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Category Archive: Teamsters

  • What One Teamsters Local Forgot to Mention…

    Posted on Oct 17, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Ordinarily, when an organization lists the ways in which it expends members’ dues, it starts by highlighting the good (half of them), transitions to mentioning while mitigating the bad, and concludes by apologizing and explaining the ugly – before then highlighting the other half of the good. Apparently, one Teamsters local didn’t get the memo. […]

  • Teamsters Harass Families in Mourning

    Posted on Jul 22, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    We wrote last Friday about how unions will stop at nothing when it comes to getting what they want, regardless of how their heavy-handed tactics may impact the lives of wholly uninvolved third parties. In that same post, we also noted how the SEIU’s endangering of the public’s safety is perhaps a new low when it […]

  • United Food and Commercial Workers to Return to AFL-CIO

    Posted on Jul 11, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    Big labor sees the writing on the wall as some members of the “Change to Win” alliance and AFL-CIO look to rejoin forces as union membership dwindles. The 1.3 million members of the United Food and Commercial Workers will vote on returning to the AFL-CIO following negotiations. Between 2001 and 2005, The United Brotherhood of […]

  • Teamsters Goodfellas Indicted for Links to Organized Crime

    Posted on Jul 10, 2013 by LaborPains.org Team

    The Teamsters in Long Island were caught in a scene reminiscent of the gangster classic “Goodfellas” when the president of Local 917 was accused of participating in a $10 million crime ring.  Nicholas Bernhard, President of Local 917, was arrested along with nine members of the Bonanno crime family for reputedly engaging in drug trafficking, extortion, loan sharking, and […]

  • The Next Great Bailout: Teamsters Pensions?

    Posted on Apr 09, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    The Wall Street Journal reports on what might be the next great federal bailout. The Teamsters Union Central States pension fund has been in trouble for some time—UPS pulled out of the fund in 2009—but now it’s advancing towards a point of no return. It seems the Teamsters Union’s Central States pension fund is going […]

  • News Roundup: NYC Labor in the News

    Posted on Feb 25, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Huffington Post: Armored Car Drivers Try To Unionize In New York City Labor wants to make greater inroads into security, a field with traditionally low unionization rates. Bloomberg: N.Y. MTA Labor Talks Drag as Union Fights Part-Time Bus Drivers Union officials of the Transport Workers Union Local 100 continue to urge ignorance of reality as unionized drivers continue […]

  • Surrounded By Scandal? Perhaps You Should Run Our Union

    Posted on Jan 25, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Although former speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives Christopher Donovan came up short in his run for Congress, the Hartford Courant reports that he’s being encouraged to campaign to be the next head of the state’s AFL-CIO. Donovan has a great prerequisite: he’s already involved in a serious scandal. A few months before the Democratic primary, seven people were indicted by a federal […]

  • Hostess to Liquidate Due to Baker’s Union Strike

    Posted on Nov 16, 2012 by Center for Union Facts

    Hostess Brands, Inc., the makers of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, announced this morning that after a one-week strike by the baker’s union, the company will move to liquidate all of its assets and shut down for good. The members of the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM) walked out of many of Hostess’s 36 bakeries […]