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Today's Teamster News 02.19.15

Teamsters to help L.A., Long Beach truckers seek unemployment benefits if ports shut down  Press-Telegram   …The International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced a plan Wednesday to aid thousands of nonunion truckers who may lose out on pay if labor strife at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach results in a work stoppage at the harbor...

Today's Teamster News 04.17.13

Congress Quietly Repeals Congressional Insider Trading Ban  NYU Local   ...there’s one piece of legislation that both Democrats and Republicans hate unanimously: the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act, a law passed last year designed to prevent insider trading among lawmakers and government officials by requiring them to post disclosures of their financial transactions online. ... it was repealed on Friday without debate...

Workers' prosperity resulted from fighting, Hoffa says

Teamster General President Jim Hoffa just sent a letter to the editor at The Economist, a British news magazine started back in the 19th century to promote free trade.

One of their columnists, "Schumpeter," wrote an essay saying that unions might offend people by talking about "fighting."

Schumpeter, by the way, is named after the Austrian economist who coined the phrase "creative destruction." (Kind of goes with free trade, doesn't it?)

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