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      The Baltimore Sun: James 'Jimmy' Deene, trucker, union official and business agent...
      May 21, 2019  |  Brother Deene was chief negotiator for The Sun's drivers and pressmen. Today it published a nice obituary: “He was [a] tireless worker who bent over backward for his union members,” said Lawrence E. Geho, president of Baltimore Mailers Local 888... Read it here

      Local 355 mourns the passing of Brother Jim Deene 
      May 20, 2019  |  Local 355 officers, staff and members are mourning the sudden loss of Jim Deene, a business agent for Teamsters Local 355 in Baltimore, Md., who passed away suddenly on May 17, 2019. Deene began his Teamster career as a driver for U.S. Foodservice. He served as a shop steward from 1997 until 2002, when he became a business agent for the Local. Friends may visit Thursday, May 23, 2019, from 2-4 pm and 6-9 pm in the Barranco & Sons, P.A. Severna Park Funeral Home, 495 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park, MD 21146. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 24, 2019, at 11 am in Our Lady of the Fields Roman Catholic Church, 1070 Cecil Ave., Millersville, MD 21108.


      Teamster Podcast: United in power at Unity
      May 22, 2019  
      |  Listen to the latest episode of the Teamster Nation Podcast and hear how the union united for power at its annual Unity Conference in May, plus its plans for greater wins in the workplace and at the ballot box.

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      Sept. 17, 2018 | While it still requires some deal jiu-jitsu, Tronc looks to be on the brink of being broken up. Will Wyatt’s new Donerail Group, several confidential sources tell me, has now gotten the financing in place to do a deal to buy Tronc. Donerail would purchase Tronc’s 10 daily newspaper properties, take the company private, and then most likely sell the papers off to individual buyers — some of whom it already has lined up… Neiman Lab Sept. 17, 2018 | A second firm is in talks to potentially acquire Chicago-based newspaper chain Tronc. California-based newspaper chain McClatchy is in “early stage” discussions to buy Tronc, owner of the Chicago Tribune and other major newspapers, a source familiar with the negotiations said Friday. McClatchy, a publicly traded company, generated about $904 million in revenue last year, according to filings with the SEC… Chicago Tribune June 29, 2018 | After one of the most lampooned rebrandings of the digital era, Tronc is going to return to the name Tribune Publishing. An insider said that the name change for the parent company of the Chicago Tribune and the New York Daily News was awaiting the completion of Tronc’s spinoff of the Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune and several other papers in its California Media Group to health tech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong… MarketWatch
      Sept. 17, 2018 | While it still requires some deal jiu-jitsu, Tronc looks to be on the brink of being broken up. Will Wyatt’s new Donerail Group, several confidential sources tell me, has now gotten the financing in place to do a deal to buy Tronc. Donerail would purchase Tronc’s 10 daily newspaper properties, take the company private, and then most likely sell the papers off to individual buyers — some of whom it already has lined up… Neiman Lab
      Sept. 17, 2018 | A second firm is in talks to potentially acquire Chicago-based newspaper chain Tronc. California-based newspaper chain McClatchy is in “early stage” discussions to buy Tronc, owner of the Chicago Tribune and other major newspapers, a source familiar with the negotiations said Friday. McClatchy, a publicly traded company, generated about $904 million in revenue last year, according to filings with the SEC… Chicago Tribune
      June 29, 2018 | After one of the most lampooned rebrandings of the digital era, Tronc is going to return to the name Tribune Publishing. An insider said that the name change for the parent company of the Chicago Tribune and the New York Daily News was awaiting the completion of Tronc’s spinoff of the Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune and several other papers in its California Media Group to health tech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong… MarketWatch

      Elsewhere in The News

        • Big Labor swats away its ‘Kick Me’ sign
        • You want to put the union label on memes?
        • Illinois pot industry buzzing with union drives
        • House to vote on $15 min. wage by August
        • Workers will die unless EPA bans solvent, advocates say
        • Social Security is staring at its first real shortfall in decades
        • Pro-UAW Volkswagen Chattanooga workers cite safety concerns
        • Growing number of Latinos broaden Labor’s mission, political power
        • Teamsters applaud House panel’s passage of pension measure
        • Former Teamster’s new album ‘motivated by the times we’re going through’


      June 13, 2019 | JOBS | US immigration hawks have long complained that undocumented workers take Americans’ jobs and lower wages. Some good news for them: the size of the undocumented labor force is shrinking, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center. From 2007 to 2017, the number of undocumented workers dropped 7.6 million from 8.2 million. So, immigrants now make a smaller share of the US workforce. It’s yet another sign of how immigration to the US is changing. There are fewer people coming overall. Employers have already started to feel the drop...Quartz

      June 13, 2019 | OPINION | … As the 2020 campaign heats up, there will be a big debate over whether Trump has been good or bad for America’s workers. But there’s a surefire way to determine whether Trump or any candidate is good for such voters. The nation’s unions and other worker groups should draw up a Contract for the American Worker and make it clear they will only endorse candidates, Republican or Democratic, who endorse such a deal. Such a “Contract” could call for… This proposed contract would aim to end what I call “America’s anti-worker exceptionalism…The Guardian

      June 10, 2019 | LABOR HISTORY | As Pride Month is recognized around the world this year, the rainbow-hued celebration will be colored by hope, fear for the future, and reverence for the queer liberation movement’s radical past. This year has already seen the murders of at least nine Black trans women in a slow-moving genocide that continues to ravage the community. The Trump administration is still forcing its agenda to deny basic human rights to queer people, especially those who are trans and non-binary. Around the world, queer people face brutal repression and inequality. Through it all, the community has stood strong, and even when faced with constant attacks by a homophobic, transphobic right-wing government, LGBTQIA people in the U.S. do have a formidable ally: labor unions… Teen Vogue

        • The trade wars are here. Are trade blocs next?
        • NEA: Labor movement comes back big after ‘Janus’
        • Unions offer opportunity for younger workers
        • Grocery store workers are at their breaking point
        • NLRB issues order in Johns Hopkins nurses’ union effort
        • Wage theft is a problem across industries, study says
        • Congress’ big chance to help workers save for retirement
        • A court blocked Trump’s bid to weaken unions. The WH found another way.
        • Teamsters applaud passage of Dream and Promise Act in the House
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