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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 Names Mike Hienton Central Region Freight Director

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IBT Agrees to Divisive YRC Pay Deal

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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. 

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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.

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More Coli Corruption Fallout in Chicago

In the wake of John Coli's indictment on the charge of taking employer payoffs, Illinois Joint Council 25 has dumped his hand-picked replacement Becky Strzechowski and appointed Terry Hancock as Joint Council 25 president. 

John Coli Indicted!

Hoffa's man in Chicago, John Coli was hit with a federal indictment today, charged with taking payoffs of $100,000 from a Chicago employer and using the power of the Teamsters Union to line his own millionaire pockets.

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