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  • VP Biden to Teamsters: If You Vote Republican, 'Don't Come to Me...You're On Your Own, Jack!'

    07/06/2011 7:50:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/05/11
    VP Biden to Teamsters: If You Vote Republican, 'Don't Come to Me...You're On Your Own, Jack!'July 05, 2011 2:23 PM At the Paris Las Vegas Hotel on Friday, Vice President Biden addressed a convention of the International Teamsters, telling the union members to vote Democratic next year. "And don't any of you, by the way, any of you guys vote Republican,” the garrulous Vice President started to say, after which he caught himself. “I'm not supposed to say, this isn't political, I'm not supposed to say this.” The crowd cheered him on. “Guys!” Biden continued. “Let me put it this...
  • BMW layoffs exemplify the evisceration of the middle class

    07/03/2011 6:38:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 132 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 3, 2011 | Michale Hilzik
    Every working American should be dismayed by — and afraid of — what BMW is doing. By all accounts, BMW's parts distribution warehouse in Ontario was one of the jewels of the company's system. Supplying dealer service departments throughout Southern California, Arizona and Nevada, it received gold medals from BMW for its efficiency and employed several of the top-ranked workers in the country. In the roughly 40 years its workers had been represented by the Teamsters union, there had never been a labor stoppage. Times being what they are, when a Teamsters committee came to the plant in early June...
  • Video: Angry Biden Tells Teamsters They Better Not Vote Republican

    07/03/2011 1:05:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 7/3/11 | John
    Hot Air posted a link to the story in their headlines. Here’s the video of Biden unloading on the GOP at a Teamsters rally: He’s pretty red faced and angry in that first bit. Based on this account, that might have come after he made the statement about voting Republican. Good to know that the Vice President is there to serve all the people. Just don’t go to him if you’re a Republican is all.
  • VIDEO: Liberals Dance in Protest of Target

    04/19/2011 1:23:38 PM PDT · by · 7 replies
    There once was a day where an organized demonstration in support of the Teamsters union was something to be feared if you did not agree with them. That day, my friends, is no more. “You’d better unionize or we will come to you stores and perform a choreographed dance routine!!”. That doesn’t exactly send the same message Teamsters used to send. Have the unions lost their edge?
  • Federal Rights For State Workers Upheld (states cannot pass laws that limit rights to negotiate)

    04/04/2011 12:58:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Official Wire ^ | 4/01/11
    Federal Rights For State Workers UpheldPublished on April 01, 2011 by Staff Reporter CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (USA) A U.S. district court judge has ruled states cannot pass laws that limit private-sector workers' rights to negotiate job terms, a union attorney said. "The state can't legislate workers' rights," said attorney Terrance McGann, who represented the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters in a case challenging a 2010 law in Illinois intended to allow exhibitors at Chicago's McCormick Place convention hall to bypass paying overtime, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday. Judge Ronald Guzman's ruling upholding the National Labor Relations Act on behalf of the...
  • Ruger Issues Special-Edition Firearm Honoring Union Palooka Richard Trumka

    03/10/2011 5:27:05 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 10, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Meet the Ruger "Union Worker"... Key Features: It doesn't workYou can't fire it Speaking of unions, looks like all-out war up in Wisconsin...  but a major conservative victory is now unfolding,  and with wide national implications...Wisconsin update/links/more at Reaganite Republican________________________________________Thanks Speedunque and Pookie's Toons
  • U.S., Mexico reach truck deal

    03/08/2011 11:05:08 AM PST · by MissTed · 27 replies
    SignOn San Diego ^ | 3/3/11 | Elizabeth Aguilera
    President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderón agreed Thursday to remove most restrictions on trucking across the U.S.-Mexico border, sparking furor from the Teamsters and raising concerns for truckers on both sides of the border — for different reasons. The American Trucking Association praised the announcement, saying it will promote trade. The Teamsters and certain trucking companies oppose the deal, saying it sacrifices American jobs when unemployment is high so that big business can save money partly by hiring cheaper drivers. The Obama-Calderón plan comes 17 years after passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which permitted cross-border...
  • New York’s Teamsters Local 237 to bus in support to union protestors in Wisconsin

    02/21/2011 5:39:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 110 replies
    daily caller ^ | 2/21/11 | Corky Siemaszko
    The Wisconsin workers who have staged a week-long protest against their union-busting governor are getting some Big Apple reinforcements. Teamsters Local 237, which represents various city workers, intends to “bus a couple hundred” members to Madison – possibly this week, Deputy Director Pete Gutierrez told The Daily News.
  • New York's snow storm slowdown probe widens to include sanitation workers' voice mail, text, email

    01/07/2011 10:13:04 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 7, 2011 | Lisa L. Colangelo & Erin Einhorn
    Sanitation workers have been told to save every voice mail, text or email about last week's blizzard - even on personal phones and computers.As investigators probe rumors some workers staged a plowing slowdown to protest budget cuts, city lawyers fired off orders to workers to comply with demands from the Department of Investigation.A copy obtained by the Daily News shows that DOI wants "all employees who have had a role with the response" to the storm to hang on to every piece of paper or instant message from friends, bosses - even their unions.Some workers grumbled the order was another...
  • New York City Snow Removal Response Investigated as SEIU-Teamster Slowdown, Payback

    01/04/2011 3:01:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | January 4, 2011 | Carl Horowitz
      New York City residents finally are digging out of a devastating post-Christmas blizzard, aided by unexpectedly warmer weather. But a growing number are sounding as if they want to use their shovels against union snowplow workers and their supervisors. Various news outlets have reported that leaders of the Service Employees-affiliated Sanitation Officers Association ordered their Teamsters-affiliated work crews to slack off as a protest against recent City Department of Sanitation budget cuts and demotions. The apparent work slowdown not only paralyzed traffic, but also led to two deaths, and more indirectly, to the trapping of numerous subway commuters...
  • A Teamsters High? Dope Growers Join Union

    09/25/2010 9:03:21 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 8 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 09/25/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Can you imagine the Teamsters mellowed? Can you think of them being more interested in munchies than in beating up non-union workers? Imagine them just hanging out instead of doing some mobster's bidding on the mean streets. The good news today is that we may finally see the violence and agitation in which Teamsters have for so long been embroiled come to a mellow end because California's pot growers have joined the union. Maybe the dopers will spread the mellow? In California, the teamsters have organized 40 marijuana workers. They work as gardeners, trimmers and cloners. It's not clear how...
  • UPS and Homeland Security - UPDATE - IT WAS UPS AND THE TEAMSTERS

    09/14/2010 6:35:02 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 35 replies
    Me | Follow up to Earlier Post | JessDuntno
    I own a small business. About two hours ago, a woman came through the door marked NO ADMITTANCE EMPLOYEES ONLY and started talking to one of the guys, asking questions about the business. He tried to point out to her that she had just walked through a door that was pretty clearly marked as for employees only and she waved that off and produced a business card that said she was a UPS Representative. she starts to explain that she is here by request of Homeland Security and is doing a checkup on our business because we do a lot...
  • Obama spending Labor Day with real thugs

    09/03/2010 7:15:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/3/2010 | Michelle Malkin
    To mark Labor Day 2010, President Obama will join hands with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in Milwaukee and pose as champions of the working class. Bad move. Trumka's organizing record is a shameful reminder of the union movement's violent and corrupt foundations. The new Obama/AFL-CIO power alliance -- underwritten with $40 million in hard-earned worker dues -- is a midterm shotgun marriage of Beltway brass knuckles and Big Labor brawn. Trumka warmed up his rhetorical muscles this past week with full-frontal attacks on former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. He indignantly accused her of "getting close to calling for...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains New Documents Related to Closed-Door Obamacare Meetings

    08/25/2010 2:26:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 25, 2010 | Staff
    Documents Detail Meetings with Union Officials, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Obamacare Czar Nancy-Ann Min DeParleContact Information:Press Office 202-646-5172, ext 305 Washington, DC -- August 25, 2010Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained new documents from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding closed-door health care meetings with Vice President Joe Biden, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Obamacare Czar Nancy-Ann Min DeParle and union officials. The following are highlights from the documents obtained by Judicial Watch...
  • Bobby Bailout: Casey to Put Taxpayers on Hook for Teamsters’ Shenanigans

    08/17/2010 8:11:12 AM PDT · by roses of sharon · 7 replies
    Sen. Robert Casey (D., Pa.) and Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D., N.D.) are pushing legislation that would commit taxpayers’ dollars to bailing out the Teamsters’ retirement pension fund. The financial crisis and the Great Recession may have upset your retirement plans, but that’s not reason that politically connected union thugs have to share the pain. Here’s the deal, as former Department of Labor official Vincent Vernuccio, now an analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, tells Exchequer: Under the Democrats’ plan, the U.S. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., which is basically a pension-insurance fund run by the federal government, would be able to...
  • Neighbour accused of ‘green rage’

    08/08/2010 8:22:04 AM PDT · by Todd_Gray · 64 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2010-08-08 | QMI AGENCY
    A man became so enraged at his neighbour for not sorting her recycling properly, he began throwing pop cans at her, Victoria, B.C. police say. Officers were called to a home Tuesday afternoon, the police reported on their operations blog Saturday, after a man confronted a woman who lives in his building. Police said the man was aggressive and swore at her, then began throwing pop cans at her as the woman took her garbage out to the curb. "Officers learned that the man was (obviously) quite upset because the woman had not sorted her own pop cans into the...
  • Unions Bus Californians to Phoenix for Illegal-Immigration Protest (Thugs)

    08/01/2010 9:46:11 AM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies · 4+ views ^ | Aug. 1, 2010
    550 California residents, representing labor unions and civil rights groups, are marching in unity for Mexican-Americans. Protesters can be seen in this video wearing the trademark purple shirts of the SEIU, green shirts of AFSCME and blue shirts of the Teamsters..
  • Major Hollywood studios threatened by Teamsters pay dispute (Will the nation survive?)

    07/23/2010 10:37:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/24/10 | Richard Verrier
    Major Hollywood studios threatened by Teamsters pay disputeThe union, which provides drivers who haul equipment to film sets, is expected to provide a strike authorization vote from members. By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times July 24, 2010 Hollywood's drivers and the major studios continued last-ditch contract talks late Friday in an effort to avoid a head-on collision. The local Teamsters branch, which represents drivers who haul equipment to film sets, has been negotiating for a new contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which bargains on behalf of the major studios. But a major stumbling block has...
  • California Teamsters oppose effort to delay global warming measure (AB 32)

    04/25/2010 9:31:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 645+ views
    LA Times ^ | 4/25/10 | Margot Roosevelt
    The California Teamsters, one of the state's most powerful unions, has voted to oppose a proposed ballot initiative to delay enforcement of the state's Global Warming Solutions Act, the nation's toughest law to control greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Seattle Teamsters local talked tough about striking until 1600 applied for their jobs backing off

    04/13/2010 7:25:39 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 33 replies · 1,235+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | April 13, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Teamsters Local 174 based in Seattle is getting a lesson on how to play hardball from the negotiating team at Waste Management (WM). Their tough talk about striking caused WM to post a “help wanted” ad for replacements. They got 1600 applications. The best offer According to WM it made it’s “best, last, final offer” to settle with its garbage haulers’ union. It’s up to the union to make the next move. Seattle is ... suffering nearly 10% unemployment and perhaps at least that much more in under employment. At least one million people will be affected by the Teamster’s...