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Today's Teamster News 04.02.11

Wis. Dems file 1st petition to recall GOP senator  Associated Press   ...Wisconsin Democrats say they've collected enough signatures to trigger a recall election for one of eight Republican state senators ... but they will have to wait at least a month before election officials verify the names...
Breaking news: Summer shocker for GOP in Wisconsin recall battle  The Hill   ...This summer the recall battle in Wisconsin will bring a great national drama, with the potential to lead to a resounding defeat for the forces of extreme Republicanism...
Justice-for-Sale Lobbyists Raising 'Unlimited and Undisclosed' Donations To Buy Supreme Court Seat  ThinkProgress   ...Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC...is rewarding him by raising “unlimited and undisclosed” funds to keep David Prosser on the state supreme court...
Turning Technologies, Its CEO Resign from Regional Chamber  The Business Journal   ...Broderick('s) ...  resignation follows yesterday's...meeting of the chamber board, where Broderick urged directors to rescind the board's endorsement of Senate Bill 5...
Protest Against Removing Labor Mural Gains Momentum  The Free Press   ...There is more than art at stake here ... It is the notion that business should be organized and call the shots when it comes to working conditions and pay, but that workers should not be organized, but stand alone...
Lawmaker says constituents asked for process to remove Maine governor  The Bangor Daily News   ...Anger over Republican Gov. Paul LePage led to a proposal in the Maine House on Thursday to create a process for recalling the governor, legislators and constitutional officers...
UAW membership up in 2010 for 1st time since 2004  Associated Press   ...UAW President Bob King said the gains were due to more hiring in the auto industry as it recovered from the recession...
Gov. Rick Snyder sticking to proposal to tax pensions  Detroit Free Press   ...Snyder said it's not fair to exempt retiree pensions while low-income and older workers who are not retired continue to pay state taxes...
Mine workers rally in Pa. for public employees  Lebanon Daily News   ...Nearly 3,000 union mine workers are rallying in southwestern Pennsylvania on behalf of public employees in other states...
Cops, firefighters turn on GOP  Politico   ...It’s a political shift that could have significant repercussions, and not just because these right-leaning union members vote for Republicans in sizable numbers...

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