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Hoffa, Promises Made, Promises Broken

September 20, 2011: Hoffa’s surprise announcement at UPS isn’t the first time that he’s made empty promises to Teamster voters to try to get elected. Hoffa has a history of promising big. The Hoffa election year playbook is to talk big before the ballots go out and to settle short after the votes are counted. He’s done it every year that he’s run for office. 2006 UPS Freight Sellout In 2006, Hoffa and Hall told...

UPDATED: Hoffa Hoax

September 20, 2011: Some pretty weird things happen in election campaigns. But how about a “tough” official in the Hoffa camp inventing a story that he was mauled by the wife of a Teamster member and needs police protection? Los Angeles Local 396 president Jay Phillips did just that. The Election Supervisor investigated a protest by David Hoffa and ruled that the charges are a hoax, then issued a fine against Phillips for the fabrication....

UPDATED: Hoffa Hoax

UPDATED September 20, 2011: Hoffa operative Jay Phillips claimed he was assaulted by a Teamster member’s wife—and even went to the police. But an investigation by the Election Supervisor reveals the charges were a Hoffa campaign hoax. Lesson for the Hoffa Campaign. Don’t lie when your actions have been caught on videotape. The charges stem from an incident at Bally’s Casino, during the Las Vegas Teamster Convention on June 28. Phillips, who is the president...

Hoffa Admits He's Adopted

April 1, 2011: James Hoffa today, appearing on The View, admitted that he was actually adopted, and is not the son of James R. "Jimmy" Hoffa. Hoffa, sobbing as he departed from remarks held up on cue cards by his Assistant, Leo Deaner, told Barbara Walters: "I can't keep it up, the lie that I am the son of Jimmy Hoffa. "He built the Central States Pension Fund. I gave it away. He build the...

The War on Workers

March 25, 2011: Corporate America is after our contracts, our benefits, even our right to bargain. Is Hoffa up to the challenge? Employers and corporate politicians are taking advantage of the recession to come after union members like never before. Good jobs with good benefits that generations of union members fought to win are under attack. As North America’s most powerful union, the Teamsters needs to take the lead in fighting back. As we go...
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Western Pennsylvania Pension Fund Applies for Benefit Cuts

The Western Pennsylvania Teamsters and Employers Pension Fund, headquartered in Pittsburgh, applied for permission to reduce benefits to remain solvent, which could cut the pensions of thousands of Teamsters.

UPDATE: Chicago Local 705 Bargaining with UPS

Local 705, representing over 10,000 UPS Teamsters in the Chicago area, continues to demand a contract with UPS which does not have concessions, and which makes gains for part-timers and retirees. It is possible that the union could give a 30-day notice to the company to cancel the contract extension, which would cause an open contract—and potential strike—in early December.

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