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April 8, 2008: The membership of our union is changing more every year, but the top Teamster leadership has not kept pace. African Americans and Latinos make up a bigger portion of Teamster membership than ever before. And women Teamsters now account for a quarter of our total membership. But our union’s top leadership doesn’t look like our membership. The General Executive Board, our union’s elected leadership body, includes only one African American who is...

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March 27, 2008: How many times have officials in the Hoffa administration sold a contract by promising—in writing—that Teamster pensions will be “maintained and possibly improved,” only to turn around and deliver pension cuts? Hundreds of thousands of Teamsters went through this routine before. Now Hoffa is at it again. In March, 8,000 DHL Teamsters received a bulletin in the mail selling a contract deal. It states: “The amount [negotiated in the deal] is sufficient...

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February 21, 2008: The 1.45-million-member International Brotherhood of Teamsters union today will endorse Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for president, a union spokesman confirmed. Teamsters President James P. Hoffa will meet with Obama about 5 p.m. E.S.T. in Austin, Texas, after the union's executive board meets to formally approve the endorsement, spokesman Bret Caldwell said. "The union has been paying attention to what has been going on nationally with the election. There have been a lot...

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October 9, 2007: Thanks to TDU, International Union Vice President, and former Local 237 president Carroll Haynes is being forced to repay more than $100,000 in improper payments. Haynes received the payments from the company that manages the Local 237 health plan. Local 237 launched an internal probe after Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU) brought the improper payments to light. As part of our preparations of the $150,000 Club, our annual report on Teamster...
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