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Today's Teamster News 04.11.2013

Republicans applaud chained CPI in Obama budget  Politico   ...It would decrease the amount paid out in Social Security benefits by lowering the rate of cost of living adjustments...
Republicans Attack President's Budget for Social Security Cuts  CNN   ..."He's going to have a lot of pushback from some of the major senior organizations ... and Republicans as well..."
Postal Service backs down on cutting Saturday mail  CBS News   ...The financially beleaguered Postal Service backpedaled on its plan to end Saturday mail delivery, conceding Wednesday that its gamble to compel congressional approval had failed...
Lenders in settlement to make payouts to foreclosed borrowers  Los Angeles Times   ...most of the borrowers would receive $300, the minimum allowed under the settlement terms. The maximum of $125,000 would go to 1,135 borrowers whose homes were seized while they were serving in the military or who were current on their payments...
Poverty's grip seen across Baltimore  Associated Press   ...The number of Americans living in poverty today has not been seen since Lyndon Johnson occupied the White House, and nowhere is it more visible than in urban environments like Baltimore...
WTO Global Trade Growth Forecast for 2013 Lowered to 3.3 Percent  Bloomberg   ...The World Trade Organization cut its forecast for global trade growth again as the economic slowdown in Europe suppresses demand...
Paycheck Deception rears ugly head in Missouri  International Brotherhood of Boilermakers   ...Despite hearing testimony overwhelmingly in opposition to SB29, extremists in House Workforce Development and Workplace Safety Committee voted today to send SB29 to the Missouri House floor. This paycheck deception bill seeks to shut hardworking public workers out of the political process – and to take away their voice on the job...
Happytown: State House wants to block sick-time ordinances  Orlando Weekly   ...Florida House votes in favor of bill that would pre-empt sick time ordinances by invalidating them before they pass at local level...
Bill Would Limit Cities From Requiring Some Worker Benefits  Indiana Public Media   ...Senate Bill 213 states that counties, cities, towns, and townships cannot require employers to provide benefits, terms of employment, working conditions, or attendance and leave policies that exceed those enshrined in federal or state law...
Wisconsin GOP lawmakers want to limit impact of courts  Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel   ...With some of their major legislative achievements thwarted by the courts in the past two years, Wisconsin Republicans are advancing a bill that would limit the ability of circuit judges to block state laws for the long term...
Teamsters, Hernando County Reach Contract Agreement  Tampa Bay Times   ...After two years of negotiations, Hernando County and Teamsters Local 79, which represents about 400 county workers, have reached a tentative agreement on a contract...
School Crossing Guards to Get Back Pay  The Augusta Chronicle   ...School workers, including school bus workers, are being encouraged to apply retroactively for winter break and spring break layoff unemployment benefits. Georgia is paying more than $8 million in earned unemployment benefits to more than 4,000 workers who were denied payments last year by the state’s labor commissioner...
Hoffa Hears Earful From Mechanics in Charlotte  IBT   ...Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa visited US Airways mechanics and related in Charlotte on Wednesday, April 10 to hear about the problems and challenges they are facing. The workers, who are leaders in the campaign to form a union with the Teamsters, gave him an earful about their problems and the terrible representation they are getting from the IAM...
Teamsters At Republic Services Extend Picket Lines to Sun Valley, California  IBT   …Sanitation workers employed at Republic Services/Allied Waste’s Carbon Limestone landfill in Youngstown, Ohio raised their 10th picket line extension at Republic’s Sun Valley, Calif. facilities early this morning...
Extremists Attacking Sick Leave: Enough To Make You Sick (Opinion)  IBT   ...The anti-crowd is at it again. Not satisfied with anti-worker, anti-union and anti-living wage, extremist politicians are now anti-earned sick leave...

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