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Today's Teamster News 04.17.12

Teamsters: Colombia Has Not Complied With Action Plan on Labor Rights  IBT   ...The Teamsters Union expressed its opposition to the announcement that Colombia has met key requirements of the Action Plan on Labor Rights that allow the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement to be implemented beginning May 15...
Taxpayers would Pay $426 to Make Up for Tax Haven Abuse, Small Businesses $2,116  USPIRG   ...the average tax filer in 2011 would have to pay $426 to make up for revenue lost from corporations and wealthy individuals shifting income to offshore tax havens...
Teamsters Local 507 Continues to Fight, Red Cross Showing Its True Colors  Examiner   ...The workers that once had pride in working for the Red Cross are now wondering how such a humanitarian organization can care so little about its employees and donors. In Cleveland, there have been no negotiations scheduled since the strike began...
Protesters Arrested in Sleep-Out and Demonstration Near Stock Exchange  New York Stock Exchange   ...The police arrested four people near the New York Stock Exchange on Monday morning after telling Occupy Wall Street protesters, who have been gathering there for a week, that they were not permitted to sit or lie down on sidewalks...
Two Federal Judges Suggest All Labor, Business and Wall Street Regulation Is Unconstitutional  ThinkProgress   ...“tentherism,”  (is) a radical misreading of the Constitution which claims that pretty much everything the federal government does is unconstitutional. Tenther lawmakers — who include members of Congress, senators, governors and at least one sitting Supreme Court justice — have claimed that child labor laws, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, clean air laws and the federal highway system all violate the Constitution...
LA area Port Traffic increases in March, Exports hit new record  Calculated Risk  ...For the month of March, loaded outbound traffic was up 2.6% compared to March 2011, and loaded inbound traffic was up 12.8% compared to March 2011...