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TAA Will Offer Little Help to Workers Hit Hard by Trade

James P. Hoffa | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

No matter when it takes place, lawmakers must oppose TAA. This incarnation of the bill is not equipped to handle the massive size of either the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) or the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Here's The Letter Calling On Mark Zuckerberg To Help 'Servant'-Like Bus Drivers

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business

Facebook's bus drivers are treated like "servants" who shuttle the company's "noblemen" employees to and from work every day, according to a letter se...

The Teamsters of New York Are Speaking Out About Climate Change

George Miranda | Posted 11.11.2014 | New York
George Miranda

It's the Teamsters' job to carry the heavy loads. So I'm proud to stand up, march, and carry this message of environmental justice and economic prosperity through action on climate change.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Pro-Keystone Group: Scott Brown Lied To Our Face | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Scott Brown can't win for losing. After helping torpedo Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's (D-N.H.) energy efficiency legislation, he is now being hi...

Dave Jamieson

D.C Taxi Commission Thinks Cabbies Talk Funny | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.14.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The D.C. Taxicab Commission forbid a Washington cab driver from speaking at a public meeting Wednesday because he didn't provide written...

Police Test Soil In Search Of Jimmy Hoffa

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 11.28.2012 | Detroit

ROSEVILLE, Mich. — Jimmy Hoffa is presumed dead, cocooned in mystery and innuendo and missing for the past 37 years. Patricia Szpunar just hopes...

Dave Jamieson

What Romney 'Wants To Annihilate' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The way Teamsters President James P. Hoffa sees it, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney would be happy if an already weakened Amer...

Rag Picking in America?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.16.2012 | Los Angeles
Carl Pope

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa takes pride in the fact that his city's recycling rate is the highest in any of America's million plus population cities. But listening to the workers, it is clear that inside the recycling facility, workers are treated more like the garbage they sort than fellow citizens.

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Atlanta, Unions Fight AT&T Layoffs, Start New Camp | Jason Cherkis | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Occupy Atlanta launched a surprise protest against AT&T Monday, staging a sit-in at the communication giant's Southeast headquarters in ...

Truck Drivers Left To Hustle If West Coast Ports Shut Down

Turnstyle | Posted 02.06.2012 | Impact

By: Robyn Gee Could a proposed shutdown of all West Coast ports on December 12 hurt truck drivers? West Coast occupiers are coming together in a co...

Sotheby's $3.4 Billion Record

Posted 10.04.2011 | Arts

Just weeks after auction house Christie's announced record profits for first half 2011, Sotheby's announced its own record of $3.4 billion in six mont...

Hollywood Teamsters Strike Averted, Overwhelmingly Approve Contract With Studios

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

BURBANK, Calif. — Teamsters drivers have voted overwhelmingly to accept a proposed contract from Hollywood movie and television studios, avoidin...

Your Taxpayer Money Creating Clean Energy Jobs in...Japan?

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James P. Hoffa

The U.S. government is sending $1.8 billion in stimulus money to overseas wind energy companies. It's just wrong to spend U.S. tax dollars on clean energy technology from companies in Japan, Denmark and Germany.

The Ports Challenge

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
James P. Hoffa

I hate to think we've become a country that has lost the concept of public purpose, a country that allows corporations to poison the people who live nearby. But apparently they're too much for the trucking industry.

Guvernator Wants Budget Fix on Backs of Drivers -- Happy New Year!

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Steve Parker

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has come up with a novel way to help the state's dismal budget. He wants to let cities install speed sensors in red-light cameras to ticket drivers.

Should Mexican Trucks Be Allowed Throughout U.S.?

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

The recent release of a Transportation Departments inspector general's office government audit has brought to a head, once again, an issue which ignites deep feelings and loyalties in the best people.

John McCain: No Friend of the American Worker

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

This is the same John McCain who's been kicking the crap out of American workers for the last 26 years. He voted to cut overtime. He voted against extending unemployment benefits.

When It's Illegal And The President Does It, It's Still Illegal

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Last week, the Bush administration extended the illegal and reckless plan allowing unsafe trucks from Mexico on our highways for another two years. Those plans are nothing short of illegal.

Obama Seeks To End Federal Oversight Of Teamsters

Wall Street Journal | BRODY MULLINS and KRIS MAHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Barack Obama won the endorsement of the Teamsters earlier this year after privately telling the union he supported ending the strict federal over...

Teamsters Union Plans To Endorse Obama

The Atlantic | Marc Ambinder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The 1.4 million-member Teamsters union will endorse Sen. Barack Obama's presidential candidacy today, Democrats briefed on the decision said. A Teams...