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Sept. 17, 2011: The Occupy Wall Street movement is launched with an anti-Wall Street march and demonstration that ended up as a 2-month encampment in Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park. The event led to protests and movements around the world, with their focus on economic inequality, corruption, greed and the influence on government of monied interests. Their slogan: “We are the 99%.”

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Today's Teamster News For September 17, 2014
Teamsters, PSI Sound Alarm For Public Workers About Trade Deals
Arbitration TLA Scheduled November 18-20
American Airlines, US Airways Passenger Service Agents Vote To Join Teamsters-CWA Association
Teamsters, Global Public Sector Trade Unions Warn Of Consequences Of Trade Policies
Teamster Bus Drivers To School Board: “We Cannot Promise Labor Peace”
Mobile Mini Workers in Kansas City Vote Unanimously to Join Teamsters Local 541
Report: TISA Endangers Public Service Jobs
Today's Teamster News For September 16, 2014
Hoffa: Trade Deals Set Their Sights On Public Workers
 
     
Social Security Off the Table for Now *
Updated On: Dec 04, 2012

Dec. 3, 2012 | With just a few weeks remaining before the crucial "fiscal cliff" deadline, the White House's chief negotiator, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, said Social Security was off the table. Some Democrats have said they were willing to look at reforming entitlement programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, but Social Security, it seems, has not been under consideration. Geithner on Sunday said it would only get dealt with "in a separate process." Full story at National Journal. * Update 12/4: The GOP's "fiscal cliff" plan (counter to the White House plan) puts Social Security back on the table, calling for lowering the cost-of-living hikes for SS benefits - Yahoo News. According to Maryland's Rep. Steny Hoyer, everything, including cuts to Social Security and Medicare benefits, should remain on the table. "They clearly are on the table…that does not mean that I'd be prepared to adopt them now…" The Hill.


 
 
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