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Updated On: Nov 05, 2010

   UPS Steward's Due Diligence Pays Off - Perhaps UPS managers should take it as a warning: If you're going to try to pool the wool of the eyes of Teamster employees, don't do it in front of Chris Lucas (Local 79, Tampa, FL), whose careful observation and copious note-taking provided ample information for a grievance that resulted in a cost to UPS of $137,000 – more than $83,000 of which was paid to workers at the Brooksville facility. – Teamster Magazine
   New Health Rules for Truck/Bus Drivers - Commercial and bus drivers who suffer a stroke should wait at least a year and be able to pass a driving test and a series of health assessments before getting behind a wheel again. – Reuters
   Trade Deals Fail to Deliver - From Labor Notes we learn "NAFTA-style trade agreements with the United States – such as Mexico and Australia – have grown less than half the rate of exports to all other countries … If U.S. exports to trade deal partners like Guatemala and Singapore had simply grown as fast as exports to other countries, the U.S. would have exported $33 billion worth of goods more in 2007 alone. That could have supported tens of thousands of well-paying jobs." More on how the TRADE Act could fix NAFTA.
   NFL Safety and Health Conflict - NFL owners and players are in a pain conflict. Safety on the field has become a divisive issue in labor negotiations between team owners and the players' union. At a time of mounting concerns that NFL collisions may cause neurological disorders in some former players, this season's run of serious injuries has many players upset - though not for reasons one might assume
. BusinessWeek


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