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Teamsters Reject Dr Pepper’s Contract Offer
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Teamsters Reject Dr Pepper’s Contract Offer

CHICAGO,  Illinois – After more than two weeks on the unfair labor practice strike line, Teamsters Local 727-representing drivers employed by the American Bottling Company, a subsidiary of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, has overwhelmingly voted to reject the company’s latest offer.
 The Local 727 Bargaining Committee waited four hours to hear from the company during the June…

Far-Right Group Pushes for Vote to Void Oklahoma Teachers’ Raise
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Far-Right Group Pushes for Vote to Void Oklahoma Teachers’ Raise

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.—A petition campaign led by former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn is threatening to nullify the $6,100-a-year pay raise Oklahoma teachers won after their walkout last spring. Coburn’s group, Oklahoma Taxpayers Unite, is collecting signatures for a ballot referendum that would void the about $430 million in tax increases on cigarettes, motor fuel, and…

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