With the addition of Racine Teamsters, the Milwaukee-based Teamsters chapter now has more than 600 new members.
Local Union Reform
June 13, 2014: International vice president Bill Hamilton has apparently cost up to 166 Philadelphia Teamsters their jobs, good paying jobs at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC). Six labor unions were employed there. The Teamsters can no longer count themselves among them.
For the last 21 years, Michael Conway, 58, has worked at the Convention Center, along with 160 other Teamsters on the seniority list.
April 2, 2014: Teamster members swept the United Action Slate into office in the 5,500-member Rhode Island Local 251 last fall.
April 2, 2014: Members of Los Angeles Local 396 are talking, networking and starting to raise money to put the rank and file power back in the drivers seat. Even former supporters of secretary treasurer Ron Herrera are climbing aboard the movement for change.
Teamsters in Rhode Island stunned the union old guard and took back their statewide local from entrenched incumbents last fall.
January 28, 2014: Teamster officials in San Diego, including a Hoffa appointee, face embezzlement charges from the Independent Review Board (IRB).
January 27, 2014: A growing reform group is running for office in New York Local 237, the Teamsters’ largest local union.
TDU celebrates Teamsters who made a difference in 2013, starting with Rhode Island Teamsters who organized for reform and took back their local.
Each week, GoLocal shines the spotlight on one individual who is making an impact on Rhode Island.