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Martin Luther King Holiday: Why Not Now?

March 5, 2007: On Jan. 15, Local 728 proudly joined in the Martin Luther King Day march here in Atlanta, Dr. King’s home and also the headquarters of UPS. It’s time for UPS to recognize the Martin Luther King holiday that our country celebrates, but too many corporations ignore. If we win this at UPS, we can take that win to lots of other Teamster employers. One of UPS’s two big competitors, the Postal Service,...

BLET Fails Trainmen in El Paso

October 18, 2006. When the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers merged into the Teamsters two-and-a-half years ago, they added the words “and Trainmen” to the end of their name to signal that they welcomed conductors, brakemen, and switchmen (collectively know as trainmen). But now events in El Paso have led some to question how deep the commitment goes to these new Teamsters. Two Unions Compete for Membership Most trainmen are currently represented by the United Transportation...
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Rome is Burning

Time is running out for disgraced IBT Vice President Rome Aloise. He will appear before Judge Barbara Jones in a hearing on April 6. The architect of the Vairma-Herrera campaign is expected to be suspended or barred for life from the Teamsters. 

Sign a Thank You Note to the Pension Movement Activists Who Just Saved Our Pensions

The Butch Lewis Emergency Pension Relief Act was just signed into law. Sign a Thank You message to the activists who built the movement that saved the pensions of 400,000 Teamsters and 2.5 million workers. 

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