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Nov. 24, 1875: Led by Samuel Gompers, who would later found the American Federation of Labor, Cigarmakers’ Int’l Union Local 144 is chartered in New York City.

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Today's Teamster News For November 24, 2014
Teamsters: Port Truck Drivers At Pacer Cartage, Harbor Rail Transport Return To Work
Teamsters Joint Council 16 Statement On Immigration Action
Teamsters Win Midwest Seniority Case For Flight Attendants
North Las Vegas Mayor, City Workers Come Together In Support Of Teamsters Local 14
Today's Teamster News For November 21, 2014
Time For Tech To Pay Fair Wages
Freight Rail Carriers To Begin Bargaining With Teamsters/BMWED
Teamsters Safety and Health Director Appointed To Labor Advisory Committee
Brockton Public Schools Workers Choose Teamsters Local 653 Representation
 
     
Beware The 'Chained' CPI
Posted On: Dec 18, 2012

Dec. 18, 2012 | The chained CPI is a cut in Social Security Benefits and a "stealth" tax hike. As Republicans in Congress take a hard line in the sand against higher tax rates for millionaires and billionaires, they are demanding a Social Security benefit cut through a lower Cost of Living Adjustment (COLAs). The lower COLA would result from the adoption of a new formula for calculating COLAs called "Chained CPI." What is that and what will it mean for working people, especially middle-and lower-income families? Learn about it here. View explanatory graphic here.


 
 
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