The longshoremen of Local 1588 in Bayonne, NJ knew their place—they worked and kept their mouths shut. When your past union president, an exboxer named John DiGilio, is found floating in the Hackensack River with two bullet holes in his head, you don’t ask too many questions. When the man who usurped the local from him threatens to settle disputes with a blowtorch to the crotch, you don’t go to the union office to voice concerns about benefits or safety issues.
ILA: Jersey Dockworkers Tell Corrupt Union Bosses to Take Long Walk On Short Pier
February 16, 2018
Hoffa’s Package Division has expelled a member of the National Negotiating Committee for breaking the Information Brownout on contract negotiations. Members have a right to know about their contract. Teamsters United is not backing down.
February 12, 2018
In a show of unity, Teamsters at several locals, including some of the biggest ABF terminals, voted by 98% over the past two weeks to authorize a strike. The vote sent a signal to the company that its propaganda is not weakening rank and file solidarity.