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Solidarity key to historic victory in RTW Arizona

The 42-day strike here by 500 Teamster-represented employees at SunTran was a remarkable example of what can be accomplished in a right-to-work state if members are resolute, unified and committed in their fight for economic justice and work-place safety.

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.

Baltimore protest has Colorado connection

The Teamsters and the Sierra Club distributed leaflets that read "Whole Prison Labor", which explained how Whole Foods purchases tilapia, a fish product, by prisoners in Colorado and Missouri in addition to goat cheese made from goats that are raised and milked by prisoners.

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.

October Edition of the Rocky Mountain Teamster is now on-line!

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

President's Column: Unions enhance children's lives, union and nonunion

Many union members probably are not aware of an advantage they receive free of charge simply because they work under a collective bargaining agreement. Economists call it the "union premium," meaning that children who grow up in union families are generally better off throughout their lives than children of nonunion families with similar backgrounds.
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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