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By MICHAEL K. BURNS | March 3, 1991
Like the thaw of frozen power structures behind the Iron Curtain, the autocratic scandal-scarred Teamsters union is undergoing a democratic transformation that could signal a new era not only for its 1.6 million members but also for the rest of organized labor.Democratic reforms, imposed by the government two years ago to settle a massive racketeering suit against the largest U.S. labor union, will allow rank-and-file Teamsters members to vote directly for the national officers for the first time.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | July 6, 2010
Giant Food, the region's largest grocery chain, has reached an agreement with the Teamsters union that will save hundreds of jobs at its dry-goods distribution business when it outsources the work to a Jessup firm later this year. The head of Teamsters Local 730, the union that represents workers at the distribution plant, said Tuesday that 341 full-time workers will keep their jobs at the Giant dry-goods business that's being contracted out to Jessup Logistics LLC, an affiliate of C&S Wholesale Grocers.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | December 6, 1998
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- James P. Hoffa won election yesterday to the presidency of the Teamsters union, the job that his powerful father held for more than a decade, after the main opponent conceded defeat.With the concession by Tom Leedham, Hoffa, a labor lawyer from Detroit, will take the helm of International Brotherhood of Teamsters, one of the nation's largest unions. The victory marked a return of the Hoffa name to the head of a union that federal officials had long called the most corrupt, particularly when Hoffa's father, James R. Hoffa, led the organization from 1957 to 1971.
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By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,Sun reporter | March 13, 2007
City Council President Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake stood with Baltimore school bus drivers, aides and mechanics yesterday as they demanded that the school system guarantee their jobs as it switches to a new bus contractor. The Teamsters union, which represents the workers, wants the system to require all bus companies applying for the contract to rehire the employees of the previous contractor, First Student. The system has balked at the proposal, saying it can't require a new contractor to lay off its employees to hire another one's workers.
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By Scott Wilson and Scott Wilson,SUN STAFF | August 8, 1996
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The Teamsters, once the union of Jimmy Hoffa and the Mafia, are fast becoming the union of police officers.The union is organizing across the country, department by department, in cities like this renowned resort.This town has become a proving ground for the union as it works to overcome a history of corruption.Since 1990, 20,000 police officers have become Teamsters.Union leaders say the groundwork is in place to triple that by 2000."We've got them waiting in the wings," said Danny Peterson, president of Teamster Local 385 in Orlando, which has grown by 25 percent in two years.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | December 17, 1991
When Clinton, Tsongas, Harkin, Kerrey, Brown and Wilder mix it up, Bush wins. First Poland chooses democracy, then the Teamsters Union. Where will it end? They can call it the Commonwealth of Independent States, but it is the same old Russian Empire of the czars. Uh-oh. Germany is going to rescue Slovenia and Croatia from the Serbs. Again. Just like Hitler did.
NEWS
By Dan Berger | November 19, 1997
Some people think that all downtown is a sinkhole.If the good guys are not even allowed to steal the election from the Hoffa legacy, there can be little hope of reform in the Teamsters Union.A new plague of terrorists is visited on Egypt, the end of which is not in sight.New National Highway Transportation Safety Administration rules will forbid switching an air bag on or off in mid-crash.Pub Date: 11/19/97
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By Michael K. Burns | September 14, 1991
With no guarantee that they still have jobs, beer truck drivers for Bond Distributing Co. have voted 64-10 to ratify a new three-year contract that ends their five-week strike.The new Teamsters union contract, covering 93 drivers and warehouse workers at the Southwest Baltimore firm, goes into effect Monday. It permits the company to eliminate sales functions of drivers, using salesmen to take orders while paying drivers a partial commission.But the crucial issue was how many of the striking union members would be permanently replaced by workers hired during the strike.
NEWS
December 13, 1998
JAMES P. HOFFA will do his surname and his union a favor by ending what his late father began. James R. Hoffa molded the Teamsters into a powerful force in the 1950s and 1960s, but not without strong mob ties.The younger Hoffa, who won election to the presidency of the 1.4 million-member Teamsters, is greeted with considerable suspicion as he prepares to assume the helm.To escape the public's distrust and federal oversight of his union, Mr. Hoffa must prove convincingly that the union has freed itself of all links to organized crime.
BUSINESS
By Bloomberg Business News | April 8, 1994
A nationwide Teamsters strike against 22 trucking companies entered its second day as a dockworkers union asked members to honor truckers' picket lines.Leaders of the International Longshoremen's Association made the request yesterday of its 80,000 members, who load freight from ships along the Great Lakes, the Eastern seaboard and the Gulf of Mexico. The move came at the request of the Teamsters and followed the unraveling of management's united front.Yesterday, management negotiators told 18 of the 23 trucking firms it represents that they were free to sign interim agreements with the Teamsters union.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHNEIDER and ANDREW SCHNEIDER,SUN REPORTER | July 26, 2006
WASHINGTON -- Two large unions and dozens of leaders in public and occupational health are petitioning the federal government to use its emergency powers to control worker exposure to a chemical in butter flavoring that has sickened hundreds across the country. The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and the Teamsters union said they will formally ask the Department of Labor today to immediately issue an emergency temporary standard that would set a maximum for exposure to diacetyl and, among other steps, require employers to provide workers with air-purifying respirators.
NEWS
February 21, 2006
Eli J. Segal, 63, who headed President Clinton's national service program after serving as his 1992 campaign chief of staff, died yesterday at his Boston home from complications of a rare form of cancer in the lining of his lung, said family spokesman Matt Bennett. "A longtime friend and colleague, Eli embodied the spirit of the American dream and lived his life as a man for others," the former president and U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said in a statement. "As he was for many other people, he was a rock of stability and a wise counselor to us."
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By Frank James and Frank James,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | May 17, 2004
LAS VEGAS - At a gathering of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters where he received the union's endorsement, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry promised yesterday that his administration would strictly enforce trade pacts in order to prevent the loss of more U.S. jobs. The Massachusetts senator said he would appoint a commission to report on U.S. trading partners' compliance with international trade deals. "I'll tell you, we'll never get ahead if other countries don't live up to their end of the bargain," Kerry said.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | January 20, 2000
The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) retained its role as bargaining agent for Anne Arundel County police officers in an election yesterday, turning back an aggressive challenge by the Teamsters Union. Lodge 70 of the FOP, which has represented county officers for 30 years, won by a vote of 226-192 in its second head-to-head battle with the Teamsters. It was a wider margin than its three-vote victory in fall 1997. Detective Ricardo Hawkins, first vice president of Lodge 70, attributed yesterday's victory to promises of change in the FOP unit and its recent collaboration with another labor organization, the International Union of Police Associations (IUPA)
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | January 19, 2000
In the second contest in a little more than a month, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Teamsters Union will square off today in a runoff election that will decide on a bargaining unit for about 550 Anne Arundel County police officers. The winner will get a two-year contract to negotiate with county officials for officers' pay and benefits, and to represent the police in grievances. Officers will vote between 7 a.m. and 5: 30 p.m. at the county's fire training academy in Millersville.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | January 6, 2000
Two weeks before a runoff election between the Teamsters Union and the Fraternal Order of Police that will decide the bargaining agent for Anne Arundel County police officers, the FOP lodge has formed an alliance with a former opponent in hopes of swaying the outcome. The vote is scheduled for Jan. 19. Lodge 70, which has represented the police officers for 30 years, made a deal Tuesday night with the International Union of Police Associations (IUPA) -- which was eliminated last month in a three-way election that failed to decide which group would represent the officers.
BUSINESS
By BOSTON GLOBE | August 28, 1997
A congressional subcommittee is considering subpoenas for telemarketer Michael Ansara and others in another probe into last year's Teamsters union election.The investigation by the oversight and investigations subcommittee of the House Committee on Education and the Workplace would be in addition to one under way by the federal board that oversees the Teamsters union.A spokesman for Rep. Peter Hoekstra, a Michigan Republican, said the subcommittee investigation would ask why Labor Department election monitors didn't detect financial irregularities alleged against supporters of incumbent Teamsters President Ron Carey.
BUSINESS
September 14, 1995
'64 order against Giant voidedThe Federal Trade Commission yesterday set aside a 1964 order against Giant Food Inc. that prohibited the grocery chain from influencing its suppliers. The order stemmed from a 1955 FTC complaint against the company that was upheld by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in 1962. The complaint charged the Landover-based grocery chain with inducing its suppliers to offer, or receiving from its suppliers, compensation for promotional services that Giant knew were not equal to terms those suppliers offered other retailers.
NEWS
By Amy Oakes and Amy Oakes,SUN STAFF | December 16, 1999
Anne Arundel County police officers went to the polls yesterday to choose a bargaining agent for their contract negotiations, but the best they could do was eliminate one of the three candidates.A runoff between the Teamsters union and the Fraternal Order of Police, which has represented county police for 30 years, will probably be held after the first of the year, a county official said.The Teamsters garnered the most votes with 188, but were eight short of the majority needed to be declared victorious.
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By Devon Spurgeon and Devon Spurgeon,SUN STAFF | September 3, 1999
Forty Anne Arundel County police officers came to a forum last night sponsored by the Teamsters union, which wants to represent the officers in contract negotiations with the county and to provide them with the "finest legal defense protection available."The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) represents the officers now. But the Teamsters say they are promising a better legal plan that would allow the officers to choose their own lawyers. They also pledged to aggressively represent the officers in negotiations with the county.
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