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UPS Fires Hundreds Of Workers Who Defended Fired Colleague

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business

UPS, one of the world's largest shipping and logistics companies, has decided to fire 250 workers who staged a 90-minute protest in February. The prot...

Cesar Chavez's Legacy

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

When Chavez left his job as a community organizer in San Jose in 1962 and moved to rural Delano to try, once again, to bring a union to California's lettuce and grape fields, even his closest friends figured he was delusional.

Dave Jamieson

An Exploited Workforce Comes One Step Closer To Unionizing

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.21.2014 | Business

A port trucking company in California has been ordered to hang a small notice that could become a big deal. As part of a settlement with the Teamst...

Here's 30 Billion Reasons Why Mexican Trucks Are No Joke

James P. Hoffa | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

This is not the time for America to be signing off on new trade deals that could worsen the problem. The appeal made by Mexican truckers will only be a drop in the bucket of what is to come if this 12-nation Pacific Rim trade deal comes to fruition.

NAFTA Shows the Damage Fast Track Could Bring

James P. Hoffa | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Congress will kick off 2014 by likely considering legislation that would allow bum trade deals to speed through Capitol Hill with little debate and no amendments. The Teamsters and others have been vocal on what a bad idea that would be. And it isn't hard to prove why.

It's Time to End the Secrecy Surrounding TPP

James P. Hoffa | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

There needs to be more certainty for policymakers and the public if they are going to go along with such a deal. Americans deserve a bigger say in their future.

Corporate America: 'Have You No Sense of Decency?'

James P. Hoffa | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Today the Teamsters and American workers face a moment of reckoning. The time has come where people must stand up and say enough is enough to companies that seek to take advantage of employees and taxpayers.

Dave Jamieson

D.C Taxi Commission Thinks Cabbies Talk Funny

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Lawmakers Increasingly Realize Fast Track Is a Fraud

James P. Hoffa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

The Teamsters for years have been an outspoken critic of fast-track trade authorization which allows bad proposed trade agreements to move through Congress on just a quick up-or-down vote. And in the last week, we were joined by 185 House lawmakers who feel the same way.

Dave Jamieson

Hoffa To Cruz: Stop Saying My Name!

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It seems Teamsters President James P. Hoffa has tired of hearing his name come from the mouth of Sen. Ted Cruz. In countless anti-Oba...

Labor's Love Lost Over Obamacare?

Steve Early | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Steve Early

Just months before key ACA provisions go into effect, Obamacare is backfiring in multiple ways on a labor movement already battered and bruised. Contrary to repeated White House assurances, many unionized workers now face more, rather than fewer, health plan problems and costs.

Living Wage Now!

James P. Hoffa | Posted 10.27.2013 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Hard-working Americans from coast-to-coast have stood up to their corporate bosses in the trucking, warehouse, fast-food and retail sectors. They are demanding fair treatment. And the battle has just begun.

Dave Jamieson

Unions Blast White House Over Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Signaling a growing rift between some unions and the White House over the Affordable Care Act, the Nevada State AFL-CIO passed a stingin...

Will Labor Pains Give Birth to a New Mayor?

Tom Allon | Posted 08.20.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

Why should voters care about who these organizations support? Now, more than ever, the city's fiscal health and tax policies are linked to how the next mayor handles labor negotiations.

CEOs Want to Hide Riches Through Repeal of Wage Gap Disclosure Requirement

James P. Hoffa | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Three years ago, a provision in the Dodd-Frank financial reform law said the companies themselves have to reveal the difference between worker pay and CEO pay. That reform still hasn't been implemented. And now the CEOs' lobbyists are pressuring House Republicans to repeal it.

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...