Local Union Reform

Local 896 Merger on Hold

March 2, 2009: A proposed merger of California Local 896 that would have threatened that local’s proud history of winning strong contracts is now on hold.

Union President Found Guilty of Hiring Bias

February 12, 2009: The former president of Pittsburgh Local 249 has been found guilty by the International Union of rewarding friends and punishing enemies in hiring drivers in the movie industry.

Former Chicago Teamster Indicted for Drug Deals

February 4, 2009: Robert Walston, former president of Local 743, has been charged with conspiracy and drug dealing in connection with the purchase and distribution of 80 kilograms of cocaine.

Local 804 Members United

Local 804 members beat concessions and pension cuts, won new rights in their local bylaws, and organized to rebuild union power.


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