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Hoffa-Hall and the Downsizing of the American Dream

January 3, 2014: The labor movement is launching a national effort to raise the minimum wage. But Teamster wages and benefits are bottoming out under Hoffa and Hall. The labor movement is launching a national effort to raise the federal minimum wage to more than $10 an hour and to boost local and state minimum wages even higher. In the meantime, Teamster wages are bottoming out under contracts negotiated by James Hoffa and Ken Hall....

What Will it Take to Dump Hoffa & Hall?

October 17, 2013: Hoffa and Hall are dishing out concessions as fast as employers can serve them up. After spending the summer cutting the healthcare of 140,000 UPS Teamsters, the Hoffa-Hall administration is now targeting Teamster pensions. The Central States Pension Fund is lobbying Congress to eliminate key pension protections and give Central States the power to cut retirees' pensions. Hoffa and Hall's standing with the members has never been lower. So how do they stay...

Teamster Organizers Petition for Solidarity

August 16, 2013: The organizers who work for the International Union have launched an online petition drive directed at the Hoffa administration. The petition was launched on MoveOn.org and calls on the Hoffa administration and organizing director Jeff Farmer to bargain fairly with the union of IBT organizers and to maintain their present benefits and terms of employment. Some organizers have been fired and have suits pending against the Hoffa administration. Fired organizer Tim Lewis...

Hoffa's Hidden Record Re-Visited

August 16, 2013: In online discussion forums, many Teamsters are asking where Hoffa came from and how he became Teamster President. In response to members' questions, TDU is re-issuing two documents on the history of James Hoffa prior to his election as Teamster President. These two thoroughly-researched documents were produced in 1996 for the Ron Carey Campaign. They document Hoffa's work and background over a long period of time. The facts in these reports have...

Why is the U.S. DOL Re-Running the L.A. Local 848 Election?

August 15, 2013: There's a rerun election in the 5,000-member Local 848 in Los Angeles in progress, as a result of a federal lawsuit brought by the U.S. Labor Department due to serious election violations. The Labor Department is conducting the election. The sad truth is, the exact same violations were brought before Joint Council 42, headed by International vice president Randy Cammack, and then to the International union. Instead of enforcing the members' right...
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Put Our Issues on the Table at UPS

Despite declaring the contract ratified, Denis Taylor says he will “return to the bargaining table to address a number of member concerns with the National Master UPS Agreement.” When bargaining resumes, UPSers expect our issues to be addressed.

UPS Teamsters Looking Ahead

UPSers are putting their anger to good use. We organized and Voted No to reject contract givebacks.  Now Hoffa and Denis Taylor are saying the contracts we rejected are “ratified.”

We demand they renegotiate reasonable changes.

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