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Hoffa Appointment Means No Women on GEB

March 18, 2009: President Hoffa has named Brad Slawson, Sr. to replace the only woman on our union’s top leadership. Cheryl Johnson, the lone woman on the Teamster General Executive Board, is retiring and has resigned as a Central Region Vice President. Hoffa has appointed Slawson, the principal officer of Minneapolis Local 120, to replace her. The General Executive Board is the highest leadership body in our union. It has 26 members: 25 white men...

BNA Daily Labor Report: $2.4 Million Penalty in Sex Discrimination Case

January 26, 2009: A federal district court in Ohio Jan. 22 gave final approval to a $2.43 million consent decree settling an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit alleging that a regional trucking firm unlawfully discriminated against women in hiring for driver and loading dock jobs (EEOC v. Pitt Ohio Express Inc., N.D. Ohio, No. 06-747, consent decree approved 1/22/09). At a Jan. 22 fairness hearing, Judge Lesley Wells of the U.S. District Court for the...

Labor Notes: Nichele Fulmore—Standing Up for Women Leaders in Our Unions

May 1, 2007: Nichele Fulmore has been a package car driver at UPS in Lumberton, North Carolina for over 12 years. She is a member of Teamsters Local 391 and has been a full-time steward for two years. She began organizing to reform the Teamsters when she realized that “things weren’t right, especially when members are kept in the dark.” As part of our ongoing “Women Leaders in Our Unions” series, read more about how...

On a Quest to Make History

The Woman Who is President of a New York Teamsters Local is in an Uphill Race for Secretary-Treasurer of the National Union By Stephen FranklinChicago Tribune staff reporter October 12, 2006. Say a mean-looking, burly guy starts giving Sandy Pope a tough time at a Teamsters union meeting. Her inclination is to walk up to him and ask what's his problem. "I'm pretty in your face," she said about the style she has relied on...

UPS Hits New Low in Attack on Pregnant Employees

When Mary Plagman's doctor put her on a 25-pound weight restriction because of her pregnancy, UPS management informed her that they had no work available for her. As they have done with many other women in her position, UPS forced her off the job and onto leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).Anticipating the end of her FMLA leave Plagman-Markham planned to go onto disability leave, but now UPS is challenging her ability...
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Hoffa Backs Down From Imposing More UPS Deals

Package Division Director Denis Taylor asked Hoffa to impose the UPS Western Pennsylvania Supplement and Metro Detroit Riders, but angry opposition has put the brakes on that plan. Hoffa has directed Taylor to return to the bargaining table instead.

Not the Onion; This is Actual Hoffa PR

Hoffa’s PR Department is celebrating April Fools Day early with a press release celebrating Hoffa’s “20 years of Building Teamster Power.”

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