Tag: Teamsters

James Hoffa: We have big battles ahead, but we stand united

President of the Teamsters union and longtime UAW friend James P. Hoffa greeted convention delegates Tuesday with a reminder of the long history the two organizations share and a pledge to continuing standing with the UAW in years to come. “You know this is a special moment because you think back 60 or 70 years ago and the people who were the founders of the labor movement here in Michigan were two guys, one named Walter Reuther and the other Jimmy Hoffa. Together they made history,” Hoffa told delegates. “Today we build on their accomplishments. We can all be proud ... Read more

Teamsters President Hoffa Pledges Solidarity with UAW Members

In remarks at the Detroit Labor Day Parade today, International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa pledged solidarity with the United Auto Workers (UAW) in their contract negotiations with the Big Three: Ford, Chrysler and GM. “I know you haven’t picked a target yet, but it’s one of those three,” Hoffa said. “If the UAW goes on strike, I make a pledge on behalf of the 1.4 million Teamster members – we will honor your picket lines. We will walk with you every day. The Teamsters and the UAW are together. They aren’t going to haul those cars if ... Read more

Washington Post: What it’s like to win a 19-year union organizing campaign in the South

By Lydia DePillis October 1, 2014 A couple weeks ago, a group of 14,500 U.S. Airways and American Airlines customer service representatives — people who take reservations over the phone and work check-in counters and boarding gates — voted to unionize with the Teamsters and the Communication Workers of America. The election was remarkable for a couple reasons: First, because of the margin of victory, with 86 percent voting yes on 77 percent turnout. And second…Read the full article >>>

UAW President Dennis Williams, U.S. VP Joe Biden and Teamsters President James Hoffa Kick Off Labor Day Parade in Detroit

Thousands of union members and supporters gathered in Detroit for the historic Labor Day Parade down Michigan Avenue today, pledging to activate voters with the November election approaching with the theme “Together We WILL WIN!” UAW President Dennis Williams was one of the speakers who kicked off the parade with an inspiring message to parade goers gathered at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull on the site of the old Tiger Stadium. “It’s time to vote, and it’s time to take our country back for workers,” said Williams. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is facing democratic challenger Mark Schauer in November. ... Read more

UAW President Dennis Williams joins U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and International Brotherhood of Teamsters President James P. Hoffa to Kick Off Labor Day Parade in Detroit

UAW President Dennis Williams will join U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and International Brotherhood of Teamsters President James P. Hoffa as the three speak before they kick off the traditional Labor Day parade. The theme for this year’s parade is “Together We WILL WIN!!” The kick-off is scheduled at 9 a.m. at 2121 Trumbull St., on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Trumbull Street just south of I-75, the site of the old Tiger stadium. The parade will follow. This year’s Labor Day Parade, hosted by the Metro Detroit AFL-CIO, will march down Michigan Avenue in downtown Detroit with the ... Read more