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Category Archive: Teamsters

  • Celebrating National Employee Freedom Week

    Posted on Aug 21, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    Today marks the start of National Employee Freedom Week, an annual celebration of employee rights in the workplace and the enduring need to fight for them. Fortunately, many U.S. states have addressed the union stranglehold on the workplace with right-to-work laws, which prohibit mandatory union membership as a condition of employment. A week from now, […]

  • Teamsters Harass Celebrity Host with “Sexist, Anti-Muslim Slurs”

    Posted on Aug 10, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    Don’t look now, but the Teamsters are (still) taking pages out of Jimmy Hoffa’s playbook. Our story takes us to Boston, where “Top Chef” filmed a segment back in 2014. Earlier this month, “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi told a federal jury investigating a union extortion case that several Teamsters members harassed her on the way to […]

  • Teamsters Employee Allegedly Embezzles with a Side of Hypocrisy

    Posted on Feb 02, 2016 by LaborPains.org Team

    An interesting item crossed the wires: Politico reports that the Teamsters Union’s court-appointed Independent Review Board (IRB) filed a subpoena for some Uber transportation account records. Court records show that the IRB believes that a Teamsters headquarters employee (who makes six figures in total compensation, according to DOL filings) was using the union’s credit card […]

  • “Top Chef” Staff Reportedly Treated to Teamster Tirades, Threats

    Posted on Aug 25, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    Hell hath no fury like a union scorned. Earlier this year, Philadelphia-area Ironworkers Union members (including several officials) were brought up on federal charges for allegedly burning down a Quaker meetinghouse being built with nonunion labor. And now, the stars and staff of television cooking competition “Top Chef” have taken some fairly horrific abuse from […]

  • Luddite Unions Pick Cabbies over Consumers

    Posted on Jun 27, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    Back in Industrial Revolution-era England, the Luddites were a group of artisans who engaged in sabotage against factories they felt were taking their jobs. They lost, but don’t tell Big Labor: In cities across the nation, taxicab drivers backed by various national unions are protesting new internet-based car-hire services such as Uber. Consumers tend to […]

  • AFL-CIO Wants to Re-Write Labor History

    Posted on Jun 19, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    Big Labor, most notably the AFL-CIO, is pushing its political allies to propagandize children in school social studies curriculums. Union membership is suffering among all ages—total union membership has fallen to only 11.3 percent of the total employed workforce—and it seems Big Labor is very worried about losing the young, who are even less unionized […]

  • 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 […]