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The Teamsters for years have been an outspoken critic of fast-track trade authorization which allows bad proposed trade agreements to move through Congress on just a quick up-or-down vote. And in the last week, we were joined by 185 House lawmakers who feel the same way.

We’ve written many times in this space about how union jobs provide a better standard of living for workers. And a new analysis of U.S. Census Bureau stats released last week backs that up. Workers in states with higher union memberships are earning more than those in the least unionized states.

The Teamsters have long called for financial reform. Now a retired Citigroup chief executive who was once one of Wall Street’s biggest proponents of the creation of mega-banks has seen the light. John Reed, who led Citigroup from 1984 to 2000 and then served as the head of the New York Stock Exchange, now says banking rules need to be changed to avoid another economic 

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