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Today's Teamster News 01.04.13

The Walmart Revolt  In These Times   ...at a time of growing unrest among low-paid workers, the Walmart campaign could help the labor movement take a giant leap forward...
2012 ends strongly for manufacturing sector  manufacture this   ...Despite hitting a 40-month low in November, manufacturing activity not only rose, but expanded in December, concluding the year with a positive sign of growth...
An Eyes Wide Open Look at U.S. Manufacturing  Trade Reform   ...“The fate of the U.S. economy will be decided in the next four to five years. The question is: Do we continue on the course to becoming a third-world country, importing finished goods and exporting raw materials, or will we rebuild our manufacturing base and once again become the premier industrial leader?”...
Japan plans 'nationalisation' of factories to save industry  The Telegraph   ...Japan's government is to take the unprecedented step of buying factories and machinery directly with taxpayer funds, the latest in a series of radical steps to lift the country out of its deep slump...
Small business recession explains poor sentiment  Sober Look   ...after a gradual recovery since 2009, US small business revenues have been consistently declining for most of 2012. Recent declines have lasted for 9 consecutive months … and are visible across all major industries...
The Big Fiscal Cliff Deal Winners: Hedge Fund And Private Equity Moguls  Forbes   ...hedge fund and private equity moguls will continue to be taxed relatively lightly after the new fiscal cliff legislation...
At $250B, costs of occupational injury and illness exceed costs of cancer   Economic Policy Institute   ...Occupational injuries and illnesses are overlooked contributors to the overall national costs of all diseases, injuries, and deaths...
Lost day: NHL, union don't meet Thursday for full bargaining session  The Republic   ...Any momentum gained from a long night of negotiations between the NHL and the players' association seemed to have been lost Thursday when the sides remained mostly apart...
State inks deal to privatize S. Fla. inmate health care  Tampa Bay Times   ...Gov. Rick Scott's administration announced Thursday the state has signed a contract with a Pennsylvania based company, Wexford Health Sources, to outsource all medical care to more than 15,000 inmates in several South Florida prisons...
United Natural Foods, Teamsters to hold dispute talks  just-food.com   ...United Natural Foods and the Teamsters trade union will hold fresh talks as customers voice disquiet over the ongoing worker strike in Washington state...

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