Convoy 251 May 2008

Mechanics Vote Teamster

May 1, 2008: Nearly 8,600 working and furloughed mechanics and related employees at United Airlines are now Teamsters, after voting to join our union in March.

Hoffa Takes a $78,000 Raise

May 1, 2008: James P. Hoffa took a $78,000 increase in his income for 2007, by far his biggest raise since he took office nine years ago.

Teamster Takes on Racism at Kraft Foods

May 1, 2008: When an employee at Kraft Foods repeatedly directed the epithet “coon” at Willie Knox, the Local 445 Teamster knew he had to stand up for his rights.

Driving for Justice in New York

May 21, 2008: School bus drivers in New York City are showing that persistence pays off—literally. Ask Juan Carlos Rodriguez, a Local 854 Teamster and member of Teamsters for a Democratic Union.

Teamsters Deal with Speed-Up

May 1, 2008: Teamster employers are implementing new technology in a big way—making us change the way we work and creating new challenges for our union.

Let’s Put Teamster Power to Work

May 12, 2008: Those of us who work in transportation don’t have to be the victim of the downward spiral of wages and working conditions that is hitting so many of our union brothers and sisters.

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