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Today's Teamster News 01.12.13

Top Senate Dems to White House: If you unilaterally raise debt ceiling, we’ve got your back  Washington Post   ...In a move that will significantly ratchet up the brinksmanship around the debt ceiling, the four members of the Senate Democratic leadership are privately telling the White House that they will give Obama full support if he opts for a unilateral solution to the debt ceiling crisis...

Today's Teamster News 01.04.13

The Walmart Revolt  In These Times   ...at a time of growing unrest among low-paid workers, the Walmart campaign could help the labor movement take a giant leap forward...
2012 ends strongly for manufacturing sector  manufacture this   ...Despite hitting a 40-month low in November, manufacturing activity not only rose, but expanded in December, concluding the year with a positive sign of growth...

Today's Teamster News 01.02.13

House approves 'fiscal cliff' deal, rescinding broad tax hike  Los Angeles Times   ...It blocked income tax hikes for roughly 99% of households, but allowed rates to rise for those with incomes above $400,000 for individuals and $450,000 for couples. It also renewed tax credits aimed at low-income households and college students, extended unemployment benefits, delayed automatic spending cuts in defense and other government programs for two months...

Today's Teamster News 12.31.12

Fiscal Cliff Talks Resume After GOP Caves On Social Security Cut  Talking Points Memo   ...Negotiations stalled Saturday night when Minority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed a Social Security benefit cut as a way to offset spending measures including emergency unemployment benefits. Democrats balked, leaked the offer to the media, and Republicans quickly retracted the demand...

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