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Today's Teamster News 12.07.13

A-B InBev makes progress in negotiations with Teamsters  St. Louis Post-Dispatch   ...In a joint statement on Friday, the two parties said they have finalized all local non-economic issues for the company's 12 U.S. breweries. They will reconvene on Dec. 16 to begin discussions about national non-economic issues...
McDonald's to Employees: Don't Forget to Tip Your Nannies  Gawker   ... On its employees-only "McResource Line" website, the fast-food behemoth posted a tipping etiquette guide that suggests holiday bonuses for such common hired helpers as au pairs (one week's pay or a gift from the family), housekeepers (one day's pay), and pool cleaners (the cost of one cleaning)...
Xerox calls police before layoffs at Cary call center  ABC11   ...Xerox called police to its Cary facility Friday morning just before laying off 168 employees. The company called 911 around 6 a.m. to request a police presence at their Crescent Green Drive facility. Cary Dispatch confirmed to ABC11 that Xerox said they "were expecting trouble."...
ALEC Opposed Divestment From South Africa’s Apartheid Regime  ...many American conservative organizations opposed his struggle by fighting against sanctions and divestment from the apartheid regime that oppressed him. For ALEC, that meant partnering with corporations that faced calls for South African divestment and creating template legislation to block the pro-Mandela movement...
What Dave Ramsey gets wrong about poverty  Belief Blog   ...When medical bills are the biggest cause of bankruptcy in the United States, there are systemic injustices at work...
U.S. deadline looms over negotiations on Trans-Pacific Partnership  AFP   ...analysts said an agreement on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was unlikely to be reached during the four-day meeting, owing to differences on key issues such as intellectual property protection...
USTR Reveals Few Details In Response To FOIA Request For TPP Info  Inside US Trade   ...The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has largely deflected an attempt by public interest group Intellectual Property Watch to shed new light on the substance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations and the influence of Washington lobbyists over the contents of the trade deal...
LA city attorney sues Bank of America over lending  Associated Press   ...The Los Angeles city attorney is suing Bank of America for mortgage discrimination it claims led to a wave of foreclosures that cost the city a fortune in extra expenses and lost taxes...
Republic Windows ex-CEO gets 4 years in prison  Portside   ...Five years to the day after a sit-in by workers at an abruptly shuttered Chicago factory drew national attention, its former CEO pleaded guilty today to one count of theft for looting Republic Windows & Doors and was promptly sentenced to 4 years in prison...
Contractors Receive Huge Raise on Same Day Income Inequality Discussed  POGO   ...On the same day that the President spoke eloquently and fervently about the rising income inequality in the United States, the ever-contractor-friendly Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) increased the maximum amount of contractor compensation that can be charged to government contracts from a mere $763,029 per employee per year to what OFPP apparently considers a much more reasonable $952,308 per employee per year...
The Metro-North crash was preventable  Scientific American   ...Rail experts say an automated safety system already in place in Europe, but stalled in the U.S. despite a Congressional mandate, probably could have prevented a speeding commuter train from flying off the tracks while rounding a bend last weekend in New York City, killing four passengers and injuring 63 others...

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