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No More Givebacks at YRC

Local 63 Teamsters at the Bloomington, California YRC breakbulk have produced T-shirts that makes their unified message loud and clear: Be prepared to vote NO in 2019.

IBT Names Mike Hienton Central Region Freight Director

Recently appointed National Freight Director Ernie Soehl has chosen Cleveland Local 407 Vice President Mike Hienton as the Central Region Freight coordinator. He replaces Akron Local 24 President Travis Bornstein, who had worked under Tyson Johnson and Gordon Sweeton.  

IBT Agrees to Divisive YRC Pay Deal

What do you do when the YRC national contract wages are so low that you cannot find qualified workers? You raise the starting dock wage, but only at a select group of terminals! That’s the deal signed by Hoffa’s new Freight Director, Ernie Soehl.  

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BMWED Rail Teamster Convention Wraps With Mixed Results

The Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division of the IBT held their Convention this week. Contested leadership elections and heated floor debates on reforms led to mixed results. 

Solidarity Against Corporate Greed

Teamster President Sean O’Brien will rally against corporate greed with Senator Bernie Sanders and Association of Flight Attendants International President Sara Nelson and address 4,000 labor activists at the Labor Notes Conference in Chicago on Thursday and Friday, June 16-17.

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