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Today's Teamster News 04.22.13

Teamsters to Help Stop Protest of Campbell Funeral  Medford Patch   ...Teamsters Local 25 has encouraged off-duty members to go to Medford Monday morning to prevent the fundamentalist Westboro Baptist Church from picketing the funeral of Krystle Campbell...
Texas Fertilizer Company Didn't Heed Disclosure Rules Before Blast  Reuters   ...The fertilizer plant that exploded on Wednesday, obliterating part of a small Texas town and killing at least 14 people and injuring 200, had last year been storing 1,350 times the amount of ammonium nitrate that would normally trigger safety oversight by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security...
Victims Leader Assassinated in Colombia  Justice for Colombia   ...Ana Isabel Gomez Perez, the leader of the Committee of Victims of Violence in Cordoba (COMFAVIC), was killed in a rural region of Cordoba by two men on motorcycles. Her daughter, who was with her at the time of her murder, escaped the April 15th attack unhurt...
Rail Traffic Continues To Trend Lower  Business Insider   ...Recent rail trends have weakened substantially from very strong levels earlier this year...
Americans Can't Stop Talking About Income Inequality, But No One Is Doing Anything About It   Business Insider   ...The US has the highest level of income gap of any of the advanced countries, with the top 1% capturing over 90% of the income growth, with the continual “hollowing out of the middle and increasing poverty at the bottom”…
Keeping Jobs in Colorado  Trade Reform   ...A measure to make sure more Colorado taxpayer dollars stay in Colorado, supporting Colorado businesses and putting Coloradans to work, passed its first legislative test today...
City Report Shows More Were Near Poverty in 2011  New York Times   ...The rise in New York City’s poverty rate as a result of the recession has apparently eased, but not before pushing nearly half of the city’s population into the ranks of the poor or near-poor in 2011, according to an analysis by the Bloomberg administration...
Update from the midwest subsidiary of Koch Industries, formerly known as the state of Wisconsin  Wisconsin State Journal   ...WI Republicans were supposed to turn over state computerized redistricting files to Democrats for review, but thousands of files were deleted before the handover. Democrats are suing... 
Florida sues BP, Halliburton over 2010 oil spill  CNN   ...The state of Florida on Saturday filed a lawsuit against BP and Halliburton over the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The suit argues that Florida is entitled to the revenues it lost because of the spill...
Teamsters Participate in Rally to Stop Right-to-Work Legislation in Pennsylvania  Chambersburg Public Opinion Online   …Members of Teamsters Local 776 in Harrisburg were among the marchers who sang, chanted and displayed their handmade signs at a rally in Chambersburg Saturday to raise awareness for what right-to-work legislation would do (or not) for union and non-union people...

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