August 16, 2013 |
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has dropped its bid to recruit about 12,000 aircraft mechanics and other personnel at American Airlines, marking the end to what had become a bitter fight between unions. Their battle to wrest control from the Transport Workers Union was marred by accusations of forged signatures and misrepresentations on both sides, and the strange distribution of airplane vomit bags to make a point. The Teamsters cited the recent announcement that the Justice Department will fight a proposed merger between American Airlines and US Airways as their reason for dropping the battle.
June 19, 2013 |
The FBI on Wednesday closed its latest search for the remains of former Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa, ending a dig in a rural field near Detroit where investigators failed to find a trace of the man who has been missing for almost 40 years. The latest effort to locate some trace of Hoffa officially ended Wednesday morning, according to Robert Foley, head of the FBI office in Detroit. He made the announcement hours after officials had resumed digging in the field in Oakland Township, the Detroit area where the union boss had his power base and was last seen.
September 6, 2012 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - In the hours BBC (Before Bill Clinton's big speech), large themes were evoked at the Democratic National Convention here. Corporate and union leaders followed one another onto the platform to invite Americans to their political bromance of business and labor working hand-in-work-glove. On Labor Day itself, as men and women in yellow "Teamsters for Obama" T-shirts were strolling around the hall, I was talking to my colleague Matea Gold, who covers politics and money, about unions being at a soul-searching crossroads.
April 18, 2012 |
Ailing Twinkies maker Hostess Brands Inc. is going toe-to-toe with its workers' unions in a courtroom clash that the company said may lead to its liquidation. Hostess is trying to persuade a federal bankruptcy judge in New York to allow it to reject existing collective bargaining agreements with the Teamsters and bakers' unions. The maker of Ho Hos, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January, three years after emerging from its last bankruptcy.
April 17, 2012 |
Bankrupt Twinkie-maker Hostess Brands Inc. is going toe-to-toe with its workers' union in a clash that the company said may lead to its own liquidation. A two-day trial began Tuesday in which Hostess will try to convince a federal bankruptcy judge in New York to allow it to reject its existing collective bargaining agreements with the Teamsters and bakers' unions. The Ho Hos, Ding Dongs and Wonder Bread maker filed for Chapter 11 protection in January, less than five years after emerging from its last bout of bankruptcy.
September 6, 2011 |
Led by Sarah Palin, the “tea party” movement, which is often accused of promoting incivility, on Tuesday lashed out at Teamster President Jimmy Hoffa and Democrats for using vulgar language and promoting class war. In his introduction of President Obama in Detroit on Monday, Hoffa warmed up the pro-union crowd on Labor Day with an old-fashioned union call to arms. For the Record, 7:31 a.m. Sept. 9: An earlier version of this online article did not include an ellipsis, indicating that additional language had been skipped, in a quote from Jimmy Hoffa.