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Today's Teamster News 03.13.13

Are the Koch Brothers Trying to Buy the Los Angeles Times?  LA Weekly   ...Multiple sources tell L.A. Weekly that Charles and David Koch -- the infamous right-wing billionaire brothers -- are considering an offer on either the Tribune Co. newspaper group, which includes the L.A. Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Baltimore Sun or the entire Tribune Co., which includes more than 20 stations like WGN and KTLA Channel 5...
How Deadbeat Banks Pushed Detroit To The Brink  The National Memo   ...Detroit has been ravaged by an unending foreclosure crisis. Predatory loans trapped borrowers into monthly mortgage rates they couldn’t pay, with lenders particularly targeting lower-income minority areas like Detroit...
NLRB To Seek Supreme Court Review in Noel Canning v. NLRB  NLRB   ...The Board, in consultation with the Department of Justice, intends to file a petition for certiorari with the United States Supreme Court for review of that decision....
If Corporations Don’t Pay Taxes, Why Should You?  Truthdig.com   ...60 of the largest U.S. corporations “parked a total of $166 billion offshore last year” shielding more than 40 percent of their profits from U.S. taxes. But they all still expect Uncle Sam to come to their aid with military firepower in case the natives abroad get restless and nationalize their company’s assets...
Job Openings Increase as U.S. Labor Market Improves   Bloomberg   ...The fewest workers on record were fired in January and job openings rebounded, showing employers are gaining confidence the U.S. expansion will be sustained even as lawmakers battle to trim the federal budget deficit...
TPP: What you need to know about this 'super-sized' trade deal  Rabble.ca   ...Like NAFTA, the TPP will handcuff our ability to set regulations in key areas like finance, industry, the environment, public procurement and fostering programs to create jobs at home. Free trade offers corporate subsidies for the rich and cut-throat competition for everyone else...
Lawmakers grill Cordray in duel over consumer watchdog  MoneyWatch   ...No legislators or financial experts question Cordray's credentials to lead the CFPB. But congressional Republicans have opposed the bureau even before it was created in 2010 under the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, which seeks to protect people from deceptive financial practices...
Mo. House endorses union paycheck bill  Associated Press   ...After steadfast opposition from Democrats, the Missouri House and Senate each endorsed separate measures Tuesday that would change the way labor unions can collect and spend fees...
Appeals court refuses to grant stay in Act 10 case  WisPolitics Budget Blog   ...A state appeals court refused today to stay a Dane County judge's ruling that the governor's collective bargaining changes for some municipal employees are unconstitutional....
Florida senate president aims to hand out rare pay raises  Florida Today   ...The Senate president reiterated Friday that lawmakers will try to give state workers their first raise in six years, though he warned about the unpredictable nature of economic circumstances that could derail the plan...
Poll: Tom Corbett losing to 5 Democratic hopefuls  Politico   ...Only a third of voters approve of the Republican’s job performance. Fifty-eight percent disapprove...
Compass: Mayor's labor law guts a system that works for the city (opinion) Anchorage Daily News   ...these drastic rules would end forever a cost-effective system that for decades has worked fairly for taxpayers and employees. Sullivan's new law is a stab in the back to every citizen of Anchorage...
Soda Wars Backlash: Mississippi Passes 'Anti-Bloomberg' Bill  National Public Radio   ...A bill now on the governor's desk would bar counties and towns from enacting rules that require calorie counts to be posted, that cap portion sizes, or that keep toys out of kids' meals...
State pays millions as prison populations sink  Colorado Public News   ...Colorado’s governor and legislature quietly agreed last year to pay millions to a private prison company for cells the state would not need...
Twinkies sold by Hostess Brands in private equity deal  BBC News   ...In a joint bid, Metropoulos & Co and Apollo Global Management are paying $410m (£275m) for the bankrupt company...
Teamsters Call On TSA To Reverse Policy Allowing Knives On Planes  IBT  ...The Transportation Security Administration's recent decision allowing knives in the aircraft cabin is an outrageous move that will endanger the security of the flying public and the safety of thousands of flight attendants and pilots, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters said today...
California Teamsters Urge Fair Treatment Of Immigrants  IBT  ...Teamsters Joint Council 7 spoke out at a recent hearing on the abuse of immigrant workers by California businesses. The hearing, called for by Assemblymember Roger Hernandez, Chair of the Assembly Labor & Employment Committee, included testimony from immigrant workers at Marquez Brothers and the warehouse, car wash and recycling industries...
Teamsters Local 705 on strike at sanitary district  NWITimes.com   ...District officials have said the two sides are stuck on issues related to wages and health insurance premium contributions, but Neil Messino, the Teamsters' contract administrator, said Monday the union has filed an unfair labor practices charge against Thorn Creek officials, saying they have refused to bargain in good faith with the union...

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