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Today's Teamster News 03.22.13

Is JPMorgan a farmer?  Salon   ...How the nation's biggest banks use the little-covered House Agriculture Committee to gut regulations...
Sequester halts new military tuition assistance  KTVZ   ...In response to a call for cuts due to federal sequestration, the Department of Defense has suspended its federal Tuition Assistance program for all military members...
Audit faults Freddie Mac's oversight of mortgage servicers  Los Angeles Times   ...At least eight big providers of mortgage customer service have failed to properly track and resolve serious complaints about servicing fraud, the audit says...
Icelandic bank Kaupthing's top executives indicted over market rigging  Guardian   ...Icelandic banker Sigurdur "Siggi" Einarsson, who ran Kaupthing bank from offices in Mayfair until its collapse five years ago, is among nine former senior staff who have been variously charged in Reykjavik with orchestrating five large-scale market manipulation conspiracies...
In Michigan, GOP governor finds a tax to like  Associated Press   ...confronting one of the automobile-addicted state's most visible problems - crumbling roads - Snyder has roiled conservatives by calling for a major tax increase. He has proposed boosting the gasoline tax from 19 cents to 33 cents a gallon and hiking car license plate fees by 60 percent...
Wisconsin lost more jobs than any other state in 2011 and '12  City Pages   ...The latest BLS numbers make Gov. Scott Walker's February 2010 promise "to bring 250,000 jobs and 10,000 new businesses to Wisconsin by 2015" look increasingly absurd...
Teamsters file complaint against Mt. Diablo school district  Contra Costa Times   ...The Teamsters have filed an unfair labor practices complaint against the Mt. Diablo school district after an attorney told union representatives they couldn't distribute fliers outside district headquarters...
Teamsters To Republic Services: 'Your Abuse Of Communities And Workers Stinks'  IBT   ...At the national Residential Recycling Conference today, the Teamsters Union protested against Republic Services Inc., bringing attention to the company's appalling treatment of communities, workers and the environment...

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