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Today's Teamster News 08.18.13

Teamsters strike at Fontana truck facility  Press-Enterprise   ...Unionized truck drivers and dock workers walked off their jobs in Fontana today in a dispute that was said to be a union recognition issue. Some 250 people disrupted activities at Oregon-based U.S. Reddaway’s depot, Local 63 business manager Randy Korgan said. The labor action is regional, he added; a U.S. Reddaway depot in Compton also drew picket lines...
Teamsters wait to return to work at Lake Transit; both sides in labor dispute ask to resume negotiations  Lake County News   ...On Friday, the day that striking Lake Transit workers had intended to return to the job, curtailed bus services remained in place as the transit operator said it was taking its legally afforded time to process the return of workers. At the same time, both Teamsters Local 665 and Paratransit Services have indicated their willingness to return to negotiations in order to arrive at a new contract...
Republic Waste Workers From Local 377 in Ohio Ratify Contracts  IBT   ...On August 9 and 10, workers with Republic Services/Allied Waste in the Youngstown, Ohio area overwhelmingly ratified new contracts that keep them in a Teamster pension fund, provide pay increases and other improvements...
Teamsters General Executive Board Joins the TNBC Conference on T-Shirt Day  IBT   ...At the TNBC Conference on Friday, the day started with greetings from members of the Teamsters General Executive Board, including General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall...
Once Again, American Manufacturing Suffers from Lots of Things, but Excess Blue-Collar Pay Isn’t One of Them  Economic Policy Institute   ...Inflation-adjusted hourly wages for production workers in U.S. manufacturing peaked in 1978 and were about 8 percent lower in 2007, while manufacturing productivity rose by well over 100 percent in that period...
JPMorgan And Goldman Sachs Are Playing Whack-A-Mole With Everyone Suing Them Over Their Metal Warehousing Businesses  Business Insider   ...around the country individuals and companies have started filing lawsuits against JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs for allegedly delaying deliveries of aluminum stored in their metals warehouses, thus manipulating the price of the commodity...
Why Are Walmart Stores Underperforming? Blame Their Terrible Wages  The Daily Beast   ...By screwing its workers with low wages, the nation’s largest private-sector employer is preventing a huge chunk of the American workforce from shopping at its stores...
The NSA’s Alarming Misbehavior (opinion)  Bloomberg   ...the current system of oversight is failing...
A Scandal That's Exposing Ugly Truths About the School Privatization Agenda  Alternet   ...the best way to see that profit is the motive of the education “reform” movement is to note that no matter how many kids they harm or how many scandals they create, Bennett, Bush, Rhee and other privatizers continue getting jobs, continue being touted as education “experts” and continue raising huge money for their cause...
Women and the Minimum Wage, State by State  National Women's Law Center   ...The minimum wage is falling short for millions of Americans — especially for women, who represent nearly two-thirds of minimum wage workers across the country, and at least half of minimum wage workers in every state...
On Martha’s Vineyard, a stark look at income inequality  Washington Post   ...the island is actually a place where the wealth gap is starker than almost anywhere else in the United States, year-round residents say, and middle-class hopes and dreams are drifting out of reach...