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Today's Teamster News 04.21.13

Conservative Koch Brothers Turning Focus to Newspapers  New York Times   ...Koch Industries, the sprawling private company of which Charles G. Koch serves as chairman and chief executive, is exploring a bid to buy the Tribune Company’s eight regional newspapers, including The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, The Orlando Sentinel and The Hartford Courant...
Obama's Pacific Trade Deal Is No Deal At All (opinion)  U.S. News   ...Question: When is a Trade Pact not a Trade Pact? Answer: When it protects legacy industries from competition and strips from governments the means to manage their own economies...
Maine trucking companies in quandary over new hours-of-service rules  Bangor Daily News   ...Legal challenges over federal regulations governing hours-of-service for long-haul truck drivers have put Maine trucking companies in a bind: Do they wait for a favorable court ruling on their national trade group’s challenge of those rules before the July 1 compliance date? Or, do they take on training and implementation costs that could be negated if the regulations are overturned?...
Arizona set to OK gold, silver currency  The Arizona Republic   ...Arizona is on track to become the second state in the nation to recognize gold and silver coins as legal tender. It would join Utah as part of a conservative movement arising out of a lack of confidence in the Federal Reserve and a fear that paper money could become virtually worthless as U.S. debt deflates the value of the dollar...
Jack McElroy: Bill sneers at the First Amendment (opinion)  KnoxNews.com   ...Ag Gag bills are being promoted all across the country by the American Legislative Exchange Council, which pushes corporation-friendly legislation at the state level...
Plain Talk: How to help real farmers, not JP Morgan  The Cap Times   ...other provisions that worry Farmers Union members. The lifting of the cap on land ownership by foreigners, for instance. Current law limits ownership by foreigners to 640 acres. Von Ruden fears that if outside interests can gobble up land, it will drive land prices so high that family farmers won’t be able to buy a neighbor’s farm should it come up for sale...
Court turns down lawsuits against Mexican trucks  Associated Press   ...The three-judge panel Friday denied challenges by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association...
Teamsters approves new contract  Hernando Today   ...Teamsters Local 79 members Thursday night ratified a new contract which now goes to county commissioners for approval...

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