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Hoffa Imposes Concessions after Chicago Members Vote No

November 25, 2009: In an unprecedented power grab, the Hoffa administration has abolished all the Chicago-area freight contracts and imposed concessions on some 1500 YRCW Teamsters who have decisively rejected them. In abolishing the contracts, Hoffa imposed the national master freight agreement on 2000 Teamsters, most of whom work for YRC. The five affected locals – 179, 301, 673, 705, and 710 – were apparently not even consulted, nor were the members given a vote...

Hoffa’s Executive Assistant Removed

September 18, 2009: There’s been a little shake-up at Teamster headquarters. Whether it will mean anything positive for members remains to be seen. Leo Deaner, Hoffa’s Executive Assistant, and Todd Thompson, another Hoffa assistant, have been ousted and demoted to be field representatives. Thompson was also Hoffa’s Campaign Manager. Both Deaner and Thompson are known for arrogance in their relationship with members and Teamster officers. The move comes about after a group of International Vice...

Top Teamster Officials Get a Million Dollar Raise

September 11, 2009: The highest-paid Teamster officials hiked their pay by more than a million dollars last year. They’ve got a million reasons to back Hoffa. How about you? • Read the full report. • Download the full salary report. • See how working Teamsters stack up. In this special $150,000 Club issue, TDU publishes our annual report on compensation for the top Teamster officials. You’ll find the full report inside. Here’s the punchline in...

How Do Working Teamsters Stack Up?

Last year, some of the biggest pay hikes went to the very officials who have overseen the worst concessions and benefit cuts in Teamster history. James HoffaIn his ten years in office, General President James Hoffa has nearly doubled his compensation. Last year he made $383,132. Butch LewisLocal 100 freight Teamster Butch Lewis took a 15 percent pay cut—and his pension was frozen for 18 months. Bill HamiltonLast year Local 107 President Bill Hamilton got...

Top Officials Get a $1 Million Raise

September 4, 2009: Last year the salaries of the highest-paid Teamster officials went up by $1,041,276. That's according to the annual $150,000 Club Report produced by the Teamster Rank and File Education and Legal Defense Foundation (TRF). Forty-four officials got a raise of over $10,000 last year. Over 110 Teamster officers made over $150,000 in salaries last year, the highest number ever. The TRF report will be issued next week. TRF has published the report...
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