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Today's Teamster News 03.04.11

Wis. governor warns of layoffs, talks to Democrats  Associated Press   ...Republican Gov. Scott Walker and absent Democrats remained in a standoff over a budget balancing bill that would also strip public workers of their collective bargaining rights...
Wisconsin Recall Efforts Off to Strong Start  firedoglake   ...they have signed up over 3,000 people from Wisconsin who want to get involved in a recall effort in the past 24 hours. 1,300 have pledged to canvas, and nearly 2,000 have pledged to contribute money...
Anti-Union Bills Introduced In At Least 12 States This Year  Wall Street Journal   ...Lawmakers in Florida, Idaho, Missouri, Tennessee and South Carolina also have introduced bills to reduce union power or make it more difficult for them to sign up workers. There is talk of similar measures even in labor-friendly California and New York...
Speaker Bosma ready to start fining missing state Democrats  Evansville Courier & Press   ...House Speaker Brian Bosma's decision, announced Thursday on the floor of the House, is his latest effort to make the Democrats' absence as uncomfortable as possible...
State workers protest as LePage pitches plan to lawmakers  Bangor Daily News   ...Saying they are not to blame for Maine’s budget woes, state employees and retirees called upon lawmakers to reject proposed changes to Maine’s pension and retirement system...
A retired Teamster watches labor unrest in Columbus and gears up for a fight The Cleveland Plain Dealer   ...Ohio's labor unions are gearing up to make Wisconsin look tame...
Va. transit workers, Veolia make deal  (Local 570) Washington Post   ...After months of tense negotiations, a contract agreement was reached late Wednesday between Loudoun County Transit workers and Veolia Transportation...

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