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Today's Teamster News 10.12.12

Teamsters' Contract With DHL Express Fully Ratified After Last Local Rider Approved  teamster.org   ...The remaining contract rider between the Teamsters Union and DHL Express was approved on Wednesday, October 9, paving the way for the national contract between the parties to take effect...
Teamsters Support SEC on Rule to Expose Gap Between Worker, CEO Pay  teamster.org   ...The International Brotherhood of Teamsters supports the SEC’s proposal to require corporations to reveal the difference between the pay of their CEO and their average workers...
Vote Results Announced For 7 UPS Local Supplements, Riders  teamster.org   ...Five of seven UPS Local supplements and riders were approved by UPS Teamsters covered under them. The supplements and riders that passed were the Central Region, Local 243, Local 804, Metro Philadelphia and Michigan. The Ohio Rider and Local 623 Supplement did not pass. Complete results can be viewed here...
SCI Funeral Directors Rally After 100 Days on Picket Line  teamster.org   ...After 100 days on the picket line, locked out funeral directors and drivers in Chicago aren’t giving up the fight for workers’ rights...
Donna LeMay: 'We All Deserve Respect'  driveupstandards.org   ...I am a driver with Local 633 out of Manchester, N.H. We have been Teamsters in Salem since 1998. It has not been easy to get where we are today, but it was well worth the wait. I am a steward who to this day still learns new things as I go along...
School bus strike avoided  Ottumwa Courier   ...Teamsters Local 238 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has reached a tentative agreement with Southern Iowa Transit, averting a strike by the school bus drivers for the Ottumwa school district...
Ballots Mailed in Tentative BLET, Terminal Railroad-Alabama State Docks Agreement  BLET   ...The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached a tentative contract agreement with the Terminal Railroad-Alabama State Docks (TR-ASD). Ballots were mailed October 10 to active members of the BLET employed by TR-ASD who are eligible to vote...
Who said phone banking for your favorite Teamster candidates isn't fun? Teamsters Local 117   ...Phone banking gets a bum rap, often for good reason. The term conjures up images of stressed telemarketers squeezed into cubicles selling Aruba timeshares to unsuspecting retirees. But phone banking can actually be a lot of fun, especially when you’re a Teamster...
Corporations Ask to Write their Own Regulations via "Trade" Deal  Public Citizen   ...European government officials have been taking pains to entertain corporations' deregulatory demands for theTrans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA)...
43 Workers Win $664,000 Judgment Against Sacramento Landscaping Business JusticeNewsFlash   ...43 workers of a Sacramento landscaping firm were recently awarded more than $664,000 when a California Labor Commissioner determined the company cheated them out of their wages by misclassifying them as independent contractors instead of employees...
Google: Doing Evil with ALEC  Huffington Post   ...Quietly, Google has joined ALEC -- the American Legislative Exchange Council -- the shadowy corporate alliance that pushes odious laws through state legislatures...
States can open National Parks — ­­if they pay   Associated Press   ...The Obama administration has said it will allow states to use their own money to open some National Parks, but the states must pay to keep the parks open...
Financial Regulator Shutdown, Halts Investigations of Wall Street Crimes  The Real News   ...The main U.S. regulatory agency responsible for monitoring commodity markets has ceased most of its operations during the government shutdown...
JPMorgan’s Dimon Posts First Loss on $7.2 Billion Legal Cost  Bloomberg   ...JPMorgan Chase & Co. reported its first loss under Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon after taking a $7.2 billion charge to cover the cost of mounting litigation and regulatory probes...
Lawsuit claims NY Fed fired regulator who raised questions about Goldman Sachs  Washington Post   ...In a wrongful termination lawsuit, a senior examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York says she was fired by the Fed after she refused to change a finding that Goldman Sachs had inadequate controls over conflicts of interest...
OUTRAGEOUS! Intern Can’t Bring Sexual Harassment Suit Because She's Not an ‘Employee,' Judge Says  AlterNet   ...Federal Court in NY rules that an intern doesn’t deserve human rights protection as an employee because she’s unpaid...
Judge nixes Nissan's $1B New York City taxi plan  USA TODAY   ...Plans to flood New York's streets with the Taxi of Tomorrow hit a roadblock Tuesday when a judge ruled that the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission went too far when it ordered operators to buy a only a single brand of vehicle...
Lost in Germany: Spanish Jobseekers Lured on False Pretenses  Der Spiegel   ...far worse for the Spanish jobseekers was finding out that there weren't jobs waiting for them after all. Hardly any of them received the job contracts they were promised...
Brown signs California immigration bills, wins activists’ kudos in pressing for reform  Washington Post   ...Brown (D) signed eight bills Saturday, including one prohibiting local law enforcement officials from detaining immigrants longer than necessary for minor crimes so that federal immigration authorities can take custody of them...
Ohio senator introduces legislation to protect correctional officers   CorrectionsOne   ...New bill would provide safeguards for correctional officers who are assaulted in youth correctional facilities...
Michigan contract for cigarette stamps questioned  Associated Press   ...Michigan wants to award a $9.6 million contract to Xerox to help make sure taxes are paid on cigarettes, despite allegations of bias in the selection process and an offer from a competitor to do the work for at least $1.7 million less...

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