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Category Archive: Teamsters (page 3)

  • Trucks for Bucks: Hollywood Teamsters consider entertainment industry shutdown

    Posted on Jul 21, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    Remember the the Hollywood strike of 2007-2007 by the Writer’s Guild of America. Your favorite show probably had a strangely short season. Plot lines were truncated. Favorite shows on the cusp of being renewed were canceled. ┬áIt produced Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Colbert, Stewart, and Conan (remember him) fought. And we learned that some late […]

  • VP to Trumka on EFCA: You have my….assurances

    Posted on Jul 16, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    Sandwiched in the middle of a bit of NAFTA-hating, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka took the time remind everyone, anyone, who would listen that EFCA is still around. From the Wall Street Journal: “Mr. Trumka said union leaders did discuss the proposed Employee Free Choice Act with Vice President Biden. The measure is a union-backed bill […]

  • Something stinks in Yonkers as Teamsters take trash into their own hands

    Posted on by J. Justin Wilson

    Sometimes I think there is never a more abrupt reminder that sometimes unions….stink….than when the garbage starts piling up in idyllic suburban neighborhoods. The Teamsters know this. From the Wall Street Journal: A deal that would have brought laid-off sanitation workers back on the job was voted down by the Teamsters Union local that represents […]

  • Teamsters release rats as contracts plagued, refuse to pay the piper

    Posted on Jun 28, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    This falls under the “You can’t make this stuff up” catagory. From the Detroit Free Press: City officials said that as many as a dozen rats were set loose in the [Yonkers] City Council chambers on Tuesday night, when union workers showed up to protest looming layoffs – a showdown that ultimately included expletive-filled taunts […]

  • Time waits for no man, Teamsters wait on no man

    Posted on Jun 24, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    The Teamsters are contemplating a strike at funeral homes in Chicago, and I wish the good people of Chicago well. From the Chicago Sun Times: The Teamsters and a funeral home chain are coming down to the wire in contract negotiations, raising the specter of a strike by funeral directors and drivers at 17 Chicago-area […]

  • SCOTUS invalidates 500+ National Labor Relations Board decisions

    Posted on Jun 17, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    From ABCNews: “More than 500 decisions by the leading federal agency that referees disputes between labor and management will have to be reopened after the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the five-member board had operated illegally when its membership dwindled to two. The high court, in a 5-4 ruling in which the court’s leading liberal […]

  • Zombies or Ghosts? EFCA in the land of the living dead

    Posted on Jun 15, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    When I see quotes like this from politicians and labor leaders, I think that this is less like the resurrection of EFCA (Frankenstein style) and more like a haunting that just won’t go away. Which do you think is more apropos? Pretending like EFCA isn’t dead will not make it less dead. From Richard Trumka […]

  • SEIU: It might pay to check our paychecks

    Posted on Jun 10, 2010 by J. Justin Wilson

    Ever since Blanche Lincoln forced Bill Halter’s rout on Tuesday, I’ve wanted to hear what newly-elected, baby-out-with-the-bathwater, SEIU President Mary Kay Henry had to say. I was not disappointed. From Politico: “SEIU President Mary Kay Henry, who last month replaced Obama ally Andy Stern, shrugged off the suggestion that the movement lost prestige by throwing […]