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  • Puerto Rico Teamsters Union, “Frente Amplio”, Refuse to Deliver Supplies

    10/01/2017 8:07:04 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 48 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | September 30, 2017 | Sundance
    The reason for truck drivers not showing up? The Puerto Rican Teamsters Union, Frente Amplio, is refusing to move the product. Report: Puerto Rico Teamsters Union, “Frente Amplio”, Refuse to Deliver Supplies – Use Hurricane Maria as Contract Leverage… Puerto Rican born and raised, Colonel Michael A. Valle (”Torch”), Commander, 101st Air and Space Operations Group, and Director of the Joint Air Component Coordination Element, 1st Air Force, responsible for Hurricane Maria relief efforts, has the following comment: …They have the generators, water, food, medicine, and fuel on the ground, yet the supplies are not moving across the island as...
  • Report: Puerto Rico Teamsters Union, “Frente Amplio”, Refuse to Deliver Supplies –..

    09/30/2017 3:09:00 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9/30/17 | sundance
    ... Use Hurricane Maria as Contract Leverage… Puerto Rican born and raised, Colonel Michael A. Valle (”Torch”), Commander, 101st Air and Space Operations Group, and Director of the Joint Air Component Coordination Element, 1st Air Force, responsible for Hurricane Maria relief efforts, has the following comment: …They have the generators, water, food, medicine, and fuel on the ground, yet the supplies are not moving across the island as quickly as they’re needed. “It’s a lack of drivers for the transport trucks, the 18 wheelers. Supplies we have. Trucks we have. There are ships full of supplies, backed up in the...
  • How union thugs get a free pass

    09/04/2017 9:02:59 PM PDT · by TBP · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, August 31, 2017 | Mark Mix
    The recent acquittal of four Boston Teamsters charged with attempting to extort the producers of the popular “Top Chef” television show is the latest illustration of a loophole in federal law that permits organized labor to engage in acts of extortion that would be illegal if anyone else tried it. Since a 1973 Supreme Court decision exempted union extortion and racketeering actions from the Hobbs Act, so long as the object being extorted constituted a legitimate union objective, union thugs have been getting a free pass on violence and threats such as what occurred in June 2014. Perhaps inspired by...
  • NY Teamsters Pension Becomes First To Run Out Of Money As Expert Warns "Pension Tsunami" Is Coming

    02/28/2017 2:42:02 PM PST · by blam · 64 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2-28-2017 | Tyler Durden
    The New York Teamsters Road Carriers Local 707 Pension Fund has won the unfortunate award for "First Pension to Officially Run Out of Money." According to the New York Daily News, and a host of angry former truck drivers who've had their pension benefits slashed, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. (PBGC) has officially been forced to step in and take over payments to retirees of the Local 707, albeit at a much lower rate. Teamsters Local 707’s pension fund is the first to officially bottom out financially — which happened this month. “I had a union job for 30 years,”...
  • Town Hall Project Founded By Former Clinton Staffer

    02/22/2017 7:22:13 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 10 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 22, 2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    A group serving as a central hub of information for congressional town halls was founded by a former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer and its parent company is located at the same address as an organization funded by liberal billionaire George Soros. Democrats have insisted that recent town hall outbursts against Republican politicians occurred organically, likening them to the Tea Party, while President Donald Trump yesterday tweeted that the "so-called angry crowds in home districts of some Republicans are actually, in numerous occasions, planned out by liberal activists. Sad!" The Town Hall Project, a group that serves as a one-stop shop...
  • Teamsters Endorse Hillary Clinton for President

    08/26/2016 6:52:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Teamsters Website ^ | August 26, 2016
    Today, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced its endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president. The Teamsters General Executive Board unanimously voted to endorse the former senator and secretary of state. “We are proud to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States,” said Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa. “She is the right candidate for the middle class and working men and women across the country. She will stand strong for the workers of America by fighting to reject job-killing trade deals, enforcing labor laws and working to provide retirement security for millions of people who have sacrificed so...
  • Who Will Bail Out Insolvent Union Pension Funds?

    08/05/2016 6:19:53 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 41 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 5, 2016 | George Leef
    Bernie Sanders isn’t going to be the next president, but one of the bills he has sponsored, the Keep Our Pension Promises Act (KOPPA)could become law during the next president’s term. That ought to worry anyone who knows that the collectivistic instincts of Bernie Sanders mean spreading the costs of bad policies to the entire population. Here’s the background. The Central States Pension Fund (CSPF) of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has a troubled history going back to its founding in 1955 by long-time Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa. (Carl Horowitz of the Organized Labor Accountability Project looks into that history...
  • 1975 Jimmy Hoffa vanishes (This day in History)

    07/31/2016 12:20:49 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    Teamsters Union president Jimmy Hoffa is reported missing in Detroit, Michigan. He was last seen alive in a parking lot outside the Machus Red Fox restaurant the previous afternoon. To this day, Hoffa’s fate remains a mystery, although many believe that he was murdered by organized crime figures. By the time of his disappearance, Hoffa had a long and murky career in union politics. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, he became the main focus of government investigations into corruption. In 1962, Hoffa faced misdemeanor charges in Tennessee. He managed to get a mistrial but was convicted two years...
  • Hoffa on tea party, congressional conservatives: ‘Let’s take these sons of bitches out!’

    09/05/2011 10:57:27 AM PDT · by martosko · 180 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/05/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    While warming up a Detroit crowd for President Barack Obama’s Labor Day speech, Teamsters union president Jimmy Hoffa, Jr. said unions need to fight a “war” against tea partiers and congressional Republicans. “President Obama, this is your army,” Hoffa said. “We are ready to march. Let’s take these sons of bitches out and take America back to where America we belong.”
  • Repulsive: Richard Trumka's Hyper-Political 9/11 Essay

    09/10/2011 12:29:29 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 9/9/11 | Guy Benson
    As you read this 9/11 "memorial" missive to rank-and-file union members, bear in mind that its author -- AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka -- was an honored presidential guest at last night's campaign rally disguised as a "jobs speech." This is much, much more offensive than Jimmy Hoffa, Jr.'s juvenile "SOB's" slur on Monday. Without further ado, I present top White House ally Richard Trumka's reflections on the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001 (emphasis mine): All of us will remember the horror and anguish we experienced 10 years ago. Whether we lost loved ones ourselves—family members, union brothers and sisters—or...
  • Obama's Debt To Harold Ickes

    06/03/2008 2:29:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 92+ views
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | June 03, 2008 | Thomas Edsall
    Barack Obama stands on the brink of capturing the presidential nomination in large part because of Democratic Party reforms initiated by the civil rights and anti-war movements of the 1960s -- movements in which Hillary Clinton's top strategist, Harold Ickes, was a key player. When Obama was barely three, Ickes took part in Mississippi Freedom Summer, helping the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party send a primarily black delegation to the 1964 national convention in Atlantic City. After the Freedom Democratic delegation was denied seating by the virtually all white male Democratic Party establishment, Ickes -- then 24 -- went on to...
  • Building trade unions denounce labor partnership with billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer

    05/16/2016 1:05:22 PM PDT · by OddLane · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 16, 2016 | Matea Gold
    A new super PAC partnership between billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, the AFL-CIO and major public sector employee unions has triggered an angry backlash among the building trade unions -- dividing organized labor just as it ramps up its 2016 political programs. In letters delivered Monday to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, the presidents of eight building trade organizations called on the AFL-CIO to cut ties with Steyer, whose opposition to an extension of the Keystone XL Pipeline infuriated unions that had championed the jobs that the oil pipeline would have created.
  • Trump support leads Teamsters to withdraw Scott Jones endorsement

    05/15/2016 10:32:06 AM PDT · by Mariner · 25 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | May 15th, 2016 | By Christopher Cadelago
    Republican congressional candidate Scott Jones’ pledge to support his party’s likely presidential nominee Donald Trump has cost him the endorsement of a key labor ally. On Saturday, a spokesman for the Teamsters Joint Council 7 confirmed the group has withdrawn its endorsement of Jones, who is challenging Democratic Rep. Ami Bera in suburban Sacramento County’s 7th Congressional District. Scott Jones Rome Aloise, president of Teamsters Joint Council 7, last week sent a letter to Jones stating his group was “extremely disappointed” with Jones’ decision to vote for Trump, whom Aloise said has taken “diametrically” opposite positions to Jones on collective...
  • How the Teamsters pension disappeared more quickly under Wall Street than the mob

    05/10/2016 3:26:06 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 06 May 2016 | Elliot Blair Smith
    This is the first of a two-part series on the Central States pension fund. The second part looks more closely into why its investment performance suffered. Real estate investments in Las Vegas casinos and hotels once threatened the integrity of a Teamsters pension fund that the federal government wrested away from corrupt trustees and organized crime after five years of legal battles. A quarter-century later, the professionals who replaced them—Central States Pension Fund administrators; the Goldman Sachs & Co. and Northern Trust Global Advisors fiduciaries; and Department of Labor regulators—stood watch while the financial markets accomplished what the mob had...
  • Trump reaches out to Teamsters union

    05/07/2016 10:31:06 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/7/2016 | Harper Neidig
    Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Saturday took to Twitter to praise workers in the Teamster union and attack Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. The union has not made an endorsement in the election so far, but typically backs Democratic candidates. Trump appeared to be referring to a series of "Teamsters for Trump" groups on Facebook, several of which has members numbering in the thousands. NPR reported this week on Teamsters member who normally back Democrats but prefer Trump this election.
  • Treasury rejects plan to slash Teamsters pension benefits

    05/06/2016 7:34:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2016 6:01 PM EDT | Martin Crutsinger
    The Treasury Department on Friday rejected an effort by the Teamsters Central States Pension Plan to cut benefits for 270,000 retired workers starting in July. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said in a letter to members of Congress that while the decision blocks the pending pension cuts, it does not resolve the issue because the pension plan remains severely underfunded and is projected to become insolvent within the next 10 years. …
  • One of the nation’s largest pension funds could soon cut benefits for retirees

    04/21/2016 8:26:05 AM PDT · by pabianice · 26 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/21/16 | Marte
    More than a quarter of a million truckers, retirees and their families could soon see their pension benefits severely cut — even though their pension fund is still years away from running out of money. Within the next few weeks, the Treasury Department is expected to announce a crucial decision on whether it will approve reductions to one of the country’s largest multi-employer pension plans. The potential cuts are possible under legislation passed by Congress in 2014 that for the first time allowed financially distressed multi-employer plans to reduce benefits for retirees if it would improve the solvency of the...
  • Trump Gains Support From Teamsters, Who Normally Vote For Democrats

    03/07/2016 8:01:13 AM PST · by King of Florida · 144 replies
    NPR ^ | March 7, 2016 | Steve Inskeep
    Antonio Caracciolo is a member of the Teamsters local 282 in New York. He supports Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and tells Steve Inskeep why.
  • Hoffa's Comments on Kerry Leave Some Perplexed (We're going to drill like never before-Kerry)

    02/25/2004 3:20:22 PM PST · by kattracks · 19 replies · 147+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 2/25/04 | Robert B. Bluey
    (CNSNews.com) - Teamsters union chief Jimmy Hoffa has confused both environmentalists and free-market advocates after saying that Democratic front-runner John Kerry, if elected president, would "drill like never before" across the United States. Hoffa made the comments during a Feb. 17 segment on Hardball with Chris Matthews. Matthews had asked Hoffa why the union chose to endorse the Massachusetts senator even though Kerry opposed drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). "Well, we talked about that," Hoffa responded. "He says, look, I am against ANWR, but I am going to put that pipeline in and we're...
  • Kerry Hailed as Ally of Wider World on Environment

    02/20/2004 9:10:00 AM PST · by presidio9 · 42 replies · 96+ views
    Reuters ^ | Wed Feb 18
    Environmentalists fete John Kerry as a possible savior in a stalled battle against global warming if the Democratic front-runner topples President Bush in the November election. "Kerry has probably been the greatest champion of climate change issues with (Joe) Lieberman in the U.S. Senate," said Jennifer Morgan, director of the WWF environmental group's climate change program. European governments, among the strongest backers of the U.N.'s stalled 1997 Kyoto protocol meant to limit global warming, would welcome a shift toward Kerry's environmental policies after years of transatlantic feuds with Bush. "Clearly we would like the new administration, whether Republican or Democrat,...