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2012-05-17 10:23:51

Area Hospitals Receiving Blood from Alternate Sources LANSING, Mich., May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamster employees of Red Cross in Lansing, who were forced to strike at the end of March, will continue their shutdown of blood drives until Red Cross management makes ample time available for bargaining to reach an agreement. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) "Despite nearly seven weeks of canceled blood drives across the state, Red Cross is only...

2012-05-09 14:23:03

Teamster-Endorsed Gubernatorial Candidate Will Fight for Return of Collective Bargaining Rights WASHINGTON, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today said Wisconsin voters are demanding change after a year of Gov. Scott Walker's job-killing policies. Hoffa's statement followed the announcement that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett won the primary and will take on Gov. Scott Walker. (Logo:...

2012-05-04 10:20:16

Drivers and Monitors in Wilmington Unite for Respect and Fair Working Conditions WASHINGTON, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 41 drivers and monitors with Illinois Central School Bus in Wilmington, Ill., have voted by an overwhelming 4-1 margin to join Teamsters Local 179 in Joliet, uniting for respect and fairness in their workplace. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) "I think it's fantastic that we stepped up so we can have a voice as Teamsters,"...

2012-05-01 14:22:25

More than 300 Teamsters On Strike in Michigan, Ohio LANSING, Mich., May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is viciously attacking its workforce in the Midwest. More than 300 qualified, hardworking unionized blood services workers remain on strike over plans by Red Cross that would destabilize blood supply safety and strip workers of their collective bargaining rights. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO ) The Lansing workers were...

2012-04-30 06:20:22

Drivers and Monitors in Coal City Unite for Respect WASHINGTON, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- School bus drivers and monitors with Illinois Central School Bus in Coal City, Ill., have voted to join Teamsters Local 179 in Joliet, uniting for respect and better working conditions. There are 80 drivers and monitors in the bargaining unit. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) "This is a wonderful thing. I'm looking forward to having more job security and...

2012-04-25 10:23:25

Seventeen-Year Staff Member Brings More than 35 Years of Experience to Position WASHINGTON, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa announced the appointment of Fred McLuckie to director of the union's Department of Federal Legislation and Regulation today. McLuckie formerly served as the legislative director prior to this appointment. (Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) McLuckie started with the Teamsters Union...

2012-04-22 10:20:07

Alliance of "Teamsters and Turtles" Continues Fight to Protect Workers' Rights and the Environment WASHINGTON, April 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa issued the following statement as part of the union's observance of Earth Day. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO ) "As we prepare to celebrate Earth Day this year, I am reminded of how far our union has come over the last decade since first forging our...

2012-03-22 10:22:57

West Virginia Labor Leader Begins Five-Year Term as Union's Number Two Official WASHINGTON, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- West Virginia labor leader Ken Hall joined his 2011 running mate Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa and the newly elected International Vice Presidents and Trustees to be sworn in today to a five-year term on the union's General Executive Board. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) Hall assumes his new role as the...

2012-03-22 10:22:44

General Executive Board Members Take Oath of Office, Begin Five-Year Term WASHINGTON, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New York Teamster leaders George L. Miranda and Dan Kane Sr. joined Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa, General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall and the newly elected International Vice Presidents and Trustees as they were sworn in today to a five-year term on the union's General Executive Board. (Logo:...

2012-03-22 10:22:41

Boston Leaders Begin New Five-Year Terms on General Executive Board WASHINGTON, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boston union leaders John F. Murphy and Sean M. O'Brien joined Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa, General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall and the newly elected International Vice Presidents and Trustees as they were sworn in today to five-year terms on the union's General Executive Board. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) The...