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Today's Teamster News 03.07.13

McDonald's Franchises In Pennsylvania Accused Of Exploiting Student Guest Workers  Huffington Post   ...some students received as few as four hours of work a week, at the minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. After "exorbitant" deductions for housing, those wages were pushed below the legal minimum, the group says, while the students lived "up to 8 students to a room" at a cost of $300 per person...
Fast Track Authority for Trans-Pacific Trade Deal Opposed  AgWeb   ...The groups are most concerned with unfettered access to U.S. markets by Fonterra, New Zealand’s large dairy company, which controls some 90% of that country’s milk supply. ..
Florida Gets Organized to Stop the TPP  Public Citizen   ...most ... had never heard of the TPP ... Many reacted with surprise and anger when they learned about the provisions the Obama administration is secretly negotiating that give more power to corporations...
The War On Entitlements (opinion)  New York Times   ...Simply by eliminating the payroll tax earnings cap — and thus ending this regressive exemption for the top 5.2 percent of earners — would, according to the Congressional Budget Office, solve the financial crisis facing the Social Security system...
Citizens in Europe are rejecting austerity policies as deeply misguided (opinion)  The Guardian   ...European leaders recognise that, without growth, debt burdens will continue to grow, and that austerity by itself is an anti-growth strategy...
FAA says 173 air traffic control towers will close on April 7  CNN   ...The federal government will close 173 air traffic control towers at small- and medium-size airports on April 7 because of forced spending cuts...
Rahall Promotes ‘Made In America’ Bill For Infrastructure Projects  Charleston Gazette  ...The “Invest in American Jobs Act of 2013″ will require the use of products stamped “Made in America” to build highways, bridges, public transit facilities, passenger rails and airports across the country. Labor unions and manufacturing companies are backing the new legislation...
Gov: 250K Jobs Will Be 'Tough To Get'  Wisconsin Public Radio   ...Governor Scott Walker may be acknowledging he won't make his goal of creating 250,000 jobs in his first term, but Walker says he should still “aim high.”...
Game show host Bob Barker opposes bill that targets whistleblower videos  Indianapolis Star   ...Bob Barker, the former host of the TV game show “The Price is Right,” is urging Indiana’s lawmakers to defeat a bill that makes it unlawful to take unauthorized video at farms and businesses....
Teamsters Union Faces Pension Decision  WYFX   ...Members of a local teamsters union who work for a major garbage collection service are faced with a tough decision on whether to continue dumping money into their current pension plan or start investing money into the company's 401(K)...

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