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2014-03-31 16:24:53

Local 817 Leader Committed to Strong Representation, Growth in New Media WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today announced the appointment of Tom O'Donnell, President of Teamsters Local 817 in Lake Success, New York, as Director of the Teamsters Motion Picture and Theatrical Trades Division. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO "Tom has been a strong partner in growing the Motion...

2012-12-18 16:22:48

'Chained CPI' Proposal Would Harm Beneficiaries WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa urged President Obama and Congress to reject any proposal to cut Social Security benefits by adopting the chained consumer price index ("chained CPI") to calculate cost-of-living adjustments. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) The Teamsters oppose the chained CPI for Social Security because it would most hurt the oldest and...

2012-09-29 06:20:03

CHICAGO, Sept. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa addressed an historic gathering of hundreds of Teamster local unions and school bus members today in Chicago at the 2012 Teamsters School Bus Workers Congress. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO ) "There is a war on workers being waged by anti-worker politicians and employers, but Teamsters are fighting back. We've built a movement of school bus workers across North America who...

2012-09-13 10:28:21

Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa Speaks to National Press Club WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said today in a National Press Club speech that organized labor is the country's last barricade against a Tea Party takeover of the Republican Party that has lurched to the extreme right by inflaming cultural differences and declaring a war on American workers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) "We are...

2012-09-10 06:26:31

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- James P. Hoffa, president of the Teamsters, will talk about the prospects for the country's workforce and what the government should do to boost American workers, at a National Press Club Speakers Luncheon on Sept. 13. Mr. Hoffa, who grew up on picket lines and in union meetings, will address the economy, labor and presidential politics in a speech titled, "Defining Patriotism: Protecting America and the American workforce." (Logo:...

2012-05-15 10:24:00

Hoffa: Labor Board's Reforms Should Be Restored WASHINGTON, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today called for restoration of the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) reforms to protect workers' rights. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) A federal judge yesterday struck down the NLRB's recently adopted regulations, which were designed to eliminate costly legal delays and make sure workers can exercise the basic...

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:...

2012-05-08 14:21:32

'Vulture Capitalist' Romney Would Deny Workers Right to Representation, Good Wages and Benefits WASHINGTON, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa rebutted Mitt Romney's attack today on working families by noting he made his millions as a vulture capitalist who closed factories and sent jobs to China. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) Romney, the former Bain Capital President and CEO and presumptive Republican...

2012-05-07 10:23:00

Pledge To Defeat Vulture Capitalist Romney In General Election LAS VEGAS, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa announced today the union's endorsement of President Barack Obama for re-election in 2012. Hoffa made the official announcement to more than 1,500 Teamster members attending the union's annual conference in Las Vegas. (Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) "President Obama is the clear choice for working families in...

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...