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Today's Teamster News 02.16.11

NH House passes right-to-work law  Nashua Telegraph   ...The 221-131 vote sends the controversial bill (HB 474) to the state Senate without the two-thirds super majority that would be needed to overcome a potential veto from Gov. John Lynch, who strongly opposes it...
Hearing on Wis. union plan finally ends  Associated Press   ...Republican House member Robin Vos finally ended the hearing at 3 a.m. Wednesday morning. Democrats said they would continue to listen to workers who still wanted to speak...
Mo. Senate Panel Advances 'Right To Work' Bill  Associated Press   ...A Missouri Senate panel has advanced legislation that would prevent people from having to pay union fees as a condition of employment...
Crowd Overflows At Ohio Statehouse In Opposition To Senate Bill 5  nbc4i.com   ...State employees, public college and university workers could lose their right to collectively bargain under SB 5...
Union protests at Ind. Statehouse on GOP proposals  Associated Press   ...The future of the bill drawing the strongest ire of the union members remained uncertain as a Republican committee chairman said a decision had not been made on whether so-called right-to-work legislation would be considered this session...
Dayton proposes raising taxes on top 5% of Minnesotans to help fix budget  Pioneer Press   ...Gov. Mark Dayton wants to solve nearly half of Minnesota's budget problem by taxing the rich, a strategy that he said keeps a campaign promise but Republican legislative leaders called a job killer...
Job Went Overseas? Tough Luck, Says Congress  ABC News  ...Congress Fails to Extend Aid for Workers Displaced by Foreign Competition Over Sleeping Bag Deal...
Workers to State Legislators: Stop ‘Sweetheart’ Enterprise Zone Deals (Joint Council 7)  BeyondChron.com   ...members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, visited every state legislator with a small box of chocolates that said “Stop the Sweetheart Enterprise Zones...”
Teamsters Endorse Perdue for West Virginia Governor  IBT   ...Local 175 Teamsters have voted unanimously to endorse State Treasurer John Perdue for West Virginia governor, the first major endorsement in the upcoming special election...
Southwest Airlines And Teamster-Represented Stock Clerks Announce New Tentative Agreement  IBT   ...Southwest Airlines and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airlines Division, representing the carrier's stock clerks, announced today that the two parties have reached a tentative agreement for a new, five-year contract...

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