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Today's Teamster News 08.22.11

Verizon strike to end but talks to continue  Priyo.com   ...About 45,000 Verizon Communications employees are set to end a two-week strike and return to work by Tuesday after the telephone company and unions said they reached an agreement to resume bargaining...
Kasich: Obama needs to show ‘leadership’ to save the economy  The Hill   ... “There’s just no substitute for leadership from the President of the United States,” said Kasich as he delivered the Republican weekly address...
Private JobsOhio move will cost 211 state jobs  Associated Press   ...Gov. John Kasich said Thursday that his effort to privatize Ohio's job-creation functions will mean about 200 fewer state jobs as many parts of the state Department of Development are shut down and moved to the nonprofit JobsOhio...
Legal fees soar for Wisconsin taxpayers over bargaining, redistricting  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel   ...The Capitol battles over union bargaining and political redistricting proposals have paid off for one group: politically connected GOP lawyers...
Rick Scott's Emails Magically Go Missing  Broward-Palm Beach New Times   ...St. Petersburg Times' Capitol reporter Michael C. Bender ... says his paper requested the documents in January, and yesterday -- which was August 18 -- Scott's office decided to let him know that they're pretty sure all those emails they requested were deleted in January...
Snyder wants fast review of emergency manager law  Lansing State Journal   ...The revised law, signed by Snyder in March, lets emergency managers strip power from locally elected leaders and scrap union contracts...

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