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Today's Teamster News 08.02.12

U.S. Manufacturing Unexpectedly Shrinks For Second Month  Bloomberg   ...Manufacturers from China to the euro area joined the U.S. in showing signs of retrenching, indicating Europe’s debt crisis and the looming U.S. government spending cuts and tax increases that constitute the so-called fiscal cliff are taking a toll on customers globally...
Top two percenters to Congress: Raise our taxes. Please.  Washington Post   ...the wealthy signatories make the case for higher taxes on themselves by supporting Obama’s “didn’t build that” case, arguing that the role of a smoothly functioning society in enabling their wealth more than justifies the demand that they chip in a bit more to ensure that it continues to provide opportunities to others...
How the Republicans are using voter ID laws to steal the Presidency  werewolf   ...these laws, which have been marketed by the Republican Party as an essential step to prevent electoral fraud are really about… suppressing the Democrat Party vote, putting Mitt Romney ahead in key swing states like Pennsylvania, and propelling him into the White House...
Judge again dismisses ABF suit against Teamsters  The City Wire   ...U.S. District Court Judge Susan Webber Wright has again ruled against Arkansas Best Corp. in the trucking company’s attempt to pursue a $750 million claim against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and other parties...
Waste Management/Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement  Seattle Post Intelligencer   ...Waste Management and Teamsters Local 117 have reached a tentative agreement on a new 6-year contract. Teamster leadership and the bargaining committee will fully recommend that members approve the new contract at the ratification vote scheduled for 9:00am on Thursday, August 2...
Republic Airways plans Frontier Airlines spinoff by mid-2013  Denver Business Journal   ...Republic disclosed that time frame for separating from Frontier to investors in a slide presentation at its annual meeting Wednesday...