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[North Carolina] Pension suit could be nearing end

Supreme Court declined Tuesday to hear a petition filed by a unit of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., meaning there could be a resolution this year to a 13-year-old lawsuit led by Richard Tatum of Winston-Salem against the RJR Pension Investment committee. Tatu
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 2, 2015 08:19

[Australia] Prison wardens want total ban on smoking in WA jails

Smoking was banned inside WA’s prison buildings in 2008, but is still allowed in outdoor areas, and the union says there’s a problem with inmates smoking in their cells, especially at night.
The Australian (au)
added Jun 29, 2015 12:59

[North Carolina] ITG's Florida workforce not moving to Greensboro

The legacy Commonwealth-Altadis unit is eliminating about 150 job positions in Fort Lauderdale, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice filed with the Florida Commerce Department.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 21, 2015 14:23

[Florida] Commonwealth-Altadis tobacco company to lay off 150 workers

has notified state officials that it will lay off 150 people in Fort Lauderdale. Its brands include USA Gold, Montclair, Dutch Masters, Backwoods and Phillies. The company has 215 employees in Fort Lauderdale. Only its Premium handcrafted and handrolled
Ft. Lauderdale (FL) Sun-Sentinel
added Jun 21, 2015 14:14

[North Carolina] ITG Brands clarifies production plans

G on Friday took over the Lorillard operations and workforce, including its Greensboro headquarters and plant, which Reynolds American Inc. didn't acquire as part of its $29.25 billion purchase of Lorillard. Reynolds essentially bought Newport, the No. 2
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 21, 2015 14:10

Kentucky tobacco farm suits allege low pay, poor housing

Lawsuits has been filed against five tobacco farms in Kentucky by migrant workers claiming they were paid insufficient wages and forced to live in deplorable conditions despite being hired through the federal H-2A program.
Farm World
added Jun 11, 2015 10:49
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[Maine] Cumberland County corrections officers fume over move to remove ‘smoke shack’

More than a dozen corrections officers who work at the Cumberland County Jail in Portland brought their contract negotiation grievances before county commissioners Monday night, their chief concern being the loss of a shack on jail property where officer
Portland (ME) Press-Herald
added Jun 9, 2015 17:00

U.S. Solicitor general’s recommendation doesn’t spell end to RJR suit

Asking for the solicitor general’s view “says a lot more about the Supreme Court’s interest and the likelihood of certiorari being granted than what the solicitor general has to say about a case,” said Jeremy Blumenfeld, a Philadelphia-based partner at M
Pensions & Investments Magazine
added Jun 9, 2015 12:18

[North Carolina] Judge’s approval of brand transfers final step in Reynolds-Lorillard megadeal

The judge’s decision was the final legal hurdle to a megadeal announced in July 2014 and currently valued at more than $29 billion. Reynolds is essentially buying Newport, the top-selling U.S. menthol brand and No. 2 overall brand.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jun 8, 2015 18:45

[North Carolina] The Reynolds-Lorillard deal: What about jobs, consolidation? (SLIDESHOW)

But it's still not clear exactly how safe the 1,350 jobs at Lorillard's plant on Market Street in Greensboro are. Newport is currently made at Lorillard's Greensboro factory, but production will shift to Reynolds' Tobaccoville plant by 2017.
Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area
added Jun 8, 2015 18:10
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