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Today's Teamster News 10.14.14

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Schneiderman gets Teamsters endorsement  Albany Times-Union   ...State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman picked up the endorsement of the state Teamsters union Monday...Schneiderman’s campaign on Monday rolled out the backing of the Teamsters Joint Council 16, a union known for its electoral efforts...
Teamsters ratify contract giving Pasco County employees raises  Tampa Tribune   ...The vote was nearly unanimous — 97 percent — clearing the way for employees to get their raises in the first paycheck of the fiscal year....Teamsters Local 79 represents more than half of the county’s 2,000 workers...
Facebook Shuttle Drivers Demand a Union—And Some Sleep  In These Times   ...the company’s shuttle bus drivers are looking to unionize with the Teamsters, seeking reasonable work hours and a living wage...
Trade
Mexico lifts dollar restrictions after drug cartels target US businesses to launder profits  Fox News   ...A Mexican law to severely limit the amount of dollars that banks can accept in cash has led drug cartels to bring money back to the U.S. to be deposited in American banks and wired back in pesos under the guise of international trade...
Demonstrations over missing Mexico students turn violent  Washington Post   ...Hundreds of students and teachers smashed windows and set fires inside a state capital building in southern Mexico on Monday, as fury erupted over the disappearance of 43 young people believed abducted by local police linked to a drug cartel...
Shock China coal tariff decision throws Australian free trade talks into turmoil  Sydney Morning News   ...The crucial final stages of free trade talks between Canberra and Beijing have been thrown into turmoil following China's shock decision to impose harsh new tariffs on Australian coal supplies...
State Battles
Will Voters Punish or Reward Scott Walker for His Out-of-Touch Views on the Minimum Wage? (opinion)  Express Milwaukee  ...Although a majority of Wisconsinites support a higher minimum wage, Walker is standing on the side of employers who don’t pay adequate wages...
The Big Lie Behind Voter ID Laws  New York Times   ...There is virtually no in-person voter fraud; the purpose of these laws is to suppress voting...
War on Workers
Americans Face Post-foreclosure Hell As Wages Garnished, Assets Seized  Reuters   ...Many thousands of Americans who lost their homes in the housing bust, but have since begun to rebuild their finances, are suddenly facing a new foreclosure nightmare: debt collectors are chasing them down for the money they still owe by freezing their bank accounts, garnishing their wages and seizing their assets...
How 14 People Made More Money Than the Entire Food Stamp Budget for 50 Million People  Alternet   ...For the second year in a row, America's richest 14 individuals  made more from their annual investments than the  $80 billion provided for  people in need of food. Nearly half of the food-deprived are children...
Invisible Hands: The Businessmen’s Campaign to Dismantle the Post Office  Angry Bear   ...The plans are clear: eliminate the layoff protections in union contracts; cut the career workforce by nearly half while tripling the number of non-career workers; reduce service standards for first-class mail; do away with Saturday delivery; give management control of workers’ benefit plans; consolidate over 250 processing plants; and close 15,000 post offices...
Car Wash Worker in Newark Killed in Crossfire of Shooting  WABC-TV   ...Witnesses tell Eyewitness News that Zoungo Sou-Oud was hard at work at the car wash, when a spray of bullets from across the street shattered what had been a peaceful Sunday afternoon...
Texas Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola  Huffington Post   ...A Texas health worker has contracted Ebola after treating a Liberian who died of the disease at a Dallas hospital last week, raising concern about how U.S. medical guidelines aimed at stopping the spread of the disease were breached...

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