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Today's Teamster News 02.17.11

Thousands rally at Wisconsin Capitol to protest anti-union bill  Associated Press   ...The sweeping measure was moving swiftly through the GOP-led Legislature and would mark a dramatic shift for Wisconsin...
Labor packs Ohio Statehouse, protests union limits  CNBC   ...Hundreds of union protesters again packed the Statehouse in protest on Tuesday as government officials from around the state lined up in support of a bill that would wipe out Ohio's nearly 30-year-old collective bargaining law and make other union changes...
Labor unions work to raise profile in Statehouse  tribstar.com   ...Indiana’s labor unions...leadership is calling in the forces, mobilizing members en masse to protest what they’ve called an “anti-worker agenda” with far-reaching consequences...
UPS Executive Restates Earnings Guidance  Wall Street Journal   ...United Parcel Service Inc.'s chief financial officer described the weather last month as "brutal" but played down the overall impact of the winter storms and reiterated the company's 2011 earnings forecast...
Winter hammers FedEx profit and revenues  Fleet Owner   ...FedEx Corp. said earnings for the third quarter of its fiscal year took a severe beating due largely to severe winter weather In the U.S. and Europe that significantly disrupted its global shipping operations...
House committee passes FAA bill without provision opposed by FedEx  The Commercial Appeal   ...A similar measure is expected to pass the Senate later this week...
Legal troubles continue for YRC  The City Wire   ...YRC also faces a critical Feb. 28 deadline to qualify for debt restructuring or some other “qualifying transaction” as part of an agreement with the Teamsters...
Riot Police Face Striking Truckers in Colombia  Wall Street Journal   ...The truckers' strike, which began nearly two weeks ago over deregulation of the industry, involves the majority of some 200,000 Colombian truckers...
Baggage handlers hit picket lines in Toronto, Montreal (Local 419)  CTV   ...The union representing 400 striking baggage handlers at airports in Toronto and Montreal says its members plan to picket 24 hours a day until their labour dispute is resolved...
Harkin Opposes Anti-Worker Amendments to FAA Reauthorization  Sen. Tom Harkin   ...Harkin (D-IA) spoke on the floor of the Senate to oppose an amendment that would undermine flight crews’ job safety...
Loudoun County Transit/Veolia Workers March On Boss  IBT   ...Dozens of Loudoun County Transit drivers represented by Teamsters Local 570 in Baltimore, marched on their management today, presenting a petition demanding a fair union contract...

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