December 2, 2011: Anti-union politicians tried to ram through the worst union-busting law in Ohio’s history.
Teamster Voice 276 January 2012
December 9, 2011: When Wall Street greed crashed the stock market in 2008, my pension fund, Central States, lost $9.5 billion. This year, it will have to make $2.2 billion just to tread water.
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.
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.
December 16, 2011: When 4,500 United Airline mechanics rejected the International Union’s proposed contract last June, they were told they would end up with something worse.
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.
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.
December 9, 2011: Jokes about bubble gum and bailing wire, band-aids and duct tape are commonly used to describe shoddy workmanship or slapstick repair in every workplace.