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2011-06-15 05:01:00

GREEN BAY, Wis., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jim Sheard, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 554, has announced his candidacy as a Vice-President at Large on the Fred Gegare "Fighting for the Members" Slate. Fred Gegare, an International Vice-President, is opposing James P. Hoffa in the Fall 2011 election for the General President of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Jim Sheard is a third generation Teamster, with a career spanning over 35 years within the Teamster's Union...

2011-02-15 10:09:00

Clerks Will Now Vote on Ratifying Agreement DALLAS, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Airlines Division, representing the carrier's stock clerks, announced today that the two parties have reached a tentative agreement for a new, five-year contract through Aug. 16, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) "The negotiating teams reached a tentative agreement which improves wages, work rules...

2009-07-21 16:50:00

U.S. District Court Strikes Ruling Voiding Collective Bargaining Agreements WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Teamsters applauded a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York that strikes down a bankruptcy court ruling that erroneously voided Denver-based Frontier Airlines' collective bargaining agreements with the union. Yesterday's decision also sends the case back to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for further review. "This is a resounding...

2009-06-04 16:10:00

General Executive Board Appoints Strong Union Leaders Following Recent Retirements WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa announced the appointment of Rome Aloise and Brad Slawson Sr. to vice presidents on the union's General Executive Board. The union leaders were chosen by the General Executive Board following the recent retirement of vice presidents Chuck Mack and Cheryl Johnson. Aloise, who will serve as a Western Region...

2008-12-19 14:26:00

Group Of Nearly 900 Workers Vote To Join Union By a 2-1 Margin WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- By a more than 2 to 1 margin, nearly 900 crewmembers at Atlas Air, Inc. and Polar Air Cargo Worldwide have voted to join the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, said Jim Hoffa, Teamsters General President. "We are excited to welcome the Atlas and Polar flight crewmembers to the Teamsters," Hoffa said. "Our Airline Division, under the leadership of Capt. David Bourne, will help...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.