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Today's Teamster News 12.30.12

Congress, federal workers to get raise  The Hill   ...Under an executive order issued by President Obama on Thursday, members of Congress will join federal workers in seeing their pay rise by 0.5 percent after March 27...
Judge rebuffs feds' secret arguments on no-fly list  Politico   ...A federal judge in California has rejected the Obama administration's effort to use secret arguments and evidence to defeat a lawsuit relating to the so-called no-fly list designed to keep suspected terrorists off of airline flights...
City council leaders say deeper cuts will spark civil unrest  The Guardian   ...Alarming predictions of social unrest and the break-up of civil society have been delivered by the leaders of three of England's biggest cities, amid new evidence that government policies are widening – rather than narrowing – the economic divide between north and south...
French Court Says 75% Tax Rate on Rich Is Unconstitutional  Bloomberg   ...President Francois Hollande’s 75 percent millionaire-tax is unconstitutional because it fails to guarantee taxpayer equality, France’s top court ruled today...
Newtown Police Officers, Traumatized And Not Working, At Risk Of Losing Pay  Associated Press   ...Some of the police officers who responded to the school shooting in Newtown are so traumatized they haven't been working, but they have to use sick time and could soon be at risk of going without a paycheck, a union official said Wednesday...
Florida's Long Lines On Election Day Discouraged 49,000 People From Voting: Report  Huffington Post   ...About 19,000 of those people would have backed former GOP nominee Mitt Romney, while the rest would have gone for President Barack Obama, according to Allen...
Michigan governor signs new emergency manager law  Raw Story   ...Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) on Thursday signed several bills related to economic matters, including one to replace the emergency manager law that was recently repealed...
Judge issues ruling in NLRB charge against UAW leadership and Ford contractor -- illegally displaced employees to be returned to work with full back pay and benefits  Teamsters Local 89   ...Voith and the UAW (collectively) conspired to terminate the employment rights of approximately 166 individuals already employed in the receiving operation at the facility.  The intent of the actions taken by the UAW, Local 862, and Voith was to disgracefully strip the fair wages and benefits paid to any employees holding those jobs...

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