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Today's Teamster News 07.15.13

Low-income U.S. students getting less college aid than better off ones: study  Reuters   ...Low-income students are increasingly bypassed when colleges offer applicants financial aid, as schools compete for wealthier students who can afford rising tuition and fees, according to a public policy institute's analysis of U.S. Department of Education data...
Prisoners Stage Hunger Strikes Worldwide  The Real News   ...30,000 California prisoners on hunger-strike find solidarity from Guantanamo Bay to the occupied territories of Palestine...
The wheels are coming off the whole of southern Europe (opinion)  The Telegraph   ...Europe’s debt-crisis strategy is near collapse. The long-awaited recovery has failed to take wing...
Brazil's Major Unions Join Movement for First Time, Strike in 150 Cities  Free Speech TV   ...After a month with plenty of demonstrations, when more than a million people reached the streets to protest and obtained important political and social achievements, such as the investment of a full 100 percent of oil revenue in education and health, today was the first day that workers paralyzed the country and joined the demonstrations...
Teachers' unions call further strikes in pay row  The Guardian   ...Teachers are to stage a one-day national walkout in the autumn in an ongoing row over pay, pensions and workload...
To Rescue Local Economies, Cities Seize Underwater Mortgages Through Eminent Domain  The Nation   ...In Richmond, California, home prices plummeted 58 percent since their peak. Now the city is trying out a new way to help homeowners refinance—and halt the slide into foreclosure...
'Moral Monday' crowd to rally for women's rights  WRAL.com   ...The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP says Monday's protest at the state legislative building will focus on the rights and leadership of women...
New right-to-work laws might cloud state contract talks  Lansing State Journal   ...Before negotiators even approach a bargaining table later this summer, state officials and the unions that represent 36,000 state workers are still at odds over one key issue: Do Michigan’s new right-to-work laws apply to civil service employees?...
Group Works To Get Enough Signatures To Put Right To Work On The Ballot  NBC4   ...Supporters of making Ohio a Right to Work state gathered for a discussion Saturday at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Columbus...
Retirees hit hard in Kasich’s budget  Plunderbund   ...Kasich’s budget shifts the tax burden from the wealthy onto those who are lower income or on fixed incomes – especially retirees...

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