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Today's Teamster News 11.06.13

Teamsters Urge Passage Of Employment Non-Discrimination Act  teamster.org   ...The Teamsters Union yesterday called on Congress to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which would provide strong federal protections against discrimination, making it illegal to base hiring decisions or to fire someone because of their sexual orientation or gender identity...
Hudson firm bids $11.7 million for Empire Die Casting in Macedonia, Ohio  Nordonia Hills News-Leader   ...The investment firm New Growth Capital Group has signed a letter of intent to purchase Macedonia's Empire Die Casting, an East Highland Road metal parts manufacturer, for $11.7 million. Approximately 170 workers there are represented by Cleveland-based Teamsters Local 416...
Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul Hope To Tack Right-To-Work Law Onto Employment Non-Discrimination Act  Huffington Post   ...Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) have proposed an amendment to a workplace discrimination bill in the hopes of creating a national right-to-work law...
Apple creates 2,000 jobs shifting production back to US  The Guardian   ...The California technology titan is beginning to shift production back to its home market, with the creation of its second US plant in under a year. It is understood the renewable energy powered facility in Mesa, Arizona, will produce laboratory grown sapphire crystals of the kind used in the iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner...
A Daily Reminder That Thousands Die In Preventable Workplace Deaths Every Year  Economic Policy Institute   ...the Cal-OSHA Reporter News Digest ... is filled with grim stories of workers mangled by machinery, suffocated by corn in a silo, killed in falls or struck by a careless driver as they worked on the highway, or sometimes, killed in ways so horrible that it beggars the imagination...
Ripping Off College Students Economic Future  Angry Bear   ...Student Debt has quadrupled from 2003 to 2013 going from ~$240 billion to > $1,000,000,000. Up from 41% in 1989, 66% of all students now have an average debt of ~$27,000...
FAA Orders Additional Pilot Training  Washington Post   ...Almost four years after an upstate New York commuter plane crash killed 50 people, the Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday imposed stricter training requirements for commercial airline pilots...
First Wall Street Criminal Confession in a Generation...Still No One in Jail  The Real News   ... Bill Black: SAC Capital Advisors pleads guilty to insider trading, but owner Steven Cohen has yet to face criminal prosecution...
Illinois unions hold strong despite blows to labor  Associated Press   ...Across the middle of the country, organized labor has taken one hit after another in places that were once union strongholds: Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and Indiana, where workers lost bargaining power and saw their ranks shrink, leaving them weaker than almost any time in the past century. The notable exception is Illinois...
NLRB Moves Forward on Unfair Labor Practice Charges Against T-Mobile US  cwa-union.org   ...The National Labor Relations Board's Acting General Counsel announced that the U.S. government would prosecute T-Mobile US for violating U.S. labor law by illegally firing two workers at a Wichita, Kansas call center because of their union activity...
How Republicans Have Trashed The Economy, In 1 Chart  Huffington Post   ...The next time a Republican tells you government spending is out of control, this chart is all you need to prove otherwise...
America's Greatest Shame: Child Poverty Rises and Food Stamps Cut While Billionaires Boom  AlterNet   ...Since the start of the Great Recession in 2007, the percentage of poor children has climbed by 4.5 percent, while the income of the top 1 percent has risen by 34%.Why do we put up with such injustices?...
Half Of The World's Richest People Come From Just 2 Families  Huffington Post   ...Seven of the 12 richest people in the world have names ending in KochWalton or Adelson, according to a new calculation by Bloomberg Markets magazine. Of course, extreme wealth gives you a lot of political power. Here's how these folks wield their influence...
Walmart Is Trying to Block Workers' Disability Benefits  Mother Jones   ...If the Supreme Court rules in the retail giant's favor, it will be easier for companies to deny workers benefits...
Detroit emergency manager pressed on pension cuts at bankruptcy trial  Reuters   ...Detroit's unions called witnesses on Monday to testify that the city does not belong in bankruptcy including representatives of a union and retirees who said a negotiated settlement of the city's debts had been possible before it filed for bankruptcy in mid-July...