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Today's Teamster News 04.30.13

Texas Blast Recalls Chemical Safety Bill Sunk by Business Lobby  Bloomberg   ...Guess who fought against a 2009 bill aimed at tightening “security standards of chemical factors, fertilizer depots and water-treatment plants.” None other than “Mining companies, refiners, paint makers, explosive fabricators and fertilizer plants...the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Farm Bureau...”

Today's Teamster News 01.05.13

More jobs in December, but unemployment rate unchanged  McClatchy   ...With the additional December jobs, employers added 1.835 million jobs in 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In normal times, that’d be a good showing, but recovery from the Great Recession continues to lumber along and the hiring numbers aren’t enough to bring down the high jobless rate...

These 32 senators voted against Sandy relief

Even worse, the House of Representatives refused to even vote on relief for Americans in the Northeast who are starving and freezing because of Superstorm Sandy.

Republican Rep. Peter King, a New Yorker, ranted against Speaker John Boehner's disgraceful behavior in the video above.


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