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Today's Teamster News 08.20.11

Now with narrower majority, Republican senators tout teamwork, jobs  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel   ...Republicans now control the Senate 17-16 - down from 19-14 before this summer's recall elections - and Republican Gov. Scott Walker is now touting bipartisanship. Democrats are skeptical...
John Kasich looking to compromise on ballot referendum  Washington Post   ...Liberal and labor groups disappointed by the outcome in the Wisconsin recall elections are pointing to new developments in Ohio as proof that their effort is paying off...
Kasich to address nation this weekend  Columbus Dispatch   ...House Speaker John Boehner, R-West Chester, said Kasich has been asked to talk about how his administration’s success closing the largest budget shortfall in Ohio’s history without raising taxes can offer lessons for Washington, D.C...
Snyder: Let's take challenge to emergency manager law right to Supreme Court  Detroit Free Press   ...Gov. Rick Snyder has asked the Michigan Supreme Court to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of emergency manager legislation approved earlier this year over vehement opposition from public employee unions...
Jobless rate up as public workers out  Nashua Telegraph   ...The state’s jobless rate shot up to 5.2 percent fueled by a one-month loss of 9,100 jobs in local government...
PA Chamber members support Pennsylvania becoming a 'right-to-work' state  PA Chamber   ...In advance of a House Labor and Industry Committee public hearing held Aug. 16 on the issue, the PA Chamber submitted a letter to committee members outlining the business community’s concerns with the status quo...
Cuts in Health Care May Undermine Role in Labor Market  New York Times   ... “It’s not realistic to believe that we’re going to continue to generate job growth when you’re speaking about Medicare and Medicaid reductions in the hundreds of billions of dollars over the next few years,”...

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