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Today's Teamster News 10.20.13

Teamsters to protest Saturday at Skechers’ headquarters in Manhattan Beach  Daily Breeze   ...The march, scheduled to start at noon, will end at the Skechers home office on Manhattan Avenue. Skechers is a client of Green Fleet Systems, a Carson-based trucking firm with which the Teamsters is involved in a labor dispute. The union is trying to organize drivers at the company to form a union...
Countdown to grocery workers' strike  Sky Valley Chronicle   ...Tens of thousands of Puget Sound area union grocery workers, members of Local 21 of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, might be on the sidelines come Monday...
Study Finds Unions Lower Poverty, Which is Bad News for Anti-Union Texas GOP  Burnt Orange Report   ...A study published in the August issue of the American Sociological Review found that states with more unions had fewer working poor...
JPMorgan Said To Reach Record $13 Billion U.S. Settlement  Bloomberg   ...JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s record $13 billion deal to end U.S. probes of its mortgage-bond sales would free the nation’s largest bank from mounting civil disputes with the government while leaving a criminal inquiry unresolved...
Families With Kids Go Homeless as U.S. Rents Exceed Pay: Economy  Bloomberg   ...For households with children, rising housing costs, elevated unemployment and stagnant earnings are increasingly placing rent beyond reach. The housing slump made matters worse as former homeowners turned into renters, increasing competition for available apartments...
Train derailment fire will have to burn itself out before residents can go home  CTV News   ...Jim Phelan, Parkland County fire chief, says no further explosions are expected from the 13 cars carrying oil and liquefied petroleum gas on a freight train operated by Canadian National Railway, but the evacuation order for about 100 people must stay in place...
A Nation Brought to the Verge of Ruin (opinion)  Counterpunch   ...“The United States, despite its formally democratic character, is firmly in the hands of a moneyed oligarchy, probably the most powerful ruling class in history...”
The latest from the Oregon Medicaid Experiment: Impacts on labor force and public program participation  The Incidental Economist   ...Medicaid had no detectable effect on labor market participation, earnings, or the probability of having income above the poverty level...
In U.S., Perceived Need for Third Party Reaches New High  Gallup   ...Amid the government shutdown, 60% of Americans say the Democratic and Republicans parties do such a poor job of representing the American people that a third major party is needed...
Modern-Day Slavery: India’s Other Shame  The Diplomat   ...Of the estimated 29.8 million people living in modern slavery worldwide, nearly half are in India...

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