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Today's Teamster News 02.01.15

Teamsters
‘Right to work’ fight coming to Capitol  Charleston Gazette-Mail   …en Hall, president of Teamsters Local 175 based in South Charleston, said, “This doesn’t make any sense. It is a very divisive issue that is not going to create a single job. When companies are discussing whether to locate in West Virginia, the right to work issue is one of their lesser concerns. There are many, many issues they look at before that...”
Trade
Don't Trade Away Our Health (opinion)  Don't Trade Away Our Health   …A secretive group met behind closed doors in New York this week. What they decided may lead to higher drug prices for you and hundreds of millions around the world.,,
State Battles
Right-to-work clears first hurdle  Albuquerque Journal     ...A bill that would make New Mexico the nation’s 25th state with a right-to-work law cleared its first House hurdle Thursday, despite opposition from labor union leaders and members who vowed to keep fighting the high-profile measure...
Governor to find out if Illinois is ready for 'right to work'  Crain's Chicago Business   …Imagine the uproar if a governor proposed a law allowing local governments to tell their residents that paying monthly cable television bills now is purely optional.,,But that's pretty much what Gov. Bruce Rauner is proposing for labor unions...
Right-to-work: smokescreen for corporate interests (opinion)  People's World   …RTW is nothing more than a smoke screen for big business, anti-worker interests fixated on maximizing profits. They want to lower wages and cut benefits by weakening unions. It's as simple as that...
War on Workers
The Super Wealthy See Pitchforks and Guillotines in Their Future  naked capitalism   …The super wealthy know that the governance structures around them are breaking down, but rather than take measures to shore them up, they are be retreating into concrete bunkers…
Protect and Strengthen Medicare and Medicaid Programs for Another 50 Years  Moyers & Company   … access to health care is continually threatened by program cuts, and millions of beneficiaries have trouble accessing the care they are entitled to because the programs don’t always work as well as they could...
Two Judges Who Get It About Banks  New York Times   …On Monday, a judge in a state court in Missouri ordered Wells to pay over $3 million in punitive damages and other costs for abusing a borrower. Then, on Thursday, a judge in Federal Bankruptcy Court in suburban New York ruled on behalf of another borrower, concluding that there was substantial evidence Wells Fargo forged documents when it foreclosed on a property...
Miscellaneous
Union Benefits: $207 More Dollars a Week  AFSCME   …That’s $10,000 more each year, according to the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. No wonder studies show union members are happier...

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