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Today's Teamster News 02.19.11

Unions aren't to blame for Wisconsin's budget (this is a must read)  Washington Post   ...Let's be clear: Whatever fiscal problems Wisconsin is -- or is not -- facing at the moment, they're not caused by labor unions. That's also true for New Jersey, for Ohio and for the other states...
Wisconsin protests escalate over public worker rights  monstersandcritics   ...Wisconsin is gripped by a large-scale protest over the rights of public sector workers that has been catapulted into a national debate over the role of labour unions and how to handle state budget woes across the United States...
Debate over workers' rights heats up in Ohio  CNN   ...A bill to limit the collective bargaining power of some public-sector workers has sparked protests in Ohio this week...
Indiana House committee to hear right-to-work bill  Louisville Courier-Journal   ...A House committee will consider controversial right-to-work legislation at a hearing Monday, just hours before a key deadline for committee action...
Union approval low, but more still side with labor over gov't  NBC News   ...Public approval of corporations has plummeted even more sharply than that of unions in the past decade.
Diesel cost driven up: Truckers, industry feel paycheck and profit pain  The Modesto Bee   ...It's true that more truckloads are shipped by rail when fuel costs rise, but most experts are blaming the recent fuel increase on the unrest in Egypt and the rest of the Middle East...
FedEx launches new Colorado data center  Datacenter Dynamics   ...Facility to replace Memphis data center in 3 years...
W. Va Teamsters reject Armstrong contract proposal  (Local 175)  Associated Press  ...Teamsters Local 175 president and international vice president Ken Hall says members voted 2-to-1 Thursday to reject the proposal. The plant in Beverly employs about 550 Teamsters members...

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