Blame Game: Teamsters’ affiliate blames Amtrak management, White House blames GOP for deadly crash
On Tuesday evening, an Amtrak train traveling from Washington, DC to New York derailed North of Philadelphia, killing at least seven and injuring over 200 passengers. Initial National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reports that the train was traveling at more than 100 mph—twice the speed limit for the curve—when the train crashed. Sumwalt: Authorized speed in the curve was 50 mph. Speed when “engineer induced | Read More »
Diabolical Unions Use ‘Living Wage’ Schemes To Betray And Undermine Workers
Across the nation, unions are using so-called ‘living wage’ campaigns as part of a scheme to unionize workers. However, behind their humanitarian-sounding living wage campaigns is a heinous plot that puts workers into unions, but betrays them by affording unionized employers the ability to pay less than the unions’ so-called living wage. Although the defnition of a living wage has always been rather subjective (e.g., | Read More »
Teamsters Threaten ‘Top Chef’ Star: “We’re gonna bash that pretty face in, you f*cking whore!”
Some things never change. After nearly 15 years of trying to clean up a reputation marred with corruption, shake-downs of the film industry, as well as violence, Boston’s famous Teamsters Local 25’s public face turned very ugly earlier this summer when the popular Bravo network show Top Chef rolled into Beantown using non-union production assistants and drivers. Although it was only briefly reported on in | Read More »
UN-BROTHERLY LOVE: Watch As Philadelphia Union Bosses Cross Other Unions’ Picket Lines
Over the past few weeks, the long-simmering saga of the habitually high union costs and restrictive rules associated with Philadelphia’s Convention Center has boiled over into a war that, as a result of a new deal, has four unions doing Convention Center work while two other unions are left out on the street. The unions warring with one another has much to do with the | Read More »
Union Rules: How Teamster Bosses Overruled UPS Members’ Votes
While unions often try to portray themselves as “democratic,” Teamster members of several local unions working at United Parcel Service have learned that this is not always the case. While most of today’s unions do allow union members to vote on certain matters, if the results do not match what union bosses want, these same unions most often have the ability to override their members | Read More »
Reefer Madness: Obama’s NLRB Has Gone To Pot
Based on the last 60 years of union decline, it is easy for one to conclude that America’s union movement has been going to pot for many, many years. However, whether due to sheer desperation or perhaps due to its current leadership having come of age during the 1960s, unions have taken a keen interest in unionizing a budding industry—that of the marijuana industry. In | Read More »
The End of The Road? The Teamsters may have just doomed another trucking company…
The days may be numbered for one of the last major trucking companies in the old Teamsters’ National Master Freight Agreement.
As YRC Worldwide has struggled to survive for years under the weight of its Teamster associated costs (particularly the Teamsters’ underfunded pension plan), the company did get some relief from the union several years ago as the Teamsters to agreed to take temporary cuts.
However, the Teamster concessions needed to continue and, with 32,000 jobs at stake, the company had asked (begged, really) the Teamster members to extend a concessionary contract for several more years.
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Powerful Boston Teamster Boss Faces Suspension For Threatening To ‘Punish’ Members
In the mid 1980s, the President’s Commission on Organized Crime issued a report stating that the four major labor unions were under the influence of organized crime and run undemocratically at the detriment of their members. At the top of the list was the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. In 1989, in order to settle a RICO suit by the U.S. Justice Department, the Teamsters’ International | Read More »
Court to Striking Teamsters: Stop Profanity, Harassment & Threats Against Funeral Goers
A temporary restraining order was granted last week against striking Chicago-land Teamsters employed as funeral directors and drivers at 16 area funeral homes managed by Houston-based Service Corporation International (SCI). Teamsters Local 727, which is headed by the powerful and politically-connected Coli family, called the strike against SCI on July 1st. According to a company press release, some of the incidents cited in the complaint | Read More »
Unions “Flip-Flop” on Obamacare
Just over a year ago, I wrote an article about Obamacare. At the time, the unions were some of its biggest supporters – but the drumbeat has changed. In 2009, the Teamsters, one of the largest and most influential labor unions, led a wholehearted campaign to support healthcare reform in an “unprecedented union effort.” They encouraged their members to take action, contact their legislators, and put pressure on them for | Read More »
Union Awakening: Admit ObamaCare Will “Destroy . . . Backbone” of Middle Class
ObamaCare’s biggest supporters, unions, now call ObamaCare a “nightmare” that will “destroy … the backbone of the American middle class.” A majority of Americans agree. This pro-abortion law is bad policy, bad medicine, bad law.
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The Twinkie Returneth.
Note what Hostess is tagging the box with, too: The company that went bankrupt after an acrimonious fight with its unionized workers last year is back up and running under new owners and a leaner structure. It says it plans to have Twinkies and other snack cakes back on shelves starting July 15. Based on the outpouring of nostalgia sparked by its demise, Hostess is | Read More »
Oh Deer! Banished Teamster Boss Pleads Guilty to…Poaching?
Let’s see if we can summarize this: So far, Slawson, Jr., stands accused of embezzlement, rum running (or something like that), racketeering and, now, has pleaded guilty to being a Bambi butcher?
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Left Blames NLRB Delays For Teamster Rep Losing Home Without Asking: Where Was His Union?
As opposed to helping their own union representative keep his home, union bosses and their lapdogs on the Left are more inclined to make someone like Marcus Hedger into a poster child to push their political puppets into action.
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Eating Their Own: Teamsters Acting Like ‘Parasite’ Stealing Other Unions’ Members
Wars between rival unions, though infrequent, go back more than a century. Now, as union membership continues its decades-long decline, union efforts to pilfer members from other unions seem to be making a comeback.
At the head of the pack is the infamous International Brotherhood of Teamsters. With efforts underway to lure workers at both US Airways and American Airlines away from their existing unions, the Teamsters are, once again, creating enemies in the union movement.
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