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Today's Teamster News 10.06.12

Greek Prime Minister Warns of Societal Collapse Like Weimar Germany; Citizens Storm Defense Ministry; Merkel Takes Gamble on Visiting Greece  Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis   ...Resorting to highly unusual language for a man who weighs his words carefully, the 61-year-old politician evoked the rise of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party to highlight the threat that Greece faces, explaining that society "is threatened by growing unemployment, as happened to Germany at the end of the Weimar Republic"...
World food prices near crisis levels  Reuters   ...Prices driven higher by US drought along with production problems in Russia and other exporting countries...
Why California's Gas Price Nightmare Could Last For Weeks  Business Insider   ...A confluence of factors have caused Golden State gas prices to jump, including refinery outages and pipeline disruptions. But the most persistent driver has been the government's mandate that summer blend gasoline be sold through Oct. 31...
Soglin says protesters can march on State Street without paying for police services  Wisconsin State Journal   ...Madison Mayor Paul Soglin said Friday that protesters have the right to march on State Street and refuse to pay for police services the Police Department recommends, though they could encounter inconveniences, such as traffic from buses...
Man Arrested for Driving Through Picket Line  Wilmington Patch   ... an independent truck driver pulled into the entrance of xpedx at 613 Main Street where workers (Teamsters) were picketing. When police stopped the man at the picket line, he sped up and drove forward, forcing one of the officers to hang on to the side of the truck to avoid falling...
New Pension Fund for Pipeline Workers Established  IBT   ...This pension fund will provide benefits for Teamsters who are pipeline workers...

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