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Today's Teamster News 11.28.13

Teamsters YRCW Local Union Leaders to Meet on December 6  teamster.org   ...The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) has called a meeting with Teamster Local Unions that represent YRCW members on December 6th to review a forthcoming proposal from YRCW that modifies the existing Restructuring Agreement that is not scheduled to expire until March 31, 2015...
United Airlines Mechanics Escalate Actions For Joint Agreement At 12 U.S. Airports  teamster.org   ...United Airlines (UAL) professional aviation mechanics represented by the Teamsters Union escalated their actions to pressure the company to live up to its promises by hand-billing UAL customers inside and outside 12 major airports around the country...
‘IKEA Hurts Families’ Campaign Featured on Leslie Marshall Show  teamster.org   ...Radio host Leslie Marshall interviews Tim Beaty, Director of Global Strategies for the Teamsters, about the ‘IKEA Hurts Families’ campaign and the ongoing lockout of 350 Teamsters by IKEA in Canada...
Union-Made in America Thanksgiving  AFL-CIO Now   ...double check your shopping list to make sure your Turkey Day fixin's are all union made in America...
'Walmart Illegally Fired Me, But I’m Still Fighting for Change This Black Friday'  Alternet   ...A Walmart worker who was fired after taking part in the longest strike ever against the corporation continues to fight for his former co-workers...
These Retailers Say No to Thanksgiving Madness  Wall Street Journal   ...Discount chain T.J. Maxx and regional department store Dillard's Inc., along with warehouse clubs and some electronics stores are holding true to tradition and waiting for Friday before kicking off the all-important holiday shopping frenzy...
The NSA is crippling America’s economy  Salon   ...many American companies have been reporting large profit losses due to the spying revelations. By some estimates, the damage to U.S. companies could run as high as $180 billion...
Pope Francis: Why are Deaths of the Homeless not a Headline but a 2-point Dow Jones rise is?   informed comment   ..."Until exclusion and inequality in society and between peoples is reversed, it will be impossible to eliminate violence," he wrote...
SeaTac $15 Minimum Wage Barely Passes In Final Vote Tally, Recount May Follow  Huffington Post   ...After weeks of careful ballot counting, officials in Washington state on Tuesday certified the results in a potentially historic vote that will create far and away the highest minimum wage in America...
For U.S. stores it is ugly out there: in more ways than one  Reuters   ...With growing online competition, weak consumer confidence and no fashion must-haves, most U.S. retailers will have to offer both big discounts and stellar service to get consumers to spend freely, according to analysts who joined Reuters reporters on visits to stores in New York, New Jersey, California and Illinois ahead of the holiday season...
Holiday shopping: Love it or hate it, more do it online  Pew Research Center   ...Just 2% of Americans say they will shop on Thanksgiving Day itself — the majority of Americans (76%) believe stores should be closed then...
The IRS Moves to Limit Dark Money – But Enforcement Still a Question  ProPublica   ...The IRS and Treasury Department announced proposed guidelines clarifying the definition of political activities for social welfare nonprofits Tuesday afternoon, a move that could restrict the spending of the dark money groups that dumped more than $254 million of anonymous money into the 2012 elections...
Sriracha: judge orders partial shutdown of California factory  The Guardian   ...Claims smell sickened residents lacked 'credible evidence', said judge, but Huy Fong Foods must cease production and reduce future odours...