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Hey you two newlyweds! 🙂 🙂 This bad business news ramped up with the curse of Raygun. Until the FRightwingnuts are squashed for good, it will continue!

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http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/44456-minnesota-beer-distributor-workers-continue-strike-over-safety-concerns

The largest beer distributor in Minnesota, J.J. Taylor, has recently tried to save money by incorporating two-person keg delivery routes into one-person packaged beer deliveries. Drivers and warehouse workers responded to the changes with a strike that began with a picket line on April 9.

Under the proposed new route system, Teamsters Local 792 union spokesperson Edward Reynoso said the company’s 93 drivers would have to deliver 50 to 60 kegs a day, weighing 170 pounds each. Currently, several delivery routes are exclusive to kegs and are staffed with a driver and a helper. Those routes would be phased out, merging keg deliveries with all other individual driver routes. Many of the delivery locations are in downtown areas with narrow and sometimes slippery steps, as drivers are often required to deliver kegs into basements of restaurants, bars and liquor stores.

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http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/21138/Janus-supreme-court-public-union-

Like everyone else in the labor movement, I’m nervously awaiting the Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, which would weaken public sector unions by letting workers receive the benefits of representation without contributing toward the cost.

But I’ve got a unique vantage point: I work in the same building as the plaintiff, Mark Janus.

We’re both child support specialists for the state of Illinois, where we do accounting on child support cases. I do this work because it’s fulfilling to help kids and single parents get the resources they need to support themselves.

What convinced Mr. Janus to join this destructive lawsuit? Your guess is as good as mine. I do know it’s much bigger than him. He’s the public face, but this case is backed by a network of billionaires and corporate front groups like the National Right-to-Work Foundation.

But the truth is, even Mark Janus himself benefits from union representation. Here are a few of the ways:

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