January 15, 2015: Hoffa went to court to try to destroy our Right to Vote. Teamsters fought back. Get the detailed run-down on the rights that Hoffa tried to gut -- and the outcome.
"When Hoffa does the right thing, we get behind him to build Teamster Power. And when he doesn't, TDU is there as our watchdog—getting us the information we need to hold our elected leaders accountable."
Victor Emeric, Hallet Expert Movers
Local 705, Chicago
2011 Teamster Election Archive
Reports and stories on the 2011 Teamster Election and the organizing efforts of Teamster members to elect Sandy Pope for General President of the IBT. Visit the archive.
2006 Teamster Election Archive
Reports and stories on the 2006 Teamster Election and the organizing efforts of Teamster members to elect the Tom Leedham Strong Contracts, Good Pensions Slate. Visit the archive.
Hoffa Watch Newswire
The U.S. government is ushering in a new era for the Teamsters, ending its 25-year supervision of a union once infamous for its ties to organized crime.
Teamster corruption has held the federal government’s attention since the late 1950s, when Robert F. Kennedy first pursued the matter as counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Improper Activities in Labor and Management, also known as the McClellan committee. Kennedy continued to investigate the Teamsters after he became attorney general in 1961, and those investigations continued in one form or another through the 1980s.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the federal government said Wednesday they had reached an agreement to end 25 years of strict oversight designed to root out corruption and alleged Mafia influence in the union’s highest ranks.
January 14, 2015: Teamster members’ Right to Vote will be protected under fair rules and independent supervision under a motion filed in court today on the future of government supervision in the Teamsters Union.
January 9, 2015: They’ve delivered contract givebacks, healthcare cuts, and a pension disaster in the Central States.
December 13, 2014: Congress has officially passed the spending bill that includes pension cut legislation that was attached as an amendment to the budget bill.
October 7, 2014: A review of the IBT’s financial report – or the $150,000 Club Report posted on this website – shows that an International Organizer made a salary of $250,000 last year. Could this possibly be true?
Updated October 7, 2014: Hoffa, Hall and top Teamster officials delivered concessions to members—but provided raises and multiple salaries for themselves.
September 25, 2014: Jimmy Hoffa disappeared in 1975 and the Teamster leadership, already heavily penetrated by the mob, became more and more a tool of employers.