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Today's Teamster News 04.03.11

Why Did the Fed Bail Out the Bank of Libya?  Sen. Bernie Sanders   ...“It is incomprehensible to me that while creditworthy small businesses in Vermont and throughout the country could not receive affordable loans, the Federal Reserve was providing tens of billions of dollars in credit to a bank that is substantially owned by the Central Bank of Libya,” Sanders said.
Dem Party of Wisconsin: Expect at Least Six Recall Elections  firedoglake   ...The chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin is confident that at least six of the eight recall elections of state Senators that the party is seeking will be successful...
Wisconsin Union Law Could Be on Hold for Months  Wall Street Journal   ...Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's contentious union-rights law will likely be on hold for two more months under a timeline spelled out by a Dane County Circuit Court Judge on Friday—unless the state Supreme Court intervenes...
A long, hard fight awaits Ohio over Senate Bill 5: editorial  Cleveland Plain Dealer   ...Democrats and unions, to have any clout in Ohio, must win. Kasich, to have a future, cannot lose...
Fed. lawsuit filed over Maine labor mural removal  Associated Press   ...The lawsuit was filed on behalf of six plaintiffs: One organized labor representative, one workplace safety official, three artists and an attorney...
Gov. Rick Scott's policies could benefit his family's $62M investment  Miami Herald   ...Scott has aggressively pursued policies like testing state workers and welfare recipients for drugs, switching Medicaid patients to private HMOs and shrinking public health clinics. All these changes could benefit that $62 million investment...
The Big March Job Report Celebration  Beat the Press   ...As noted above, 216,000 jobs is not especially impressive, especially given the depth of the hole that our economic policymakers put us in...
City of Chicago Grossly Overestimates Absentee Rate by Roughly 900 Percent IBT   ...The actual number of Teamsters Local 700-represented City of Chicago employees who call in sick every day is roughly 3 percent...

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