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Today's Teamster News 09.28.11

Ethics Complaint Prompts Investigation Into Scott's Prison Privatization Plan  IBT   ...Florida's Ethics Commission has found that the ethics complaint filed by the Teamsters Union is "legally sufficient" and will result in an investigation into Gov. Rick Scott's plan to privatize the state's prisons...
Snyder signs Mich. public worker health cost bill  Associated Press   ...Many local government and public school employees in Michigan will be required to pay more toward their health insurance under a new law signed by Gov. Rick Snyder...
Postal Service employees rallying nationwide to support reform bill  Washington Post   ...Postal workers rallied nationwide on Tuesday in hopes of drawing attention to Democratic-backed legislation supported by their labor unions that they think would best fix the U.S. Postal Service’s financial woes...
california protesters...
Cantor Presses FEMA On Status Of Disaster Aid For His District  Talking Points Memo   ...it's a bit rich that Cantor is trying to make sure disaster relief funds get to his district as quickly as possible given that he was perhaps the key actor in the Capitol Hill showdown which threatened to halt all of FEMA's activities...
Protesters disrupting foreclosure auctions in California  naked capitalism   ...Over the next 2 weeks, the Make Banks Pay California group plans to have a variety of actions in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles to “make Wall Street banks pay for destroying jobs and neighborhoods with their greedy, irresponsible and predatory business practices...”
Report: Consumers spent less, earned less in 2010  Associated Press   ...People spent less last year on food, cut back on entertainment and eating out at restaurants and gave less to charity. At the same time, they paid more for gas and health care -- trends that have continued this year...

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