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Today's Teamster News 07.02.13

Fast-moving Arizona wildfire leaves 19 firefighters dead, destroys more than 200 homes  Associated Press   ...Gusty, hot winds blew an Arizona blaze out of control Sunday in a forest northwest of Phoenix, overtaking and killing 19 members of an elite fire crew in the deadliest wildfire involving firefighters in the U.S. for at least 30 years...

Steal $1B? Pay a fine. Criticize banks? 13 years.

A California man who chalked "Stop Big Banks" on a sidewalk faces a possible prison sentence of 13 years, while a banker whose firm "disappeared" $1.2 billion dollars faces no jail time whatsoever.

The California man, Jonathan Olson, is a former aide to the U.S. senator from Washington. Blogger Jonathan Turley tells us he can't even bring up the First Amendment during his trial.

Today's Teamster News 06.18.13

7-Eleven Stores Operated 'Modern Day Plantation System,' Feds Claim  ABC News   ...The owners of 7-Eleven franchises in New York and Virginia created a "modern day plantation system" in which undocumented workers were furnished with stolen identities and forced to work 100 hours a week for a fraction of their wages, according to a federal authorities...

Today's Teamster News 06.12.13

NSA Leaker's Six-Figure Pay Should Spark Debate: Why Are Federal Workers Being Replaced With Pricier Contractors?  Forbes   ...Why is a 29-year-old high school drop-out making more as a low-level contractor than any senior manager in the federal government short of the President himself, and a very few other special category employees?...

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