September 3, 2013: Members are saying NO to contract givebacks and weak representation, and YES to rebuilding union power.
Teamster Voice 286 August/September 2013
August 9, 2013: Teamsters in Providence, R.I. have been building a movement for change in Local 251. Now they are running for office as the United Action Slate.
August 9, 2013: Women Teamsters continue to emerge as leaders and activists in our union. Meet them at the TDU Convention this November in Chicago.
August 20, 2013: Hoffa and the Freight Division are parroting management's line, aiming to divide, discourage and defeat members.
August 8, 2013: Reports indicate that YRC executives have asked Hoffa and Freight Director Tyson Johnson for a two-year extension to the present five-year deal, with a wage and pension freeze extending until 2017. And Hoffa's appointee to YRC's board, Harry Wilson, is trying to broker the deal.
August 9, 2013: A 69% No Vote and a company that made billions in profits adds up to a strong bargaining position for our Teamster negotiating committee.
August 9, 2013: The UPS and UPS Freight contract negotiations were supposed to be the opening act in Ken Hall's bid to succeed Hoffa. But the show did not go according to script.
August 26, 2013: This is not the first time Ken Hall has played politics with members' contracts and turned contract negotiations into a scripted performance.
August 9, 2013: UPS Teamsters have shown they have more fight than Hoffa-Hall and the International Union when it comes to taking on concessions. After voting down 18 supplements, members are continuing to organize to rebuild union power at UPS.