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Today's Teamster News 11.07.11

Dems rally troops over Issue 2  Toledo Blade   ...Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, a Democrat, said Sunday night that defeating Issue 2 will send a message to Republicans and the right wing that organized labor will stand together to stop what he called an attack on working-class America...
Scott Walker recall underway: Democrats critical of petition filed by Republican donor  The Daily Cardinal   ...An unlikely source initiated the first petition to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Friday, a week and a half earlier than the start of the recall anticipated by Democrats...
Poll: Iowa Senate 18 race close, but Democrat leading  Easter Iowa Government   ...A Linn County race that could change the balance of power in the Iowa Senate is close enough it could go either way, but polling results released Sunday night indicate Democrats are likely to retain their majority...
A Hidden Toll as States Shift to Contract Workers  New York Times   ...Like many states and local governments struggling to cut costs, Michigan hopes to replace some government employees with contract workers who will do the same job for less...
Farmworkers plead for equal wages  Yakima Herald-Republic   ...Three union organizers and two farm workers gathered at Miller Park at corner of East E and Fourth streets to complain about the $22 an hour a Quincy orchard is paying the state for the use of inmates to pick apples...
Busted Flush - The World after the G-20 Meeting  Strategic Insights   ...And just to add to the whole sense of crisis in Europe, the real economy looks to be heading for anincreasingly deep downturn...
Two Studies Show Bad News for Americans  Economic Populist   ... the U.S. worker is getting squeezed in every direction. Until politicians start putting the U.S. worker first and foremost in policy considerations, it doesn't look like things will get better anytime soon...