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Today's Teamster News 01.17.13

Ranks of working poor increasing  Washington Post ...Nearly a third of the nation’s working families earn salaries so low that they struggle to pay for their necessities, according to a new report...
Goldman Sachs pay and bonuses rise to £250,000 each  Guardian  ...Goldman Sachs risked stoking the row over City pay on Wednesday by revealing its bankers were paid an average of $400,000 (£250,000) each last year, a rise of more than $30,000 a head on 2011...
Here's What Happened the Last Time the U.S. Defaulted on Its Debt  The Atlantic ...Once upon a time, Congress didn't want to raise the debt ceiling, and sent the country into default. It was bad, and we shouldn't do it again...
Trade that Hurts  (opinion) Campaign for America's Future  ...If America can’t manufacture No. 2 pencils, how long will it be before it can’t manufacture ballistic missiles? Maybe that’s the pitchfork manufacturing workers need to prod politicians to deal with middle-class job uncertainty...
Wealthy CEOs Want To Force Americans To Retire Later  ThinkProgress  ...The Business Roundtable, a group representing the CEOs of the largest corporations in the nation — including the biggest banks, retailers, and insurance companies — is calling to raise the retirement age to 70...
House approves $50B for Sandy relief  The Hill ...The House approved a $50 billion Sandy relief bill Tuesday evening, after several hours of contentious debate in which scores of Republicans tried unsuccessfully to cut the size of the bill and offset a portion of it with spending cuts...

Union supporters protest new right-to-work law outside Michigan Capitol before governor's speech  AP ...About 100 union members have gathered outside the Michigan Capitol to protest the passage of right-to-work legislation, two hours before Gov. Rick Snyder's State of the State address...
Rules overhall would make it harder to obtain unemployment benefits  Journal Sentinel  ...A sweeping overhaul of the state's rules being sought by Gov. Scott Walker would rewrite hundreds of regulations, eliminating dozens of them outright and doing everything from tightening the standards for receiving jobless benefits to changing rules to curb acid rain...
Rick Scott shirks the blame for disastrous voting law  MSNBC ...Florida Governor Rick Scott signed the controversial voting legislation that shortened early voting and led to long lines at the polls, but he says that doesn’t mean the law is his fault...

ALPA Asks Congress to Set One Standard of Safety for All Flights AFL-CIO  ...The Air Line Pilots (ALPA) union is asking Congress to pass the Safe Skies Act of 2013, which would set one standard of fatigue rules for all pilots...
Tension Mount as Some Strikers Block School Buses WSJ  ...On the first day of the New York City school bus strike, drivers protesting at some depots tried to stop buses operated by non-striking drivers from leaving the lots, authorities said Wednesday...
Million Air sued in fund dispute  TimesUnion.com  ...The Teamsters union is accusing the company that operates the Million Air hangar at Albany International Airport, Million Air Interlink, of not paying into the health insurance fund for union employees who work there...