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2014-05-13 12:20:47

Global Union Leaders Stand Up for North American School Bus Workers LONDON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Unite the Union General Secretary Len McCluskey met today, as they prepare to bring their fight for workers' rights to the National Express Group PLC (NEX: LN) Board of Directors at the company's Annual General Meeting. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO In an historic meeting, the leaders of two of the...

New Tip From Mafia Informant Leads FBI To Jimmy Hoffa Hunt
2013-06-18 07:32:47

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Monday, FBI investigators began searching a Michigan field for the remains of Jimmy Hoffa after a tip from 85-year-old Tony Zerilli, the son of former Detroit mob boss Joseph Zerilli, led them to the scene of the apparent crime. Zerilli alerted investigators in January that the former Teamsters boss, 62 at the time of his disappearance, was bound, gagged and struck over the head with a shovel before being buried alive on the...

2011-02-17 14:04:00

Hoffa Issues First Public Statement on the Issue WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today said he opposes the current version of the trade deal with South Korea and will urge Congress to reject it. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) The bill is expected to be submitted to Congress soon. "We appreciate President Obama's efforts to renegotiate the deal," Hoffa said. "Though the revised agreement is much...

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