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  • Local In The National Teamster Election
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    Los Angeles Times The Struggle for a New Labor Movement-Again By NELSON LICHTENSTEIN Sunday, May 3, 1998 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. -Now that government investigators have cleared James P. Hoffa to make a new run for the Teamster presidency, his election to the top job in the nation's most powerful union would seem a shoo-in. His opponent is a relative unknown, Ken Hall, an aide to former Teamster President Ron Carey, who was disqualified in November after a federal election officer found that an elab...
  • Open The Jimmy Hoffa Case
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    Jimmy Hoffa was a very powerful leader and president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehouseman, and Helpers of America, whose mysterious disappearance, suspected of being Mafia connected, on July 30, 1975 has never been solved. Hoffa was a major figure in the Supermob, the go-betweens of the upper world and the mafia world. As the Teamster president, Jimmy had two very important voters: his members and the gangsters that helped him move up the ladder to union succes...
  • Verdict And Hoffa And The Teamsters Union
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    ... n charges. The AFL-CIO expelled the Teamsters, and in October 1957, Hoffa won the International presidency, replacing Beck. Hoffa completed the centralization process within the Teamsters. He designed the Teamster's national freight agreements and brought the nation's trucking industry under one labor agreement, boosting members wages and paving the way for a comfortable middle class lifestyle. But Hoffa could't shake law enforcement agencies. He fought federal investigators during the '50's...
  • Carey's Campaign In Exchange For The Teamsters
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    Introduction The contest for leadership of the Teamsters reflects a deep struggle over fundamental principles. The union today is a battleground between reformers committed to union democracy and workers' power in the workplace, and a small group of officials defending their own power and the perks of office. Two models of unionism - really two models of society and politics - contend for the hearts and minds of the Teamster members. This is a struggle for the soul of the union. They were once c...
  • Teamster Union
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    The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America, is one of the largest trade unions in the world. It was first chartered as the Team Drivers International Union in 1899. The name was changed to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in 1903. The Teamsters came about like other unions because workers were not protected from economic exploitation or from the consequences of illness, disability, or unemployment. The Teamsters enabled employees to par...
  • Gomper's Joined Forces With Teamsters National Union
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    The strike organized by Teamsters, labor activists who have strike against Safeway's distribution centers across the nation earlier last year, have reduced local Bay Area Safeway's net income in the months of October and November. In recent analysis, the 47-day strike has cost Safeway companies in the west coast $66.7 million in the fourth quarter earnings. This event further represents the ongoing strikes in the nation for the better of laborer's rights. Since the rise of North America's workin...

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