UPS said late last month that it has reached a tentative agreement with the Teamsters
on two new five-year contracts for UPS's small package and freight business units.
UPS Airlines employs 1,200 aircraft mechanics and related employees represented by the Teamsters
in the United States.
in its filing argues the buyout structure violates an FCC requirement that that stations be controlled by their owners -- "and not by Sam Zell, a trust established for the benefit of members of his family, and a pre-selected ESOP trustee."
Standing in Hoffa's way, as usual, is TDU, the Detroit-based network of Teamsters
dissidents and its candidate, Tom Leedham, a feisty local officer from Portland, Oregon, who won 39 percent of the vote in a three-way race in 1998.
And the age of its current fleet is an issue, according to the Teamsters
Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters
represents 1.4 million men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Founded in 1909, Teamsters
Local 174 represents 7,600 working men and women in the Seattle area.
said XPO's Rockaway workers are seeking affordable health care, retirement security and "respect on the job."
Brought back into print for a new generation of appreciative readers by Pathfinder Press, "Teamster
Bureaucracy" is the last of four books by Farrell Dobbs on the 1930s strikes, organizing drives, and political campaigns that transformed the Teamsters
union in Minnesota and much of the Midwest into a fighting industrial union movement.
Negotiators with ABF Freight and the Teamsters
had reached a tentative agreement in March but nine of the area supplements were eventually rejected by Teamsters
members in a May vote.
In 1956, Tom Coffey knuckled under Jimmy Hoffa's six-month-long Teamsters
"The workers at XPO in Aurora and in North Haven sent the company a message that 'enough is enough,'" said Tyson Johnson, director of the teamsters