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The Daily Read – May 4, 2011

By Erica Varlese

A New York Wal-Mart was on the agenda yesterday for Community Board 3’s meeting.

Similarly, the Daily News covered a report that shows Wal-Mart pushes local stores out of business.

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markwitz asked city to reconsider building the new New York City taxis in Brooklyn, not Mexico, to create local, union jobs.

The Steelworkers Union and International Paper ratified a four year contract yesterday that ensures yearly wage increases and improved retirement benefits.

New Jersey Governor Christie is pushing for stricter regulations for workers who qualify for overtime.

Italian unions are planning a general strike this Friday to protest the failure to improve working class lives.

April 22, 2011

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