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Today's Teamster News 06.26.12

Exclusive Interview: Joseph Stiglitz Sees Terrifying Future for America If We Don't Reverse Inequality  Alternet   ...Americans will be facing insecurity, of economic insecurity, healthcare insecurity, a sense of physical insecurity. We will be worrying politically about the role of extremism...
Extreme Poverty Sets a New Record (Again)  Angry Bear   ...The rate of extreme poverty (income less than half the poverty line also called "deep poverty" and "severe poverty") set a new record in 2010 for the second year in a row (the record only goes back to 1975...
Labor Shares and Corporate Savings  Econbrowser   ... Globally, corporations paid about 65 percent of their income to labor (as opposed to capital) in 1975, compared with about 60 percent in 2007...
State Corporate Campaign Spending Limits Rejected  Associated Press   ...The Supreme Court on Monday turned away a plea to revisit its 2-year-old campaign finance decision in the Citizens United case and instead struck down a Montana law limiting corporate campaign spending...
Cities Sell Out To Corporations  Dungeon Diary   ...Brazil, Indiana was out of money and couldn't afford to keep up parts of its infrastructure, so they turned to the private sector and the result was sponsored fire plugs with KFC buckets on top of them...
Turzai: Voter ID Law Means Romney Can Win PA Politics PA   ...House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) suggested that the House’s end game in passing the Voter ID law was to benefit the GOP politically...
Modesto ice cream firm denies firings targeted union vote; Teamsters to rally  The Modesto Bee   ...Representatives of the Teamsters have filed a charge with the National Labor Relations Board, claiming that the company violated federal law by laying off 33 drivers in May, a week before a union vote was planned...

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