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Tag Archive: Teamsters

  • Teamster Official not on the Same Team

    Posted on Jan 06, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    It’s no secret that the International Brotherhood of Teamsters have a history of corruption. Although you won’t find this information on the Teamsters’ website, according to contemporary news accounts, five of the last eight Teamsters National Presidents have been indicted for a variety of offenses. This is not all in the past nor is it limited to […]

  • 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 […]

  • Big Labor Pushes “Monopoly” on Local Politics

    Posted on Jun 11, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    We’ve noted before the impact of union spending funded by members’ dues money on national and state elections, but union political cash trickles all the way down to the local level. The latest example is the Los Angeles city elections being held this year, into which unions have poured significant sums. Our Executive Director outlines […]

  • 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 […]

  • Baker’s Union Burns Hostess, Teamsters, And Members

    Posted on Feb 07, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    The Hostess Baker’s Union is back and ready to be more destructive than ever. And as details emerge from what happened behind the scenes during the November strike that led to the company’s liquidation, it’s clear that the plans of union officials are never completely baked. As the first bidders on the bankrupt snack and bread company have begun to […]

  • 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 […]

  • News Roundup

    Posted on Jan 10, 2013 by Center for Union Facts

    Teamsters Unionize Truck Drivers at Southern CA Ports Having suffered a costly port strike in December, the businesses—to say nothing of the millions of Americans—who rely on the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach won’t be happy to hear this news: The Press-Telegram reports that 65 truckers for Toll Group have reached a union contract agreement with port management. The paper declared them “the […]