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With end of Teamsters supervision, an era passes

Marianne Levine and Brian Mahoney Politico January 15, 2015 View the original piece The U.S. government is ushering in a new era for the Teamsters, ending its 25-year supervision of a union once infamous for its ties to organized crime. Teamster corruption has held the federal government’s attention since the late 1950s, when Robert F. Kennedy first pursued the matter as counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Improper Activities in Labor and Management, also...

Teamsters’ 25 Years of Federal Oversight to End

Kris Maher The Wall Street Journal January 15, 2015 View the original piece The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the federal government said Wednesday they had reached an agreement to end 25 years of strict oversight designed to root out corruption and alleged Mafia influence in the union’s highest ranks. The proposed deal, which was reached with U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office in Manhattan, would end a 1989 consent decree stemming from a landmark racketeering...

Teamsters Save Their Right to Vote

January 14, 2015: Teamster members’ Right to Vote will be protected under fair rules and independent supervision under a motion filed in court today on the future of government supervision in the Teamsters Union.

 

The Hoffa-Hall Concessions Stand

January 9, 2015: They’ve delivered contract givebacks, healthcare cuts, and a pension disaster in the Central States. Join the rank-and-file movement to close the Hoffa-Hall concessions stand.   From UPS to YRC to retirees, Teamsters were hammered with concessions in 2014.   Now members and local leaders who opposed these concessions and fought for good contracts are building a coalition for change.   Click here to get involved if you want to see change in 2016.   Teamster Voice details the latest attack on our...

Strikers Win at Waste Management

January 8, 2015: Hoffa administration VP Rome Aloise told Teamsters to cross the picket line. But Waste Management workers won a strike that will raise their pay from $12.50 to $20 an hour. 

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The Clock is Ticking at UPS

UPS contract negotiations are coming to a head and the clock is ticking. UPS has two choices. Management can negotiate a tentative agreement that the National Negotiating Committee can recommend to the membership—or the company can strike themselves.

VIDEO: Practicing Picketing—Do's & Don'ts

UPS Teamsters across the country are answering the call from General President Sean O'Brien to conduct Practice Picketing. So what is Practice Picketing, what are the Do's and Don'ts, and how can you get involved? Watch and share this video to learn!

Plus, download the Practice Picketing Guide from the IBT here.

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