companies are seeking to move their legal headquarters abroad by acquiring or merging with foreign companies...
A Push to Give Steadier Shifts to Part-Timers  New York Times   ...The recent, rapid spread of on-call employment to retail and other sectors has prompted proposals that would require companies to pay employees extra for on-call work and to give two weeks’ notice of a work schedule...
Debt Collection 'Factory' Preyed On Broke Americans: Lawsuit  Huffington Post   ...A federal watchdog is suing a collection agency that allegedly operated like a "factory" churning out lawsuits against cash-strapped borrowers, often using misleading, deceptive and illegal practices...
The Staples Boycott: A Big Teachers Union Gets on Board  Wall Street Journal   ...“Postal workers are the most amazing public servants,” said American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten. “Who does Staples really want and need to come into its stores every single day? Teachers. The best way we can help is if we say to Staples: ‘You do this to the postal workers, and we aren’t buying supplies in your stores.’”...
A Tale Of ‘Too Big To Fail’ In Higher Education  New York Times   ...to varying degrees, the predicament of unaccountable colleges overseen by ineffective accreditors exists nationwide...
Miscellaneous
Germany's plan to take on NSA: Block eavesdroppers with classical music, and use typewriters  Telegraph   ...Politicians in Germany have devised an ingenious solution to combat the threat of eavesdropping by American spies: playing classical music during their meetings...
Senators Blast NCAA, ESPN In Review Of College Athletics  Roll Call   ...Senators hammered NCAA President Mark Emmert on July 9, as questions about student-athlete compensation, graduation rates, health care and sexual assault took center stage. Chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., kicked off by (saying) ... There’s a growing perception that college athletics, particularly Division I football and basketball, are not avocations at all. What they really are is highly profitable commercial enterprises.”...

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