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Today's Teamster News 07.20.13

Teamster Waste Workers Near San Diego Ratify Solid First Contract  IBT   ...On July 13, workers at Waste Management in El Cajon, California, overwhelmingly ratified their first contract, which provides solid pay increases and excellent benefits. The contract will cover 190 workers who joined Local 683 in San Diego in March...

Today's Teamster News 07.13.13

Iowa Supreme Court: It’s OK To Fire A Woman For Being Too Attractive  ThinkProgress   ...Standing by a December decision, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday that a male dentist who fired a female assistant because she was too attractive and threatened his marriage did not commit sex discrimination...

What's dignified about a scab?

Nothing at all. But the Dignity Memorial company, also known as Houston-based SCI, is asking striking funeral directors to scab.

This is the same company that hired armed thugs six years ago to spy on Teamster funeral directors and drivers during negotiations.

SCI could learn a thing or two about dignity.

The striking funeral directors and drivers belong to Local 727 in Chicago. They walked off the job at 16 funeral homes a week ago because SCI refuses to negotiate in good faith.

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...


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