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Today's Teamster News 01.12.11

YRC's top spot isn't easy to fill  Kansas City Star  ...some are wondering why it’s taking YRC’s board of directors so long to find Zollars’ successor...
House OKs bill to limit unionization of some state workers  State Journal-Register   ...The Illinois House pushed through a bill on Monday that would limit certain state workers’ rights to join a collective bargaining unit...
No-confidence vote against corrections director fails  (Local 760) Yakima Herald-Republic ...Unhappy Yakima County corrections officers took a no-confidence vote in Director Ed Campbell on Friday, a sign of frustration over layoffs and other looming cutbacks needed to fill an unexpected $3 million budget gap...
Labor Dept. Data Highlights Trucking Contraction  Journal of Commerce   ...The number of trucking operations tracked by the Bureau of Labor Statistics dropped 7.5 percent from 2007 through early 2010...
Trade Rep says cross-border trucking could happen in 6 months  truckinginfo.com
Teamsters Local 97 makes concessions to save Toms River $200,000  Asbury Park Press   ...For the third time in two years, members of Teamsters Local 97 have voluntarily made concessions to their contracts to prevent layoffs...
Rising Chinese Inflation to Show Up in U.S. Imports  New York Times   ...the overall impact on United States inflation may be minimal...
TransCanada Takes Oil Sands Heat In Stride  Reuters   ...TransCanada's first big advertising program drums up support for planned Keystone XL oil sands pipeline...
State official: Taxpayers won't be on hook for high-speed rail  The Tampa Tribune   ...The private consortium that wins the right to design, build, operate and maintain the Tampa-Orlando route would be required to assume financial responsibility through its contract with the state, Florida Rail Enterprise executive director Kevin Thibault told a state Senate committee Tuesday...