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Ancient Rome Had Unions. Today's Talk Radio Has David and Goliath

Pat LaMarche | Posted 08.10.2013 | Media
Pat LaMarche

Few Americans are aware of ancient Greek or Roman history. And while it might reverse our current economic disparity to remind folks that there is nothing wrong with employees working together to secure equity and respect at the workplace, there simply aren't too many folks out there trying.

ALEC's War on Workers

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

They are trying to destroy safeguards that protect us from harm and ensure that we have a voice in our state capitals. That's why it is critical that our legislators hear a diversity of voices. If they don't, ALEC and its friends in big business will push through their agenda at our expense.

Changing Face of Equality Is Born of Tireless Effort

Gregory Floyd | Posted 04.07.2013 | Black Voices
Gregory Floyd

At times it seems that while we are succeeding in making the country more equal it is getting less of everything else. Through these problems, we continue to show resilience and persistence.

Jimmy Hoffa Buried In Detroit, Reputed Mobster Says

AP | Posted 03.16.2013 | Crime

DETROIT — A man convicted of crimes as a reputed Mafia captain is claiming missing Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa was buried in suburban Detroit. T...

NYC School Bus Strike Is Happening

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 03.16.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A strike by New York City school bus drivers that had been threatened for weeks will start Wednesday morning, affecting 152,000 stude...

Tony Zerilli: 'I'm Not Crazy'

Posted 06.18.2013 | Detroit

It's been almost 40 years since Teamsters head Jimmy Hoffa headed out for dinner with two unknown men at the Machus Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield H...

Lessons Learned From the Storm

Gregory Floyd | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Gregory Floyd

Government, when managed correctly, can and does work for the people. That is why I am especially thankful as we begin the holiday season that we have reelected a president who believes in the power of government.

Dave Jamieson

Union Takes Blame In Twinkies' Demise | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.16.2012 | Business

Until the company announced Friday that it intended to liquidate and lay off most of its nearly 19,000 employees, Hostess Brands, the maker of iconic ...

American Disgrace: Media and Public Behavior on the Disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa

Bret Caldwell | Posted 11.28.2012 | Crime
Bret Caldwell

There is another news report this week about a potential lead in solving the case of Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance. Rather than participating in the media circus, I ask you to reflect for a moment on the impact of his abduction on those who loved him most -- his family.

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...

Dave Jamieson

Romney Says Obama 'Takes Marching Orders From Union Bosses' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

Speaking to a crowd at a campaign stop in Lansing, Mich., on Tuesday, presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney took a swipe at both Presiden...

Democrats Ask Unions For Convention Cash, Get Rebuffed

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

Democrats' self-imposed ban on corporate donations has made it tough to raise cash for the Democratic National Convention, and their hope that unions ...

Obama Campaign Hitting Up Unions For Convention Money: Bloomberg

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics

Facing a funding shortfall due to a ban on corporate donations, the Obama campaign is now asking unions to kick in money for the Democratic National C...

Dave Jamieson

Twink-ruptcy: Hostess May Go Under In Labor Dispute | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business

Marking the peak of a heated labor dispute, Hostess Brands and the Teamsters union are squaring off in bankruptcy court Tuesday in a case that could d...

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.

Reaffirming Teamsters for Obama -- The Best Choice Then and Now

Gregory Floyd | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Gregory Floyd

On the other hand, most of the candidates vying to run against Obama would rip apart the public-sector worker system that has provided for decades of middle-class families. That is why elections are so important.

Defending Pensions From a Surprise Attack

Gregory Floyd | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics
Gregory Floyd

We now face a new, but equally dangerous threat to the safety of our pensions, and it's coming from an unexpected source. It threatens not only the health of our pensions but our very ability to control them.

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...

Occupy Seattle Ranks Expand

Wendy K. Leigh | Posted 01.18.2012 | Religion
Wendy K. Leigh

As a testament to the far-reaching effects of the Occupy Seattle movement, the daily religious presence at the sanctuary tent includes ministers, rabbis, priests, yoga practitioners and more. When police unleashed pepper spray during earlier protest marches in November, those indiscriminately sprayed included peaceful members of the clergy wearing identifiable religious clothing.

Democracy in the Teamsters Union

James Jacobs | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics
James Jacobs

After 22 years of court-supervised free elections and disciplinary actions, organized crime's influence in the IBT has been nearly eradicated. The only blight on this extraordinary experiment in union democracy initiative is low voter turnout.

President Obama's Comity Central

Ken Blackwell | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

President Obama should repudiate Jimmy Hoffa's degrading language now. If the Teamsters start talking about "war" and "taking out" the SOBs fifteen months ahead of the 2012 elections, what will we descend to on election day?

Suburban Funeral Home Strike Called Off Two Days After Vandalism

Posted 09.11.2011 | Chicago

A walk-out previously scheduled for Tuesday morning at four suburban Chicago funeral homes was postponed after management of the homes agreed to meet ...

Global Capitalism Is Destroying the Middle Class, Say the Global Capitalists

James P. Hoffa | Posted 07.06.2011 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Some of the most trusted institutions in the world are finally awakening to the dangers of unrestrained global capitalism.

The War on Workers: L.A. Is On!

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

It's not just about red states and blue states, it's not about public sector versus private sector workers, and it's not about any of the other propaganda that gets thrown around to divide Americans. It's about all of us.

Learning How to Be the Boss

Yael Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Yael Cohen

These days being your own boss is like being Charlie Sheen's psychotherapist; everyone wants it, but we don't exactly know why. When I started FCancer...