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Zero Hedge
UPS Braces For $3.8 Billion Charge As Treasury's Pension Benefit Decision Loomsof approximately $3.2 to $3.8 billion. As part of a collective bargaining agre
UPS Braces For $3.8 Billion Charge As Treasury's Pension Benefit Decision Looms
Zero Hedge / Posted 15 hours ago
of approximately $3.2 to $3.8 billion. As part of a collective bargaining agreement with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters when UPS withdrew from the fund in 2007, the company agreed to provide supplemental benefits to any remaining... Read more
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Philly.com
In the soda-tax fight, money's flowing from Big Soda like a Big Gulpmeeting on the tax in Fairhill. "We can't afford to kick the can down the road
In the soda-tax fight, money's flowing from Big Soda like a Big Gulp
Philly.com / Posted 23 hours ago
meeting on the tax in Fairhill. "We can't afford to kick the can down the road," he said, to the jeers of protesting teamsters and the cheers of his neighbors. No, we can't. After adding up all the numbers, after doing the math, it would be... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Youngstown news, Obituaries, Tributes, RALPH ROBERT 'UNCLE BUG' CALVIN, Youngstown, Ohioas a truck driver for Nick Strimbu Inc. in Brookfield, before retiring after 37
Youngstown news, Obituaries, Tributes, RALPH ROBERT 'UNCLE BUG' CALVIN, Youngstown, Ohio
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted yesterday
as a truck driver for Nick Strimbu Inc. in Brookfield, before retiring after 37 years of service. He was a member of the Teamsters Local No. 361, New Castle, Pa. Ralph enjoyed doing yard work, riding dirt bikes, tinkering with cars, riding... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Grocery workers reach contract agreement with major chainsSafeway, Fred Meyer and QFC as well as some independent stores. The workers, r
Grocery workers reach contract agreement with major chains
The Seattle Times / Posted yesterday
Safeway, Fred Meyer and QFC as well as some independent stores. The workers, represented by UFCW 21, UFCW 367 and Teamsters 38, and the employers reached the agreement before their current contract ends, avoiding strikes or drawn-out... Read more
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Boston Globe
Teamsters’ indictment casts an unwanted light on Boston City HallThursday as questions persist about his administration’s role in calling target
Teamsters’ indictment casts an unwanted light on Boston City Hall
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
Thursday as questions persist about his administration’s role in calling targets of an alleged extortion scheme by Teamsters who opposed the use of nonunion workers on the television show “Top Chef.” Walsh told reporters that Brian T.... Read more
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Boston Globe
Feds investigating City Hall’s interaction with Boston Callingaccording to Kelly’s report. Kelly’s report, issued last December, said that B
Feds investigating City Hall’s interaction with Boston Calling
Boston Globe / Posted yesterday
according to Kelly’s report. Kelly’s report, issued last December, said that Brissette had not colluded with the Teamsters. Brissette kept his job and was not disciplined. Kelly declined to comment Friday on whether he or the panel has... Read more
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Philly.com
In the soda-tax fight, money's flowing from Big Soda like a Big Gulpmeeting on the tax in Fairhill. "We can't afford to kick the can down the road
In the soda-tax fight, money's flowing from Big Soda like a Big Gulp
Philly.com / Posted yesterday
meeting on the tax in Fairhill. "We can't afford to kick the can down the road," he said, to the jeers of protesting teamsters and the cheers of his neighbors. No, we can't. After adding up all the numbers, after doing the math, it would be... Read more
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FOX 41 Louisville
Thousands expected to 'walk in' at JCPS schools next weekof their members to attend the JCPS school board meeting on May 10. "We will b
Thousands expected to 'walk in' at JCPS schools next week
FOX 41 Louisville / Posted yesterday
of their members to attend the JCPS school board meeting on May 10. "We will be there," said John Stovall, president of Teamsters Local 783, a union that represents about 1,000 bus drivers. Bo Johnson with the local chapter of the American... Read more
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The Morning Call
FAA probing Allegiant Air operationoverdue. "It's clear that Allegiant's bare-minimum approach to its operation i
FAA probing Allegiant Air operation
The Morning Call / Posted yesterday
overdue. "It's clear that Allegiant's bare-minimum approach to its operation isn't working," said Dan Wells, president of Teamsters Local 1224. "The federal government is conducting a high-profile investigation, and with an emergency occurring... Read more
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Business Insurance
UPS claims proposed Central States benefit reductions illegalParcel Service Inc., Atlanta, argued in an earnings presentation Thursday that
UPS claims proposed Central States benefit reductions illegal
Business Insurance / Posted yesterday
Parcel Service Inc., Atlanta, argued in an earnings presentation Thursday that the benefit reduction application by the Teamsters Central States, Southeast & Southwest Areas Pension Fund, Rosemont, Illinois, is not legal. The company, which... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
FAA investigating Allegiant Air after high-profile incidentslast year. There have been additional incidents. In March, the Aviation Mechan
FAA investigating Allegiant Air after high-profile incidents
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 2 days ago
last year. There have been additional incidents. In March, the Aviation Mechanics Coalition released a report to its Teamsters Union airline division, members of Congress, the FAA and the general public that detailed 98 maintenance issues... Read more
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Boston Globe
City launches review of tourism office to build on Top Chef issuesfrom” the city’s controversial interactions with Bravo television show Top Chef
City launches review of tourism office to build on Top Chef issues
Boston Globe / Posted 2 days ago
from” the city’s controversial interactions with Bravo television show Top Chef last year. In that case, a handful of Teamsters were indicted on federal charges for allegedly attempting to extort show producers to use union labor. The Walsh... Read more
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The Chicago Maroon
Teamsters Protest for Better Contract for Clerical, Maintenance WorkersNewsLocal 743 Director said many of the workers are dissatisfied with retiremen
Teamsters Protest for Better Contract for Clerical, Maintenance Workers
The Chicago Maroon / Posted 2 days ago
NewsLocal 743 Director said many of the workers are dissatisfied with retirement benefits and the three year 1.5%, or $0.25 per hour, wage-increase the University has... Read more
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Minot Daily News
Who will bail out everyday Americans?thrashed by the financial meltdown? Who stands up for bailing out the aforement
Who will bail out everyday Americans?
Minot Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
thrashed by the financial meltdown? Who stands up for bailing out the aforementioned nurse or mechanic who doesn't have the Teamsters to lobby for taxpayer-funded relief? The workers affected by the struggling pension plan opted to put their faith... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Steinberg tops $2 million in campaign for Sacramento mayor$11,000 – the maximum donation by a political committee – from the California S
Steinberg tops $2 million in campaign for Sacramento mayor
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 2 days ago
$11,000 – the maximum donation by a political committee – from the California State Pipe Trades Council, the California Teamsters, Professional Engineers In California, local pro-business group Region Builders, Service Employees International... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
US, EU officials say they will not settle for limited trade dealcomplained those rules have fueled a US$12 billion annual food trade deficit wi
US, EU officials say they will not settle for limited trade deal
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
complained those rules have fueled a US$12 billion annual food trade deficit with the EU, US$1 billion in cheese alone. Teamsters union legislative representative Michael Dolan told a forum for industry, labor and other trade stakeholders on... Read more
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Island Packet
FAA begins early inspection of Allegiant Air operationsclear that Allegiant's bare-minimum approach to its operation isn't working," s
FAA begins early inspection of Allegiant Air operations
Island Packet / Posted 2 days ago
clear that Allegiant's bare-minimum approach to its operation isn't working," said Dan Wells, president of Teamsters Local 1224. The FAA decision to move up the Allegiant review was previously reported by the Tampa Bay... Read more
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Boston Globe
Outside panel to review Boston’s tourism officesaid a city employee — later identified as the head of the office, Kenneth Bris
Outside panel to review Boston’s tourism office
Boston Globe / Posted 2 days ago
said a city employee — later identified as the head of the office, Kenneth Brissette — had warned two businesses that Teamsters members planned to picket them over their association with a non-union production of the TV show “Top Chef.” The US... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
FAA investigating Allegiant Air after high-profile incidentslast year. There have been additional incidents. In March, the Aviation Mechan
FAA investigating Allegiant Air after high-profile incidents
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 2 days ago
last year. There have been additional incidents. In March, the Aviation Mechanics Coalition released a report to its Teamsters Union airline division, members of Congress, the FAA and the general public that detailed 98 maintenance issues... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
32nd Annual Shirley Logan-Renia Williams Charity Golf Tournament To Benefit The Walter E. Boehm Birth Defects CenterWilliams Little Angels Golf Tournament will be held on June 11 at the Calhoun E
32nd Annual Shirley Logan-Renia Williams Charity Golf Tournament To Benefit The Walter E. Boehm Birth Defects Center
The Chattanoogan / Posted 2 days ago
Williams Little Angels Golf Tournament will be held on June 11 at the Calhoun Elks Lodge. Sponsored by local area Teamsters and Philips Van-Heusen, this charity event raises money for the Walter E. Boehm Birth Defects Center, a local... Read more
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NJ.com
Battle pits union against union in Jersey CityJERSEY CITY — A tug-of-war between two blue-collar unions derailed the city's e
Battle pits union against union in Jersey City
NJ.com / Posted 2 days ago
JERSEY CITY — A tug-of-war between two blue-collar unions derailed the city's effort to formalize an agreement with the Teamsters union to represent about 70 new city workers who had transferred over from the now-dissolved Jersey City Incinerator... Read more
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Phayul
Tibetan immigrant workers in Canada protest against wage discriminationsubstandard pay, has strict working hours that sometimes do not even have toile
Tibetan immigrant workers in Canada protest against wage discrimination
Phayul / Posted 2 days ago
substandard pay, has strict working hours that sometimes do not even have toilet breaks. Another whole Seller Company Teamsters Local 419’s Representative Ken Dean sympathized with the protestors who he believed had very “erratic work shifts”.... Read more
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Your Hometown Lima Stations
UPS 1st-quarter profit rises 10 percent, beating forecastsexpected. Executives disclosed that UPS could be required to take a charge of
UPS 1st-quarter profit rises 10 percent, beating forecasts
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 2 days ago
expected. Executives disclosed that UPS could be required to take a charge of up to $3.8 billion if the government lets a Teamsters pension fund cut benefits to UPS retirees. UPS is often considered a bellwether of the economy both in the U.S.... Read more
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Island Packet
UPS 1st-quarter profit rises 10 percent, beating forecastsexpected. Executives disclosed that UPS could be required to take a charge of
UPS 1st-quarter profit rises 10 percent, beating forecasts
Island Packet / Posted 2 days ago
expected. Executives disclosed that UPS could be required to take a charge of up to $3.8 billion if the government lets a Teamsters pension fund cut benefits to UPS retirees. UPS is often considered a bellwether of the economy both in the U.S.... Read more
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Washington County News / Holmes County Times-Advertiser
PBA attempting comeback as prison workers' unionfor corrections and probation officers in Florida for three decades before bein
PBA attempting comeback as prison workers' union
Washington County News / Holmes County Times-Advertiser / Posted 2 days ago
for corrections and probation officers in Florida for three decades before being ousted by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in 2011, has started gathering petitions in an attempt to recapture the job, PBA Executive Director Matt Puckett... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
Treasury decision won’t be final say on Central States pension cutsbenefit cuts — aimed at keeping the fund afloat — can move ahead. Even if cuts
Treasury decision won’t be final say on Central States pension cuts
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 3 days ago
benefit cuts — aimed at keeping the fund afloat — can move ahead. Even if cuts are allowed, members — mostly retired Teamsters truck drivers and others — still must vote to approve them. Lawsuits or congressional action to block or delay them... Read more
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TheStreet.com
'Lives are at stake' with GE health-care cuts, retirees tell Immeltfiled by Rocheleau and retired benefits counselor Evelyn Kaufman, there's a sep
'Lives are at stake' with GE health-care cuts, retirees tell Immelt
TheStreet.com / Posted 3 days ago
filed by Rocheleau and retired benefits counselor Evelyn Kaufman, there's a separate federal suit by unions including the Teamsters and United Auto Workers. GE has contested both, arguing that it never promised to continue offering previous... Read more
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FOX 41 Louisville
JCPS employees, parents slam district over recommended salary freezethe salaries of some workers. "Morale is already bad and we already have a hig
JCPS employees, parents slam district over recommended salary freeze
FOX 41 Louisville / Posted 3 days ago
the salaries of some workers. "Morale is already bad and we already have a high turnover," said John Stovall, president of Teamsters Local 783. "There is no student discipline. Now you are telling them they are overpaid and you plan to freeze their... Read more
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Baltimore Sun
Teamsters strike at US Foods facility in Severnin Anne Arundel County went on strike Wednesday, three weeks after the company
Teamsters strike at US Foods facility in Severn
Baltimore Sun / Posted 3 days ago
in Anne Arundel County went on strike Wednesday, three weeks after the company confirmed plans to close the facility. The Teamsters union, which represents about 190 people at the Severn plant through two locals, said in a statement that members... Read more
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Boston Herald
Marty Walsh, on the defensive, lashes outwant to focus on the negative rather than focus on the great things we are doin
Marty Walsh, on the defensive, lashes out
Boston Herald / Posted 3 days ago
want to focus on the negative rather than focus on the great things we are doing.” Walsh was also asked about the five teamsters who were indicted last fall, charged with attempted extortion in an effort to get the TV show “Top Chef” to use... Read more
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Boston Globe
Mayor Walsh dismisses his link to federal probenonunion workers, the Globe reported. A member of Walsh’s administration was c
Mayor Walsh dismisses his link to federal probe
Boston Globe / Posted 3 days ago
nonunion workers, the Globe reported. A member of Walsh’s administration was cited in an indictment last year of five Teamsters accused of extortion for allegedly harassing a “Top Chef” television production crew that was using nonunion... Read more
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TheStreet.com
GE investors show support for CEO Immelt with a thumbs-up on $32.9M pay packagechief labor negotiator, and retired benefits counselor Evelyn Kaufman, and a se
GE investors show support for CEO Immelt with a thumbs-up on $32.9M pay package
TheStreet.com / Posted 3 days ago
chief labor negotiator, and retired benefits counselor Evelyn Kaufman, and a separate federal claim by unions including the Teamsters and United Auto Workers. GE has contested the claims, arguing that it never promised to continue offering previous... Read more
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Wired News
Autonomous Tech Could Make Driving Semi-Trucks Even Less Funtranscribing depositions, or Mechanical Turk-ing for Amazon. Today’s truckers,
Autonomous Tech Could Make Driving Semi-Trucks Even Less Fun
Wired News / Posted 3 days ago
transcribing depositions, or Mechanical Turk-ing for Amazon. Today’s truckers, though, don’t seem too concerned. Teamsters spokesperson Galen Munroe says that for now, concerns around self-driving trucks and labor “are just too far in the... Read more
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Boston Globe
Ortiz faces politically charged decisioninvestigators or appeared before a grand jury regarding his work as a labor lea
Ortiz faces politically charged decision
Boston Globe / Posted 4 days ago
investigators or appeared before a grand jury regarding his work as a labor leader. In recent years, three former Teamsters have been convicted in federal court of extortion based on similar allegations. A fourth was acquitted. In a... Read more
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The Aero-News Network
UPS Airline Mechanics Demand No Health Care Cuts In New ContractWorkers Pledge To Step Up Campaign UPS aircraft mechanics and other company wo
UPS Airline Mechanics Demand No Health Care Cuts In New Contract
The Aero-News Network / Posted 4 days ago
Workers Pledge To Step Up Campaign UPS aircraft mechanics and other company workers affiliated with Teamsters Local 2727 are standing up to deeply concessionary contract proposals offered by the shipping giant that would significantly increase... Read more
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Boston Globe
Ortiz faces politically charged decisioninvestigators or appeared before a grand jury regarding his work as a labor lea
Ortiz faces politically charged decision
Boston Globe / Posted 4 days ago
investigators or appeared before a grand jury regarding his work as a labor leader. In recent years, three former Teamsters have been convicted in federal court of extortion based on similar allegations. A fourth was acquitted. In a... Read more
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Fortune
A Local Union Wants to Help California Uber and Lyft Drivers Organizeas independent contractors instead of employees, a local union is already worki
A Local Union Wants to Help California Uber and Lyft Drivers Organize
Fortune / Posted 4 days ago
as independent contractors instead of employees, a local union is already working to organize their drivers. On Friday, Teamsters Joint Council 7, which represents more than 100,000 members, said that it plans to form an association for drivers... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Will Uber's New 'Drivers Association' Have Any Real Power?that the employer is facilitating the establishment of the worker association?'
Will Uber's New 'Drivers Association' Have Any Real Power?
The Huffington Post / Posted 4 days ago
that the employer is facilitating the establishment of the worker association?'" said Rome Aloise, vice president of the Teamsters union, which has been organizing Uber drivers. Ironically, if the association is granted meaningful powers, it... Read more
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WBUR Boston
Walsh Defends Record As Labor Leader, After Report Ties Him To Probeduring an event on Monday. The reported probe into local labor practices follo
Walsh Defends Record As Labor Leader, After Report Ties Him To Probe
WBUR Boston / Posted 4 days ago
during an event on Monday. The reported probe into local labor practices follows the indictments in the fall of members of the Teamsters union for allegedly intimidating crew members of the TV show “Top Chef” while it was being filmed in... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
UPS Airline Mechanics Demand No Healthcare Cuts In New ContractKy., April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UPS aircraft mechanics and other
UPS Airline Mechanics Demand No Healthcare Cuts In New Contract
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 4 days ago
Ky., April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UPS aircraft mechanics and other company workers affiliated with Teamsters Local 2727 are standing up to deeply concessionary contract proposals offered by the shipping giant that would... Read more
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The Escanaba Daily Press
City vows to keep compost site openresident Dan Spreitzer. The city put security on the site out for bid last yea
City vows to keep compost site open
The Escanaba Daily Press / Posted 4 days ago
resident Dan Spreitzer. The city put security on the site out for bid last year, but due to compliance issues with the Teamsters union contract - which prohibits the city from hiring part-time non-union employees for this type of project - the... Read more
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Boston Globe
Marty Walsh on indictments in labor probe: “I will not be getting one of those"those.’’ Walsh, who led the Boston Building Trades — an umbrella organization
Marty Walsh on indictments in labor probe: “I will not be getting one of those"
Boston Globe / Posted 5 days ago
those.’’ Walsh, who led the Boston Building Trades — an umbrella organization of labor unions for laborers, electricians, Teamsters, and others — before his 2013 election win, told reporters at appearances Monday that he has done nothing wrong,... Read more
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The Aero-News Network
Flight Options Defies Union PositioningOffers Separation Package Absent Of Teamsters Acceptance Flight Options LLC sa
Flight Options Defies Union Positioning
The Aero-News Network / Posted 5 days ago
Offers Separation Package Absent Of Teamsters Acceptance Flight Options LLC says it will offer generous voluntary separation packages directly to its pilot workforce, despite the recent rejection of the offer by the International Brotherhood of... Read more
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Boston Herald
Mahhty may be on graft, but hey, it’s honest graft!from the traditionally mobbed-up local, run by a punk named Sean O’Brien who is
Mahhty may be on graft, but hey, it’s honest graft!
Boston Herald / Posted 5 days ago
from the traditionally mobbed-up local, run by a punk named Sean O’Brien who is so despicable that even the national Teamsters had to suspend him. Compared to these guys, Mahhty is a bleepin’ reformer. Sen. Plunkitt had another famous... Read more
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Boston Globe
Perceptions and Realitylater went to prison for - what else? - robbing a bank. He got out of prison in
Perceptions and Reality
Boston Globe / Posted 5 days ago
later went to prison for - what else? - robbing a bank. He got out of prison in 2007, immediately joined Local 82 of the Teamsters and immediately began shaking down businesses operating at the city’s two convention centers so they’d hire Local... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Police union attempts to win back prison workersfor corrections and probation officers in Florida for three decades before bein
Police union attempts to win back prison workers
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 5 days ago
for corrections and probation officers in Florida for three decades before being ousted by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in 2011, has started gathering petitions in an attempt to recapture the job, PBA Executive Director Matt Puckett... Read more
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Boston Globe
Walsh makes public appearance Mondayof any investigation that may be ongoing.” A member of Walsh’s administration
Walsh makes public appearance Monday
Boston Globe / Posted 6 days ago
of any investigation that may be ongoing.” A member of Walsh’s administration was cited in an indictment last year of five Teamsters members accused of extortion for allegedly harassing a “Top Chef” television production crew that was using... Read more
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SupplyChainSolutions - SupplyChainMarket
Teamsters Working Partnerships USA Jobs With Justice Escalate Protests Against Abuses In Chipotles Supply ChainSupplier Taylor Farms Criticized for Food and Worker Safety Issues Los Angeles
Teamsters Working Partnerships USA Jobs With Justice Escalate Protests Against Abuses In Chipotles Supply Chain
SupplyChainSolutions - SupplyChainMarket / Posted 6 days ago
Supplier Taylor Farms Criticized for Food and Worker Safety Issues Los Angeles, CA /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - Hundreds of Teamsters and allies from Working Partnerships USA and Jobs with Justice protested outside Chipotle Mexican Grills across the... Read more
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Boston Herald
Mayor has long history with labordescribes him as “a lifelong advocate for working people.” • 2015: U.S. Attorn
Mayor has long history with labor
Boston Herald / Posted 6 days ago
describes him as “a lifelong advocate for working people.” • 2015: U.S. Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz’s office charges Teamsters John Fidler, Daniel Redmond, Robert Cafarelli, Michael Ross and Mark Harrington with extortion and conspiracy,... Read more
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Boston Herald
Chabot: Ghosts of union past haunt Martyinnovation hub, economic development advocates say. Massachusetts is already f
Chabot: Ghosts of union past haunt Marty
Boston Herald / Posted 6 days ago
innovation hub, economic development advocates say. Massachusetts is already fighting its reputation as a place where Teamsters harass TV and film producers. Now, Boston is in danger of being seen as a city led by a union heavy. “Anytime... Read more
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