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The Scandal Rocking California’s Weed Industry

Sometime in 2018, a Chicago-area union honcho named Joseph Senese started showing up at cannabis industry mixers in California.Senese represented himself as a leader of the National Production Workers Union, an Illinois-based outfit. As he put it to curious cannabis business owners and consultants, the union was getting into weed with a new California-based local called “ProTech Local 33.” The idea was to help West Coast cannabis businesses fulfill a labor-friendly licensing requirement necessar...
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Jimmy Hoffa associate who was suspect in disappearance dies

Charles “Chuckie” O'Brien, a longtime associate of Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa who became a leading suspect in the labor leader's disappearance and later was portrayed in the Martin Scorsese film, “The Irishman," has died. O'Brien's stepson, Harvard Law School professor Jack Goldsmith, said in a blog post that O'Brien died Thursday in Boca Raton, Florida, from what appeared to be a heart attack. O'Brien was a constant companion to Hoffa in the decades when the labor leader...
Tags: News, Charles, Teamsters, Martin Scorsese, Harvard Law School, Brien, Jack Goldsmith, Boca Raton Florida, Hoffa, Jimmy Hoffa


The CEO of a scooter startup owned by Ford explains why it's a good thing that his employees are unionizing — and how it could help Spin get a leg up on Bird and Lime

Forty workers who manage Spin's fleet of scooters in December voted to unionize.  Even before the decision, the Ford-owned startup had classified the workers as employees instead of independent contractors, giving them access to the associated benefits that come with employment.  In an interview, Spin's founder explained why the investments in training and benefits may help the company win in the long fight against competitors Bird, Lime and more.  Click here for more BI Prime stories. Contra...
Tags: Apple, Lyft, California, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Ford, Washington Dc, Bird, Silicon Valley, Teamsters, Lime, Poon, Uber Lyft, Euwyn Poon


St. Louis County plow strike planned Wednesday

St. Louis County plow drivers and other public works employees are poised to go on strike starting Wednesday and will continue "until the demands of the members are met," the Teamsters Local 320 union announced Tuesday.
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Timing uncertain on St. Louis County plow strike as snow arrives

Teamsters won't say when they plan a work stoppage, which can begin anytime now.
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St. Louis County plow strike imminent, though timing uncertain, as snow hits

Teamsters won't say when they plan a work stoppage, which can begin anytime now.
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FedEx mounts big-money push to head off unionization by US workers

Teamsters bid to organize employees seeking better pay and benefits as company bombards them with anti-union messagesFedEx workers hoping to unionize and get better pay and benefits have met with a well-financed barrage of opposition from the company, according to recordings obtained by the Guardian. Related: A brutal year: how the 'techlash' caught up with Facebook, Google and Amazon Continue reading...
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Does Errol Morris Know Who Really Killed Jimmy Hoffa?

Spurred by The Irishman’s take on the matter, Errol Morris, the progenitor of our current obsession with true crime, tackles an enduring mystery: Who Really Killed Jimmy Hoffa? There is a weird discrepancy about whether the meeting was set for 2:00 or 2:30, but the uncertainty simply contributes to the argument that something strange was going on: Hoffa’s friends and family were incredulous that he would wait any amount of time; he was known to be extremely punctual and intolerant of those who ...
Tags: Mafia, Teamsters, Jason Kottke, Morris, Errol Morris, Andiamo, Hoffa, Jimmy Hoffa, Errol Morris Know, Machus Red Fox, Errol Morris Jimmy Hoffa


St. Louis County plow drivers file notice of intent to strike

Teamsters file intent to strike, with no date set for work stoppage.
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Strike looms for St. Louis County plow drivers

Teamsters file intent to strike, with no date set for work stoppage.
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End of the Decade: Netflix, Disney and tax credits dominated the entertainment world

By the middle of the decade, California finally found a tax credit formula that counteracted the film and TV production incentives which Georgia, Louisiana and other states — not to mention Great Britain and most of Canada — had been using to lure shows away from the entertainment capital for a decade. While the state’s $330 million per year, 2.0 tax credit program hasn’t shut down the rival jurisdictions, it’s certainly what was needed to replace the less-effective, $100 million annual 1.0 sche...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, News, California, Disney, Sacramento, Sport, Fox, Netflix, Canada, Soccer, Streaming, Lausd, Hulu, Teamsters


UNFI workers walk out, could disrupt Minneapolis-St. Paul grocery supplies

Local members of the Teamsters went on strike in sympathy with workers at an UNFI warehouse in Indiana.
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Workers at UNFI warehouse in Hopkins walked out today, could disrupt Twin Cities groceries

Local members of the Teamsters went on strike in sympathy with workers at an UNFI warehouse in Indiana.
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How ‘The Irishman’ Culminates the Greatest Director and Actor Collaboration in Film History

Martin Scorsese’s sprawling new mob epic, The Irishman, opens with a tracking shot through a nursing home. We’re a long way from the Copacabana in Goodfellas, but that nightclub, too, makes an appearance later, and the shot in question here is still soundtracked by a golden oldie. “In the Still of the Night” takes the place of “Then He Kissed Me.” The camera glides past senior citizens with cane walkers to a place where a white-haired old man in tinted glasses sits, looking like a shadow of his...
Tags: Hbo, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Features, Netflix, Leonardo Dicaprio, Robert-De-Niro, Akira Kurosawa, Scorsese, Goodfellas, National Film Registry, Teamsters, Harvey Keitel, Copacabana, Ginger


Could Jimmy Hoffa's body be in an old New Jersey landfill? Yes, an expert says

A former New Jersey landfill may hold the grave of the former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared from a restaurant on July 30, 1975.         [Author: Detroit Free Press]
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Movie Review: 'The Irishman' Is An Epic With The Feel Of History

Martin Scorsese's three-and-a-half-hour mob movie, "The Irishman," stars Robert De Niro as a killer for hire, and Al Pacino as Teamsters union boss Jimmy Hoffa.
Tags: News, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Teamsters, Martin Scorsese


Ray Romano was very anxious acting across from Robert De Niro in 'The Irishman,' but says the de-aging dots on the legend's face weren't distracting

Ray Romano talked to Business Insider about what it was like to star in Martin Scorsese's Netflix movie, "The Irishman." In the movie, Romano plays connected mob lawyer Bill Bufalino, and most of his scenes are with Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, or Joe Pesci, which Romano said filled him with anxiety.  The actor also described one scene where De Niro had dots on his face for the de-aging to his character that was done in post production.  Looking back on his career, Romano said it "bothers" him t...
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Yes, Ray Romano was very anxious acting opposite Robert De Niro and Al Pacino in 'The Irishman'

Ray Romano talked to Business Insider about what it was like to star in Martin Scorsese's Netflix movie, "The Irishman." In the movie, Romano plays connected mob lawyer Bill Bufalino, and most of his scenes are with Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, or Joe Pesci, which Romano said filled him with anxiety.  The actor also described one scene where De Niro had dots on his face for the de-aging to his character that was done in post production.  Looking back on his career, Romano said it "bothers" him t...
Tags: Hbo, New York, Congress, Toronto, Trends, Netflix, Pennsylvania, Hugh Jackman, Robert De Niro, Cbs, Scorsese, Bronx, Pixar, Bobby Cannavale, Al Pacino, Long Island


Labor unions and businesses must unite to fix PAGA: Tom Manzo

California trial lawyers are licking their chops over a trio of new state employment laws that significantly expand the liability of Golden State businesses. Assembly Bill 5, passed last month, severely restricts the use of contractors. Senate Bill 142, passed this month, adds rules regarding workplace lactation rooms. And, AB 673, also passed this month, allows employees to sue for punitive damages over late wages. Businesses already face broad exposure to labor lawsuits in California because o...
Tags: Google, Labor, California, Opinion, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Syria, Soccer, Teamsters, Trump, State, Bakersfield, Kingsley, Golden State, Tom Campbell


Is The Koch Network Winning Its War On Occupational Licensing?

Made possible by When Joe Biden launched his presidential campaign in late April at a Teamsters hall in Pittsburgh, his speech was characteristically long on talk of restoring America’s “heart” and “soul” and short on specifics. But after noting that “workers feel powerless, too often humiliated” and bellowing, “I make no apologies; I am a union man!” he mentioned another way in which workers were being screwed by runaway corporate profiteers: “Why should someone who braids hair have to get...
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Teamsters kick off endorsement process as 2020 Democrats race for labor support

As the Democratic primary candidates aggressively campaign for labor support, the Teamsters on Friday rolled out the details of their newly expanded endorsement process, including recently taped interviews with Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.
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California’s former film commissioner Amy Lemisch revived production in the state, looks to the future

It’s been a wild ride for California film professionals through the last decade-and-a-half. Movie and TV production ran away from its traditional home in the Los Angeles area – and took many of the good, middle class jobs it had provided locally for nearly a century – to places that offered generous tax credits and other incentives such as Canada, Louisiana and Georgia. However, a good deal of that work has come back to the Golden State since 2009. And a lot of credit for that can be given to Am...
Tags: Business, Hollywood, News, California, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Georgia, Sport, Canada, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Leonardo Dicaprio, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Brad Pitt, Jerry Brown


Before Uber IPO and driver strike, union analysis criticizes driver pay

The report was compiled by a local group of drivers affiliated with Teamsters Local 117, the union that advocated in recent years for allowing ride-hailing drivers to unionize.
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Don't be fooled: Joe Biden is no friend of unions

The former vice-president is dressing up his candidacy in a blue-collar costume. But he’s never taken a political risk for workersThe former vice-president Joe Biden speaks at a campaign rally at Teamsters Local 249 union hall on Monday in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Jeff Swensen/Getty ImagesIn San Francisco there’s a high-end boutique called “Unionmade”. There you will find expensive work jackets and overalls, lit by bare bulbs and displayed on unvarnished metal shelves. The aestheti...
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Biden says 'I am a union man,' at first 2020 campaign event

Biden told Teamsters members who attended his first event as a 2020 contender that restoring a vibrant middle class would be the theme of his campaign. Period," Biden told the packed union hall. "The country wasn't built by Wall Street bankers, CEOs and hedge fund managers, it was built by you." Among those who introduced Biden was Harold Schaitberger, the president of the International Association of Firefighters, a 300,000-member union that endorsed him ahead of the Pittsburgh event.
Tags: News, Biden, Teamsters, Pittsburgh, Harold Schaitberger, International Association of Firefighters


Port truckers misclassified as contractors awarded nearly $1.3 million in lost wages

Ten truck drivers who haul cargo at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been awarded nearly $1.3 million by the California Labor Commissioner for lost wages due to being misclassified as independent contractors. The April 10 decision from the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement orders K&R Transportation to pay the drivers for unpaid wages, unpaid meal and rest breaks, and illegal paycheck deductions based on claims filed in 2017. K&R, a division of California Cartage which was acqui...
Tags: Business, Workplace, California, Senate, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Port Of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Puma, Los Angeles City Council, Teamsters, Southern California, Brown, Lowe


Teamsters top boss tries to quell rebellion by Mickey, Goofy

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Teamsters’ top boss is trying to quell a rebellion by Mickey, Minnie and their costumed friends. International Brotherhood of Teamsters general president James Hoffa ordered a hearing in Florida last weekend to determine whether leaders should be removed from the local Teamsters union that represents Walt Disney World’s costumed character-performers, […]
Tags: Florida, News, Ap, Walt Disney World, Teamsters, Orlando Fla, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Mickey Minnie, James Hoffa, Mickey Goofy


Important Section 230 Ruling from the Second Circuit–Herrick v. Grindr

This case involves an e-personation attack caused by fake Grindr postings from an ex-boyfriend. The victim claims to have contacted Grindr dozens of times seeking relief, to no avail. The victim sued Grindr for the attack, styling the case as a products liability claim to get around the obvious Section 230 immunity. Nevertheless, the lower court twice ruled for Grinder largely on Section 230 grounds, in a thoughtful and powerful opinion that earned the Technology & Marketing Law Blog’s Judge-of-...
Tags: Facebook, Supreme Court, Law, Airbnb, Grindr, Teamsters, Ftc, Terms Of Service, Federal Court, Santa Monica, Ninth Circuit, Howell, Second Circuit, Higgins, Ricci, Herrick


An Amazon Air plane crashed in February, killing all 3 people on board. Weeks earlier, several pilots said they thought an accident was inevitable.

An Amazon Air plane called CustomAir Obsession crashed on February 23, killing all three people on board. The cause of the crash remains unknown. In conversations with Business Insider before the crash, several pilots who fly planes for Amazon Air said they thought an accident was inevitable. These planes aren't owned by Amazon, and the people maintaining and flying these jumbo jets aren't Amazon employees. They're employees of Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdin...
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‘The Irishman’ Teaser Lets Us Hear (But Not See) Martin Scorsese’s New Gangster Epic

The first teaser for Martin Scorsese‘s The Irishman is here! And…there’s no footage. But hey, we’ll take what we can get. In the Netflix film, Scorsese reunites with his original leading man, Robert De Niro. He also reunites with Harvey Keitel and Joe Pesci, the latter having come out of retirement to work with the director again. And if all that wasn’t enough, Scorsese is also working with Al Pacino for the very first time. Watch (or I guess I should say listen to) The Irishman teaser below. ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Netflix, Italy, Robert-De-Niro, Scorsese, Movie Trailers, Al-Pacino, Rudy Giuliani, Teamsters, Harvey Keitel, Martin-Scorsese, Sheeran, U S Army, Pacino, Joe Pesci