Here are the news stories of interest to Teamsters today, December 20, 2016.
Since you can't depend on the mainstream media to do much else than regurgitate gaffes and poll numbers, it can take a while to find out what's going on in the world. We just learned that Wal-Mart workers in Oklahoma walked off the job on Sunday.
Wanna know why mega-bankster JPMorgan Chase can make stupidly risky trades that threaten the stability of the global economy?
U.S. Chamber of Commerce's plan to run an undercover smear campaign against its critics (including the Teamsters' federation, Change to Win) received little attention in the mainstream media. That is unsurprising, as the concerns of working people don't interest corporate-owned newspapers and television networks. (And they wonder why they're dying.)
Joe Hansen Takes Helm at Change to Win Wall Street Journal ...Joe Hansen, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers, will head the federation of four labor unions ... (t)he federation also ... elected Teamsters President Jim Hoffa as secretary-treasurer...
Employers Moving Slowly to Fill Jobs Wall Street Journal ...Even as jobs remain scarce, employers are being unusually slow to fill positions—a problematic trend at a time when 4.3% of the labor force has been out of work for more than six months.