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Today's Teamster News 07.07.12

5 Ways Republicans Have Sabotaged Job Growth  ThinkProgress   ...New numbers released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the economy added a mere 80,000 jobs in June. That’s down from an average of 150,000 jobs a month for the first part of the year, and far too little to keep up with population growth...
US State Legislators Spur 50-State Opposition to TPP  Trade Reform   ...While U.S. trade negotiators are meeting behind closed doors in San Diego, 130 state legislators from all 50 states and Puerto Rico have signed a letter ... warning that they will oppose the deal unless the administration alters its current approach...
Workingman’s Constitution (opinion)  New York Times   ...The Constitution on this account promises real equality of opportunity; it calls on all three branches of government to ensure that all Americans enjoy a decent education and livelihood and a measure of security against the hazards of illness, old age and unemployment — all so they have a chance to do something that has value in their own eyes and a chance to engage in the affairs of their communities and the larger society. Government has not only the authority but also the duty to underwrite these promises...
Banking scandal: 'the rot was widespread, the corruption endemic' (opinion)  The Guardian   ...We have been reminded, instead, that the rot was far more widespread. Incompetence, corruption and greed have been endemic in British banking...
Teamsters Applaud Signing of Surface Transportation Bill Into Law  IBT   ...The Teamsters Union applauds Congress and the President for enacting into law this vitally important legislation that will put hundreds of thousands of construction workers back on the task of repairing our deteriorating roads and bridges and improving our infrastructure so that commerce and the traveling public can move more efficiently...
Teamsters Rail Conference Applauds California Vote For High Speed Rail  IBT   ...The new rail system would be the largest public works project in the state and could potentially employ hundreds of unionized maintenance of way workers and locomotive engineers and trainmen who are members of the Teamsters Rail Conference...