Teamster Voice 276 January 2012

West Coast Teamsters Fight for the 99%

December 2, 2011: Teamsters have joined protests in support of the 99% movement up and down the West Coast. In Los Angeles, Teamsters demonstrated at the airport in solidarity with Qantas workers.

Teamsters Take On the 1% at Sotheby’s

December 2, 2011: Sotheby’s, the auction house for the super-rich on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, pulled in $680 million last year. That hasn’t stopped management from demanding across-the-board concessions and the replacement of Teamster jobs with part-time, nonunion temp jobs.

Organizing for the 2013 Contract

December 16, 2011: UPS Freight Teamsters from a number of terminals including Akron, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Orlando, Austin, Portland and northern and southern California have met by conference calls to form a national network and prepare for the upcoming contract.

Make UPS Deliver in 2012

December 16, 2011: Hoffa and Hall have promised UPS will curb production harassment, hire more package drivers and respect members’ 9.5 rights.

It’s up to Teamster members to hold Hoffa and Hall to their pledge and to Make UPS Deliver on these commitments.

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