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When Fred Redmond, the Steelworkers’ vice president for human affairs, was a child in Chicago, he and a dozen siblings and cousins spent summers picking cotton for their grandparents in Mississippi. Fred’s great, great grandparents had been slaves. His grandparents, maternal and paternal, were sharecroppers, working...

Teamsters Local 63 Poised to Begin Negotiations with Berkshire Hathaway and McLane Distribution Subsidiary MBM Corporation (COVINA, Calif.) – The National Labor Relations Board recently announced the certification of Teamsters Local 63 as the bargaining representative for 72 drivers at MBM Corporation in Ontario, Calif. “The drivers...

(STATE COLLEGE, PA) – Members of Teamsters Local 8 who work at Penn State University have overwhelmingly ratified a new contract that will continue to give the 2,500 workers job stability. “This contract provides our members with guaranteed wage increases while keeping their health care coverage...

Teamsters President Hoffa Says Bad Actors Shouldn’t Be Rewarded With Tax Dollars (WASHINGTON) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters strongly supports President Obama’s executive order to crack down on corporations that break laws but still win government contracts. Two members of the Teamsters Union stood with President...

$5,500 Settlement Reached Over D.C. Taxi Commission Requirement That Foreign-Born Taxi Drivers Submit Written Copy Of Remarks Before Being Allowed To Speak (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...

Early last week, the drug firm Mylan stomped on the Stars and Stripes as it ditched America for the Netherlands. Then, on Friday, the drug company AbbVie similarly renounced America. For 30 pieces of silver, it will become Irish. Medical device maker Medtronic deserted America for Ireland last month. The...

Americans devoted Friday to celebrating independence. Flags and fireworks, picnics and pledges of allegiance abounded. But there’s no liberty and justice for all if Americans aren’t economically independent.  Low wages, debts and dim prospects all subjugate. This is the condition of a shocking number of Americans...

In the depth of the recession, some foreign countries made a simple calculation. They’d subsidize their steel industries even though that violates international trade rules. It paid off by keeping their citizens employed, paid and fed. These countries banked on dumping their excess steel in the...