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Today's Teamster News 03.19.13

"Everyone But China" Agreement Prevents Regulation of Hot Money and Speculation  The Real News   ...The Trans-Pacific Partnership ... will weaken the sovereignty of many of the countries that sign on to that agreement...
Commentary: Little knives and cellphones on planes? This won't end well  McClatchy   ...At the same time the FCC is requesting that airlines ease up on restricting the use of cell phones, the TSA is fixing to relax rules so we can carry knives onto planes...
Rush to ATMs in Cyprus on EU bailout tax  CNN Money   ...A planned tax on Cyprus bank depositors as part of a European Union bailout is sending people rushing to ATMs to withdraw cash...
There are winners in Detroit’s financial crisis: the banks – and they are shielded from any risk by the new Emergency Manager law  eclectablog   ...not only have the big banks reaped hundreds of millions of dollars in fees and avoided taxes by walking away from foreclosed properties, they are first in line to get paid when Detroit’s debt problem is resolved...
Bill to limit referendum process could pass this week  Plunderbund   ...(Ohio) Republicans, safely in the majority in both chambers of the legislature, are fast-tracking legislation that would dramatically weaken efforts to overturn the laws that they pass...
House set to debate privatizing Pennsylvania stores  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette   ...A liquor privatization plan that would allow wine in groceries and make liquor licenses first available to beer distributors -- while closing state stores by county -- is headed to the House floor after a Republican-driven committee vote Monday...
Legislation moving ahead to revamp Florida worker retirement system  Naples Daily News   ...The proposal — House Bill 7011 — would close the traditional pension plan to future employees and require them to join an investment plan similar to a 401(k)...
Getting rich off of schoolchildren  Salon   ...Stop pretending wealthy CEOs pushing for charter schools are altruistic "reformers." They're raking in billions...
Teamsters, ABF labor talks continue  Kansas City Business Journal   ...Negotiations between the union and ABF Freight System Inc. and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters continue as the two parties creep closer to the March 31 expiration date of their current labor agreement...
Hoffa Lauds Nomination Of Thomas Perez As Labor Secretary  IBT   ..."Thomas Perez is the right choice for Labor Secretary because he has shown throughout his career that he is a strong advocate for working families," Hoffa said...
Hoffa denounces TSA decision to allow knives in aircraft cabin  IBT  ..."This proposal is pure lunacy and flies in the face of common sense."