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Today's Teamster News 08.15.13

38th TNBC Conference Kicks Off in Atlanta  IBT   ...Hundreds of African-American Teamster leaders and members have gathered together in the heart of downtown Atlanta on Peachtree Street at the 38th Annual Educational Conference and Banquet of the Teamsters National Black Caucus (TNBC), which runs August 14-18. Stay tuned for daily highlights and photos from the conference...
Striking Gold Cross Teamsters Ask IC Board of Supervisors to Help Resolve Negotiations  KYMA-TV   ...El Centro, Calif., EMTs and paramedics who are members of Local 542 on strike against Gold Cross Ambulance faced the board of supervisors yesterday to request that the board pressure Gold Cross to come to an agreement...
Hoffa: A Global Revolution Against Poverty  IBT   ...Corporations are squeezing workers across the globe to maximize profits and minimize wages. But workers are standing up and fighting back. Whether it’s fast-food workers in Detroit and Flint walking off the job or mass protests across Europe, one thing is clear – workers are no longer keeping quiet while being abused by big business...
Labor Day picnic blood drive called off due to labor dispute  NW Labor Press   ...A contract dispute between Oregon Nurses Association (ONA) and the Oregon Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross has resulted in the cancellation of this year’s Labor Day blood drive at Oaks Park. The Teamsters local that represents 150 workers there pledges support in solidarity with the ONA members…
UPS jet crashes near Birmingham airport, killing 2 and scattering wreckage over neighborhood  Associated Press   ...A UPS cargo plane crashed and burned Wednesday morning on the outskirts of an Alabama airport, killing two crew members and scattering boxes and charred debris across the grassy field, officials said...
Teamsters at Clean Harbors ratify first collective agreement  Canadian HR Reporter ...After allegations of bullying and harassment, 600 workers at an Albertan hazardous waste management company, who are members of Teamsters Local 362, have ratified their first collective agreement. New deal puts an end to bullying, harassment, union says...
Sheriff’s department employees advocate union switch  Dyersville (Iowa) Commercial   ...Sheriff’s deputies’ consideration of a switch from the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees union (AFSCME) to the Teamsters union, brought two of those deputies before the Delaware County Board of Supervisors’ Aug. 12 meeting...
Forget Student Loans…Introducing Day Care Loans  A Lightning War for Liberty   ...Now that enough college age Americans have been stuffed with over a trillion dollars in student debt only to get a job a McDonalds and live with their parents, folks in New York City have come up with a brilliant new concept to ensure the production of an entirely new generation of debt slaves. Introducing day care loans...
Eleventh day of mass arrests in the Wisconsin Capitol. Celebrities take notice.  blue cheddar   ...Department of Administration spokeswoman Stephanie Marquis says police issued 20 citations on Tuesday for gathering in the rotunda without a permit.”...
With So Many Job Openings, Why So Little Hiring?  Bloomberg   ...A second explanation is that employers are offering jobs at wages that are too low to attract good applicants...
Uneven trade with China = 56,000 jobs lost in Indiana  manufacturethis   ...Since we granted normalized trade relations to Beijing over a decade ago, we’ve traded production capacity, and about 2.7 million middle-class jobs (including more than 56,000 in Indiana) to China …
Research suggests working-class job instability is leading to decrease in marriage and families  manufacturethis   ...fewer working-class Americans, without college degrees, are getting married, staying in marriages, and having families...
Pennsylvania joins lawsuit against US Airways-American merger  WITF   ...Pennsylvania is joining five states and the District of Columbia in a lawsuit to block the merger of American Airlines and US Airways...
Likely Labor regs would aid vets, disabled, unions  Associated Press   ...With Thomas Perez now confirmed as head of the Labor Department, the agency is expected to unleash a flurry of new regulations that have been bottled up for months — a prospect that has business leaders worried and labor advocates cheering...
The Corporate Tax Shell Game  U.S. News & World Report   ...The Financial Times reports on a new/old trend in tax avoidance by U.S. corporations: so-called "tax inversions" or "expatriations." In an inversion, a U.S. company reorganizes to make a foreign subsidiary the parent company, with the goal of taking advantage of lower tax rates and non-taxation of foreign profits...
Workers Shorted On Pay Under New Albuquerque Minimum Wage Law Told To Find Private Attorneys  Huffington Post   ...Workers still shorted on pay seven months after the city of Albuquerque, N.M., raised its minimum wage are being told to find their own lawyers and duke it out with their employers in court, advocates say...
Walmart workers group happy about deal imposed on retail giant  People’s World   ...Though the fine is small, the leading independent Walmart workers' group, Our Walmart, hailed the monster retailer's settlement with the federal government, which forces job safety measures involving trash compactors and handling hazardous materials at all 2,857 Walmart and Sam's Club stores nationwide...
North Carolina Sued Over Early Voting Law by Women’s Group   Bloomberg News   ...North Carolina was sued by the League of Women Voters over claims that changes in the state’s election laws restrict early voting, and eliminate same-day voter registration and some provisional ballots...
Malloy Signs Foreclosure Law To Add Protections For Homeowners  Fairfield Daily Voice   ...Gov. Dannel Malloy was joined by state legislators and bankers Tuesday in Stamford to sign a housing bill into law that is designed to increase protections for homeowners from foreclosure and to streamline the foreclosure process...
Texas struggles to defend discriminatory voting policies  MSNBC  ...It's been about three weeks since the Justice Department, relying on what's left of the Voting Rights Act, went after voter-discrimination policies in Texas. The U.S. Supreme Court may have severely damaged the VRA, but the Justice Department nevertheless argued that when "intentional voting discrimination" is found, changes to voting rights cannot be permitted to continue...

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