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Today's Teamster News 04.13.13

Fired Koch Exec Fights to Advance Kidnapping Suit  Courthouse News Service   ...Billionaire industrialist William Koch is trying "to mislead" the court into dismissing kidnapping claims, the fired executive who is suing him said Thursday...
Treasury fails to cite China or Japan on currency  manufacturethis   ...Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) President Scott Paul said: "While the decision not to cite China or Japan for currency manipulation is disappointing, I have to say that it's not terribly surprising given Treasury's track record...
Karl Rove’s Group Tells FEC Where To Stick Request For More Disclosure  Talking Points Memo   ...the commission on Tuesday sent the Karl Rove-linked dark money group a Request For Additional Information (RFAI) about its 2012 fourth-quarter report...
Dan Loeb Simultaneously Solicits, Betrays Pension Funds  Rolling Stone   ...There's confidence. There's chutzpah. And then there's Dan Loeb, hedge fund king extraordinaire and head of Third Point Capital, who's getting set to claim the World Heavyweight Championship of Balls...
House Dem leaders balk at Obama's plan to cut Social Security  The Hill   ...Several top-ranking Democrats — including Reps. Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), Steny Hoyer (Md.), James Clyburn (S.C.) and Xavier Becerra (Calif.) — questioned the wisdom of altering popular seniors benefits in the context of deficit reduction...
Who Should Define A Living Wage In Florida: Your State Or County?  WLRN   ...The Florida House has passed a bill that would preempt local living wage ordinances and a similar version is making its way through the Senate...
Judge cracks down as AG seeks to delay lawsuit over right-to-work  Lansing State Journal   ...The Michigan Attorney General’s office is in hot water with Ingham County Circuit Judge William Collette for being uncooperative and not following the normal process to resolve two lawsuits...
10 Things You Should Know About Paycheck Deception  Teamsters Joint Council 13   ...Paycheck deception laws create unfair regulations...
Huge Grant County farmland sale linked to state law on foreign ownership  The Cap Times   ...One of the largest farmland sales in state history is fueling new speculation over a proposal in Gov. Scott Walker's budget to make it legal for foreign entities to buy large tracts of land in Wisconsin...
Chester County Workers Join Teamsters Local 384  IBT   ...Case workers for the Chester County, Pa. Department of Human Services voted 96-56 to join Teamsters Local 384 in Norristown, Pa. on April 11, despite the county government mounting a major anti-union campaign against the organizing effort...
Rochester Regional Transit Service Agreement Approved by Board of Commissioners  IBT   ...The Board of Commissioners of the Public Authority approved a new five-year agreement between Teamsters Local 118 in Rochester and the Regional Transit Service (RTS), a subsidiary of Rochester Genesee Regional Transit Authority...
Hoffa Statement on U.S. Agreement With Japan on Joining TPP  IBT   ...The U.S. Trade Representative announced Japan and the United States have agreed to allow Tokyo to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks. Here is the official statement of Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa...

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