George Miranda Source: NYDailyNews.com

First it was sanctuary cities. Now we have sanctuary unions. When a member of the Teamsters Joint Council 16 was deported, Joint Council president George Miranda declared his Council a “sanctuary union.” What exactly does this mean?  Miranda described it as follows:

“We are not going to cooperate with the immigration service whatsoever in going after our members. We are going to indoctrinate our members and help them with attorneys and whatever other expertise they need in order to protect them and their families, and hopefully, get them out of the mess that they may find themselves in.”

Sean O’Brien

Once again, Jimmy Hoffa Jr. will face a challenger in the next run for the International presidency. Local 25 president Sean O’Brien was ousted by Hoffa from the committee negotiating a new contract with UPS. While O’Brien ran on Hoffa’s ticket as a Vice President in the last election, he contends the move by Hoffa was made to contain him as a political threat, and blasted Hoffa on Boston Herald Radio’s “Morning Meeting” show, claiming “It just goes to show you how out of touch he is. Unless it affects him personally, he doesn’t want to deal with it or hear about or could care less about it.”