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New Teamsters Leadership

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On March 23, 2022
James P. Hoffa retired recently. An era of Teamsters leadership is over. Really two eras considering his father. So where will the Teamsters go? This is an interesting profile of the new Teamsters head, Sean O’Brien. At the very least, he’s claiming a new era of militancy in the still quite powerful union. O’Brien, a […]

Hoffa

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On November 15, 2021

James P. Hoffa is stepping down as the head of the Teamsters. This truly ends a generation when the name “Hoffa” means “Teamsters,” for better or for worse. I was contacted by

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The Next Step in Controlling Amazon

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On September 10, 2021
California continues to attempt to control Amazon’s Gilded Age style labor practices: In the latest sign of the growing scrutiny of Amazon’s labor practices, the California State Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would place limits on production quotas for warehouse workers. The bill, which passed the Senate 26-to-11, was written partly in response […]
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Unionize the Campaigns

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On May 6, 2020
Very glad to see this: Unionized field organizers working for Joe Biden’s campaign have ratified a contract with his campaign, officials announced Monday, setting the stage for the first time a major party’s apparent presidential nominee will employ unionized workers under a collective bargaining agreement. The Biden campaign and Teamsters Local 238 announced the agreement […]
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On June 5, 1976, Teamsters for a Democratic Unionism, the internal democratic union revolt inside the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, was founded. One of the most significant organizations in the democratic union movements of the 1970s, it was also one of the most long-lasting and is still around today, controlling the Rhode Island local among […]
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