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Today's Teamster News 06.30.13

Mandatory Federal Cuts Hurt Private Sector, Too  New York Times   ...Many in the facilities support field, a business category that includes janitorial, maintenance, trash disposal, guard and security, mail routing, reception and laundry services, say they are frustrated by the lack of public awareness about how defense budget cuts affect workers who are not performing stereotypical military functions...

Today's Teamster News 06.26.13

(UPDATES to ADD Missouri paycheck deception veto)
Supreme Court stops use of key part of Voting Rights Act  Washington Post   ...The Supreme Court on Tuesday freed states from special federal oversight under the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965, saying the data Congress used to identify the states covered by it was outdated and unfair...

Today's Teamster News 06.25.13

American factory exec says he's being held hostage by scores of angry workers in Beijing  Associated Press   ...An American executive said Monday he has been held hostage for four days at his medical supply plant in Beijing by scores of workers demanding severance packages like those given to 30 co-workers in a phased-out department...

Today's Teamster News 06.23.13

Dead Being Billed for Life Insurance  ABC News   ... the nation's leading insurance companies continued billing customers for life insurance long after they were dead. The companies--including such household names as AIG, Hartford, John Hancock, Met Life, Prudential, Transamerica and TIAA-CREF-- have agreed to a multi-state settlement under which they will repay some $763 million owed the heirs of the deceased...

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