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Today's Teamster News 04.06.14

Trade
Data Debunk for USTR Froman’s Thursday Committee Hearing  Public Citizen   ...In recent weeks, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman has begun making outlandish claims about past U.S. trade agreements. These claims are not supported by the official  U.S. government trade data...
State Battles
Capitol Notes: Is action near on Right to Work?  Springfield News-Leader   ...The question gripping the (Missouri) capital is if the House will take up Right to Work legislation. ... The evidence suggests they will...
Documents released in open records lawsuit show lobbying group pulling legislators' strings  Wisconsin State Journal   ...“This demonstrates that ALEC is really a lobbyist-driven organization,” Fischer said. “The lobbyists are the ones calling the shots. The legislators are just following along.”...
Emails Show Sen. Corker’s Chief of Staff Coordinated with Network of Anti-UAW Union Busters  In These Times   ...Leaked documents obtained by Nashville TV station NewsChannel 5 WVTF reveal communications between the employees of two Tennessee Republicans—Sen. Bob Corker and Gov. Bill Haslam—and a network of prominent anti-union professionals during the United Auto Workers' union drive at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga earlier this year...
The War on Workers
Half A Million People With College Degrees Are Working For Minimum Wage  ThinkProgress  ...it is more than double the number of four-year degree holders who worked for minimum wage in 2005, underscoring how gradual progress has been since the recession ended. Labor experts attributed the high number of overqualified minimum wage workers to the fact that those are the job categories that have seen the most growth in the sluggish recovery...
Greediest family on earth: Proof Koch brothers have just one political principle  Salon   ...The Koch brothers like to pretend they're high-minded free marketers. Here's proof it's a scam...
Graduate Students on Strike  Jacobin   ...grievances ... concern the university’s unwillingness to bargain over key aspects of our employment, including class size and the number of terms (quarters, semesters) students are able to work. Also at issue is the university’s history of illegal intimidation of student workers...
Internet companies' growing ambitions spook 51 percent of Americans: Reuters/Ipsos poll  Reuters   ...Google and Facebook generally topped lists of Americans' concerns about the ability to track physical locations and monitor spending habits and personal communications

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