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Today's Teamster News 05.02.11

Remembering the Struggles of Labor on May Day  Buzzflash   ...The first May Day demonstrations, in 1886, won the most important of the rights ever won by working people ­ the right demanded above all others by the labor activists of a century ago...
Unions reel as budget crisis, ebbing clout collide  Boston Globe   ...Though still considered among the strongest in the country, union clout in Massachusetts has been waning for years, sapped by declining membership, a well-financed group of business-backed think tanks, weaker government finances, and Beacon Hill Democrats trying to cast themselves as reformers by showing they are not beholden to traditional interests...
Snyder recall bid clears a hurdle, but next one 'tough'  The Detroit News   ..."It's going to be pretty tough," Michigan Citizens United spokesman Tim Kramer (a Teamster) said of his group's bid to collect 1.1 million signatures of registered voters to have about 807,000 that withstand scrutiny...
Hundreds Protest Snyder's Visit to Ann Arbor  Dexter Patch   ...Chants of “Recall Rick!” and “It’s not fair!” filled the air Saturday as a broad coalition of students, parents, families and unions gathered at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor...
Scott’s corporate tax cut dead, state Senate leader declares  Miami Herald   ...
Cutting spending is the state’s first priority, not cutting the corporate tax rate, the Senate’s Republican president said as the Legislature grapples with closing a $4 billion budget gap...
Dems rally public workers to push Brown's agenda  San Francisco Chronicle   ...While Democrats dominate California's political landscape and hold all its major offices, both political leaders and the labor unions that put them in power are sounding the alarm about anti-union initiatives that are creeping into the state and efforts to "demonize" union workers as the source of the California's knee-buckling economic problems...

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