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Hoffa: Georgia Official Must Stop Ignoring Voter Registration

James P. Hoffa, General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, issued a statement today addressing reports that Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is ignoring more than 50,000 voter registration requests as the deadline for new voters to sign up to participate in the upcoming Nov. 4 election looms near. “We are supposed to be a nation of one person and one vote.

American Airlines, US Airways Passenger Service Agents Vote To Join Teamsters-CWA Association

In a vote announced today by the National Mediation Board (NMB), more than 15,000 passenger service professionals at the newly-merged American-US Airways have voted to join the CWA-IBT Customer Service Employee Association.

Teamsters, Global Public Sector Trade Unions Warn Of Consequences Of Trade Policies

Meeting with global leaders of public sector unions, Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa and officials from Public Services International (PSI) discussed the growing concerns about the effects of public service trade policies as part of a public trade policy summit held today at Teamsters headquarters.

CA Gov. Brown Signs Teamster-Sponsored Bill To Stop Workplace Abuse

Teamsters celebrated as California Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB2053, a Local 2010-sponsored bill addressing workplace abuse, into law on this week, following months of Local 2010 members testifying and meeting with legislators.

Bargaining Between Teamsters And Fred Meyer Breaks Off In Seattle

Contract negotiations involving nearly 400 warehouse workers, represented by Teamsters Local 117, and Fred Meyer broke off have broken off. Key issues in bargaining are health care and Fred Meyer’s insistence on language that would allow the company to outsource the workers’ jobs to a third-party subcontractor.

Teamsters Score Victory For Investor Rights At Sysco

The Teamsters Union scored a major victory for Sysco [NYSE: SYY] shareholders when the board of directors agreed this week to adopt the union’s proposal to amend company by-laws and provide shareholders with the right to call a special meeting.

President's Column: Trade agreements must contain labor rights

This year is the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), but it isn’t time for time for a birthday celebration, at least not for a million U.S. workers who have lost jobs since the trade agreement was enacted two decades ago.
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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