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Today's Teamster News 04.08.13

America Is Ruled by Billionaires, and They Are Coming After the Last Shreds of Our Democracy  Alternet   ...Between 2000 and 2012, the real net worth of 90% of Americans has declined by 25%...
The Fries-With-That Economy  New York Times   ...food services and drinking places ... have been adding jobs for 37 consecutive months. ... As a result of all this cumulative hiring, the industry accounted for almost one in 13 of all American jobs in March. That is the highest share it has held...
Tax Lobby Builds Ties to Chairman of Finance Panel  New York Times   ...At least 28 aides who have worked for Mr. Baucus, Democrat of Montana, since he became the committee chairman in 2001 have lobbied on tax issues during the Obama administration -- more than any other current member of Congress...
Mexico to back Japan joining TPP  AFP   ...Visiting Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto will likely announce his support for Japan's plan to join talks on forging a huge Pacific-wide free trade zone on Monday, officials said...
Britain's biggest unions put weight behind plan for general strike  The Independent   ...Plans for the first general strike in modern British history have been backed by the country’s two biggest unions. The proposed 24-hour walkout would be the first time since 1926 that private and public-sector workers have co-ordinated a nationwide mass action...
No Doomsday but Ontario Takes Out the Knives  Real News Network   ...In Ontario, Canada, the Ontario government is pursuing, like most other governments around the industrialized world, austerity policies...
Chiquita sues to block release of documents related to terror group payments  Charlotte Observer   ...Charlotte-based Chiquita sued the Securities and Exchange Commission, seeking to block the release of documents related to payments the company made to terrorist groups in Colombia to protect its banana-growing interests...
Bank Of America To Pay $36.8 Million To Military Members For Improper Foreclosures  ThinkProgress   ...Bank of America was already paying 142 military members under the original 2011 agreement, but a further review required by the settlement found 155 additional military homeowners who were subject to improper foreclosures...
Taping of Farm Cruelty Is Becoming the Crime  New York Times   ...Some of the legislation appears inspired by the American Legislative Exchange Council, a business advocacy group with hundreds of state representatives from farm states as members...
Crackdown on Dissent Intensifies as DoJ Usurps Authority of Capitol Police  Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative   ...After a two-month lull, the Walker Administration’s crackdown on dissent in the Wisconsin State Capitol has kicked back into high gear...