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Joint Council Teamsters urged to vote in airline election

Some 15,000 employees of US Airways/American Airlines are being urged by their union leaders to vote in a nationwide representation election for passenger service agents of the newly-merged company. Teamsters in five—Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico and Utah--of the seven states within IBT Joint Council 3 will vote in the election.

Teamsters Fully Ratify AEI Contract

(WASHINGTON) – The final remaining contract rider between the Teamsters Express Division National Union Negotiating Committee and domestic air freight company AEI was approved this week, paving the way for the national contract between the parties to take effect.

Teamsters Applaud Putnam County Decision To Reject Republic Services’ Florida Landfill Bid

(WASHINGTON) – The Teamsters Union is lauding the Putnam County (Fla.) Board of Commissioners today on its decision to reject Republic Services’ bid to buy the Putnam County landfill.

IKEA Canada To Pay Damages To The Teamsters Union

The British Columbia Labour Relations Board has upheld a complaint filed by Teamsters Local Union 213 against Ikea Canada. 

Teamsters Win Settlement for Taxi Driver Barred From Speaking At Public Meeting

(WASHINGTON) – Teamsters Local 922 scored a major victory for a D.C. taxi driver who will receive a monetary settlement as part of an agreement reached with the city after he was barred from speaking at a D.C. Taxi Commission meeting over concerns that his accent made him difficult to understand.

Opposition Grows Against Proposal To Disguise Offshoring

WASHINGTON. D.C. — More than 26,000 people nationwide have submitted comments opposing Obama administration proposals that would severely distort U.S. job and trade data by reclassifying U.S. corporations that offshore American jobs as “factoryless goods” manufacturers.

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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