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.Read more
Chicago Teamster power broker John Coli, is on the way out. Dogged by federal corruption investigators, Coli will resign all of his Teamster posts on August 1, and turn the “family business” over to his sons.Read more
The International Union has instructed every local union to gather proposals from members for the next UPS contract.Read more
The International Union has instructed every local union to gather proposals from members for the next UPS Freight contract.Read more
Teamsters United has launched a Contract Unity Pledge to send UPS and the International Union a message that members are fed up with harassment and contract givebacks.
Teamster volunteers are asking UPSers to sign a Contract Unity Pledge that says, “I will stand with Teamster members at UPS to defeat harassment and contract givebacks and win the contract we deserve.”Read more
A Hoffa-appointed panel cleared Willie Smith of any wrongdoing after he was charged with racketeering and taking an illegal employer gift. But Judge Barbara Jones has overruled the Hoffa whitewash.Read more
Chicago Teamster honcho John Coli has abruptly resigned as the Trustee of Local 710, just months before the trusteeship is slated to end in an election of officers. Nominations will be in September, and the election in October.Read more