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Today's Teamster News 11.30.12

Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose Raising the Medicare Retirement Age  firedoglake   ...Raising the Medicare retirement age is not only a deeply unpopular way to reduce the deficit, it is also terrible and ineffective policy...
70% of jobs "created" don't require a college education  naked capitalism   ...the US is the only advanced economy to show falling educational attainment levels, which results in its falling in world rankings. In 2007, the US was 12 of 24 OECD nations tallied; it had fallen from number 10 in a mere two years...
Harkin Unveils Comprehensive Report on For-Profit College Industry  U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin   ...Close to one in four students who attends a for-profit school defaults on his or her federal student loans within 3 years of leaving school ... combined with the fact that nearly all students at for-profit schools must borrow money to pay the cost of tuition, has resulted in a sector that enrolls approximately 10 percent of American higher education students but accounts for nearly 50 percent of all student loan defaults...
U.S. Birth Rate Falls to a Record Low; Decline Is Greatest Among Immigrants  Pew Research Center   ...The birth rate for U.S.-born women decreased 6% during these years, but the birth rate for foreign-born women plunged 14%—more than it had declined over the entire 1990-2007 period.1 The birth rate for Mexican immigrant women fell even more, by 23%...
Citigroup sentences to Europe to faster economic death  The Telegraph   ...Citigroup's end of year forecast – Prospects for Economies and Financial Markets in 2013 and Beyond – is in essence a celebration of American revival and ascendancy. It sentences Europe to slow economic death...
Hostess management milked the company (opinion)  St. Louis Post-Dispatch   ...Twice, the new Hostess management used bankruptcy to pay themselves more fees, avoid payments to vendors and demand concessions from the work force. They were clearly milking the company by reducing their labor costs and coasting...
Ex-Walker aide Russell pleads guilty to stealing from veterans' fund  Wisconsin State Journal   ...A former Walker campaign worker and former deputy chief of staff for Walker in Milwaukee County, Russell had been scheduled to go on trial Monday. He is one of four former aides and associates of the governor who have been convicted of crimes while working for Walker in Milwaukee County or on his 2010 campaign for governor...
Puerto Rico Teamster Retirees to Release Report on the Importance of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid  The Paramus Post   ... These reports highlight the fact that behind every number is a real person with a real story who utilizes these modest benefits...
Teamsters confront Bill Gates over sanitation firm’s actions  People's World   ...Declaring Bill Gates should be responsible for the anti-worker conduct of Republic Services, a sanitation firm he owns one-quarter of, a group of Teamsters in Atlanta confronted the Microsoft mogul at Gates' speech there...

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