December 7, 2009: In a speech at the TDU Convention, Butch Lewis talked about what it will take to get our union on the right track.
Teamster Voice 262 December 2009
Teamsters came from across our union to the 34th Annual TDU Convention.
December 7, 2009: The Teamsters campaign to pressure GM and Chrysler to stop eliminating good Teamster jobs continues. GM and Fiat Chrysler have been targeted because they are aggressively trying to replace Teamster carhaul jobs with low-paid nonunion labor.
December 7, 2009: The IBT Carhaul Division seems to be operating a concession-stand where anything goes. It’s open season for mileage cuts, percentage pay deals, hourly cuts, border agreement waivers, you name it.
December 7, 2009: Two Teamster officials are under fire for allegedly sexual harassing their staff and other Teamster members. One has already resigned.
December 7, 2009:On Dec. 1, Reddaway Teamsters in Washington and Oregon narrowly rejected a proposed contract which the IBT and YRC agreed to.
December 7, 2009: In an unprecedented power grab, Hoffa has claimed the authority to abolish the Chicago-area freight contracts, and imposed the National Master Freight Agreement on 2,000 Teamsters, most of whom work for YRC.
December 26, 2009: UPS Freight drivers and dockworkers had high hopes when they signed on with the Teamsters.
December 7, 2009: VP Kemp said they’re happening. Tyson Johnson denied it. Who do we believe?
December 7, 2009: A new pension bill is working its way through Congress which could provide some needed relief to Teamster pension funds, but there are possibilities of changes that could cut some Teamster pensions.