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Today's Teamster News 02.08.13

US citizens braced for austerity impact  Financial Times   ...The Pentagon has said that 800,000 civilian employees would see their hours cut by 20 per cent for the rest of the year and 46,000 temporary workers would be laid off. Other agencies would also see deep cuts in staff. There are estimates of a 25 per cent drop in border patrol agents, 600 fewer food safety inspectors at slaughterhouses and meat processing plants, and 1,200 fewer air traffic control operators...

Whole Foods CEO calls workers 'herpes'

Teamsters have a message for UNFI CEO Steve Spinner.

This is what Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey actually said:

The union is like having herpes. It doesn't kill you, but it's unpleasant and inconvenient, and it stops a lot of people from becoming your lover. 

Tell UNFI CEO to quit lying about the Teamsters

Our brothers and sisters in Washington state are locked in a brutal fight with natural food distributor UNFI. Members of Local 117 are closing in on the third month of a strike against the company, which has 42 ULP charges pending, which hired 72 scabs and whose CEO tells preposterous lies about the situation.


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