Today's Teamster News 07.30.13

Written By giroud on Tuesday, 30 July 2013 | 03:51

<="http://www.teamster.org/content/waste-drivers-michigan-join-teamsters-local-337" rel="nofollow">Waste Drivers In Michigan Join Teamsters Local 337  IBT   ...On July 26, drivers who transport trash in their tractor-trailer rigs voted overwhelmingly to join Local 337 in Detroit/Port Huron...
<="http://www.teamster.org/content/teamsters-still-question-mexican-truck-safety-despite-court-decision" rel="nofollow">Teamsters Still Question Mexican Truck Safety Despite Court Decision  IBT ...The Teamsters today questioned the safety of Mexican trucks after a federal court refused to rehear the union’s challenge to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s cross-border truck pilot program...
<="http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/carriage-horse-drivers-accuse-aspca-anti-quinn-moves-article-1.1411251" rel="nofollow">Teamster horse-and-carriage drivers lash out on ASPCA’s alleged anti-Christine Quinn moves  New York Daily News   ...Teamsters Local 533 says the ASPCA violated its nonprofit status by giving $450,000 over the past several years to New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets, or NYCLASS, which wants to end the horse-carriage industry and runs a website called <="http://www.quinnhatesanimals.com/" rel="nofollow">QuinnHatesAnimals.com...
<="http://www.teamster.org/content/ups-contract-update" rel="nofollow"> Latest UPS Update  IBT   ...As you are aware, the national agreement was approved by a majority of Teamsters who voted. However, 17 supplements and riders were not approved...
<="http://www.lakeconews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=32360:breaking-lake-transit-workers-vote-to-strike-indefinitely-strike-begins-monday&catid=1:latest&Itemid=197" rel="nofollow">Teamster Lake Transit workers vote to strike indefinitely  Lake County News   ...On Sunday, Lake Transit Authority workers, who are members of Teamsters Local 665, voted to strike until they settle their new contract--a move that's expected to result in curtailed services for the county's transit riders...
<="http://independent.com/news/2013/jul/28/massive-cuts-looming-mtd-bus-riders/?on" rel="nofollow">Massive Cuts Looming for MTD Bus Riders  Santa Barbara Independent   ...Four Lines Face Outright Elimination, Another 13 Threatened With Reduced Service. Unless funding is restored, 50 MTD bus drivers, who are represented by Teamsters Local 186, would be affected by the cuts...
<="http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/07/29/bart-and-unions-still-far-apart-before-strike-deadline/" rel="nofollow">BART And Unions Still Far Apart Before Strike Deadline  KCBS5 News   ...While Bay Area Rapid Transit worker contract talks were scheduled to continue this week, the transit agency’s management and labor unions remain as far apart as ever, offering little hope that an agreement will be made before the strike deadline August 4th...
<="http://www.abqjournal.com/227043/biz/misclassification-of-employees-carries-penalties.html" rel="nofollow">Misclassification of employees carries penalties (opinion)  ABQ Journal   …This practice of misclassification has created substantial problems for affected employees and for the United States Treasury, the Social Security and Medicare...
<="http://www.salon.com/2013/07/29/fast_food_strikes_intensify_in_seven_cities/" rel="nofollow">Fast food strikes intensify in seven cities  Salon   ...The biggest walkout yet began yesterday morning -- and the strikes could have far-reaching implications for labor…
<="http://www.wncn.com/story/22952000/despite-end-of-legislative-session-moral-monday-marches-on" rel="nofollow">Teachers crowd final Raleigh 'Moral Monday' protest  Associated Press   ...Thousands of North Carolina teachers and other protesters on Monday staged one of the largest of the almost-weekly demonstrations opposing Republican policy decisions...
<="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130727/michigan-attorney-general-backs-pensioners-detroit-bankruptcy" rel="nofollow">Michigan attorney general backs pensioners in Detroit bankruptcy  Global Post   ...Michigan's Attorney General Bill Schuette, a Republican, said on Saturday he would defend retirees who risk losing public pensions because of Detroit's bankruptcy, putting him at odds with the city's emergency manager appointed by fellow Republican Governor Rick Snyder...
<="http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2013/07/27/opinion/doc51f2cc91bae2e453" rel="nofollow">Labor playing field needs to be leveled with ideas from both sides of the aisle (opinion)  Oakland Press   ...A recent guest opinion asserted that the passage of so-called Right-to-Work legislation in Michigan led to the state's mild economic recovery. To the contrary, it is highly doubtful that Michigan gained a single high-wage job as a result of Right-to-Work or any other piece of anti-labor legislation...
<="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-07-27/news/chi-quinn-to-sign-bill-allowing-online-voter-registration-in-illinois-20130726_1_online-voter-registration-voter-turnout-quinn-signs-bill" rel="nofollow">Quinn signs bill allowing online voter registration in Illinois  Chicago Tribune   ...Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed a measure into law Saturday that will make Illinois the 18th state to allow voters to register online...
<="http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-california-targeted-20130728,0,113871.story" rel="nofollow">Landmark California regulations under federal fire  Los Angeles Times   ...Companies are going through Congress to fight California's stricter workplace, consumer and environmental laws. Gridlock and sympathetic Republicans in the House could work in their favor...
<="http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/local/burlington_county_times_news/state-agencies-crack-down-on-local-temp-worker-abuse/article_07f7896e-4c7e-5e88-8c56-3cb718ed866d.html" rel="nofollow">State agencies crack down on local temp worker abuse  Burlington County Times   ...The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor in South Jersey has some advice for employers who think they are not responsible for making sure temporary workers are getting paid minimum wage: Don’t...
<="http://muskogeephoenix.com/local/x541284318/Openness-lost-in-privatization" rel="nofollow">Openness lost in privatization  Muskogee Phoenix   ...A push toward the privatization of Oklahoma state services is spawning criticism from those who see the trend as the decline of government transparency and accountability...
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