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Today's Teamster News 08.04.13

Teamsters: We Did Not Raid American -- We Were Invited In  Forbes   ...The International Brotherhood of Teamsters says it did not raid mechanics and related workers at American Airlines, but rather was invited in by the incumbent union...
Teamsters Local 25 Endorses Boston City Council Candidates  Charlestown Patch   ...Endorsements for the at-large race went to incumbent Ayanna Pressley, former city councilor Michael Flaherty and newcomers Jack Kelly, a Charlestown resident, and Michelle Wu...
Teamsters union hall is first Los Angeles County Property Assessed Clean Energy-funded project  Long Beach Press-Telegram   ...Every month, Teamsters Local 848 pays an average of about $2,500 in energy bills to power its meeting hall on the 3800 block of Cherry Avenue. But when it's done with its energy-efficient project, the group representing some 7,000 delivery and bus drivers and warehouse workers can see that cost shrink to as low as $10 a month...
Teamsters, strikers call on community  Record-Bee   ... Teamsters, Paratransit employees and members of the community gathered Friday at noon in front of City Hall to picket, address the media and call on county leaders and Lake Transit to take action on the public transportation issue...
"We Are Slowly Dying": Fast-Food Workers Launch Strike for Living Wage and Right to Unionize  Democracy Now   ...A national strike for a living wage and the right to unionize in the fast-food and retail sectors has spread across seven cities...
Recession Forever? 10 Reasons American Workers Are Screwed  Alternet   ... real median wages fell by about 2.8% between 2009 and 2012...
GOP Pushing More Low-Paying Guestworker Visas  Economic Populist   ...The House will propose nearly 400,000 new H-2B visas for temporary foreign guest workers in non-agricultural work (for unskilled and semi-skilled labor.)...
U.S. Manufacturing Gains Only 6,000 jobs in July 2013.  TradeReform   ...Our trade deficit with China is rising. Public investment in construction and infrastructure is declining. Aggregate demand is weak...
U.S. Cuts Take Increasing Toll on Job Growth  New York Times   ...the economy continued to add jobs in July and that the unemployment rate fell to 7.4 percent, from 7.6 percent. But the pace of job growth slowed somewhat from the first half of the year and remains modest enough that the economy is years away from a full recovery. Contributing to the hangover from the worst financial crisis in decades is a wave of cuts in domestic and military spending, known collectively as the sequester, which is causing government furloughs as well as job losses and curtailed hours among federal contractors...
How Vast Error-Prone Databases Are Trashing Our Economic Lives  American Prospect   ...more than a million low-income Americans have been denied the opportunity to open bank accounts because of little-known databases that penalize them for sometimes minor banking mistakes in their past, including bouncing checks, overdrawing bank accounts, and accumulating fees...
Scott Walker's Crackdown on Free Speech Backfires  Huffington Post   ...As the news of the mass arrests at the singalong attracts the attention of national cable news networks, Walker's approval rating has taken a plunge in the latest polls...
What's next for Moral Mondays?  Facing South   ...The first action planned outside Raleigh will take place in Asheville on Aug. 5 and is being billed as Mountain Moral Monday, with Rev. Barber as a featured speaker...
The Comments Detroit's Emergency Manager Will Wish To Take Back  Forbes   ...“For a long time the city was dumb, lazy, happy and rich,”...

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