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Today's Teamster News 08.31.11

USW Local 6787 asks Chamber to oppose right to work legislation  Chesterton Tribune   ...Local 6787 President Paul Gipson states in a letter to the Chamber dated Aug. 26, “Without the benefits of our union, the purchases we make at your establishments may not be possible...”
Ohio Referendum on Union Restrictions Is a Go After Kasich’s Gambit Fails  Bloomberg   ...Ohio voters will decide whether to keep a law limiting collective bargaining for public employees after efforts by Ohio Governor John Kasich to strike a deal to get the measure off the ballot failed...
Top union official blasts Gov. Christie for requiring state employees to report to work  Newark Star Ledger   ...Employees trying to make their way into Trenton today found some of the main arteries into the city closed from flooding, backing up traffic for miles...
Anti-union laws reach Pennsylvania  DailyKos   ...there are 4 bills stuck in committee, 3 in the house, 1 in the senate. These bills, if they pass will strike at the very heart of labor rights in Pennsylvania...
Walker policies will force providers out of business (opinion)  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel   ...On Aug. 19, thousands of small businesses in Wisconsin received a letter from Gov. Scott Walker's Department of Children and Families informing them of new state regulations that will threaten their fiscal stability...
Thousands of public employees laid off in 2010  Reuters   ...Local and state governments axed more than 200,000 jobs in 2010, according to U.S. Census data released on Tuesday that showed the growing threat of public employee layoffs to the economic recovery...

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