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Today's Teamster News 01.23.11

U.S.-Mexico Trucker Dispute Takes a Step Forward  New York Times (This is a shockingly biased report in which the reporter didn't ask the Teamsters for comment.)
State might limit public unions  Argus Leader   ...Republican state lawmakers soon might introduce legislation that would ban local governments from negotiating collective bargaining agreements, a move that would effectively neutralize the unions that represent South Dakota's teachers and other public-sector employees...

Martin: Michigan workers, teachers already have given roughly $4.7 billion in pay, benefit cuts (opinion)  Lansing State Journal   ...public sector workers are not overcompensated compared to private sector workers in jobs with like education qualifications...
Our view: Public sector needs to pay its fair share (opinion)  Utica Observer-Dispatch   ...Paid health benefits, pension plans strangling taxpayers...
Deadline pressure threatens high-speed rail  The Fresno Bee   ...California's high-speed rail project ... must meet a series of deadlines to keep $2.5 billion in federal money...
Working on the railroad  The Baltimore Sun   ...Where would 200 mph passenger trains work best? Experts say right in Baltimore's backyard...
Number of the Week: Americans Dipping Into Savings.  Wall Street Journal    ...In the course of the recession and recovery, Americans have dipped deeper into their savings than at any point in the past six decades...
"Competitiveness"  (opinion)  The Economist's View   ...the relatively mindless tax and spending cuts the GOP is pushing won't restore competitveness as properly defined, they'll undermine the foundation we need to build upon to provide decent opportunities for our citizens...
GOP's State of the Union Responder Would Set Higher Taxes on Middle-Class Than Millionaires  truthout   ...Ryan’s plan would ultimately translate into middle-class tax rates being higher than those for millionaires:..
The Gender Non-Issue  New York Times   Monologue by Judy McReynolds, CEO of Arkansas Best
Shamed Into Altering a Mortgage  New York Times  ...Bank of America has agreed to adjust the mortgage for Lilla Roberts, 73, who has lived in her house in Queens since 1988...

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