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Today's Teamster News 03.06.11

More Wisconsin protests after layoffs threatened  Reuters   ...The notices, sent on Friday to at least 13 unions, do not represent official layoff warnings for the state's 300,000 public employees...
Union Fight Sparks Recall Campaigns  Wall Street Journal   ...In Wisconsin, committees have registered to target the eight Republican state senators eligible for recall this year...
Fox News reporter appears to have lied about being ‘punched’ by protester  Raw Story   ...Tobin's reports have been widely cited across conservative blogs that seem eager to depict union workers as hateful and violent...
Session clock ticking at Indiana Statehouse  Evansville Courier & Press   ...This week will be lost if the minority Democrats, whose absence has frozen the Indiana House of Representatives without a quorum, are not back by Wednesday...
State House leaders promise 'extensive hearings' on SB 5  Stow Sentry   ...Republicans in the Ohio House say they'll have "extensive hearings" on controversial legislation changing the state's collective bargaining laws -- despite rumors that final action on Senate Bill 5 could come as soon as next week...
The Next Union Battlefield In Ohio: The Ballot Box  Talking Points Memo   ...Union leaders and Democrats have already begun shifting their focus to a referendum fight, which would require union supporters to gather hundreds of thousands of signatures in the days following an expected signing of SB 5 by Gov. John Kasich (R)...
MERS? It May Have Swallowed Your Loan  New York Times   ...an obscure business, the MERS Corporation, claims to hold title to roughly half of all the home mortgages in the nation — an astonishing 60 million loans...
Union continues to picket over contract offers  Augusta Chronicle   ...outside the Owens Corning plant in Aiken...Members of Teamsters Local 509 were protesting a recent contract they say is an unreasonable treatment of loyal employees...