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Today's Teamster News 01.21.12

Senate rejects Democrats' proposed changes to right-to-work  NWI Times   ...Senate Bill 269 is eligible for a final Senate vote as soon as Monday, though the Senate could await House action on right-to-work before voting. House Democrats boycotted a session for a fourth day Friday, but announced they'll return to the House floor Monday for a vote on what they believe is a constitutionally acceptable public referendum on right-to-work...
Fasano to Haridopolos: Don’t fast-track prison privatization  The Florida Independent   ...This week, lawmakers announced that two bills allowing the state to privatize prisons have been fast-tracked by leaders in the state’s GOP-led Legislature...
Lawmakers reach labor deal to clear FAA funding for takeoff  The Hill   ...A Senate Democratic aide said under the compromise reached Friday, the percentage of a company's workforce that would have to be in favor of a vote on unionization would be increased from 35 to 50 percent, and the NMB would have to hold public hearings before making future rule changes in lieu of requiring them to be reviewed by judges...
Unearned, and Taxed Unequally  New York Times   ...“It is unjust and in my opinion morally wrong to make a person with earned income pay considerably more in taxes than persons with unearned income from dividends...”
The Man Who Bought North Dakota  Bloomberg   ...the search for crude is making a quiet comeback in the U.S. Lots of attention has been paid to the surge in natural gas exploration, but more rigs are currently drilling for oil than gas...
Teamsters strike at Nichols Aluminum  Quad City Business Journal  ...Standing with union members outside the company's plant on Iowa 22, Local 371 president Howard Spoon said the biggest sticking point in the negotiations is health insurance...Local 371 represents about 254 Nichols employees...

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