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Today's Teamster News 12.13.12

Groups Vow To Push ‘Right To Work' In Other States  Washington Post   ...The conservative groups that supported Michigan’s new “right to work” law — winning a stunning victory over unions, even in the heart of American labor — vowed Wednesday to replicate that success elsewhere. But the search for the next Michigan could be difficult...
More protests after Michigan right-to-work action  Associated Press   ...Protests have stretched from Detroit to Marquette after Republicans converted Michigan from a fortress of organized labor into a right-to-work state...
Right-wingers Koch, ALEC, pushed Michigan ‘right-to-work’ laws  MSNBC   ... lately, a well-funded conservative political machine, with ties to the Koch family and other wealthy backers,  as well as to the notorious conservative lobby group ALEC, has been flexing its considerable muscle. What looked like a spontaneous shift in Michigan labor policy had been planned for months—and the success of the right-to-work push could foretell future efforts nationwide...
The misleading framing of ‘right-to-work’  Washington Post   ...Such laws do not, in fact, give you the “right to work.” They give you the right to refuse to pay union dues when you work for a union shop, even though you get the wages the union bargained for, and the benefits the union bargained for, and the grievance process the union bargained for...
Fed's bond buying will continue until jobless rates drops  McClatchy   ...Offering greater clarity to financial markets and politicians, the Federal Reserve on Wednesday took the unprecedented step of saying it would continue its controversial bond buying and other steps to stimulate the economy until the unemployment rate falls to 6.5 percent or below and stays there...
U.S. Exports to Korea Suffer under FTA  Public Citizen   ...Today's release of new trade data for October revealed more of the same under the Korea FTA: lower exports, higher imports, and a deeper U.S. trade deficit with Korea.  We've reported similar trends in past months here, here, and here...
New Report Could Affect Huge Change in the Pipeline Industry  Oilprice.com   ...Anthony Swift, an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, ... is hopeful that the report will lead to better improvements in leak detection engineering and public transparency...
Kasich kicks off three day marketing event for his turnpike proposal  Plunderbund   ...Kasich kicked off the marketing campaign for his turnpike proposal by leaking a key fact to the Dispatch: a long-term lease is off the table...
LABOR: Teamsters warn UNFI investors  The Press-Enterprise   ...Teamsters warehouse workers and truckers on strike against natural foods supplier United Natural Foods in Washington state Wednesday moved its strategy to a corporate level by warning the company’s investors about the company’s labor practices...
Labor voices: Gov. Snyder declares civil war in Michigan  The Detroit News   ...The past few days of action are only the opening salvo in Michigan's civil war. It is a fight between billionaires who want to turn the Midwest into Canada's Mexico and working people trying to save Michigan's middle class...

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