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Today's Teamster News 10.26.14

Teamsters
Teamsters show support for FairPoint strikers  Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal  ...Teamsters Local 340 came to support the striking FairPoint workers on Davis Farm Road in Portland on Saturday. Business agents from Local 340 brought hamburgers and hot dogs for 500, letting IBEW members know that they were not alone in their dispute with FairPoint management...
U.S. Sen. Carper, Tennant lead Democrats at South Charleston rally  West Virginia Sunday Gazette-Mail   ...U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, of Delaware, makes an appearance in support of Natalie Tennant and other Democrats at a rally held at the Teamsters Local 175 headquarters in South Charleston on Saturday...
Trade
Japan Market Access Still Hurdle at Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks  Wall Street Journal   ...Japan will come under renewed pressure to further open up its automotive and agriculture industries to global trade during Trans-Pacific Partnership talks here over coming days, amid heightened calls for Tokyo to ensure increased market access remains a key plank of its structural reform agenda under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...
Momentum building on TPP deal despite U.S.-Japan impasse  Japan Times   ...Froman said there was now an opportunity to narrow differences ahead of leaders meetings in Asia in coming weeks. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Beijing and G20 summit in Brisbane will both take place next month...
State Battles
Another 150,000 Detroit Residents Are About To Become Homeless Under GOP Governor’s Emergency Manager  Addicting Info   ...there has been a ‘billionaire’s buying spree‘, as the rich swoop in like the vultures they are, to buy up the property of the very people they made poor, through their own criminal activity...
Walker Claims Next Budget Will Start With Surplus, Though Evidence Indicates Otherwise  Wisconsin Public Radio   ... the bureau found that the state would begin the next budget with a gross balance of zero dollars — a far cry from the half-billion the governor is claiming...
Scott Walker’s Corruption Problem  The Progressive   ...Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who is locked in a dead-heat for reelection on November 4, has been dogged throughout his tenure by secret criminal investigations that so far have led to 15 felony indictments of six of his closest aides and associates. This week, new documents released on a judge’s orders show that Walker, while he was Milwaukee County executive, helped his longtime campaign treasurer get inside information for a bid to lease office space to the county...
North Carolina Fights To Take Voting Site Away From Pesky College Kids  Moyers & Co.   ...Early voting starts today, Thursday in North Carolina, even as the state has pushed to move early voting sites farther away from college campuses...
Christie wants GOP control of voting rules, election officials  msnbc   ...New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) stunned voting-rights advocates this week, arguing that Republican governors should control “voting mechanisms” in order to help the party win the 2016 presidential election...
Rick Explains It All  You Got Schooled   ...During his first year as governor, Rick Snyder made drastic cuts to education. He’s been trying to explain his way out of this for years, but this handy-dandy graph shows that his math doesn’t quite add up...
War on Workers
FairPoint and striking unions brace for a long stalemate  Portland Press Herald   ...While workers get ready to go without paychecks, the company pays for police details at picketing sites...
Ebola outbreak: US nurse criticises quarantine treatment  BBC News   ...A nurse quarantined on her return to the US from treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone has criticised the way she was dealt with at Newark airport. Kaci Hickox said the experience was frightening and could deter other health workers from travelling to West Africa to help tackle the Ebola virus...
High school cafeteria worker tried to stop gunman  USA Today   ... A high school cafeteria worker tried to stop a gunman who killed one girl and shot four other students before taking his own life inside the cafeteria at a school north of Seattle, officials said Saturday...
'Koch Congress' Could Make Oligarchy Official  The Progressive   ...At a time when most Americans agree that the country has too much power in too few hands, the world’s two wealthiest men are only six seats away from seizing the Senate and consolidating their current control of the House...
Dark Money Will Decide Which Party Controls the Senate  Center for Public Integrity   ...In the most competitive U.S. Senate races this year, big-money special interests that proliferated after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision are routinely out-muscling and out-messaging the candidates themselves...

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