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Today's Teamster News 06.13.12

While the Headlines Blare Americans Lose 40% of Their Wealth, Income Decline is the Real Horror Story  Economic Populist   ...Median income dropped 7.7% in the three year time period from 2007-2010. That's before taxes and adjusted to removed the effects of inflation. The mean, or average drop in real income was even worse, 11.1%...
Sherrod Brown: Government does create jobs, and we Democrats need to say so  Washington Post   ... let’s face it: When it comes to whether we are actually going to do anything to create jobs, we’re stuck in a holding pattern — even as the jobs numbers continue to show the recovery is sputtering...
Johnson & Johnson becomes first N.J. company to part ways with ALEC  NJ.com   ...More than a dozen other companies including Coca-Cola, Kraft, Pepsi and Wal-Mart Stores have also ended their memberships during the last few months...
One Wisconsin Now: Gov. Walker’s recall Golden Rule: He who has the gold, rules  WisPoliticsNow   ...he raised $7.3 million from wealthy, mega-donors exceeding the normal $10,000 aggregate contribution limit. The amount raked in by Gov. Walker from just 167 wealthy individuals, is nearly twice as much as the total of all contributions to his recall election opponent...
Teamsters to Focus on Wages in Early Talks With UPS  Journal of Commerce   ...An early start to negotiations with UPS will allow the Teamsters union to focus on discussions over job security, wages, health care and pensions in January, the union said...
Teamsters protest 32 layoffs at Inquirer building  Philly.com   ...Members of Teamsters Local 628 rallied outside the offices of The Inquirer, the Daily News and Philly.com Tuesday protesting the layoffs of 20 building-services employees and 12 security guards as of July 1...

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