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In “Act of Cowardice,” Hoffa Revokes Local 2011 Charter

The Hoffa administration has pulled the plug on Teamster organizing among thousands of Florida public sector corrections officers by revoking the charter of Teamster Local 2011.  

Hoffa Corruption Cover-Up

A Hoffa-appointed panel has found Hoffa’s Executive Assistant Willie Smith not guilty after Smith was caught taking Playboy Super Bowl Party tickets from Teamster employer Southern Wine & Spirits. Their miscarriage of justice will now go before Judge Barbara Jones for review. (Reprinted from Teamsters United)

 

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