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Today's Teamster News 10.11.12

Workers Threaten To 'Take Action' On Retailer's Busiest Day [UPDATE]  Huffington Post   ...Employees at 28 Walmarts in 12 different cities walked out of work Tuesday, but things may get a whole lot worse for the biggest retailer in the U.S. come Black Friday...
Judges say South Carolina law doesn’t discriminate, but must wait until 2013 to take effect  Associated Press   ...A three-judge panel has upheld South Carolina’s law requiring voters to show photo identification but has delayed enforcement until next year — adding to the list of states that have had to postpone or drop strict ID or voting laws they wanted in place for the Nov. 6 elections...
Former Walker aide takes plea deal in politicking case  Associated Press   ...One of Republican Gov. Scott Walker's former top aides has agreed to plead to one felony misconduct charge in a deal with Milwaukee County prosecutors that would keep the governor off the witness stand...
Unions looking for boost in Michigan  Journal Gazette   ...Organized labor in Michigan seems to have taken a look at its neighbors and decided a pre-emptive strike on union-busting is in order. A referendum on Michigan ballots next month – Proposal 2 – would write collective bargaining rights into the state constitution and invalidate all laws restricting those rights.
Live From Battleground Ohio: One Door at a Time  In These Times   ... The plan is to have the parking lot shipshape for Thursday evening’s rally, which will feature Teamster President Jim Hoffa and AFSCME President Lee Saunders...
Arkansas Best, Teamsters agree on contract talks  City Wire   ...The dealing is set to begin Dec. 18 on a contract that will expire March 31, according to a statement issued Wednesday (Oct. 10) by Fort Smith-based Arkansas Best...
Union makes 'last best offer' to South Berwick  Seacoastonline   ...The Town Council next week will discuss the "last best offer" of the Teamsters union for two new contracts for the town's professional and public works employees...