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Today's Teamster News 12.02.10

Horizon Air Pilots Approve Five-Year Agreement  IBT   ...The new contract includes dramatic improvements in work conditions where the pilots will be writing their own schedules and trips...
Teamsters Oppose Bill That Includes Retirement Age Increase  IBT   ...A new bill passed by the Illinois House of Representatives would bring sweeping changes to police and fire pension systems in Chicago...
Teamsters ratify new grocery contract with 97% vote  West Seattle Herald   ...Members of Teamsters Local 38 working for Albertsons, QFC, and Safeway in Snohomish County ratify a new 3-year contract...
Cities try to light up holidays in dim times  The Detroit News   ...Kathy Ritter, the steward of Teamsters Local 214, was off the clock, working on her own time to help ensure the downtown looks merry this year, even with a tight city budget...
FedEx to cut 172 jobs  Charlotte Business Journal   ...About 1700 jobs will be cut nationally...
County Recorder in Massachusetts Goes After MERS  firedoglake  ...  A deed recorder in South Essex, Massachusetts, is basically taking on MERS...
Recovery gathers steam  Wall Street Journal   ...The U.S. economy is starting to fire on more cylinders, though the upturn remains too weak to bring down high unemployment...
Fed Data Shows Foreign Banks Huge Beneficiaries of Emergency Lending Programs, Hedge Funds, McDonald's, Harley-Davidson and Others Also Received Help  naked capitalism   Good summary of the Fed's data dump yesterday.
Too Big to Succeed (opinion)  New York Times   ...an absence of accountability and blatant inequities in treatment are why Americans remain angry...
A new political landscape, same old lies about labor (opinion) The Hill's Congress Blog  ......Unions lift productivity on average by 19 percent to 24 percent in manufacturing, 16 percent in hospitals and up to 38 percent in the construction sector...

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