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Today's Teamster News 05.01.11

Pink slips are United Nation's gift to staffers  New York Daily News   ...Sunday is International Workers' Day - also known as May Day - and people around the world are rallying to protest attacks on workers' and immigrants' rights...
Panel OKs a petition to recall Gov. Rick Snyder  Detroit Free Press   ...clearing the way for the group Michigan Citizens United to begin collecting signatures. The group must get signatures from 807,000 registered voters within a 90-day period to force a recall election...
Walker, Ryan and 'shock and awe' politics  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel   ...Scott Walker and Paul Ryan have upended state and national politics this year, offering deeply controversial ideas that drew little discussion in the last campaign but threaten to reshape the next one...
New contract ends Dichello, Teamsters labor dispute  WTNH.com   ...The agreement between Dichello Distributors, Inc. of Orange and Teamsters Local 443 ends a strike/lockout that began in March...
Doomed workers kept in the dark  Kennebec Journal   ...About 70 workers, mostly members of the Teamsters Union Local 340, listened as they were told the latest information about the company's status and instructed how to apply for unemployment benefits...
SB5 foes look for big turnout  Chillicothe Gazette   ...Organizers hope Ross County's second protest against Senate Bill 5 on Sunday will be bigger than their last one...
No ordinary year in the Statehouse  South Bend Tribune   ...legislation will bar state workers from collective bargaining, allow the governor to authorize new toll roads, lower the corporate income tax rate from 8.5 percent to 6.5 percent over four years, and balance the state's unemployment insurance fund by raising premiums and cutting benefits...
LePage vetting process under scrutiny  Kennebec Journal   ...The resignations of three officials in two weeks is raising questions about LePage's management abilities... 
Rick Scott to leadership: Get my tax cuts done  Florida Times-Union   ...Scott wants nearly $2 billion in tax and fee cuts this year. Legislative leaders have said that will be a tough pull considering the state is dealing with a $3.8 billion budget gap...

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