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IBT 853 Teamster Steward John Joseph releases new CD

IBT 853 Teamster Steward John Joseph releases new CD
http://www.teamsters853.org/news/2015/JJosephCDRelease.html
What do you get when you cross a hard working shop steward with a singer/ songwriter and throw in a little twang? You get a singing Teamster troubadour!

Solidarity Needed Oakland First Student Bus Drivers Under Attack!

Solidarity Needed
Oakland First Student Bus Drivers Under Attack!

First Student school bus drivers in Oakland have been fighting their bosses for a contract since November 2014 to try to win a living wage.

Their wages are substandard. The starting wage is $15 / hour and many drivers have to work other jobs to survive. Meanwhile First Student transit workers in San Francisco are making double their wages for doing the same job. But the management refuses to give a wage increase!

Google Express workers join Teamsters

Google Express workers join Teamsters
http://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Google-Express-workers-join-...
By Wendy Lee
August 21, 2015

Photo: Nick And Laura Allen, Associated Press

Japan JR East begins decontaminating tracks in areas affected by nuclear crisis despite dangerous levels of radiation

Japan JR East begins decontaminating tracks in areas affected by nuclear crisis despite dangerous levels of radiation
http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20150821p2a00m0na0020...

Uber’s Attempt To Silence Its Drivers May Have Just Backfired

Uber’s Attempt To Silence Its Drivers May Have Just Backfired
http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/18328/uber-drivers-court-case
WEDNESDAY, AUG 19, 2015, 5:56 PM
Uber’s Attempt To Silence Its Drivers May Have Just Backfired
BY CLARK TAYLOR

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A judge has ruled that Uber's requirements of its drivers are unfair and illegal. (Flickr / Joakim Formo)

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