Teamster News

Corruption-Free? Not so Fast

July 24, 2014: Hoffa claims there’s no need for an anti-corruption body in our union because corruption is a thing of the past. Meanwhile, two Hoffa campaign donors have been busted this week on charges of stealing members’ dues and taking employer payoffs.

St Louis: IRB Charges St. Louis Bad Apple

July 24, 2014: The Independent Review Board (IRB) has brought serious charges against Timothy Ryan, a former construction industry union rep for employer payoffs, diverting jobs to his friends, and conducting a bogus contract vote.

Daimler Demonstrates a Self-Driving Truck

The New York Times
07/18/2014

For Daimler, the truck driver of the future looks something like this: He is seated in the cab of a semi, eyes on a tablet and hands resting in his lap.

Hoffa Threatens Teamster Democracy

Labor Notes
07/17/2014

July 17, 2104: Facing fresh member dissatisfaction, Teamster President James Hoffa and his Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall are headed to court to try to make contested Teamster elections a thing of the past.

PBGC Chief to Re-join Private Sector

Asset International
07/15/2014

The director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is to leave his post in August after four years in the role.

Amazon Seeks FAA Permission to Test Delivery Drones Outdoors

Bloomberg News
07/15/2014

Amazon.com Inc., which wants to deliver packages by drone, asked aviation regulators for permission to expand testing outside its research laboratory.

“We are rapidly experimenting and iterating on Prime Air inside our next generation research and development lab in Seattle,” the company said in a letter posted on a government website yesterday. Amazon is based in that city.

IBT Picks Roadway labor relations man for YRC Board

Kansas City Business Journal
07/14/2014

Late Friday, the Overland Park-based less-than-truckload carrier (Nasdaq: YRCW) and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced that the union-nominated and the company-approvedDavidson will join YRC's nine-member board.

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