Monday, May 27, 2013

Today's Teamster News 05.27.13

Hundreds of thousands of bikers rumble into D.C. for Rolling Thunder  Washington Times   ...Perfect temperatures, a bright sun and blue sky commanded Sunday’s forecast, but it was the sound of thunder that stood out for the D.C. area, as more than a half-million motorcycles rumbled through the city for the 26th annual Rolling Thunder.
2013 Memorial Day Honored As Monuments Decay, Funds Dry Up  Associated Press   ...How do we honor those who have served when memorials deteriorate and finances are tight?...
Wal-Mart Plasters Stores With Green Dots to Stay Stocked  Bloomberg   ...Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) is turning up the pressure to keep its shelves adequately stocked by proposing to tie executive compensation to the issue -- and has asked an outside auditor to alert workers which items to focus on by plastering U.S. stores with neon green dots. ... Wal-Mart had trouble keeping its stores stocked as it cut back on workers per store...
Study finds unionized schools to have higher graduation, retention rates  Daily Nebraskan   ...unionized schools tend to have higher graduation and retention rates and lower budgets than non-unionized schools...
So Much for the Impending Economic Armageddon Federal Budget Deficit  Economic Populist   ...the deficit has dropped dramatically...
How Free Trade Agreements Crippled Detroit  Economy in Crisis   ... NAFTA made manufacturing cars in the U.S. too expensive. As a result, Detroit factories closed down and jobs were lost...
Sixth Night of Violence in Sweden  Financial Times   ...In Link√∂ping, central southern Sweden, police responded to 120 incidents as cars, caravans and two schools were set alight...
Storm brews over potential Koch brothers control of Tribune newspaper chain  Financial Times   ...With a sale likely of a prominent group of US newspapers, the interest of a potential buyer tied to right-wing causes has galvanized opponents fearing the dailies could become political tools...
One week later: The daunting recovery in Oklahoma  CNN   ..."This is a massive debris field," she said. "It's not just a couple blocks. It's miles."...
In North Carolina, unimpeded GOP drives state hard to the right   Washington Post ...Backed by throngs of chanting supporters, dozens of liberal demonstrators are subjecting themselves to arrest each Monday at the state legislature here to protest a flurry of bills that could transform North Carolina into a model of conservative governance...
Jerry Hanson: Scott Walker's Wisconsin has gone to the dogs (opinion)  The Cap Times   ...the legislative budget committee ... extended a friendly paw to “big money” by declaring that people could NOT challenge construction of high-capacity wells that might draw down water levels so significantly as to impact neighboring wells, streams or lakes...