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Today's Teamster News 07.25.13

Labor and Human Rights Coalition, including Teamsters, Call for Suspension of Trade Discussion with Vietnam  IBT   ...Yesterday, a coalition of labor and human rights leaders called on negotiations with Vietnam around the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to be suspended until the country can prove it has met basic labor, environmental and human right standards...

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...

Today's Teamster News 06.19.13

Fast-food workers echo 'Occupy' spirit  Chicago Tribune   ...Labor unions have been knocked back, knocked down and knocked out for so long that a new generation of organizers is beginning to try something new. Instead of unionizing and then protesting, they're protesting first...

300 learn how to cheat a worker at Teamsters' forum for Savannah port drivers

(UPDATE: CORRECTS 2nd graf to indicate meeting was in Savannah, sted Atlanta.)

Savannah port drivers told nearly 300 people on Saturday how their employers cheat them of wages and benefits by calling them "independent contractors."

Teamsters Local 728 hosted a community forum for the drivers in Savannah as part of the union's continuing battle against the misclassification of drivers.

Today's Teamster News 06.01.13

US Lawmakers Press Obama to Include Currency in Pacific Trade Deal  Reuters   ...Nearly 200 U.S. lawmakers have signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to insist on new rules against currency manipulation in a proposed trade agreement with Japan and 10 other countries in the Asia-Pacific region...

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