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Today's Teamster News 12.14.13

Teamsters look to organize local law enforcement and correctional officers  philly.com   ...The International Brotherhood of Teamsters hopes to consolidate resources and expand its base in Pennsylvania by forming a statewide association of law enforcement and correctional officers, union leaders announced Thursday...
Teamsters: SCI Admits to Labor Law Violations in Lockout of Funeral Workers  teamster.org   ...Funeral industry giant Service Corporation International (NYSE: SCI) has acknowledged its violation of several federal labor laws in its treatment of 59 locked out Chicago-area funeral employees...
Budget Deal Misses Big on Unemployment  teamster.org   ...A proposed congressional budget compromise approved by the House late Thursday, while generally a good first step for America, whiffed when it came to the long-term unemployed in this country...
Cameras Are Not the Answer   Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen   ...Cameras are essentially an accident investigation tool; they are not an accident prevention tool...
Corporate Extortion: States Are Giving Billions to Corporations That Don’t Create Jobs  Alternet   ...a dozen blue and red state governors are in a bidding war recklessly offering to spend billions for tax breaks and other public-paid subsidies to lure the corporate giant Boeing to build its next-generation aircraft factory...
US judge approves $5.7bn Visa and Mastercard settlement  BBC News   ...The two firms were accused of fixing the credit card fees charged to merchants each time a credit or debit card was used...
What Dodd-Frank Didn’t Fix: The Most Dangerous Aspects of Wall Street  Wall Street on Parade   ...Nothing has stopped the high frequency traders from fleecing the little guy who is trying to sell his 100 shares at a fair price. Nothing has stopped Wall Street from fleecing as much as two-thirds of your 401(k) over your working career through hidden fees and commissions...
$2.75 an Hour?! The Shocking Secret of Goodwill  Alternet   ...Goodwill CEOs make over $400,000 a year. But some of its disabled employees are paid less than $3 an hour...
This Deal Could Make You Sick: A Backdoor for Food Contamination  Public Citizen   ...U.S. and EU TAFTA negotiators, advised by the world’s largest agribusinesses, have used coded language in pushing for TAFTA rules that could roll back food safety standards...
Peripheral Europe's New Normal: 50 Applicants For One Minimum Wage Job  zero hedge   ...what is emerging as Europe's magic number, namely, 1 in 50, or what an unemployed person's chances are of getting a minimum wage job...