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    06/10/2022 12:04:05 PM PDT · by EBH · 21 replies
    US Foods Accused of Unfair Labor Practices as Executives Deal with Growing Number of Unresolved Labor Contracts (WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Warehouse Division and numerous Teamster locals currently in contract negotiations with US Foods [NYSE: USFD] are putting the foodservice giant on notice that work stoppages are imminent. Workers at a growing number of US Foods Distribution Centers throughout the East Coast are considering the possibility of walking off the job following an increasing number of unresolved labor contracts. Workers at several of these locations say the company has violated federal labor laws, and US Foods is currently being investigated...
  • Thousands of Canadian Pacific Rail Workers strike, grinding fertilizer shipments to a halt for all of North America

    03/25/2022 7:11:16 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 31 replies
    Starvation News ^ | 3/23/22 | Ethan Huff
    The fertilizer crisis just got a whole lot worse after 3,000 Canadian Pacific Rail Workers walked off the job, leaving fertilizer shipments stranded. Thousands of CP Rail conductors, engineers, train, and yard workers represented by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference decided to strike after the union and the rail company failed to strike a deal. This could result in a shortage of fertilizer and other needed farm supplies ahead of the spring growing season. “CP Rail is the leading carrier of potash, a potassium-rich salt mined from underground deposits formed from evaporated sea beds millions of years ago, used to...

    02/12/2022 9:42:38 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 157 replies ^ | 2/12/2022
    (WASHINGTON) – The following is the official statement of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa regarding the ongoing blockade by the Freedom Convoy protest at the United States-Canada border. “The Teamsters Union denounces the ongoing Freedom Convoy protest at the Canadian border that continues to hurt workers and negatively impact our economy. The livelihood of working Americans and Canadians in the automotive, agricultural, and manufacturing sectors is threatened by this blockade. “Our economy is growing under the Biden Administration, and this disruption in international trade threatens to derail the gains we have made. Our members are some of the hardest workers...
  • Teamsters Win Big in Silicon Valley, Target Tech Companies (Schadenfreude!)

    02/23/2015 1:08:34 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies ^ | 02/23/2015 | Chriss W. Street
    After Facebook, Inc. was awarded the coveted 2012 “Best Place To Work” national award by Glassdoor consultants, TechCrunch published an article entitled, “Why Facebook, The Best Company To Work For, Doesn’t Need A Union.” The article explained that liberal, young and engaged workers are so confident of their value they do not need labor protections.
  • INVESTIGATION: Hunter Biden Had Tentacles In Dark Corners Of the World Far Beyond China, Ukraine

    12/01/2021 11:43:36 PM PST · by Liz · 30 replies ^ | May 18, 2021 | Luke Rosiak
    PART 2 OF 3. The Hunter Biden Files Hunter Biden and his business partners were involved in discussions about possible deals in dozens of foreign countries, often corrupt backwaters, at times invoking official channels like ambassadors, emails reviewed by The Daily Wire show. While most attention has focused on Ukraine, where a gas company paid the now-president’s son tens of thousands of dollars a month while he was in deep crack addiction, and China, Hunter and his partners at a consultancy called Rosemont Seneca were eager to do business in a vast array of other places. The map below highlights...
  • FBI searches Jersey City landfill for Jimmy Hoffa’s remains

    11/19/2021 11:29:55 AM PST · by Red Badger · 47 replies ^ | November 18, 2021 10:41pm | By Mark Lungariello
    The FBI is investigating the possibility that union boss Jimmy Hoffa’s body is buried in a former landfill in Jersey City under the Pulaski Skyway, a report said. The search was sparked after a tip passed down from a worker who said he buried Hoffa in a steel drum just outside the former PJP Landfill, now Skyway Park, the New York Times said. An FBI spokesperson confirmed to The Post that agents had conducted a “site survey” under the Skyway last month after obtaining a search warrant, but wouldn’t say if the search had anything to do with Hoffa, the...
  • FBI search Jersey City landfill for Jimmy Hoffa’s remains

    11/18/2021 7:50:32 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 73 replies ^ | November 18, 2021 | Mark Lungariello
    The FBI is investigating the possibility that union boss Jimmy Hoffa’s body is buried in a former landfill in Jersey City under the Pulaski Skyway, a report said. The search was sparked after a tip passed down from a worker who said he buried Hoffa in a steel drum just outside of the former PJP Landfill, now Skyway Park, the New York Times said. An FBI spokesperson confirmed to The Post that agents had conducted a “site survey” under the Skyway last month after obtaining a search warrant, but wouldn’t say if the search had anything to do with Hoffa,...
  • Here’s Why U.S. Supply Chain Problems Will Only Get Worse

    11/06/2021 9:03:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    uncanceled news ^ | November 6, 2021 | Brandon Smith
    It is an economic rule which free market philosophers like Adam Smith have tried to explain to governments and monopolists for centuries: Less liberty and more centralization equals less production and less overall wealth. Governments and central banks have sought to circumvent this rule by printing money from thin air, thinking that they can create wealth while at the same time suffocating public financial interactions and trade with authoritarianism. This, of course, only leads to inflation or stagflation, and thus wealth is never actually created, it is projected like a hologram in order to trick the masses into thinking that...
  • Closed cold case murder tied to ousted Tennessee governor (Gov. Ray Blanton TN-D)

    06/09/2021 5:20:20 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 29 replies
    AP via Houston Chronicle ^ | June 9, 2021 | KIMBERLEE KRUESI , Associated Press
    A former Tennessee governor's administration helped fund a contract murder of a key federal witness decades ago while embroiled in the state's largest political scandal, law enforcement officials announced Wednesday. The new details revealed for the first time Wednesday have elements that ring of a movie: a trusted ally of union boss Jimmy Hoffa gunned down after testifying about a corrupt governor selling prison pardons and a gunman who donned a wig and blackface to throw authorities off the scent. Investigators in Hamilton County, which encompasses Chattanooga, have been chipping away at the 42-year-old cold case of Samuel Pettyjohn since...
  • Truckers fall under California gig economy law, appeals court rules

    04/29/2021 11:10:43 AM PDT · by eyeamok · 63 replies ^ | 04/28/21 | Associated Press
    The ruling is “a massive victory for California’s truck drivers, who for far too long have faced exploitation and misclassification at the hands of trucking companies that place corporate profit ahead of drivers’ safety and well-being,” the International Brotherhood of Teamsters said in a statement.
  • This could be best evidence yet of Jimmy Hoffa’s NJ grave

    02/01/2021 4:28:24 PM PST · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 1, 2021 | 3:55pm | Kate Sheehy
    It could be the best proof yet that Jimmy Hoffa is buried at a dump in North Jersey. “Fox Nation’’ says in a new report that it used radar experts to locate what appears to be a slew of underground steel drums at the state-owned spot where a late mob associate’s son said his father helped stash the body of the famous Teamsters chief. “He couldn’t fit in the drum body-first, feet-first — they had to turn him and put him in head-first,” Frank Cappola told the streaming service’s series “Riddle, The Search for James R. Hoffa” — referring to...
  • Before His First Day Is Out, Biden Nukes 8,000 Union Jobs

    01/21/2021 8:31:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies ^ | By Christine Favocci | Published January 20, 2021 at 5:01pm
    Democrats are uniquely deft at destroying the American economy, but President Joe Biden just might shatter the record for the fastest time to do so. After taking the oath of office Wednesday, Biden was expected to sign several executive orders meant to undo the work of his predecessor, including orders to roll back protections for the unborn and dismantle border security. However, it was Biden’s executive order to rescind the permit for TC Energy to build the Keystone XL pipeline that may be the largest hit to the economy, costing as many as 11,000 Americans their jobs, including 8,000 union...
  • Report: Joe Biden to Cancel Keystone XL Pipeline Permit on Day One

    01/18/2021 1:19:56 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01.18.2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    President-elect Joe Biden plans to cancel the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline on his first day in office, according to several news sources. The decision delighted advocates of the so-called “Green New Deal,” but will disappoint Biden’s own political allies in the trade union movement, who had backed the pipeline for the thousands of jobs it would create. As Breitbart News reported last year: The Keystone XL pipeline would run from Canada’s oil sands in Alberta across the border and into Nebraska. From there, the oil would be pumped through existing pipelines to refineries in the Gulf of Mexico....
  • Labor Leader On Tea Party: "Let's Take These Sons Of Bitches Out"

    01/15/2021 12:53:17 AM PST · by TakebackGOP · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Sep 5, 2011 | Zeke Miller
    Teamsters President James Hoffa, Jr. provided a controversial — and profane — opening act for President Barack Obama in Detroit, "President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march.... Everybody here's got to vote. If we go back and keep the eye on the prize, let's take these son of a bitches out and give America back to an America where we belong," he added.
  • Labor unions, activist groups plan nationwide ‘Strike for Black Lives’ on July 20

    07/19/2020 8:16:31 PM PDT · by Fedora · 68 replies
    . . .We have to link these fights in a new and deeper way than ever before,” said Mary Kay Henry, president of the Service Employees International Union, which represents over 2 million workers in the U.S. and Canada. . .The service workers union has partnered with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the American Federation of Teachers, United Farm Workers and the Fight for $15 and a Union, which was launched in 2012 by American fast food workers to push for a higher minimum wage. . .
  • Trapped by the Teamsters: Why it can take 7,000 signatures to decertify a union with nine members.

    12/08/2019 3:58:16 PM PST · by karpov · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 8, 2019 | Mark Mix
    School-bus drivers Billie McClinsey and Brad Mayer didn’t like being represented by the Teamsters and wanted to put the matter to a vote. That should have been straightforward. Federal law provides that if union opponents collect signatures from 30% of their co-workers, they can ask the National Labor Relations Board to schedule a vote. But the process is frequently made convoluted and oppressive. As a result, Messrs. McClinsey and Mayer are trapped—likely indefinitely—in the union they oppose. The NLRB is soliciting comments on proposals to lift barriers that limit workers’ right to remove a union. Messrs. McClinsey and Mayer work...
  • Vanity: Biden Mafia Connection

    11/08/2019 12:17:54 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 6 replies
    It was revealed in 2004 that in the week prior to Election Day in the 1972 United States Senate election in Delaware, an unidentified representative of the Biden campaign (described as the campaign's legal counsel) approached Teamsters Local 326 President - and Mafia hitman - Frank Sheeran about preventing the distribution of the Wilmington News Journal because Sen. Boggs was running an advertisement unflattering to Biden. In exchange for undisclosed considerations and because Sheeran felt "Biden was better for labor anyway," the Teamsters Union organized a strike preventing the newspapers from being delivered. Additionally a shipment of newspaper printing materials...
  • Illinois state Sen. Tom Cullerton indicted

    08/03/2019 10:01:17 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    Chicago ^ | 8/2/2019 | A.D. QUIG
    A federal grand jury indicted Illinois State Sen. Thomas Cullerton this morning on embezzlement charges related to a job with Teamsters Local Union 734. Prosecutors allege he received $275,000 in salary, bonuses, health and pension benefits for “little or no work” as a union organizer. The Villa Park senator, 49, worked for the union before assuming office in November 2012. In a statement, Cullerton’s attorney denied any wrongdoing and suggested Cullerton was the victim of Teamsters boss John Coli. Coli is cooperating with federal investigators as part of a plea deal in an extortion case related to Cinespace Studios on...
  • Democrat Illinois State Senator Indicted on Federal Embezzlement Charges

    08/03/2019 8:16:58 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 17 replies
    llinois Democrat State Senator Tom Cullerton on Friday was indicted on federal embezzlement charges for allegedly defrauding a union. The US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois announced the charges on Friday. Cullerton, a Democrat, was accused of taking approximately $275,000 in salary and benefits from the Teamsters Union, but doing no work for the union. The state senator took the union job before he was elected in 2012 and continued to collect money for three years without doing any work, according to the 39-count indictment.
  • Politically connected ex-Teamsters boss pleads guilty to extorting film studio, to cooperate

    08/01/2019 12:33:15 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7-30-19 | JASON MEISNER
    Longtime Chicago union boss John Coli Sr. doesn’t necessarily seem like the type to cooperate with authorities. A politically connected and nationally known fixture in the Teamsters, Coli once told a lawyer in sworn testimony to “go f--- yourself.” He dodged controversy for years — from suspicious appointments to state boards to allegations of organized crime ties — often accusing his accusers of using overzealous investigative tactics. And in 2016, Coli was caught on an undercover FBI recording urging the firing of an executive at a West Side film studio who was purportedly balking at paying him extortion money. “You...