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Celebrating Teamster Women's History

Diana Kilmury went from being the first woman heavy equipment operator in British Columbia to the first woman elected as a Vice President of the Teamsters. To celebrate Women’s History Month, TDU is sharing her story.

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Bowling Against Givebacks—Raise Money for the Teamster Election

Metro New York Teamsters will face off to raise money for the upcoming International Union election campaign at Bowling Against Givebacks at Bowl360 in Ozone Park on Sunday, May 17 at 1 pm.

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Central States Fund Falls to $12.3 Billion -- Senate Action Needed

The 2019 Financial Report of the Central States Pension Fund shows that fund assets dropped to $12.3 billion, as retirement payouts far outstrip the income from employers remaining in the fund. The net loss on the year was $857 million, and the Fund continues to predict insolvency in 2025, unless action comes soon.

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Pension Fix Needs Congressional Action Now

Continued erosion of the assets of the Central States Pension Fund and the pension back-stop, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, demand immediate Congressional solutions as reported here.

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Philadelphia Teamsters for a Democratic Union

Philadelphia Teamsters for a Democratic Union is a worker-led, grassroots organization that mobilizes for workplace justice, living wages, and a strong, democratic union.

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Hoffa Announces Retirement, Taps Steve Vairma to Head Successor Slate

James P. Hoffa announced today that he will not be seeking re-election in the 2021, in a memo to Teamster officers, locals and staff.

Just hours later, Steve Vairma announced his candidacy for Teamster President. Vairma is the Secretary Treasurer of Denver Local 455, the President of Joint Council 3, an IBT vice president and the director of the IBT Warehouse Division. 

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Hoffa Announces His Retirement

James P. Hoffa announced today that he will not be seeking re-election in the 2021, in a memo to Teamster officers, locals and staff, and will retire at the end of his current term.

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The Final Fall of Rome

Corrupt Teamster Vice President Rome Aloise faces new charges for racketeering, retaliation, and knowingly bringing harm to a Teamster.  His days as a Teamster are numbered.

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Hoffa Takes Aim at Teamster Elections

Hoffa is retiring as General President at the end of next year, and he wants to take Teamster democracy with him. Last week, Hoffa told the press about a plan to block contested elections for International Union office, beginning in 2026. We can’t let that happen. 

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Teamster International Election is Officially Underway

Teamster members won’t vote for International Union officers until 2021, but the election is officially underway. An impartial Election Supervisor has been appointed and election rules have been proposed.

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