Convoy 254 September/October 2008

Attend the 2008 TDU Convention

Are you concerned about our union’s future and want to make a difference?

Then the TDU Convention is the place for you.

IBT Takes Control of Chicago Freight Talks

September 19, 2008: In an unprecedented move, in mid-September James Hoffa imposed International Union control over the bargaining of Local 705’s freight contract.

Yellow and Roadway to Merge Operations

September 19, 2008: Yellow and Roadway will integrate operations over the next 18 months, close 200 of 650 terminals, and end up with a single operating company called Yellow Roadway.

Time to Stand Up for Full-Time Jobs

September 19, 2008: UPS is cheating thousands of Teamsters out of full-time jobs.

Our contract gives us the right—and the power—to make UPS create these jobs.

Billboards Blast UPS Safety Violations

September 19, 2008: Local 177 has tried for months to get UPS management to address dangerous safety violations in the hub in Edison, N.J. Now the local is going public with its concerns.

Using T-Shirts to Launder Union Funds?

September 19, 2008: It’s illegal to use union funds to promote a slate for union office. But it happens sometimes, and members have a right to file an election protest when it does.

Rejection Wins Improvements on Norfolk Southern

September 19, 2008: BLET members on the Norfolk Southern railway have ratified a new six-year contract that contains improvements after voting down a weaker tentative agreement last year.

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