Convoy 253 August 2008

New Drug Testing Regs: Company Reps May Watch

AugustThe Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a new regulation effective August 25 that allows for “observed collections of urine samples.” Direct observation is required for all prio

DHL Cuts Jobs

August 1, 2008: Less than two months after members ratified a concessionary contract that IBT officials touted as saving jobs, DHL has implemented layoffs, which could be permanent cuts.

Early Deal for Bud Teamsters?

August 1, 2008: A new report speculates that Anheuser-Busch management may seek an early contract before the InBev takeover even takes effect.

Fundraisers Net $15,000 for Our Movement

August 12, 2008: TDU members and supporters have raised over $15,000 for the Teamster reform movement this year at house parties and get-togethers in Boston, New York, and Chicago.

Bobby Hogan Attacks Hoffa

July 29, 2008: Bobby Hogan, the former secretary-treasurer of Chicago Local 714, has lashed out at IBT President James Hoffa.

Did UPS 'Pants' the Teamsters?

July 29, 2008: In the quote of the week, a CNBC host told viewers that UPS “pantsed” and “pummeled” the Teamsters in the new contract.

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