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Today's Teamster News 07.19.14

Teamster News
Lebanon, Police Union Reach Quick Contract Settlement  Albany Democrat-Herald   ...The city of Lebanon and the Teamsters Union have reached a three-year contract agreement in one of the shortest negotiations in recent history, just three meetings, the City Council was told Wednesday afternoon...
Hell, No, You Can't Go! Teamsters Don't like Bathroom Rules  NBC News   ..."The HR woman literally goes through every person's bathroom use and either hands out a reward or discipline," said Nick Kreitman, an attorney for Teamsters Local 743...
Negotiations continue between Teamsters, Avalon  IndeOnline   ...The drivers organized in August and have been negotiating their first contract since October...
Teamsters Back HOS Regs  GoByTruck   ...The leader of the Teamsters Union has issued a public call for Congress to leave the hours of service regulations for truck drivers unchanged...
Port Trucking Industry Rips Off Drivers, Responsible Employers And Taxpayers  The Hill   ...
port truck drivers' wages have been driven down and benefits taken away by an industry that is built on the lie that drivers are independent contractors...
Trade
NAFTA Advocates Continue to Make Misleading Claims  Common Dreams   ...He also said that NAFTA would “lead to long-term growth in Mexican per capita income,” eventually reaching “half of the U.S. level, a gain that substantially would ease illegal immigration to the U.S.” Instead, Mexico’s growth rate slowed, its unemployment level worsened, and immigration soared in the years following NAFTA...
Bolivia Legalizes Child Labor, Kids As Young As 10 Allowed To Work  Fox News Latino   ...Carmen Moreno, an International Labor Organization official working to reduce child labor, said Bolivia's law contravenes a U.N. convention designating 14 as the minimum work age...
Congestion Explained By LA-Long Beach Import Surge  Journal of Commerce   ...A surge of imports through Los Angeles-Long Beach in June caught transportation providers by surprise, and helps explain why the ports had problems with terminal congestion and capacity shortages in both the rail and drayage trucking sectors...
State Battles
Declining Private Employment in Wisconsin, Sideways Trending in Kansas  Econbrowser   ...Wisconsin private employment performance deteriorates, while Kansas continues to trend sideways. So much for the benefits of a high ALEC-Laffer ranking...
Walker Plan Is Driving Up Health Costs: Column  Wausau Daily Herald   ...health consumers are paying $998 more in 2014 because of Gov. Scott Walker's refusal to take full advantage of the health care law. We are paying $251 more because Walker is rejecting up to $1 million a day in enhanced funding for BadgerCare and $747 more because he is taking a lax approach to the review of health insurance industry rates...
SF Seeks To Address Affordability Crisis With Minimum Wage Hike, Housing Balance Ballot Measures  San Francisco Examiner   ...Support is widening across San Francisco for a $15 minimum-wage proposal that, by 2019, could raise an average restaurant worker's salary by $125 per week and a retail worker's by $185...
Small Businessman, Farmer In Kasich Ad Also Exec  Washington Times   ...The farmer featured in radio ads for Gov. John Kasich airing across rural Ohio is not just a small businessman. Paulding County soybean farmer Terry McClure also sits on the board of Nationwide, one of the world’s largest insurance companies, and formerly chaired the boards of agribusiness specialty lines affiliated with the company that generated close to $1 billion a year in premiums...
Study Shows State Legislators In Favor Of Voter ID Laws Are Motivated By Racial Bias  Phys   ...lawmakers who support voter ID laws are more likely to show racial bias against Latino constituents...
War On Workers
BNSF, labor union reach tentative deal to allow train operations with 1 employee  McClatchy   ...One of the largest U.S. railroads and one of the largest labor organizations representing railroad workers have reached a tentative agreement to allow one person to operate a train on routes protected by a new collision-avoidance system required by Congress in 2008. A BNSF Railway spokeswoman confirmed the agreeement with the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers...
Workers Say McDonald’s Fired Them for Union Activity  Bloomberg   ...The National Labor Relations Board is investigating whether employees at McDonald’s Corp. (MCD) restaurants were fired for joining labor unions, a case that threatens to disrupt the decades-old fast-food franchise model...

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