Local Union Reform

IRB Investigation: Racketeering - New Charges hit Brad Slawson Sr and Jr

January 23, 2013: The Independent Review Board (IRB) has sent a 141-page investigative report to Teamster president James Hoffa, calling for charges against the former top Teamsters in Minnesota, Brad Slawson Sr and Jr, along with their family friend and business partner, Todd Chester.

Dairy Teamsters Fight Layoffs

January 23, 2013: The employers are stepping up their attacks on union jobs. Members say it's time to start fighting back.

Teamsters accuse Minn. father, son of embezzlement

Star Tribune

The Teamsters union has filed charges against the two former top leaders of a large Minnesota local, accusing them of embezzlement and other financial misconduct, including racketeering in the form of bank fraud.

More NY Dairy Jobs on the Line

UPDATE, December 19, 2012: We recently reported on the illegal layoff of 42 Teamsters from Elmhurst Dairy in Queens, NY. Now, 138 more Local 584 Teamsters are out of work as Beyer Farms suddenly closes.

Slawson Holds Fundraiser!

Star Tribune

A long, salacious report released by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Independent Review Board (IRB) a few weeks ago accused Teamsters Local 120 leaders of some pretty incred

Teamsters report alleges corruption at Local 120

Minnesota Public Radio

Teamsters members in Minnesota are waiting for the next shoe to drop in a union scandal that has removed the top leadership from Blaine-based Teamsters Local 120.

New York Dairy Teamsters Fight Illegal Layoffs

November 21, 2012: The biggest Teamster dairy in New York, Elmhurst Dairy, has been trying to cut costs by dumping higher-paid senior workers for years. This fall, the company offered Teamsters a buyout, but few members took the offer.


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