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Today's Teamster News 11.03.11

A strike at US Foods takes aim at private equity  New York Times   ...The relationship between labor unions and private equity, which has always been chilly, has just gotten colder...
Port closure culminates Oakland protest  The Press-Democrat   ...Semi-truck drivers trying to leave the Port of Oakland stopped as throngs of demonstrators poured in....“It's OK,” said Mann Singh, 42, a truck driver from Pittsburgh who was stuck in the middle of the road with demonstrators climbing on his vehicle. “They are for us, you know. We work 16 hours to make $200...”
Sotheby's arrest 2  youtube   ...Four occupy wall street activists were arrested tonight at Sotheby's auction house in NYC, for distutbing one of sotheby's biggest nights of the year, in support of the locked-out workers...
Teamsters Protest Union-Hostile Law Firm Jackson Lewis  IBT   ...Teamster members protested the anti-union law firm Jackson Lewis, which was hired by Sotheby’s Auction House [NYSE: BID] to help outsource good, middle-class jobs...
Porsche Sells Malbec to Keep Argentine Access  Bloomberg   ...President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, who won re- election Oct. 23, is forcing sellers of foreign-made cars to become exporters of everything from bio-diesel to bottled water in return for access to an auto market that’s growing 30 percent a year. Argentina introduced the program in March to boost export, increase investment in local industry and shore up dwindling central bank reserves...
Anonymous retreats from Mexico drug cartel confrontation  The Guardian   ...Plans by the hacker collective Anonymous to expose collaborators with Mexico's bloody Zetas drug cartel – a project it dubbed "#OpCartel" – have fallen into disarray, with some retreating from the idea of confronting the killers while others say that the kidnap of an Anonymous hacker, the incident meant to have spawned the scheme, never happened...

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