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Today's Teamster News 06.02.13

Frightened Okla. residents opt to flee tornadoes  Associated Press   ...At least nine people were killed in Friday's storms, including a mother and her baby sucked out of their car as a deadly EF3 twister tore its way along a packed Interstate 40 near the town of El Reno, about 30 miles from Oklahoma City...
NOAA kills agency-wide furlough proposal  Washington Post   ...Following the recent tornado outbreaks in the Plains, NOAA faced strong Congressional pressure not to furlough National Weather Service employees (as a cost savings measure in response to the budget sequester). The agency gave in late Friday...
Canadian relief for Moore tornado victims denied at border  CBC News   ...American officials will not allow the 20,000 kilograms of food, blankets and diapers into the country until every item on board is itemized in alphabetical order and has the country of origin of every product noted...
Inequality Rising — All Thanks To Government Policies  The National Memo   ...A revealing new examination of the top 1 percent in a variety of countries brings into focus how the American government’s tax, union bargaining, inheritance and other rules widen the growing divide between those at the top and everyone else...
One Walmart's Low Wages Could Cost Taxpayers $900,000 Per Year, House Dems Find  Huffington Post   ...Walmart wages are so low that many of its workers rely on food stamps and other government aid programs to fulfill their basic needs, a reality that could cost taxpayers as much as $900,000 at just one Walmart Supercenter in Wisconsin, according to a study released by Congressional Democrats on Thursday...
Anti-austerity protests: Spain, Germany, Portugal  Associated Press   ...Anti-austerity protesters on Saturday took to the streets of dozens of European cities, including Madrid, Frankfurt and Lisbon, to express their anger at government cuts they say are making the financial crisis worse by stifling growth and increasing unemployment....
US retailers to forge new safety plan for Bangladeshi apparel factories  New York Times   ...some labor advocates called the effort divisive and a sham...
Don't reward companies that send profits offshore (LTE) Baltimore Sun ...Rep. John Delaney's new bill offering corporations that repatriate their offshore profits deeply discounted taxes if they invest in a new infrastructure bank, praised in your editorial ("Road work ahead?" May 28), would only serve to reward the very firms that have successfully gamed the tax system in ways that cost the U.S. Treasury $100 billion a year...
Surpluses Help, but Fiscal Woes for States Go On  New York Times   ...While the fiscal picture is brightening around the country, with many states expecting surpluses this year after years of deficits and wrenching budget crises, mounting Medicaid costs and underfunded retirement promises are continuing to cloud their long-term outlook...
Detroit Citizens Protect Themselves After Police Force Decimated  Bloomberg   ...As crime hobbles Detroit (9845MF)’s attempts to revive itself, the city is bolstering its police department by having unarmed citizens patrol the streets in a program that costs less than annual salaries and benefits for three officers...
University of Wisconsin students today pay a much higher share of the cost than 40 years ago  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel   ...Working one's way through a public university in four years with a minimum-wage summer job and part-time campus work study — with little to no family assistance or need-based financial aid — is an outdated ideal of previous generations...
Teamsters Local No. 377 and St. Elizabeth Health Center have a new three-year contract  Youngstown Vindicator   ...Teamsters Local No. 377 and St. Elizabeth Health Center have agreed to a new three-year contract that will provide union members with raises each year of the contract...

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