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Members Reject National Gate Gourmet Contract

August 14, 2013: After 8 months without a contract, Teamsters and UNITE HERE members at Gate Gourmet rejected a tentative agreement by the lopsided margin of 2,179 No to 742 Yes, in yet another national Hoffa-administration contract which the members think is a stinker. The number one issue is wages. Yet IBT Local 528 in Atlanta, which represents a large number of Teamsters, says they will not pursue wage increases beyond what's been proposed but...

"Hoffa Wars" Author on Latest Search for Jimmy Hoffa

CNN June 18, 2013 View the original piece Click here to see CNN interview with Dan Moldea. Also available: a review of the book "I Hear You Paint Houses" about the life, trials and corruption of Jimmy Hoffa.

Teamster Organizing: Funding and Strategy Needed

May 24, 2013: "A nickel an hour for Teamster power" was Hoffa's slogan in 2002 to get the dues raised by 25 percent at a one-hour special convention in Las Vegas. A decade later, it's time to evaluate the organizing program: how are we doing at building Teamster power? Very little of that new money goes to local unions; the bulk goes to the International, where it funds more staff salaries, as well as the...

IRB Investigation: Racketeering - New Charges hit Brad Slawson Sr and Jr

January 23, 2013: The Independent Review Board (IRB) has sent a 141-page investigative report to Teamster president James Hoffa, calling for charges against the former top Teamsters in Minnesota, Brad Slawson Sr and Jr, along with their family friend and business partner, Todd Chester. The IRB report, which is available here, alleges that both Brad Slawson Sr and Jr committed racketeering and bank fraud. While the IRB does not have the authority to bring criminal...

Recent News about Jimmy Hoffa's 1975 Murder

January 16, 2013: Once again a claim has been made regarding the location of Jimmy Hoffa's body in Michigan, some 38 years after his July 1975 murder. This time, it is from the one-time under-boss of the Detroit mafia, Tony Zerilli, so the FBI may be looking into it. Zerilli is claiming the body is on land owned by Jack Tocco, Zerilli’s cousin and enemy. And Zerilli is promising a forthcoming book (of course). If...
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The Debate Over Debates

For the first time in the 30-year history of Teamster members voting for International Union officers, there will likely be one or more debates between the candidates for Teamster General President. Both the O’Brien-Zuckerman and Vairma-Herrera slates are publicly calling for debates.

Sign the Petition to Support OZ-Teamsters United at the Teamster Convention

O’Brien-Zuckerman Teamsters United is proposing a series of amendments to the Teamster Constitution to increase the power of working Teamsters. Sign the petition to show your support for OZ-Teamsters United at the Teamster Convention.

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