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Raising Most People's Wages
10/01/14 - Teamsters local 570
Oct. 1, 2014 | ECONOMY | It used to be that economic expansions improved the incomes of the bottom 90 percent more than the top 10 percent. But starting with the “Reagan” recovery of 1982 to 1990, the benefits of economic growth during expansions have gone mostly to the top 10 percent. Since the current recovery began in 2009, all economic gains have gone to the top 10 percent.
Raising Most People's Wages
10/01/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Oct. 1, 2014 | ECONOMY | It used to be that economic expansions improved the incomes of the bottom 90 percent more than the top 10 percent. But starting with the “Reagan” recovery of 1982 to 1990, the benefits of economic growth during expansions have gone mostly to the top 10 percent. Since the current recovery began in 2009, all economic gains have gone to the top 10 percent.
Raising Most People's Wages
10/01/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Oct. 1, 2014 | ECONOMY | It used to be that economic expansions improved the incomes of the bottom 90 percent more than the top 10 percent. But starting with the “Reagan” recovery of 1982 to 1990, the benefits of economic growth during expansions have gone mostly to the top 10 percent. Since the current recovery began in 2009, all economic gains have gone to the top 10 percent.
A Grand Design for Greater Gridlock at the NLRB *
09/30/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 30, 2014 | EDITORIAL | Republican Sen.
A Grand Design for Greater Gridlock at the NLRB
09/30/14 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 30, 2014 | EDITORIAL | Republican Sen.
Local 162 Member Competes in National Truck Driving Championships
09/30/14 - Teamsters Local 162
Anthony Suit, a Local 162 Shop Steward and driver for Safeway competed in the flat bed class at the National Truck Driving Championships. 
Member Bags Six Point Elk
09/30/14 - Teamsters Local 162
Don Greene, Recording Secretary on the Local 162 Executive Board and a UPS Feeder Steward, bagged a six point elk on his recent vacation to the Eagle Cap wilderness.  His cousin also bagged a six point elk.  Don says that he bugled the elk in within 40 yards.
A Grand Design for Greater Gridlock at the NLRB
09/30/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 30, 2014 | EDITORIAL | Republican Sen.
Inside the Koch Brothers’ Toxic Empire
09/29/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 29, 2014 | IN FOCUS | Together, Charles and David Koch control one of the world’s largest fortunes, which they are using to buy up our political system.
Inside the Koch Brothers’ Toxic Empire
09/29/14 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 29, 2014 | IN FOCUS | Together, Charles and David Koch control one of the world’s largest fortunes, which they are using to buy up our political system.
In Case You Missed It
09/26/14 - Teamsters Local 355
  • Why vote in 2014.   • The importance of midterm elections.   • Wage theft is a crime, unions are the crime busters.   • There is power in the union, says John Sayles.   • Arbitration ruling makes 9,000 postal jobs union positions.   • Did autoworkers strike a blow against two-tier wage systems.
In Case You Missed It
09/26/14 - Teamsters local 570
  • Why vote in 2014.   • The importance of midterm elections.   • Wage theft is a crime, unions are the crime busters.   • There is powerin the union, says John Sayles.   • Arbitration ruling makes 9,000 postal jobs union positions.   • Did autoworkers strike a blow against two-tier wage systems.
Why Half of US Adults No Longer Believe in the American Dream
09/26/14 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 26, 2014 | ECONOMY | …Nearly half of Americans who once believed in the American dream (defined as the belief that if you work hard, you’ll get ahead) think it no longer exists. Similarly, close to half of all Americans over 18 think their generation is better off financially than their children’s will be.
Why Half of US Adults No Longer Believe in the American Dream
09/26/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 26, 2014 | ECONOMY | …Nearly half of Americans who once believed in the American dream (defined as the belief that if you work hard, you’ll get ahead) think it no longer exists. Similarly, close to half of all Americans over 18 think their generation is better off financially than their children’s will be.
In Case You Missed It
09/26/14 - Teamsters Local 992
  • Why vote in 2014.   • The importance of midterm elections.   • Wage theft is a crime, unions are the crime busters.   • There is powerin the union, says John Sayles.   • Arbitration ruling makes 9,000 postal jobs union positions.   • Did autoworkers strike a blow against two-tier wage systems.
Why Half of US Adults No Longer Believe in the American Dream
09/26/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 26, 2014 | ECONOMY | …Nearly half of Americans who once believed in the American dream (defined as the belief that if you work hard, you’ll get ahead) think it no longer exists. Similarly, close to half of all Americans over 18 think their generation is better off financially than their children’s will be.
Carl Lindberry Post 1009
09/26/14 - GCC/IBT District Council 4
The Carl Lindberry Post 1009 is celebrating their 68th Annual Installation of Officers Luncheon on Sunday, October 12th starting at noon.  The event will take place at Park Ridge V.F.W. Post 3579 at 10 W. Higgins Rd. in Park Ridge Illinois.  Cost to attend is $30.00 per person.
Dept. of Labor Advocates for Paid Maternity Leave
09/26/14 - Teamsters Local 992
Sept. 26, 2014 | WORKING FAMILIES | The Obama administration wants to remind Americans that the United States is the only developed country without laws providing paid maternity leave. A new video from the U.S. Labor Department compares two pregnant women who work full time and share the same due date. One will get 14 weeks of paid leave, because she lives in Germany.
Dept. of Labor Advocates for Paid Maternity Leave
09/26/14 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 26, 2014 | WORKING FAMILIES | The Obama administration wants to remind Americans that the United States is the only developed country without laws providing paid maternity leave. A new video from the U.S. Labor Department compares two pregnant women who work full time and share the same due date. One will get 14 weeks of paid leave, because she lives in Germany.
Dept. of Labor Advocates for Paid Maternity Leave
09/26/14 - Teamsters Local 355
Sept. 26, 2014 | WORKING FAMILIES | The Obama administration wants to remind Americans that the United States is the only developed country without laws providing paid maternity leave. A new video from the U.S. Labor Department compares two pregnant women who work full time and share the same due date. One will get 14 weeks of paid leave, because she lives in Germany.
Nomination Notice
09/25/14 - Teamsters Local 41
Minimum Wage Hike Has Strong Support Among Employers
09/25/14 - Teamsters local 570
Sept. 25, 2014 | ECONOMY | Poll after poll indicates that the vast majority of Americans believe the minimum wage isn’t high enough. Apparently, a lot of U.S. employers agree. A national survey of 2,000 human resource and hiring managers done for the job search site CareerBuilder found that most of those managers think the minimum wage in their state should be at least $10 per hour.
Corrected
09/25/14 - Teamsters Local 786
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A Grand Design for Greater Gridlock at the NLRB *
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