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Teamsters

large, powerful union of U. S. truckers. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2703]
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Teamsters Local 1224 now represents flight crew members employed by ABX Air, Allegiant Air, Atlas Air, Cape Air, Horizon Airways, Kalitta Air, Miami Air, Omni Air International, Silver Airways and Southern Air.
The agreement still must be ratified by Teamsters members.
The Basic Crafts talks are being held under a news blackout, but the Teamsters have made it clear that if they don't get an acceptable contract, they will picket every production nationwide.
Hoffa's primary goal, however, is to persuade Bush to lift the government's oversight of Teamster internal affairs.
The Teamsters Union and Columbia had been involved in a labor dispute since August 1998 when the Teamsters struck at Columbia.
Saddled with mounting legal costs related to its role in the Teamster election scandal and finding its own fundraising ability severely impaired, Citizen Action recently shut down its national office, laying off twenty staffers.
By 1902, one of their leaders was able to brag that "there is no industry today that can carry on its business if the Teamsters lay down their reins.
Several successive Administrations apparently protected the mobsters in charge of the Teamsters, and Teamster leaders had a particulary close relationship with Republican leaders owing to significant political support and financial contributions.
The IBT negotiating team was comprised of Teamsters Airline Division representatives, representatives from each of the locals and rank and file committee members.
Teamsters added that the passage of the agreement is a major step toward achieving the union's ultimate goal of a single combined contract for the 9,000 Teamster mechanics at a merged United Airlines and Continental Airlines.
Fellows that I worked with for 20 years, they said they were gangsters," said Robert Kelly, a retired Teamster.
In the seventies, for example, corrupt local union officials got kickbacks for working with Eugene Boffa, a mafia associate who employed Teamster truck drivers and warehousemen.