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Today's Teamster News 03.01.12

Unbelievable Stress of Making "Only" $200,000 After Taxes  Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis   ...Imagine the stress of renting a three-bedroom summer home for only one month instead of four...
Growing Number Of Americans Can't Afford Food, Study Finds  Huffington Post   ...About 18.6 percent of people -- almost one out of every five -- told Gallup pollsters that they couldn't always afford to feed everyone in their family in 2011...
Bailout Ingrate Bank of America To Impose Monthly Fees on Many "Basic" Checking Account Customers  naked capitalism   ...Bank of America Corp. is working on sweeping changes that would require many users of basic checking accounts to pay a monthly fee unless they agree to bank online, buy more products or maintain certain balances…
Florida prison system to cut back visits probation officers make to offenders  Tampa Bay Times   ...Florida's prison system is cutting back on the visits that probation officers have with offenders — a move sure to raise public safety concerns...
Wisconsin leads Midwest in layoffs, new jobless claims  The Cap Times   ...
Among the major layoffs reported in January were Sub-Zero in Madison with 100 layoffs; M&I/BMO Bank in Milwaukee with 57, Mayville Products with 130 and Colligan's Bakery in Stevens Point with 51 layoffs...
Teamster Pilots at Cape Air Ratify First Labor Agreement  IBT   ...The new contract includes an improved pay scale, 401k match, short and long term disability, an ASAP program and a grievance resolution process...

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