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Today's Teamster News 05.10.11

Teamsters Denounce Florida Legislature Plan to Privatize Prisons  IBT   ...With the passage of this bill, correctional officers at facilities in 18 counties in the state will face an uncertain future as their livelihoods and families’ future will be sold to the lowest bidder...
Employees Plead for Congress, State to Help Save Their Jobs  The Bay Citizen   ...Congresswoman Jackie Speier...told ... anxious Teamsters Monday that she would do everything in her power to keep the medical supply company VWR from leaving Brisbane and taking more than 150 jobs with it...
Feds reject Wisconsin bid to upgrade Milwaukee-Chicago rail line  The State Journal   ...the federal government on Monday announced the destinations for $2 billion in federal high-speed rail money that had been rejected by Florida...
Unions criticize Gov. Walker's labor relations pick  Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel   ...Walker has named a former partner from an aggressively pro-management law firm to run the state commission overseeing relations between public employees and their employers...
Teachers union OKs $54 assessment to aid referendum on collective-bargaining law  Columbus Dispatch   ...The Ohio Education Association will assess active members ... to generate $5 million as fuel for a referendum to repeal the state's new collective-bargaining law...
Efforts to curtail private-sector unions faltering  The Associated Press   ...Of the 14 states where "right-to-work" bills barring mandatory union fees were considered, only New Hampshire has passed the legislation, and it is uncertain whether Republican lawmakers can overcome an expected veto by the Democratic governor...
Latest developments in Gov. Rick Snyder's plans to cut back education, prisons and other budget items   mlive.com   ...Just like the vote on pensions, Snyder’s budget asks GOP lawmakers for a tough vote on a pretty big cut to their local districts...

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