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Atlanta Sysco Workers Reinstated, Receive Full Back Pay


Fourteen union activists terminated by Sysco during a Teamster organizing campaign in Atlanta, Ga. will be returned to their jobs with full back pay after the company issued unconditional offers to return to work on Monday, April 27.
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Hoffa Statement on Repealing Health Benefits Tax


Read the official statement of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa in response to the introduction today of the “Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act” by Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.), which would eliminate an excise tax set to be charged on those enrolled in high-quality health care plans provided by the Teamsters and other organizations.
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Port Truck Drivers on Strike at Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach


On Monday, April 27, 2015, port truck drivers serving the nation’s largest port complex began a strike of four major drayage firms at the twin ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach, where a crippling slowdown in early 2015 sent shock waves through the U.S. economy.
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Flexjet Pilots Sue Luxury Jet Airline For Union Busting


A group of jet pilots filed a lawsuit Friday against airline Flexjet, LLC and OneSky, its Cleveland-based parent company, claiming they were illegally harassed and terminated for speaking out in favor of unionization and better working conditions.
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Teamsters Swift Transportaion Shareholder Proposal Recommended By Leading Proxy Voting Advisors


The country’s two leading proxy voting advisors, ISS and Glass Lewis, has recommended that shareholders of Swift Transportation vote for a shareholder proposal sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
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Teamsters Protest Sysco At IFDA Lobbying Meeting


“We are here today because of Sysco’s pattern of threatening workers, food producers and even its competitors,” said Steve Vairma, Director of the Teamsters Warehouse Division.
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President's Column: Republican members: Don't forget the past

Unintended and unwelcome consequences sometimes occur when people decide, for whatever reason, to vote against their own best economic interests. The three free bargaining states in Teamsters Joint Council 3 are now struggling with the dire consequences of the election last November.In those three states - Colorado. New Mexico and Montana anti-worker candidates won enough control of their legislatures to pose the possibility they could become right-to-work (for less) states.
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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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