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An NBA Finals Ticket & the Teamster Corruption Scandal

An Ohio Teamster who took a $3,066 ticket to the NBA finals from a Teamster employer may be the next official to get the boot for taking improper gifts. His case reveals how pay-for-play schemes work and why corruption investigators are looking at the banking records of top Hoffa administration officials.

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Hoffa Corruption Probe Widens

Did Hoffa and other top Teamster officials rig the bidding on contracts with Teamster benefit funds and take employers gifts and payoffs? Corruption investigators are in federal court to find out the answer.

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Building the Pension Protection Movement

Mike Walden is the President of the National United Committee to Protect Pensions (NUCPP). He is a retired Roadway Express Teamster from Akron Local 24. The NUCPP is an organization of pension action committees spread throughout the Midwest, South and beyond.

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Lessons of ABF Contract: Freight Teamsters Cannot Rely on Hoffa

Teamster power can be built in the trucking industry. But not by the Hoffa administration.

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How Teamster Reform Built Union Power

Local 251 members organized to elect new leaders and change their union from top to bottom. Now, they’re winning strong contracts, organizing new members, and building union power.

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Members Say 'Hell No" to UPS Givebacks

Last time, 47% of UPS Teamsters voted No. If UPS’s first offer is weak, then members need to turn out and Vote No in big numbers. Members have the power to reject givebacks and we need to be ready to use it.

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How Two-Tier Contracts Hurt Workers and Weaken Unions

Hoffa’s negotiator at UPS is proposing a two-tier contract for package drivers. But Teamsters in other industries have learned the hard way that two-tier contracts are poison.

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Teachers Give Lessons on How to Strike and Win

Teachers across the country have launched a wave of strikes, walkouts, sickouts, and rallies that are winning gains, galvanizing members, and breathing new life into the strike.

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How We Can Win a Strong UPS Contract

UPS contract negotiations will begin later this year. UPS Teamsters are preparing now to beat givebacks and win the contract we deserve.

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