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Today's Teamster News 09.06.14

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US Foods Workers In Corona, California Vote To Join Teamsters Local 63  IBT   ...On Thursday, Sept. 4, US Foods warehouse workers in Corona, Calif. voted by more than a 2-1 margin to join Teamsters Local Union 63 in Covina, Calif. The workers are concerned about job security as Sysco attempts to acquire their employer...
Teamsters, LA trucker clash over alleged firings  Journal of Commerce   ...A Teamsters-affiliated organization accused a Southern California drayage company of firing at least 33 drivers who filed wage and hour claims against the carrier, an accusation the company said is not truthful...
Tentative Agreement Reached Between MV Transportation, Teamsters  KOLO8   ...Drivers, mechanics and dispatchers for RTC RIDE and their employer, MV Transportation, have reached a tentative collective bargaining agreement...
Teamsters Launch Campaign Against Republic Services’ Discrimination In The South  IBT   ...Teamsters who work at Republic Services, Bill Gates’ giant trash corporation [NYSE: RSG], are fighting back against discrimination. Republic workers wore stickers in six states today to protest Republic’s wage discrimination system. In Atlanta, new hires are paid less at all levels for doing the same job as workers hired previously...
Teamsters Rally In Chicago To Support Gov. Quinn, Stand With Workers  IBT   ...Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said that corporate-backed candidates waging war on workers should be worried about November’s election. “They may have more money but they can’t outwork us,” Hoffa said. “We have the boots on the ground and those boots are going to go walking to the polls.”...
Trade
Negotiators Struggle To Find Benefits For Public Health In TTIP  EurActiv   ...More than a year after the launch of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks, negotiators from both sides of the Atlantic still struggle to prove the positive impact of the potential deal on public health...
State Battles
Federal Judge Orders Ohio To Undo Cuts To Early Voting  New York Times   ...The preliminary injunction issued by Judge Peter C. Economus was a setback for Gov. John R. Kasich, a Republican and vocal proponent of the measures, and could affect the upcoming elections in Ohio, a closely contested swing state...
Indiana Supreme Court considers right-to-work challenge  Post-Tribune   ...The Indiana Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday morning over Indiana’s right-to-work case and whether it violates the state constitution clause requiring fair payment in return for services provided...
MEA: Fewer than 5,000 members opted-out of union during August window  MLive   ...The Michigan Education Association says less than 5,000 of its 110,000 active members left the union during a controversial August opt-out period, as allowed under the state’s new right-to-work law...
Koch-backed ALEC infiltrates local governments  Wisconsin Gazette   ...The American Legislative Exchange Council is taking an interest in local governments, which troubles the progressives who demonstrated for days outside the ALEC’s annual conference in Dallas earlier this summer...
War On Workers
U.S. Payroll Rise Is Weakest This Year at 142,000 for August  Bloomberg   ...American employers hired fewer workers than forecast in August and the jobless rate dropped because people left the workforce, bolstering those on the Federal Reserve who want to be more deliberate in removing monetary stimulus...
Pace of Job Growth Slows Further in August  Center for Economic Policy and Research   ...The falloff was widespread across industries.…In percentage terms, the motion pictures sector continues to be a big job loser, shedding 6,000 jobs in August -- 2.0 percent of total employment…
Don’t Blame Boomers For Unemployed Workers Leaving The Labor Force  Five Thirty Eight   ...The unemployment rate for Americans younger than 25 was 13 percent in August, compared to 4.6 percent for those 55 and older. So it makes sense that younger workers would make up an outsize share of those abandoning their job searches...
Worker Killed In Accident At Metro Airport  WXYZ   ...Prospect Airport Services says one of their workers has died after being injured on the job at Metro Airport...
Trump Taj Mahal Could Be The Next Atlantic City Casino To Close, Owners Say  NorthJersey.com   ...The owners of Trump Taj Mahal are warning that it could join the roster of closed casinos in Atlantic City, based on the company’s comments in a recent filing to the state Division of Gaming Enforcement...
One Reason Women Fare Worse in Negotiations? People Lie to Them.  Slate   ...new research supports my fear: The stereotype that women are incompetent makes people more likely to lie to them during negotiations...
Miscellaneous
Fake Cell Towers Allow The NSA And Police To Keep Track Of You  Newsweek   ...The Internet is abuzz with reports of mysterious devices sprinkled across America—many of them on military bases—that connect to your phone by mimicking cell phone towers and sucking up your data. There is little public information about these devices, but they are the new favorite toy of government agencies of all stripes; everyone from the National Security Agency to local police forces are using them...

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