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Today's Teamster News 4.02.13

Mexican Drug Cartels Dispatch Agents Deep Inside U.S.  Associated Press   ...Mexican drug cartels whose operatives once rarely ventured beyond the U.S. border are dispatching some of their most trusted agents to live and work deep inside the United States — an emboldened presence that experts believe is meant to tighten their grip on the world’s most lucrative narcotics market and maximize profits...
Trans-Pacific Partnership Targets Internet And Labor Rights  firedoglake   ...TPP is the next step in expanding Corporate Power at the expense of democracy and free expression...
Wells Fargo’s “Reprehensible” Foreclosure Abuses Prove Incompetence and Collusion of OCC  naked capitalism   ...Two bankruptcy cases in Louisiana that have revealed systematic, persistent foreclosure abuses by Wells Fargo have gotten enough media attention that it is inconceivable that banking regulators don’t know about them...
Congressional Inaction Could Cost College Students  Associated Press   ...The rate for subsidized Stafford loans is set to increase from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1, just as millions of new college students start signing up for fall courses...
How Big Corporations are Unpatriotic  Counterpunch   ...I wrote to the CEOs of the 20 largest U.S. corporations, asking if they would stand up at their annual shareholders’ meetings and on behalf of their U.S. chartered corporation... and pledge allegiance to the flag ending with those glorious words “with liberty and justice for all.” Nineteen of the CEOs have not yet replied. One, Chevron, declined the pledge request...
Milliman to assess impact of another Florida pension reform bill  Pensions & Investments   ...The Florida Senate commissioned Milliman to conduct an actuarial study of the financial impact of closing the Florida Retirement System's defined benefit plan to some state employees ...The study is expected to be completed April 12...
Teamsters at Republic Services Extend Picket Lines to Elyria, Ohio  IBT   ...Sanitation workers employed at Republic Services/Allied Waste’s [NYSE: RSG] Carbon Limestone landfill traveled from Youngstown, Ohio to raise a picket line extension at Republic’s Elyria, Ohio facility early this morning. Republic’s workers in Elyria – almost 200 sanitation drivers and mechanics – are refusing to cross the picket line...
Teamsters locked out at King’s Material Inc., union says  Quad City Business Journal   ...Members of Teamsters Local 371 at King’s Material Inc., Eldridge, were locked out this morning by the company after reaching an impasse in contract negotiations...
Teamsters Bring National Express Protest to UK  IBT   ...The International Brotherhood of Teamsters brought its protest against National Express Group to the UK on 27 March to demand that the multinational honors the human rights of its North American workers...
Bankruptcy Judge Approves US Air-AA Merger  The Hill Blog   ...A bankruptcy judge has moved US Airways and AA one step closer to combining as he approved the merger proposal between the two airlines...
UPS, UPS Freight Negotiations Updates For March 28  IBT   ...View the latest updates for UPS and UPS Freight national negotiations...
Important YRC Change of Operations Information  IBT  ...Read this important information regarding the proposed change of operations at YRC...
Community, Environmental and Labor Coalition Applaud Missouri Attorney General for Legal Action Against Republic Services  IBT   ...Teamsters Joint Council 13 in St. Louis, Missouri Jobs with Justice, and Missouri Coalition for the Environment, applauded Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster for taking legal action against Republic Services for the ongoing environmental health and safety crisis at the Bridgeton/Westlake landfill...

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