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Today's Teamster News 10.09.13

SCI’s Actions Have Broken Bonds With Chicago, Funeral Directors Say  teamster.org   ...The lockout of 59 funeral directors and drivers by Service Corporation International (SCI) at 16 Chicago-area funeral homes has not only cost workers their livelihoods, it has removed them from doing what they do best -- serving the needs of their communities as many have done for decades...
Shutdown delays FSI union vote  News-Messenger  ...The government shutdown has delayed a local trash-hauling company’s latest efforts to unionize. Workers at FSI Disposal were scheduled to vote on Thursday whether to join the Teamsters Local 507 in Cleveland...
Marquez union vote delayed  The Sentinel   ...Teamsters is pressing on with its campaign during the government shutdown, meeting with workers and former workers before and after shifts to build support. The union is accusing Marquez of firing pro-union employers and harassing others until they quit...
In Honor of National Truck Drive Appreciation Week  teamster.org   ...We posted hundreds of Teamster photos on Facebook. Now we made a video...
'Local Union Communications: The Social Art of Educating Members' TLA to be Held December 3-4  teamster.org   ...This two-day Teamsters Leadership Academy (TLA), hosted by Local 986 in Los Angeles, will explore effective ways Teamster affiliates can communicate with members through the use of social networking, fliers, newsletters, websites and media...
Exclusive Gyms For Members Of Congress Deemed ‘Essential,’ Remain Open During Shutdown  ThinkProgress   ...Head Start programs have been shuttered, small businesses can’t get loans and hundreds of thousands of federal government employees are furloughed. But the exclusive gyms available only to members of Congress have remained open throughout the shutdown...
12 Warning Signs You'll Get Overworked and Underpaid by an Employer  Alternet   ...Beware of companies that call their employees “associates” or “team members.” This is a cheap way of making them feel valued without paying them...
Carter: Middle Class Today Resembles Past's Poor  Associated Press   ...Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that the income gap in the United States has increased to the point where members of the middle class resemble the Americans who lived in poverty when he occupied the White House...
No Matter What Happens, Unions Get Blamed  Counterpunch   ...in response to Japan’s spectacular (albeit illegal) entry into the U.S. market, too many people drew the erroneous conclusion that American workers weren’t capable of producing a top-quality car, and, more specifically, that labor union members were inferior workers. You still hear people today parrot that ridiculous factoid...
China tells US to avoid debt crisis for sake of global economy  BBC News ...A senior Chinese official has warned that the "clock is ticking" to avoid a US default that could hurt China's interests and the global economy...
5 Depressing Ways That 1%'s Huge Profits Have Broken the Back of America  AlterNet   ...The middle class, once the backbone of a strong American society, has been broken, beaten down, pushed further and further toward poverty levels. Here are five well-documented ways that this has happened...
Factory fire in Bangladesh kills garment workers  The Guardian   ...At least 10 die as fire services work to bring four-storey blaze under control in clothing industry zone of Gazipur, near Dhaka...
Class in the Classroom: Why Middle-Income Students Are Being Left in the Dust  AlterNet   ...It's well known that wealthy kids outperform poor kids in school, but now the rich are also pulling away from their middle-class peers. Why is that so?...
The Latest Voter Suppression Fad: Two Tiers  Talking Points Memo   ...Officials in Arizona and Kansas are making preparations for elections with two categories of voters. There will be those who provided proof of citizenship when they registered to vote, and will therefore be able to vote in all local, state, and federal elections. And then there will be those who did not provide proof of citizenship when they registered. Those people will only be able to vote in federal contests -- if at all...
Kansas Sec. of State Kris Kobach Has New Plan to Keep 17,500+ Legal Voters From Voting  The BRAD BLOG   ...That new proof-of-citizenship law took affect at the beginning of this year and has resulted in thousands of previously legal voters becoming "suspended" until such time as they present documentation to prove they are citizens...
U.S. ban on some Samsung products to go into effect  Reuters   ...The U.S. Trade Representative's office said on Tuesday that it would allow a U.S. ban to go into effect on products made by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd that infringe on Apple Inc. patents...
Profiting from the Poor: Outsourcing Social Services Puts Most Vulnerable at Risk  Center for Media and Democracy   ...Privatized foster care? What could possibly go wrong?...
Get Ready for Extra Helpings of Feces, Pus and Chlorine on Your Plate — America is Deregulating Its Meat Industry  AlterNet   ...Risks to food consumers will only increase as the government "washes its hands" of meat and poultry inspection...
How Do You Know Someone Is Doing Something Awful? If They Call You A Terrorist For Photographing It.  Upworthy   ...I don’t know what to find more horrifying — the idea that people still habitually abuse helpless animals, or that this is how parts of our country want to treat the people who try to stop it... 
Boston School bus drivers stage wildcat strike, disrupting service to thousands of students  Boston Globe   ...A wildcat strike by the union representing Boston Public Schools bus drivers has halted service for tens of thousands of students, officials said...
Gov. Brown signs package of 18 business-friendly bills  Los Angeles Times   ...Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law legislation that was heavily lobbied by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and aimed at boosting sales of high-tech goods and services...
Ohio man remains legally dead despite his recent court plea  RT   ...Miller was ruled legally dead by a court in 1994, eight years after he disappeared from his home in Arcadia. His appeal Monday in Hancock County Probate Court to rescind his “death” didn’t earn a change of status in the view of the law...

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