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Democracy Strengthens Our Union

December 5, 2006: Tom Leedham’s campaign for Teamster General President did more than win 35 percent of the vote. It strengthened our union for the future. Since the 1997 UPS strike, employers have been on the offensive against our union. We have lost 150,000 members. Overnite defeated our organizing drive, paving the way for UPS to purchase it and operate it nonunion. And hundreds of thousands of Teamsters have suffered the first big pension and...

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Leedham’s Antidote to the Losses of the Hoffa Years

Hoffa’s Weak Contracts Can’t Hide Behind His Father’s Famous Name  July 2006. The 2006 IBT election will be a rematch between Hoffa and Tom Leedham, who squared off in 2001. While the names at the top of the ballot are the same as in 2001, the similarities end there. In 2001, Hoffa was an incumbent without a record. In three years in office, he had never negotiated a UPS or freight contract. In the few...

Hoffa to Unleash ‘Best PR Ever’

Weaknesses in UPS Contract Force Hoffa to Ask Management for Another Bite at the Apple  July 2006. It’s official: Hoffa’s “Best Contract Ever” has failed; the union will now sit down to try to negotiate early with UPS management. Management seems happy to bargain early, hoping to button up a deal long before any threat of a work stoppage, and before the big 100 year anniversary events. Management is telling the media that they are...

Can Hoffa Deliver on His Campaign Year Hype?

 Critical UPS Freight Battle Looms   “This agreement between the Teamsters and UPS Freight is a letter for card check and neutrality at Overnite.” James P. Hoffa, June 27, 2006 IBT Convention, Las Vegas With those words, Hoffa promised Teamsters that he won an agreement to let our union organize Overnite (now UPS Freight) without the union-busting tactics we’ve seen from management in the past. Will Hoffa’s agreement really deliver this promise? We hope so....
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