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Today's Teamster News 12.21.13

Teamsters Seek Court Order to Restore Status Quo at Allegiant Air  teamster.org   ...Today the Teamsters filed a motion in federal court seeking an order enjoining Allegiant Air from violating the status quo provisions as embodied in the 2010 Pilot Work Rules Agreement and in binding past practices that were in effect at the time Allegiant Air and the Teamsters began negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement...
Supervisor Interrogates, Denies the Right of a Witness and Suspends Employee  teamster.org   ...A five-year employee at the McKesson (NYSE: MCK) distribution center in Duluth, Ga., was interrogated by a supervisor for more than an hour without a witness and suspended, after he dressed up as McKesson CEO John Hammergren at a company costume party. A recording of the interrogation can be found here (http://bit.ly/1kpFhQi)....
Man dresses up as boss for Halloween — and suffers the consequences  Salon   ...A man who dressed up as his boss at a company Halloween party tells Salon the stunt got him interrogated and suspended for four days – and he has a tape recording to back him up...
Retaliation Against Korean Railway Strikers Intensifies  teamster.org   ...Arrests of union leaders have begun and police have raided the Korean Railway Workers’ Union headquarters, seizing computer files and other equipment. The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) reports that the military is mobilizing as strikebreakers...
Banks Mess With Own Workers  teamster.org   ...almost a third of the country’s bank tellers are receiving some form of public assistance...
Portugal scrambles to find new pension cuts  Associated Press   ...Portugal's prime minister says his government is looking for new savings to meet its budget targets next year after a court disallowed planned cuts in state pensions...
How U.S. spying cost Boeing multibillion-dollar jet contract  Reuters   ...The decision was one of the biggest and most expensive consequences yet of the NSA revelations, which have strained Washington's relations with countries around the world...
Meet Nicholas Moore, America's Highest Paid Road Worker.  Alternet   ...The managing director and CEO of Macquarie made $8.8 million in fiscal year 2013...
Congress cuts Food Stamps, maintains Estate Tax Loophole worth $100 bn to the Rich  informed comment   ...A 1990 law passed by Congress seeking to close a loophole in the Estate Tax ended up having an even bigger loophole that has cost the government $100 bn in taxes...
Want to Eat at Restaurants That Treat Their Workers Well? There's an App for That  AFL-CIO Now   ...To support employers in the restaurant industry that do treat their workers well, check out the ROC Diners Guide so we can vote with our dollars on the kinds of establishments we want to see more of...
Minnesota’s chemical problem  MPR News   ...Temporary workers in Minnesota are much more likely to get injured on the job when compared to temporary workers in other states according to reporting by ProPublica...
North Carolina’s Failed Experiment in Cutting Unemployment Benefits  Economic Policy Institute   ...tens of thousands of North Carolinians stopped looking for jobs that weren’t there once they were cut off from weekly benefits (which are only paid to people who are actively seeking paid employment). The labor force participation rate fell nearly a full percentage point, as 42,656 workers gave up looking and dropped out of the labor force...
Ohio Newspapers Fail The ALEC Disclosure Test  Media Matters   ...Of the 44 articles to cite the Buckeye Institute between June 13 and December 12, not a single paper mentioned Buckeye's ties to the conservative legislation manufacturer ALEC, the organizations funded by billionaire conservative Koch brothers, or big tobacco...

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