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Today's Teamster News 02.09.15

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Lies, damned lies, and the arguments for Fast-Tracking the TPP trade deal
  The Ecologist   …When US Trade Representative Michael Froman testified before Congress last week, he made impressive claims for the benefits of Fast-Tracking the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership, writes Ben Beachy. Just one problem - all those claims were either untrue, or profoundly misleading...
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Today's Teamster News 02.01.15

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‘Right to work’ fight coming to Capitol  Charleston Gazette-Mail   …en Hall, president of Teamsters Local 175 based in South Charleston, said, “This doesn’t make any sense. It is a very divisive issue that is not going to create a single job. When companies are discussing whether to locate in West Virginia, the right to work issue is one of their lesser concerns. There are many, many issues they look at before that...”
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Today's Teamster News 10.03.14

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Allied Waste Workers Go Back To Work  Daily Journal   ...Terry Hancock, president of Teamsters Local 731, the union representing the 24 waste haulers and two mechanics that serve many communities within parts of Kankakee, Iroquois and Will counties, said a negotiating session has been set for Friday. Workers will continue to work under the four-year contract, which expired Jan. 31...

Today's Teamster News 10.01.14

Teamster News
New Orleans Union Membership Set to Double After Hotel and Casino Workers Win  In These Times   ...The hospitality and gaming union Unite Here and Teamsters Local 270 are in contract negotiations with Harrah’s Hotel and Casino after winning a card check election among 900 hotel and food workers...

Today's Teamster News 09.03.14

Teamster News
Republic Services Struggles To Gain Trust As It Deals With Landfill Headache  St. Louis Post Dispatch   ...the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents about 9,000 of Republic’s workers and has had a contentious relationship with the company over the years, joined the chorus calling for buyouts and removal of the waste...

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