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Bedding Down at the Red Rash Inn

I am a road driver. Some of the places we bed down are ridiculous. I wouldn’t make my dog lay in them. What rights do I have besides grieve and wait? When we find our own rooms, we get threatened with disciplinary actions. Under Article 49 in the contract, it says the company has to pay $40. Why can’t we get some relief?

- Ornery at the Road Rash Inn, Local 200, USF Holland, Milwaukee

IBT Agrees to Divisive YRC Pay Deal

What do you do when the YRC national contract wages are so low that you cannot find qualified workers? You raise the starting dock wage, but only at a select group of terminals! That’s the deal signed by Hoffa’s new Freight Director, Ernie Soehl.  

Does Ernie Soehl Have a Plan for Freight?

Now that Tyson Johnson lost his VP position in the election and was fired as Freight Director, Teamsters wonder whether the new Freight Director, Erinie Soehl, has any plan to restore union power in the industry. Soehl has been the Eastern Conference Freight Director for some years, so working Teamsters may face more of the same. 

Freight Teamsters Want New Leadership

Freight Teamsters and UPS Freight Teamsters want strong union leadership that will rebuild Teamster power in trucking—and the numbers showed they voted overwhelmingly for Fred Zuckerman and Teamsters United.

YRC Teamster Sisters Say Enough is Enough

“We are fed up!” That was the message delivered on picket signs and with a united voice at the Freight National Grievance Panel in San Diego on July 12.

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In “Act of Cowardice,” Hoffa Revokes Local 2011 Charter

The Hoffa administration has pulled the plug on Teamster organizing among thousands of Florida public sector corrections officers by revoking the charter of Teamster Local 2011.  

Hoffa Corruption Cover-Up

A Hoffa-appointed panel has found Hoffa’s Executive Assistant Willie Smith not guilty after Smith was caught taking Playboy Super Bowl Party tickets from Teamster employer Southern Wine & Spirits. Their miscarriage of justice will now go before Judge Barbara Jones for review. (Reprinted from Teamsters United)

 

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