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Today's Teamster News 01.11.13

North American Union sought among NAFTA believers  Trade Reform   ...The folks that gave us NAFTA continue to push for a full North American integration like the European Union.  The NAFTA-20 meeting was held in San Antonio last November.  Robert Pastor is credited as the Father of the North American Union idea...
Congress is awful because members spend all day long talking to rich people  Salon   ...Members of Congress don’t know anything about “the issues” and they spend all their time fundraising...
Jack Lew’s union-busting past  Salon   ...our possible next treasury secretary played a critical role trouncing an NYU union...

More And More Of America's PhDs Are On Welfare  Business Insider   ...The number of people with graduate degrees — master's degrees and doctorates — who have had to apply for food stamps, unemployment or other assistance more than tripled between 2007 and 2010...
Long-Term Unemployed Winning Jobs Or Giving Up?  Huffington Post   ..."There are still a lot of people who haven't found work, and it's reasonable to guess it's not because they're shirking, but because the labor market is still pretty terrible..."
Is right-to-work Pure Michigan? New Pure Michigan ad says so  Detroit Free Press   ...The state of Michigan wasted no time in touting its upcoming status as a right-to-work state in a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal...
ACLU says Scott has led “wide-ranging, expensive assault” on civil liberties  The Palm Beach Post   ...ACLU has challenged Scott over executive orders or legislation involving voting rights, religious freedom, abortion rights, judicial oversight, freedom of speech, and proposed drug-testing of public employees and welfare recipients...
Former Walker aide Darlene Wink gets probation, avoids imprisonment  Wisconsin State Journal   ...Wink, 62, was one of six people who faced criminal charges stemming from a long-running secret investigation. The probe looked into activity by Walker's former aides and associates after Walker, a Republican, became the county executive in May 2010...
ABF Freight, Teamsters meet in KC to hash out labor deal  Kansas City Business Journal   ...Gordon Sweeton, the co-chairman of the Teamsters’ National ABF Negotiating Committee said the union is disappointed with ABF’s proposals so far...
Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement With Costco  IBT   ...The Teamsters Union has reached a tentative agreement with Costco that keeps the warehouse club’s workers as among the highest-paid retail employees in the country with the best benefits...

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