Teamster News

I clean high school bathrooms, and my new $15/hour salary will change everything

The Washington Post
07/08/2014

Monday through Friday, my full-time job is cleaning restrooms at Van Nuys High School. But that work is not the hardest part of my life. The hardest part is saying goodbye to my 4-year-old son when he asks me not to go to work again. In order to make ends meet, I also work weekends and nights.

Pregnancy and Your Rights: UPS

The News & Advance
07/07/2014

If you were outraged by the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, take a deep breath and get ready for the next battle over women’s rights.

Review Board Charges Pat Flynn with Embezzlement

July 3, 2014: Chicago Local 710 secretary treasurer Pat Flynn has been charged by the Independent Review Board (IRB) with embezzling $58,000 in visa gift cards, violating his fiduciary duty, and exposing the local to legal liability in a cover-up.

Former Teamsters leader accused of embezzlement

The Courier Journal
07/03/2014

Former Louisville Teamsters leader Jerry T. Vincent Jr. was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on charges that he embezzled union funds, took illegal union loans and conducted false record keeping, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

Insurer Warns Some Pooled Pensions Are Beyond Recovery

The New York Times
07/01/2014

More than a million people risk losing their federally insured pensions in just a few years despite recent stock market gains and a strengthening economy, a new government study said on Monday.

The United States, on the verge of a retirement crisis

The Yucatan Times
06/30/2014

“For retirement, the answer is 4-0-1-k,” proclaimed Tyler Mathisen, then editor of Money magazine in 1996. “I feel sure that someday, like a financial Little-Engine-That-Could, it will pull me over the million-dollar mountain all by itself.”

The Largest Lockout You've Never Heard Of

June 27, 2014: More than 500 Teamsters in South Carolina Local 509 have been locked out for two months by the AGY corporation, in the largest Teamster labor struggle in the country.

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