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Today's Teamster News 07.06.12

Mitt Romney sets GOP fundraising record  Politico   ...The Romney campaign, along with its Romney Victory fund and the Republican National Committee, raised more than $100 million in June, obliterating the campaign's goal and setting the one-month record for any Republican campaign, according to a GOP official...
Dollar bills rain down on Seattle streets  The Seattle Times   ...Activists threw $5,000 in bills off a downtown Seattle building Wednesday in a "money-drop" protest of money's influence in politics...
10 States Where Wages Are Falling  Huffington Post   ... the average weekly wage of the American worker dropped to $955 at the end of the year...
At Movies and Beaches, Soda Industry Makes Its Case  New York Times   ... an airborne banner carried above the city’sbeaches delivered a succinct message that those carefree days could be coming to an end: “NO DRINK 4 U.” The text-friendly banner, dragged by a tiny prop plane, came courtesy of New Yorkers for Beverage Choices, a group created by the American soft-drink industry to fight Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s proposal to restrict sales of large sodas in New York City...
‘Significant issues raised’  The Press Enterprise   ...Riverside County Superior Court Commissioner Paulette Durand Barkley on Thursday said significant issues have been raised against the striking Teamsters Local 166 over its picket activity at Anheuser-Busch Sales in Riverside...
Union, Chief Dolan trade major blows over new police evaluation system  News-Observer.com   ...Teamsters Local 391 doesn’t want to count activities to determine performance and doesn’t feel like it can count on its chief...

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