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Today's Teamster News 01.16.13

United States Shouldn't Hand Over Battery Technology to China (opinion) US News   ...a cautionary tale is being told in a U.S. bankruptcy court in Delaware, where—unless the government acts quickly—over a decade of advanced American technology is about to be handed to the Chinese at a creditors' sale...
Goldman backs down on UK bonus delay  CNN   ...Goldman Sachs has backed down from a plan to delay UK bonus payments until after the new UK tax year, which would have allowed bankers to benefit from a cut in the top rate of tax from 50 to 45 per cent...
What Wal-Mart's Plan to Hire 100,000 Veterans Means For the Company and Economy: Nothing  The Atlantic   ...the average sales associate makes around $8 an hour. If that's the best we can for our veterans, we're not really doing very much...
House panel blocks most GOP attempts to trim Sandy disaster-relief bill  The Hill   ...The Republican-led House Rules Committee late Monday approved a rule for a massive Hurricane Sandy relief package that shuts out most GOP proposals to pare back the size of the bill...
Germany's economic growth slows sharply in 2012  BBC News   ...The German economy grew by 0.7% in 2012, a sharp slowdown on the previous year, preliminary figures show. The figure was well below the 3% growth seen in 2011 and suggests the economy contracted in the fourth quarter...
Japanese airlines ground Dreamliners after emergency landing  Reuters   ...All Nippon Airways Co said instruments aboard a domestic flight indicated a battery error, triggering emergency warnings to the pilots. Shigeru Takano, a senior safety official at the Civil Aviation Bureau, said a second warning light indicated smoke...
Priebus: Republicans in blue states ‘ought to be’ rigging Electoral College  Raw Story   ... Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus says that conservative lawmakers in blue states like Wisconsin “ought to be looking at” ways to rig the Electoral College system to tilt elections towards Republican candidates in a way that could have allowed presidential candidate Mitt Romney to win...
Scott Walker Uses Capitol Police to Go After First Amendment Rights  Politicususa   ...This weekend, three Capitol Police issued a citation to a 69-year-old retired woman for participating in a sing-a-long at the Capitol...
Louisiana Governor’s New Plan Would Raise Taxes On Bottom 80 Percent Of Residents  ThinkProgress   ...Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) recently rolled out a plan to replace his state’s personal income and corporate taxes with an increased sales tax. Such a move would shift taxes from the rich to the poor, who are disproportionately hit by the sales tax...
What happened to Gov. Rick Scott's dog, Reagan?  WTSP   ...Reagan was quietly given back to the shelter from which he was adopted, shortly after Scott's election...
NYC School Bus Drivers, Matrons Go on Strike  Associated Press   ...More than 8,000 New York City school bus drivers and matrons went on strike over job protection Wednesday morning, leaving some 152,000 students, many disabled, trying to find other ways to get to school...
Charleston school bus workers vote to authorize strike at Durham  IBT   ...The workers were unanimous in their decision to authorize a strike, after Teamsters Local 509 and Durham reached a standstill because of the company’s unwillingness to negotiate in good faith over decent working conditions....
Teamsters Reject UNFI Offer  Supermarket News   ..."In spite of record profits, UNFI has committed multiple violations of federal law, including the unlawful replacement of workers at its distribution center in Seattle..."