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Teamsters, Coalition Tell Whole Foods: Black Lives Matter

This past weekend, protesters from the Teamsters and the Sierra Club group Sierra Rise educated attendees of the annual Natural Products Expo East convention about Whole Food’s exploitation of prison labor for profit.

Teamsters to FedEx: ‘Stop Paying Executives' Personal Taxes'

Institutional Shareholder Services, the nation’s leading proxy voting advisor, recommends FedEx shareholders vote for a Teamster-sponsored shareholder proposal aimed at reforming the company’s executive compensation. The proposal urges the company to stop paying the personal taxes on behalf of the senior executive officers.

Hoffa Statement of Support of Bipartisan Effort to Repeal Excise Tax on High-Quality Health Plans

HR 2050 would repeal an excise tax set to be charged on those enrolled in high-quality health care plans provided by the Teamsters and other organizations.

Bipartisan Coalition Upholds Gov. Nixon Veto of Right-to-Work in Victory for Working Families

A bipartisan group of state legislators in the Missouri House and Senate came together to protect working families by voting to sustain Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of so-called right-to-work legislation.

Teamsters Support Murray-Scott Legislation to Strengthen Worker Protections Under NLRA

The Teamsters applaud the introduction of the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy (WAGE) Act by Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA). The WAGE Act is a positive step forward, addressing the shortcomings of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) in the areas of workers protections and penalties for employers that violate workers’ rights.

Summer Edition of the Rocky Mountain Teamster is now online

Keep up on all of the latest happening and news from around the region as well as Steve Vairma's latest column and Hansen's History.

President's Column: Unionizing will work better than raising minimum wage

Raising the minimum wage is often offered as a prescription for the income gap between the rich and the poor in the United States, but it is really more like trying to cure pneumonia with a cough drop. Workers’ wages have diminished for many years, and employers know the reason why.
Hansen's History: A personal reminiscence of Teamster leader James R. Hoffa
Editor's note: I wrote This piece about the late James R. Hoffa s 1962 visit to Denver for my Colorado Labor column, which was published by the Rocky Mountain News on December 25, 1992.

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