Hoffa Watch


Related Articles

Will Hoffa and Hall Try to Impose the UPS Contract?

April 2, 2014: With the Louisville Air Rider headed down in flames, Hoffa and Hall are considering a secret plan to impose the UPS contract. UPS Teamsters in Louisville, Philadelphia, and Western Pennsylvania have Voted No and rejected their supplements. Now Hoffa and Hall are considering a plan to take away their right to vote and impose the UPS contract. Teamster members won the right to vote on supplements and riders in 1991 and have...

The $300,000 Club

April 2, 2014: Hoffa and his number two Ken Hall raked in more than $300,000 a piece in total compensation last year according to the IBT LM-2 financial report reviewed by TDU. Hoffa gave himself a Cost of Living increase of $4,000. Most Teamsters don’t see anything resembling that. Hoffa’s “housing allowance” ballooned to $67,358, bringing his total compensation to $381,409.  Ken Hall also gets that outsized perk.  They work in the Marble Palace; do...

Hoffa Gets a Raise

March 31, 2014: Unlike many Teamsters, James Hoffa got a nice raise last year. His salary went up by $4,000 to $300,788. But there’s more: His “housing allowance” ballooned to $67,358, so his total compensation went up to $381,409. Ken Hall gets that outsized perk also; Halls’s total compensation was $301,519. Their appointees and International vice presidents got similar “cost of living” raises, according to the union’s LM-2 2013 financial report just filed with the...

Hoffa-Hall and the Downsizing of the American Dream

January 3, 2014: The labor movement is launching a national effort to raise the minimum wage. But Teamster wages and benefits are bottoming out under Hoffa and Hall. The labor movement is launching a national effort to raise the federal minimum wage to more than $10 an hour and to boost local and state minimum wages even higher. In the meantime, Teamster wages are bottoming out under contracts negotiated by James Hoffa and Ken Hall....

What Will it Take to Dump Hoffa & Hall?

October 17, 2013: Hoffa and Hall are dishing out concessions as fast as employers can serve them up. After spending the summer cutting the healthcare of 140,000 UPS Teamsters, the Hoffa-Hall administration is now targeting Teamster pensions. The Central States Pension Fund is lobbying Congress to eliminate key pension protections and give Central States the power to cut retirees' pensions. Hoffa and Hall's standing with the members has never been lower. So how do they stay...
Get Advice Join TDU Donate

Recent News

Teamster Leaders Punch Back in Philadelphia Inquirer Op-Ed

When the Philadelphia Inquirer published a front-page story featuring the richest and most powerful business leaders in the city whining about workers' rights being unfair to corporations, Teamster leaders punched back with a scorching Op-Ed that speaks for all of us.

Beer Delivery Teamsters Stop Sale, Save Wages & Pensions

Christmas arrived early for Teamsters at Rhode Island’s only Budweiser distributorship. McLaughlin & Moran (M&M) announced today they would scrap a deal to sell their company to a competitor that demanded that workers take pay cuts of $7 an hour and give up their pension. 

View More News Posts