Fighting the War on Workers at 2012 Teamsters Unity Conference
Workers are facing a battle against ruthless employers and anti-worker politicians trying to roll back the clock to a time when workers did not have rights. Teamsters recently met in Las Vegas at the Unity Conference to discuss these issues, provide the opportunity to get educated, share ideas and strategize for the future.
Hoffa-Hall! Members Overwhelmingly Elect Slate to Five-Year Term
By reelecting General President James P. Hoffa, the membership has given a mandate to build Teamster power. Teamster magazine recently discussed with Hoffa his vision for the future and the challenges that lay ahead. Also, included in this issue is an interview with Ken Hall, a 36-year, second-generation Teamster who was elected as the International Union’s General Secretary-Treasurer.
Vote: Your Right, Your Responsibility
The ongoing war on workers may not be on the front pages anymore, but the middle class is still under assault. Anti-union factions across the country are involved in a concerted effort to undermine rights it has taken working people a century to achieve. Teamsters nationwide have rallied in below freezing blizzards and hundred-degree heat waves; they have written and called their members of Congress; they’ve gone to town hall meetings; and they have even recalled politicians who trampled on the rights of working men and women. In the upcoming Teamster election, you have a very simple way of showing your support for the rights of labor: All you have to do is vote.
Ground Zero: 10 Years Later
Local unions and Joint Councils in the metro areas of New York City and Washington, D.C. all played a part in the rescue, recovery and cleanup efforts in aftermath of September 11. The International Union also took action to make sure members were protected from the economic fallout and health risks of the terrorist attacks. Teamsters from across North America donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Teamsters Disaster Relief Fund to help those in need. And today, Teamsters are working on rebuilding the site.
Teamsters Hold 28th International Convention
The Teamsters Union held its 28thInternational Teamsters Convention from Monday, June 27 through Friday, July 1 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. Approximately 6,000 Teamsters participated in this Convention, including more than 1,800 delegates, who were there to map out the future course of the 1.4-million-member Teamsters Union. In addition to this issue of the Teamster Magazine, check out the full coverage of this monumental Teamster event on the comprehensive website that includes Convention highlights, daily newsletters, passed resolutions, committees, photo and video galleries, and other important information.