Teamster Beat

Teamster Beat

After 3 years of show, a decision has finally been made in the Boston Teamsters/Top Chef trial.  Local 25 members John Fidler, Daniel Redmond, Robert Cafarelli, and Michael Ross were found not guilty of charges that they attempted to shake down the show for “unwanted,...
Labor Around the World

Labor Around the World

One of the world’s largest ever industrial actions occurred earlier this month in India. Tens of millions of public sector workers, from state bank employees to power station workers to school faculty, protested against government policies. Relationships continue to...
Only The Names Have Changed…

Only The Names Have Changed…

…since the Teamsters union was forced in 1988 to submit to oversight by the Independent Review Board, a Federal agency, for being in bed with the mob. The Justice Department agreed last year to phase out this oversight, but in the meanwhile, corruption continues...

Longshoremen Hand-Slapped

The NLRB filed Unfair Labor Practice charges against the Longshoremen for their assault on the Port of Longview that we reported on Sept. 9th. Rather than pay for physical damages to the facility, and for grain dumped on the tracks from rail cars, the board has...
Union Violence: Same Song, Different Verse

Union Violence: Same Song, Different Verse

Only a few days after Teamster President Jimmy Hoffa exhorted his followers to “take these son of a bitches out,” (referring to conservative politicians), the Longshoreman appeared to put legs to the rhetoric, only their target happened to be other union...