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Today's Teamster News 02.22.11

Thousands take Wisconsin labor protest into its eighth day  Detroit Free Press   ...Thousands of people descended on the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison today to chant and sing, hoist signs and denounce Gov. Scott Walker for what they view as a direct assault on organized labor...
Unions See Political Financial Motive in Governor's Bill  WBAY   ...Leaders at the local Teamsters 662 chapter accuse the governor of trying to bust unions for political reasons.
Billionaire Brothers’ Money Plays Role in Wisconsin Budget Dispute  New York Times   ...Even before the new governor was sworn in last month, executives from the Koch-backed group had worked behind the scenes to try to encourage a union showdown...
New York's Teamsters Local 237 to bus in support to union protesters in Wisconsin  Daily News   ...Local 237, which represents various city workers, intends to "bus a couple hundred" members to Madison - possibly this week...
'Right to work' bill sparks clash at the Statehouse   Journal and Courier   ...Over the protests of thousands of union workers, Indiana Republicans are pushing ahead with a bill that could incite the same kind of legislative stalemate that has frozen Wisconsin's state government...
Ohio, Indiana See Protests Against Anti-Union Bills  firedoglake   ... In Ohio, Gov. John Kasich is pushing pretty much the exact same bill as Scott Walker in Wisconsin...
ABF seeks appeal in Teamsters, YRC suit  The City Wire   ...Fort Smith-based ABF filed Friday (Feb. 18) an appeal as part of its effort to sue YRC and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters for violations of a wage agreement...
Teamsters, UAW on opposite sides of trade pact  The Oakland Press   ...The Teamsters have attacked the South Korean Free Trade Agreement supported by the United Auto Workers...