Teamster Voice 273 June 2011

Teamsters Unite for Change

May 20, 2011: Sandy Pope will be officially nominated for general president at this month’s teamster convention.

IRB Reports Embezzlement at Local 630

May 20, 2011: The Independent Review Board (IRB) has completed an extensive investigation into corruption in Los Angeles Local 630 and recommended a trusteeship and charges against three officials.

United Airline Mechanics Send a Message

May 20, 2011: The votes will be counted on June 2 as some 4,500 United Airline mechanics are voting on a tentative agreement. The Hoffa administration is pulling out all the stops with a hard sell to get it passed, but the San Francisco-based Teamsters pictured here are not buying it.

UPS Profits Up 66 Percent

May 20, 2011: UPS executives announced that the company hauled in $885 million in profits after taxes in the first quarter of 2011. That’s a 66 percent increase from the $533 million in profits Brown made in the first quarter of 2010.

Grievance Panel Postponed

May 20, 2011: The UPS National Grievance Panel originally scheduled for June has been postponed until September. UPS Teamsters will have to go six months between panels to have their grievances heard.

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