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The War on Workers

March 25, 2011: Corporate America is after our contracts, our benefits, even our right to bargain. Is Hoffa up to the challenge? Employers and corporate politicians are taking advantage of the recession to come after union members like never before. Good jobs with good benefits that generations of union members fought to win are under attack. As North America’s most powerful union, the Teamsters needs to take the lead in fighting back. As we go...

Hoffa’s Attempted Bribery Scam at Third Hearing

March 30, 2011: Judge Kenneth Conboy held a third hearing on March 24 to consider the appropriate punishment for a scheme in which James Hoffa and three International vice presidents were caught using union funds to try to buy-off political rivals. The hearing was the result of appeals filed by TDU co-chair Frank Halstead and by Fred Gegare that the Election Supervisor’s remedy was inadequate given the seriousness of the violations. Hoffa Offered Extra Salaries,...

Local Teamster says Hoffa broke rules

February 7, 2011: A longtime Memphis union leader is at the center of an investigation into whether Teamsters boss James Hoffa and his supporters broke election rules. Hoffa's campaign falsely touted an endorsement by Henry Perry, an International Brotherhood of Teamsters trustee and former president of Teamsters Local 667 in Memphis, an investigator concluded. Click here to read more at The Commercial Appeal.

The Worst: Hoffa Waves the White Flag at UPS

Ken Hall, Hoffa’s point man at UPS, told stewards on a national conference call that it’s “not the right time” to enforce the contract and defend full-time 22.3 jobs. Hall went on to blame contract enforcement problems on members for failing to file good grievances—and on local officials for bringing cases with “no facts.” Maybe it’s time for Hoffa and Hall to stop making excuses for UPS, and start enforcing our contract. << Previous: The...

Hoffa Cuts Representation, Not Salaries

September 28, 2010: The International Union is losing members, losing revenue, and cutting organizers and representation. Teamster members are sacrificing to save our jobs and our union. Why aren’t top officials doing the same? Pensions cuts. Layoffs. Pay cuts. The Great Recession has hit working Teamsters hard. And our union has been hit hard, too. We’ve lost some 100,000 members and dues revenue is down. Our locals and our International are feeling the pinch. But...
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