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Coli Charged by Investigations Officer over Benefit Funds

John Coli is already under indictment for allegedly trading labor peace for employer payoffs of $25,000 per quarter. Now, he has been charged by the Independent Investigations Officer (IIO) for stonewalling corruption investigators.

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Toledo Local 20 Official Suspended for Sexual Harassment

Following an investigation of sexual harassment charges brought by a Local 20 employee, Joint Council 41 ruled against BA Martin Jay, President Richard “Chuck” Collinson, and union attorney, Dawn Christian.

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Election Rerun Update

The Teamster Election Supervisor ruled today that the Hoffa administration did not violate the Election Rules when it stonewalled corruption investigations. Teamsters who are demanding a rerun of the 2016 International Union election will now take their case to Judge Kathleen Roberts.

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More than 100 UPS retirees protest proposed pension cuts

More than 100 retirees gathered outside two UPS terminals Thursday to protest a company plan to cut their pensions by 20 percent. Many are calling it the latest attack on the Central States Teamster Pension Plan.

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Drinking with Management at the Grievance Panels

Hoffa and Teamster local officials wined and dined UPS management at a hospitality suite held at the Central Region grievance panel last week. That’s a strange way to prepare for tough contract negotiations.

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Statement from Fred Zuckerman

The UPS contract expires exactly one year from today. In the last two UPS contracts, the Hoffa-Hall crew has settled early and they have settled short. The contract expiration date gives us bargaining leverage. It’s time to use it to win the contract members deserve. 

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Billions of Reasons to Demand Better Contracts

UPS released fat profit numbers today. The company made $1.3 billion in the 2nd quarter. The company projects record profits for the year. The money is there for a good contract. UPS and UPS Freight Teamsters can’t let the IBT settle short or sell us out again.

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Hoffa Strikes out on Corruption Once Again

James Hoffa has done it again. Today, Hoffa rubber-stamped another whitewash of the corruption charges against Willie Smith for accepting $6,000 worth of gifts from a Teamster employer. The case will now go to the Independent Review Officer (IRO), Judge Barbara Jones. 

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More Coli Corruption Fallout in Chicago

In the wake of John Coli's indictment on the charge of taking employer payoffs, Illinois Joint Council 25 has dumped his hand-picked replacement Becky Strzechowski and appointed Terry Hancock as Joint Council 25 president. 
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