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Today's Teamster News 04.17.11

UNION BLUES: Organized labor’s influence slipping away as tough economy erodes power  The Middletown Press   ...Dave Molster, who has worked eight years as a delivery driver for Dichello Distributors Inc. in Orange and is a member of Teamsters Local 443, said public, private and international labor groups have shown an outpouring of support since nearly 100 union members were locked out...
Sarah Palin Bombs In Wisconsin As Only 6,500 Attend Tea Party Rally  PoliticusUSA   ...Sarah Palin rolled into Madison, Wisconsin today using a Tea Party rally as an excuse to attack union members, but the wheels promptly fell off of her bandwagon as only 6,500 people showed up for the rally, and reports on the scene say that many of those in attendance were there to protest Palin...
Turnout is key to SB 5 vote  Youngstown Vindicator   ...unless the public employee unions and the Ohio Democratic Party are able to trigger much more interest in this election than there was last November, SB 5 will be upheld...
Rick Snyder’s Democracy-Busting Army on The March in Michigan  Death And Taxes   ...Benton Harbor...faced perhaps the most draconian crackdown this week, when their manager, Joseph Harris, stripped the local government of its power with an edict reading, “No City Board, Commission or Authority has authority or power to act on behalf of the City...”
Gov. Scott's decisions a disaster (opinion)  floridatoday.com   ...Never in my nearly 50 years of calling Florida home have I witnessed a governor as focused in tearing down the state as Rick Scott...
Governor's spokesman resigning from post  Maine Sunday Telegram   ...Dan Demeritt, Gov. Paul LePage's director of communications and legislative affairs, resigned Saturday following revelations that five properties he owns in the Augusta area are in foreclosure...

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