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Today's Teamster News 09.01.12

A Dismal Outlook for Growth  New York TImes   ...Northwestern economist Robert J. Gordon argues that the United States should get ready for an extended period of slowing growth, with economic expansion getting ever more sluggish and the bottom 99 percent getting the short end of the (ever-slower-growing) stick...
RNC Convention Workers Being Paid Below Minimum Wage  Huffington Post   ...During these past four days at the RNC convention, janitors have worked around the clock picking up after delegates ... And many are doing so making less than minimum wage...
Dan Carpenter: Labor's clouded holiday (opinion)  Indianapolis Star   ..."There is a lack of respect for people, for workers, for any person who gets up in the morning and teaches school or fights fires or builds automobiles. That's the real argument..."
David Koch: 'Some Tax Increases' May Be Needed To Reduce U.S. Deficit  Huffington Post   ..."I think it's essential to be able to achieve spending reductions, and maybe it's going to require some tax increases," Koch, the eighth-richest man in the world and one of the most influential donors in the Republican Party...
Port commissioners will consider CEO’s side gig Sept. 11  Seattle Times   ...The commission is likely to seek a second, outside opinion on whether CEO Tay Yoshitani’s position on the board is a conflict of interest...
ABF to Fight $750 Million Teamsters Lawsuit Dismissal  The Journal of Commerce   ...Federal judge rejected carrier's claim the union gave wage concession to YRC, not ABF...

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