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  We Say Goodbye to a Great Man, Great Friend, Great Teamster... We'll never forget you Jim. James J. Leonhardt, 58, of Sycamore died unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. He was born January 10, 1957 in Hoffman Estates. The son of Stanley and Charlotte (Chapman) Leonhardt. He married Karin A. Horn on May 23, 1981. Jim attended Northern Illinois University.
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Southern California Soft Drink Industry & Teamsters Health and Welfare Trust Fund
Important Announcement

November 12, 2012
To: Plan Participants of the Southern California Soft Drink Industry & Teamsters Health & Welfare Fund:


Teamsters and Food Employers Security Trust Fund
Important Announcement

November 12, 2012

The Board of Trustees of the Teamsters and Food Employers Security Trust Fund has selected BeneSys Administrators as the new Benefits Administrator effective December 1, 2012

Bills Placing Limits on Unions Advance in Michigan Legislature

December 7, 2012
New York Times
By
By STEVEN YACCINO and MONICA DAVEY




On Monday, December 3, 2012, Mayor Pro Tem Claudia Alvarez presided over her final meeting on the Santa Ana City Council. Accordingly, she gave special recognition to Teamsters Local 952 for all their hard work with the Council during her tenure.


To View Video Click Here



1/2/1954 - 11/28/2012
We are saddened to inform you of the sudden and unexpected death of CVS Shop Steward David Gonzalez. Our thoughts and prayers are with David's family and friends during this tragic time.




DAVID GASTELUM
Long Time Teamster Local 952 Member, Shop Steward at Veolia and recent Retiree passed away

Note from his family--

Dear Family and Friends,

My beloved husband of 37 yrs, David, passed away at 7:30 am this morning...Tuesday Nov. 27, 2012. He went very quickly, in NO pain, and at home. He will be greatly missed.  Visitation will be at Westminster Memorial Park at 14801 Beach Blvd. Westminster, Ca 92683 on Sunday evening, Dec. 2, 2012 from 5-8pm. Rosary will begin at 7pm.....the following day Monday Dec.3 will be the buriel at Good Shepard Cemetary in Huntington Beach at 12 noon.

We appreciate all your thoughts and prayers,

The Gastelum Family



At a hearing on Thursday, November 29, the bankruptcy judge gave final approval to a series of motions (that in most cases had been approved on an interim basis last week) in relation to the ‘wind down’ of Hostess Brands Inc.’s operations.

Hostess Member Update
November 27, 2012

URGENT!!!
November 19, 2012
ATTENTION ALL EMPLOYEES OF HOSTESS CAKE/WONDER BREAD/INTERSTATE BRANDS EFFECTED BY COMPANY CLOSURE (Regular & Retiree)
Click here for the schedule of meetings being conducted concerning your options for your Health & Welfare and/or Pension coverage effective December 1st.

Teamsters' Statement on Failed Mediation Between Hostess and Bakers Union
Official Statement of Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall

November 20, 2012


Leaders From ABF Local Unions Unanimously Approve Contract Proposals
November 29, 2012

Leaders from about 160 Teamster local unions met today in Kansas City, Missouri and unanimously approved the union’s initial contract proposals that it will exchange with ABF on December 18 when negotiations begin...

ABF Negotiations To Start December 18-19

November 21, 2012


 

Joint Council 42 Newspaper Articles
Read Here
SPECIAL Message from
Secretary-Treasurer Patrick D. Kelly

In order to defeat the hostile corporate and conservative power grab known as Prop 32 we must step up our voter registration and mobilization activity. The deadline to register to vote is October 22nd. There are way too many members and their families not registered.

Since the defeat of fascism in WWII there has been tens of thousands of American citizens that have lost their lives and/or limbs and health protecting the democracy we have here in the United States. In the Vietnam war alone there were 32,000 American citizens that lost their lives that were 22 years old or younger. Putting aside the issue of whether you supported it or not thousands of young Americans died. Since then there has been many others who have made the ultimate sacrifice. By not registering to vote members are dishonoring those that fought, died and served. After what our country went through during the Civil Rights Movement Era it is bitterly ironic that in some states voter suppression activities are pushing down minorities and senior citizens so that they can not vote.

Our Union is facing a clear and present danger in Prop 32 that if passed will lead to Right-to-Work for Less and a great loss of Union power. It will be almost impossible to maintain our contracts that contain pre-Medicare health coverage. We will face under Right-to-Work for Less divided bargaining units and we will lose 20-30% of our membership. It's time for a serious gut check amongst the members that are not registered to vote. You are free riding on those that are. Members have a patriotic and union obligation to step up and protect what we have.

There is a tremendous opportunity to get involved in the defense of the Union Movement. Please sign up as a volunteer with your Local Union or the Joint Council. Put up a yard sign or a bumper sticker and get involved in your workplace or your neighborhood. The polling shows that this is dead even and 10-20% undecided.  None of us want to wake up on the day after election day filled with remorse because we didn't do what we needed to do. Thank you Brothers & Sisters for supporting the Teamsters Union.



Labor Solidarity Parade
Interviews from Banning Park - September 3rd

David Freelou, Laborers' International Union of North America, Local 802
Ernesto Ordonez, Laborers' International Union of North America, Pacific Southwest Region
Arlene Inouye, UTLA Treasurer
Joaquin Miramontez, SEIU Local 721
Patrick D. Kelly, Secretary-Treasurer, Teamsters Local 952 (16.46 mark)

MESSAGE FROM SECRETARY-TREASURER

PATRICK D. KELLY
REGARDING THE SPECIAL EXEMPTIONS ACT
the GOP's attempt to silence California's Workers
August 3, 2012

VOTE NO ON PROP. 32!

Message to Members

Stop Proposition 32 - Special Exemptions Act

Flyer on NO ON 32  - English   - Spanish

Talking Points

More Information

If you or someone you know thinks that your vote (1 vote) is meaningless, we would encourage you to point out how a single vote frequently not only decided an election, but also changed the course of history.

Click here to read.....


MESSAGE FROM SECRETARY-TREASURER PATRICK D. KELLY
TO ALL TEAMSTERS LOCAL 952 MEMBERS


Please READ!!! October and November 2012 General Membership Meetings

Member to Member Precinct Walking and Phone Banking


ATTENTION TEAMSTERS!

The Labor Movement is under attack and we need to fight back against Proposition 32! Come help us campaign Teamster to Teamster and phone bank this weekend. We have 800 members to talk to and we need your help. We are working out of the following locations this weekend (Saturday, Oct. 20th and Sunday, Oct. 21st):




Laura Richardson
CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS
20715 South Avalon Boulevard
Carson, CA 90746
Phone: (310) 538-8710
Volunteer: volunteer@laurarichardson4congress.com
Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday: 2:30pm -6:30pm

***********

Maxine Waters
CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS
13343 Hawthorne Blvd
Hawthorne, CA 90250
310.355.0201 (Main) 310.355.0304 (Fax)
Volunteer: info@maxinewaters.org
Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday: 2:30pm -6:30pm

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TEAMSTERS LOCAL 952
CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS
140 S. Marks Way
Orange, CA 92868
Volunteer: jchavez2952@aol.com
Saturday: 9:00am -1:00pm
Sunday: 2:30pm - 6:30pm

If you have any questions please contact Jessica Chavez at (714) 740-6218 or for LA County please call Stan Brown at (714) 501-6106.




MEMBER TO MEMBER PRECINCT WALKS

Precinct Walks kickoff Saturday, September 29th from 9am - 1pm out of Local 952. Please join us for a “NO on Prop 32” mobilization and Member to Member Precinct Walk. Refreshments at 9am and at 9:30 we will have a short training for volunteers on precinct walks and how to speak with voters on why to Vote “NO on Prop 32”!

Walks will commence every weekend through ELECTION DAY on November 6, 2012. Get Out The Vote (GOTV) activities will start Saturday, November 3rd through Tuesday, November 6, 2012. If you have any questions contact your union steward, Union business representative or call Jessica Chavez at (714)740-6218 or email at jchavez2952@aol.com.

Thank you for your support of the Teamsters.

POWER TO THE TEAMSTERS AND POWER TO THE PEOPLE!



Message from Secretary-Treasurer Patrick D. Kelly to our
Un-registered Members in Orange County
Read Here


Message from Secretary-Treasurer Patrick D. Kelly to our
Registered Members in Orange County

Read Here
September 24, 2012



September 14, 2012
HOSTESS TEAMSTERS VOTE TO ACCEPT COMPANY'S FINAL OFFER


September 14, 2012

GREAT LEGISLATIVE VICTORY!
for Teamsters to Protect Union as well as non-Union Drivers

AB 1888 would allow commercial drivers who get a ticket in their personal vehicle to attend traffic school every 18 months to eliminate a 'point' from being placed on their driving record.

This is a good reason to register to Vote and
sign up for D.R.I.V.E.
This Victory would not have been possible under
Prop 32!

Click here to read the legislation


Joint Council 42 Newspaper Article for Teamsters Local 952
Click here to read September's article


TODAY IS ELECTION DAY, GET OUT AND VOTE!!!
Don't know where your polling place is
click here to find out
Teamster endorsed candidates







LISTEN UP! Teamsters Local 952 ON AIR
NO ON PROP 32 MESSAGE

Listen, click here
Patrick D. Kelly, Secretary Treasurer
Ernesto Medrano, Business Representative/Political Coordinator (Spanish Version)
Stan Brown, Organizer






Dear Brothers and Sisters:
    
The fight over Proposition 32 is dead even with about 10% undecided. We NEED your involvement (GOTV SCHEDULE).

We have made it possible for you to download the literature on Prop 32 and we urge you to pass these out, not only in your workplace but in your neighborhood. If you need placards, lawn signs or more materials contact Jessica Chavez at (714) 740-6218 or email at jchavez2952@aol.com.


REMEMBER NO on Prop 32 and YES on Prop 30 and urge everyone to vote for the Teamster endorsed candidates.

Thank you for your support of the Teamsters Union.

Fraternally,
Patrick D. Kelly
Secretary Treasurer

NO ON PROP 32-
EMERGENCY NOTICE TO ALL!!!

English                    Spanish


EMERGENCY ALERT!
STOP THE WAR ON WORKERS

AND

HELP STOP PROP 32!
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO PRECINCT WALK THIS WEEKEND
SEE FLYER


MESSAGE FROM SECRETARY-TREASURER PATRICK D. KELLY

Fri July 13, 2012

Teamsters Local 952 and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) are closely monitoring developments with Supervalu. The crash in their stock price yesterday and the further decline today indicate that we should all observe the market developments around this major employer. We have over 800 members and their families earning a living at Albertsons. If you have any information with respect to Albertsons that you believe is influential to our concerns call your business representative at (714) 740-6200 or email us at team952@aol.com.

Thank you for your support of the Teamsters Union!

Patrick D. Kelly
Secretary-Treasurer

Supermarket Giant Supervalu Weighs Its Sale
By ANNIE GASPARRO And NATHALIE TADENA
July 11, 2012
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

What's Wrong With America's Supermarkets?
Traditional Grocery Stores Are Caught in the Middle, Losing Market Share to Discounters as Well as Specialty Shops

By ANNIE GASPARRO And TIMOTHY W. MARTIN
July 12, 2012
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL


The Lotts’ Family Fundraiser

   
Andrew Lotts- 20 years old
Son of Coach Operator Edward Lotts was critically injured in Afghanistan 
U.S. Army, Ft. Lewis, WA
Donations may be sent to Edward Lotts at P.O. Box 5934, Orange, CA 92863

STRIKE ALERT!!!




 

Teamsters Union Local 166 is currently on strike at Anheuser-Busch Sales Company in Riverside, CA.  The Bloomington based Teamster Local represents approximately 120 Delivery Drivers and Warehousemen at Anheuser Bush's Riverside facility.  The workers took their fight to the picket line after the Company submitted a last, best & final offer to the Union with proposals to take away retiree healthcare coverage and the Delivery Driver hourly pay system.  Local 166's Principal Officer Mike Bergen, Business Agent Mike Pharris, and Organizer Andy "The Truth" Budai.

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Today, Teamsters Local 952 demanded recognition with Hall's Culligan Water - Culligan of Sylmar and filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board - Region 31. When you see Culligan workers encourage them to vote Teamsters YES!


If you have any questions you can call Organizers Jeff Sweet at (714) 740-6210 or (714) 740-6248.

Thank you for your support of the Teamsters Union.



June 17, 2012 4:47pm

STRIKE ALERT CANCELLED!!!
EXTENSION AGREEMENT STARTING IMMEDIATELY UNTIL MID JULY

Click HERE for details


June 17, 2012 11:22am

Last night Teamsters Locals 848, 952 & 986 held a strike vote where the members overwhelmingly authorized a strike if necessary. The Teamsters Union is hoping to continue negotiations towards a fair and equitable settlement. As we have more information we will notify you.

Thank you for your support of the Teamsters Union.


ALERT TO ALL TEAMSTERS!!!

Possible STRIKE ACTION Against Coca-Cola Refreshments
Over 7-11 Pilot Program.
Picket Lines may begin at Coke Facilities

Saturday, June 16th or Sunday, June 17th

Click here to read the Bulletin

We need to preserve good jobs,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE TEAMSTERS!


@Teamster952


http://www.facebook.com/Teamsters952


 

 Equal Sacrifice or We Strike

  Thanks to all who joined us Saturday at the the Boot Camp in El Monte. There were over 1400 Teamster Brothers and Sisters showing solidarity.

To stay updated on upcoming events and to learn more on the ballot initiative Paycheck Deception sign up for Joint Council 42 text group.
Step 1 - Using a smartphone, send a text message to: 86466
Step 2 - In the message screen, type: JC42

Step 3 - Press SEND

PICTURES FROM THE EL MONTE BOOT CAMP




Teamsters rally against
ballot initiative in El Monte
Text, summary and ballot language of the 'Stop Special Interest Money Now Act'
By Brian Day, SGVN

HANDOUTS FROM THE BOOT CAMP EVENT

UNION DIFFERENCES


SHOULD THE WEALTHIEST 1% BE THE ONLY VOICE IN POLITICS?




We would like to wish Michael Withrow a happy retirement from the CVS/pharmacy warehouse and thank him for the many years of service as a shop steward.


 


As Teamsters, it is vital that we support strong and proven legislators like Tom Daly, who are willing to fight on behalf of working families and who are not afraid to stand up and become warriors against the "War on Workers" and have signed the Proclamation against this fall's deceptive "Paycheck Destruction" Initiative.


If you would like to get involved, call Jessica Chavez at (714) 740-6218 or e-mail at jchavez2952@aol.com or visit Tom Daly for Assembly at http://www.tomdalyforassembly.com/



Teamster Endorsements for 
California June 5 Election

VOTE the Teamster Ticket!

              CONGRESS                          SENATE
               8     NO ENDORSEMENT                                   19    Hannah-Beth Jackson (D)
               23   NO ENDORSEMENT                                   21    NO ENDORSEMENT
               24   Lois Capps (D)                                       23    NO ENDORSEMENT
               25   Lee Rogers (D)                                      25    Carol Liu (D)
               26   No Action yet                                         27    Fran Pavley (D)
               27   Jude Chu (D)                                          29    NO ENDROSEMENT
               28   Adam Schiff (D)                                     31    Richard Roth (D)
               29   Tony Cardenas (D)                                33    Ricardo Lara (D)
               30   Brad Sherman (D)                                 35    Rod Wright (D)
               31   Pete Agilar (D)                                      37    Steve Young (D)
               32   Grace Napolitano (D)                             39    Marty Block (D)
               33   Henry Waxman (D)
               34   Xavier Becerra (D)
               35   Joe Baca, Sr. (D)
               36   Raul Ruiz (D)
               37   Karen Bass (D)
               38   Linda Sanchez (D)
               39   Jay Chen (D)
               40   Lucille Roybal-Allard (D)
               41   Mark Takano (D)
               42   NO ENDORSEMENT
               43   Maxine Waters (D)
               44   Laura Richardson (D)
               45   Sukhee Kang (D)
               46   Loretta Sanchez (D)
               47   Alan Lowenthal (D)
               48   NO ENDORSEMENT
               49   NO ENDORSEMENT
               50   NO ENDORSEMENT
               51   Denise Ducheny (D)
               52   NO RECOMMENDATION

               53   NO ENDORSEMENT

                                       ASSEMBLY
                    33     NO ENDORSEMENT                  56     NO ENDROSEMENT
                    34     NO ENDORSEMENT                  57     Rudy Bermudez (D)
                    35     NO ENDORSEMENT                  58     Tom Calderon (D)
                    36     NO ENDORSEMENT                  59     Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D)
                    37     Das Williams (D)                    60     NO ENDORSEMENT
                    38     NO ENDORSEMENT                  61     Jose Medina (D)
                    39     Richard Alarcon (D)              62     Steven Bradford (D)
                    40     NO ENDORSEMENT                  63     Anthony Rendon (D)
                    41     Michael Cacciotti (D)            64     Isadore Hall (D)
                             Chris Holden (D)                   65     OPEN
                    42     Mark Orozco (D)                   66     Al Muratsuchi (D)
                    43     Mike Gatto (D)                      67     NO ENDORSEMENT
                    44     NO ENDORSEMENT                  68     NO ENDORSEMENT
                    45     Bob Blumenfield (D)              69     Tom Daly (D)
                    46     Adrin nazarian (D)               70     Bonnie Lowenthal (D)
                    47     Joe Baca, Jr. (D)                   71     NO ENDORSEMENT
                    48     Roger Hernandez (D)           72    Joe Dovinh (D)
                    49     Edwin Chau (D)                     73     NO ENDORSEMENT       
                    50     Torrie Osborn (D)                 74     NO ENDORSEMENT
                    51     Jimmy Gomez (D)                 75     NO ENDORSEMENT
                    52     Norma Torres (D)                 77     No Action Yet
                    53     John Perez (D)                     78     Toni Atkins (D)
                    54     Holly Mitchell (D)                  79     Sid Voorakkara (D)

                    55    Curt Hagman (R)                   80     Ben Hueso (D)

 

LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE 
FOR THE JUNE 5TH PRIMARY IS

MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012 


 

Help Make High-Speed Rail a Reality - StandUpforTrains.org 

There is a national effort underway to see that High Speed Rail becomes a reality in America. High-speed rail has been moving passengers at speeds of up to 220 mph in other countries around the world since 1964, when it was inaugurated in Japan almost 50 years ago. France inaugurated its high speed rail system in 1981, and other countries in Europe and Asia have followed.

Now, we're fighting to make high speed rail a reality in America, starting in California, and you can help.

Go to StandUpForTrains.org. This site allows California residents to send an email in support of HSR to their State Senator and Assemblymember. This is critical, given the Assembly and State Senate will soon vote on the appropriation of $2.3 billion in rail bonds to begin construction of the first phase by the end of the year.

Additionally, StandUpforTrains.org provides a link for non-California residents to reach out to their members and friends in California to do the same.

HSR is pragmatic and fiscally conservative because it's a smart investment in the nation's future. HSR creates millions of jobs, revives our manufacturing sector, stimulates real estate development, and sets up America to save energy, money, and time - year after year. It delivers a fast and reliable transportation option, it protects the nation from energy price spikes, and increases national security by reducing our dependency on foreign oil.

Massive congestion is choking our major metropolitan areas, costing Americans $110 billion a year in lost productivity and wasted fuel. Los Angeles and San Francisco airports are at capacity. We must invest in a passenger rail alternative. The longer we wait, the less livable our cities will become and the more expensive the alternatives will be. The French and Japanese proved decades ago that the concept can succeed.

High-speed rail is successful and profitable everywhere else in the world, and it will work here. That's why today, the California High Speed Rail Authority approved the revised HSR Business Plan. Now we begin the campaign for the California State Assembly and Senate to approve funding.

California is leading the way for the rest of the country to develop high-speed rail by finding solutions to the many challenges faced in this kind of process. Rail projects throughout the country have already benefited from California's leadership. They will benefit even more when the project begins construction. Having the California Legislature vote "Yes" will be a major breakthrough for California - and for the whole country.

That is why it is so important that you get your friends in California to show their support, so that someday we can all have high-speed rail.


Please visit StandUpForTrains.org to get started and help us make high-speed rail a reality!

TOLL GROUP PORT TRUCK DRIVERS 
in Los Angeles voted overwhelmingly 
to join the Teamsters Union!
46 to 15

It is believed to be the first union election in port trucking 
since deregulation of the industry and the subsequent 
onslaught of illegal misclassification of port truck drivers 
as "independent contractors" and 

widespread denial of their employee rights.

Click here to read more.........


 
STOP THE CORPORATE POWER GRAB

Big Corporations want to Silence
Our Voice
Bad for Workers,
Small Businesses and

Communities

Click Here to Read the Facts.....


DURHAM SCHOOL BUS SERVICES
DRIVERS AND AIDES AT
SANTA ANA, LAGUNA AND IRVINE
OVERWHELMINGLY VOTE TEAMSTERS YES!!!!
146 YES
21 NO

Total 167



Hoffa Praises Obama For Crackdown on Unfair Trade Practices
February 28, 2012
Statement of Teamsters General President

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Hall: We Are Stronger Together

February 28, 2012


 

ATTENTION TEAMSTERS!

WATCH SOME OF OUR LEGISLATORS
REGARDING CLEAN PORTS AND TEAMSTER ORGANIZING

NADLER CLEAN PORTS ACT
click onto Part 4


Thank you to all the Shop Stewards, speakers, guests that came out Saturday, April 21, 2012. We had a very educational day and appreciate everyone's participation.

See Pictures


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Doug Martin

Shop Steward and Teamster activist Doug Martin passed away on Sunday May 20, 2012 at his Garden Grove home. Doug was a Teamster for over 20 years and a shop steward at Schreiber Foods in Fullerton for 10 years. Recently he was involved in negotiating a new contract with Schreiber Foods that was ratified in February. He was respected by the Teamsters Union and Schreiber Foods as a great worker and resolved many issue's before they became a grievance. In April he helped get a member back to work at a Dairy panel that resulted in the member receiving a back pay settlement that was the largest panel award against an employer in many years. Doug also understood that involvement within the Teamsters is key for our future, he coordinated with the D.R.I.V.E. rep the most successful signing of D.R.I.V.E. cards at Schreiber Foods. In memory of Doug Martin we need to complete his last unfinished task of registering members to vote. He was a regular at the monthly membership meetings. His voice and presence will be greatly missed.

 Services will be held as follows:

Place: Living Spring Christian Fellowship
9851 Bixby Ave.
Garden Grove, CA 92841
Date: Saturday, June 2, 2012

Time: 3:00 p.m.


 

 


Join Us for the Campaign Office Grand Opening. You'll have the chance to meet with Al and a precinct walk to kick things off. Support Al's efforts to keep the focus on Long Beach neighborhoods.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
10:00 am
3811 Long Beach Blvd.
Long Beach, 90807

(Cross street E. Bixby Road)

 

 

Hoffa: Indiana Law On Right To Work For Less Is Attack On Working Families
Destructive Legislation Will Gut Wages And Benefits In Indiana
 




To All Local 952 Members Residing in Costa Mesa

Marginal Tax Rates and Wishful Thinking
By Christina D. Romer

March 18, 2012

UPS to Buy TNT Express for $6.8 Billion
By Michael J. De La Merced and Mark Scott

March 18, 2012
LA Mayor Backs Truckies Battling Toll
Brisbanetimes.com

March 16, 2012

Costa Mesa is in the process of attempting to become a Charter City for the purpose of eliminating prevailing wage. Many of our members and their families will be greatly affected by eliminating the prevailing wage requirement.  The protection of local jobs for local workers was one of the main reasons for establishing prevailing wages through legislation in 1930; to stop importing unskilled, cheap workers and undercutting local wages. We can not let this happen in Costa Mesa. We need your help.  Hopefully, the City Council will listen to its residents.
The City Council is hosting several Public Hearings to receive Public comments regarding the proposed Charter. The first Public Hearing is scheduled:
January 10, 2012 (Tuesday)
6:00 PM
Costa Mesa Council Chambers
77 Fair Drive

Costa Mesa, CA

If you can take some time and come by to support the CAUSE that would be appreciated.


  

Secretary-Treasurer


Patrick D. Kelly



Radio Interview with Frank Mottek


KNX Business Hour


Regarding The Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement


and Rally at the Sofitel Beverly Hills


Wednesday, February 1, 2012


FAIR DEAL OR NO DEAL!

Click onto logo to hear audio interview

  


 



Teamsters Warn Hostess Not To Misuse Bankruptcy Process


January 26, 2012


Teamsters Union Represents More Than 7,500 Delivery Drivers, Merchandisers





NEWS FROM TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL 42


Teamsters, Community Groups Rally to Demand Safety at La Waste Facility


January 19, 2012



PICTURES ON SITE




 

Wisconsin Dems tout 1M recall signatures
By: MJ Lee, Politico
January 17, 2012 

The Recession Squeeze on Buses and Trains


The New York Times


By Eleanor Randolph


December 31, 2011

 


2011 CA LABOR FEDERATION VOTESCORE SHOWING GOOD BILLS AND BAD BILLS


Decemer 2012


2011 PAST NEWS
Mar 19, 2013


TOLL GROUP

Teamsters turn up heat on Toll over driver sackings

By Brad Gardner | November 29, 2011

Victory claimed as Toll rehires sacked truckies
By Brad Gardner | December 1, 2011


OCCUPY LA RALLY AND VISIT
SPECIAL GUEST INCLUDING

DOLORES HUERTA
COMMUNITY ACTIVIST, CIVIL RIGHTS AND LABOR LEADER

POWER TO THE 99%
PICS


 

TEAMSTERS SAFETY & HEALTH FACTS

RESTRICTING THE USE OF CELLULAR PHONES
IBT Safety and Health Department
December 2011


 

CALIFORNIA TEAMSTERS PUBLIC AFFAIRS COUNCIL
GOVERNOR'S PENSION REFORM PLAN


November 22, 2011

 


 
ANNOUNCEMENT OF FINAL BALLOT TABULATION RESULTS

IBT INTERNATIONAL OFFICER ELECTION UPDATES

IBT International Officer Election Daily Announcement of FINAL Ballot Tabulation Results 11-18-2011

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  Pictures
from the "Emergency Demonstration" on
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10th where
26 Port Truck Drivers Were Let Go for Organizing a Union at Toll, a massive Australian-Owned Company! Final Paychecks Bounced! Toll Steals Their Jobs -- And Then Their Pay! Join Us In This Fight For Justice!

 

TOLL MUST PAY!!!!!!!!!

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SECRETARY TREASURER PATRICK D. KELLY ROUNDTABLE TALK!
Labor Outlook for Ports Roundtable
Port of Long Beach





26 TOLL DRIVERS FIRED FOR ORGANIZING; PAY STOLEN

November 3, 2011

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UNION BLOCKS TRUCKING COMPANY'S LOADS AT THE PORT OF HUENEME

By Stephanie Hoops
October 31, 2011








Drivers Fired for Organizing; Pay Stolen!

Toll Group, an Australian logistics company with operations at the Port of Los Angeles, fired 26 drivers last week after they came to work wearing Teamster t-shirts to show that they want to be our brothers. And to add insult to injury, when workers went to cash or deposit their final pay checks, they learned that they were drawn on a non-existent account!

In America, workers have the right to join a union. But Toll is trying to intimidate their employees and prevent them from exercising their rights.

Act Now to Support the Toll 26!

Join us to demand that Toll respect workers' rights and reinstate the fired employees. Send an email to the Toll Group today and tell them to stop the campaign of harassment and retaliation against these drivers, reinstate the fired workers and respect their right to organize a union with the Teamsters.

Your message will be sent to Andrew Ethell, General Manager of Group Corporate Affairs, Toll Group.

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This won’t be the end of it! We are prepared to take this company on in Los Angeles, in Australia with the support of our sister union there, or wherever they do business—and we’ll need your help as this fight escalates. Please visit http://grimtruthattollgroup.com/ for more information and be ready to help us continue the fight for justice at Toll Group.

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Hoffa: Teamsters Strongly Oppose Job-Killing Trade Deals
Official Statement Of Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa
October 3, 2011


In Senate vote, a win for the middle class and a rebuke to China
The news that our trade with China has been bad for the American middle class has finally reached the U.S. Senate.
September 30, 2011

General President James P. Hoffa
Unions vs. Dems? Wants Obama to Fight Harder
August 26, 2011
MSNBC.com/MorningJoe Show

Click here to watch the video

 



MEXICAN TRUCK PILOT PROGRAM
"A JOB-KILLING SAFETY HAZARD"


THE ED SHOW

GENERAL PRESIDENT
JAMES P. HOFFA 
SPEAKS ON JOBS AGENDA

Click here to view video
August 3, 2011

Violence Hangs Over Colombia Trade Deal
Colombia labor leaders say governments assurances
won't stop the murder of labor organizers

By Dave Jamison - Huffington Post
August 5, 2011

We urge you to contact your elected Officials
and URGE them to OPPOSE FREE TRADE DEALS


Democrats Pivot From Boeing Battle To Broad Defense Of Unions
By Kevin Bogardus - 07/26/11

House Democrats pivoted off Republican criticism of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Tuesday to mount a full-throated defense of labor unions.

Senior House Democrats, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), rallied union members at a press conference where lawmakers and labor leaders blasted Republicans for attacking the labor board. The House is expected to vote this week on legislation that would limit the NLRB’s authority. TO READ ON CLICK HERE


Free to Die
By Paul Krugman
September 15, 2011

Union Fight Against GOP Will Continue
James P. Hoffa
September 14, 2011

 

 

How to Accurately Measure The Poor Remains Elusive
September 14, 2011
By CONOR DOUGHERTY

Casino Wages Under Attack
By ALEXANDRA BERZON
September 14, 2011


Fraud Case Rocks Democratic Party
By TAMARA AUDI, JOHN R. EMSHWILLER and THOMAS CATAN
September 14, 2011

 Tax Plan for Jobs Bill Has Familiar Ring
By David Kocieniewski
September 13, 2011

Board Urges cellphone Ban for All Commercial Drivers
By Mathew L. Wald and Matt Richtel
Septmber 13, 2011

Immigration Advocates Split over Arizona Boycott
By Marc Lacey
September 14, 2011

Stocking Up on Warehouse Properties
By Julie Satow
September 13, 2011 

Bigger Economic Role for Washington
By Jackie Calmes and Binyamin Appelbaum
September 13, 2011

For Democrats, It's 2010 All Over Again
By Nate Silver
September 14, 2011

Soaring Poverty Casts Spotlight on 'Lost Decade'
By Sabrina Tavernise
September 13, 2011

Republican Bob Turner wins New York Special Election
By Rachel Weiner
September 13, 2011

Feinstein: 'Wiped Out' by Scandal
By John Bresnahan and Jonathan Allen
September 12, 2011
Obama Proposes Higher Taxes for Wealthy to Fund Jobs Bill
By Rosalind S. Helderman and David Nakamura
September 12, 2011

 

Holds Promise and Peril
By Ben Pershing
September 12, 2011

Muted in Last Debate, Bachmann Looks to Rejoin Conversation
By Trip Gabriel and Michael D. Shear
September 11, 2011 

Bill to Speed up NFL Venue in L.A. Passes
By Patrick McGreevy and Anthony York
September 10, 2011

Is Manufacturing Falling Off the Radar?
By Louis Uchitelle
September 10, 2011

Pipeline Spills Put Safeguards Under Scruting
By Dan Frosch and Janet Roberts
September 9, 2011

Setting Their Hair on Fire
By Paul Krugman
September 9, 2011

Angel Stadium Agreement Could Avert Strike
By Eric Carpenter
September 9, 2011 

Obama Challenges Congress on Job Plan
By Mark Landler
September 8, 2011

A Bipartisan Move to Tackle Benefits Programs
By Jackie Calmes and Robert Pear
September 8, 2011

Longshoremen Storm EGT Terminal, Release Grain from Rail Cars
By Tony Lystra and Erik Olson
September 8, 2011

Here's Why Longshore Workers are so Angry
By David Groves
September 8, 2011

Fact Checking the GOP Debate t the Reagan Library
By Glenn Kessler
September 8, 2011 

Federal Workers Eye 'Supercommittee'
By Joe Davidson
September 7, 2011

 
Yes, We Need Jobs. But What Kind?
By Paul osterman
September 5, 2011 

G.O.P. Hopefuls Vying for Tea Party's Support
By Michael D. Shear
September 5, 2011

The Fallacy Behind Tax Holidays
By Andrew Ross Sorkin
September 5, 2011

Postal Service is Nearing Default as Losses Mount
By Steven Greenhouse
September 4, 2011

The Limping Middle Class
By Robert B. Reich
September 3, 2011

The Jobs Crisis
September 3, 2011

Tea Party Calls on Obama to Rebuke Union Chief
Associated Press
September 5, 2011
U.S. Is Set to Sue a Dozen Big Banks Over Mortgages
By Nelson D. Schwartz
September 1, 2011

Eric and Irene
By Paul Krugman
September 1, 2011

What Price Life?
By Maureen Dowd
August 30, 2011

Fed Divisions Led to a Compromise on Interest Rates
By Catherine Rampell
August 30, 2011

Dan Morain: Perez is Bungling Power of his Speakership
Sacramento Bee
August 31, 2011

U.A.W. Urges Automakers to Raise Entry-Level Pay in New Labor Deal

By Bill Vlasic and Nick Bunkley
August 29, 2011
 
 
Tax Ignites Controversy over Santa Ana's Downtown
By Nicole Santa Cruz
August 30, 2011
 
 

Labor Board's Exiting Leader Responds to Critics
By Steven Greenhouse
August 29, 2011

Washington Should Try a Little Prudent Self-Restraint
By Richard Thaler
August 27, 2011

Wal-Mart Online Sellers Skirt Taxes
By Marc Lifsher
August 29, 2011


Examining A Labor Hero's Death

By Steven Greenhouse
August 26, 2011

Failing Forward
By Charles M. Blow
August 26, 2011

The Rescue That Missed Main Street
By Gretchen Morgenson
August 27, 2011

Did We Drop the Ball on Unemployment?
By Nicholas D. Kristof
August 27, 2011

New York Region Prepares for Hurricane Irene
By James Barron
August 25, 2011 

Dr. King Weeps From His Grave
By Cornel West
August 25, 2011

U.S. May Back Refinance Plan for Mortgages
By Shaila Dewan and Louise Story
August 24, 2011

Meant to Ease Fears of Deportation Program,
Federal Hearings Draw Anger

By Julia Preston and Sarah Wheaton
August 25, 2011

Bernanke's Perry Problem
By Paul Krugman
August 25, 2011

New Rules Seen as Aid to Efforts to Unionize
By Steven Greenhouse
August 25, 2011

 
 
U.S. May Back Refinance Plan for Mortgages
By Shaila Dewan and Louise Story
August 24, 2011

How Much More Can the Fed Help the Economy?
By Catherine Rampell
August 24, 2011

Oil Reserves Sidestep U.S. Vessels
By John M. Broder
August 23, 2011
Fewer Banks in the U.S. Considered to Be at Risk
By Eric Dash
August 23, 2011 
 
Nguyen Wins Vietnamese Voters in Redistricting
Click here to read blogBy Kimberly Edds
August 23, 2011 

Above All Else, Eastern Quake Rattles Nerves
By Katharine Q. Seelye
August 23, 2011 

Homeowners Need Help
August 21, 2011

U.S. Issues New Deportation Policy's First Reprieves
By Julia Preston
August 22, 2011

Verizon Strikers Return to Work
By Greg Bensinger
August 22, 2011

Connecticut Workers Approve Contract They Had Rejected
By Michael Barbaro
August 21, 2011

Spend Now, Save Later, Bond Fund Leaders Say
By John Harwood
August 21, 2011

Economic Miracle Eludes Germany's Lowest-Paid
By Judy Dempsey
August 18, 2011

On Economy, Raw Data Gets a Grain of Salt
By Binyamin Appelbaum
August 16, 2011

U.S. Inquiry is Said to Focus on S.&P. Ratings
By Louise Story
August 17, 2011

2 Wisconsin Democrats Re-elected
By The New York Times
August 16, 2011

SF transit agency's cell phone shutdown: Shielding commuters or hints of Orwell?
August 14, 2011

White House Debates Fight on Economy
August 14, 2011

Voices Faulting G.O.P. Economic Policies Growing Louder
August 13, 2011

Economic Miracle Eludes Germany's Lowest-Paid
By Judy Dempsey
August 18, 2011

On Economy, Raw Data Gets a Grain of Salt
By Binyamin Appelbaum
August 16, 2011

U.S. Inquiry is Said to Focus on S.&P. Ratings
By Louise Story
August 17, 2011

2 Wisconsin Democrats Re-elected
By The New York Times
August 16, 2011
The Elusive Big Idea
August 14, 2011
What Is Business Waiting For?
By Joe Nocera
August 15, 2011

Voting Districts Finalized and Face Immediate Challenges
By Patrick McGreevy and Richard Simon
August 15, 2011 

In Texas Jobs Boom, Crediting a Leader, or Luck
By Clifford Krauss
August 15, 2011

Setbacks May Push Europe Into a New Downturn
By Jack Ewing and Julia Werdigier
August 14, 2011

Target Fires Pro-Union Employee
By Daniel Massey, Crains  Business
August 15, 2011

Verizon Landline Unit at Heart of Strike
August 11, 2011

Republican Extremism, Bad Economics
August 16, 2011

Power to the Corporation!
August 14, 2011

Pawlenty Drops Out of Republican Race
August 14, 2011

Divining New York's Fate Should a Double-Dip Recession Hit
August 15, 2011


Strikers Trade Barbs With Verizon
August 13, 2011


As Investors, Chinese Turn to New York

August 11, 2011

Labor Board Races to Make Rulings
By Melanie Trottman
August 10, 2011

Republicans Hold On to Wisconsin Senate After Recall Vote
By Monica Davey
August 9, 2011

The Downgrading of a Debtor Nation
By Menzie D. Chinn and Jeffry A. Frieden
August 8, 2011

Verizon Strike Turns Nasty
By Greg Bensinger and Spencer E. Ante
August 9, 2011

Why Unions Matter: The Numbers
By Kevin Drum
March 2011

Second Recession in U.S. Could Be Worse Than First
By Catherine Rampell
August 7, 2011

Angels Baseball, Paying the Little Guy Peanuts
By Michael Hiltzik
August 7, 2011

Stocks Slump in First U.S. Trading Since Downgrade
By Christine Hauser and David Jolly
August 7, 2011

Credibility, Chutzpah and Debt
By Paul Krugman
August 7, 2011

S&P Downgrade is Seen as Adding Urgency to Debt-Cutting Panel
By Robert Pear
August 7, 2011

What Happened to Obama?
By Drew Westen
August 6, 2011


On Saturday, July 23rd and Sunday, July 24th Local 952 Business Representatives, Executive Board and Shop Stewards handbilled at the Irvine BMW in support of Working Families. To find out more on what BMW is up to click here

  






CONGRATULATIONS CESAR HERRERA!


Local 952 Member and Employee of 7-Up Orange. Brother Herrera has been a merchandiser for over 25 years and was terminated without just cause. After going through a lengthy grievance and arbitration process, on December 31, 2010 the arbitrator awarded Cesar reinstatement with seniority, back pay and benefits dating back to October 22, 2009.

On June 29, 2011 Brother Herrera received his check which included wages of $53,171.90, medical backpay of $1,944.54 for a total of $55,116.44. He is also receiving 2,522 hours of pension. Good job Brother!




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 May 4, 2011

CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY HEARING
on a measure to protect Port Truck Drivers and Public Safety
Assembly Bill 950 (AB-950), 
the Truck Driver Employment and Public Safety Protection Act 
will provide the State with a clear solution to address serious public safety problems related to the port trucking industry

 

Click here to LISTEN LIVE TO THE HEARING
at 1:30 PM 

Look for - AB No. 950 - at the 1:30 PM slot


Dominique Strauss-Kahn and the union maid

A little-reported fact of the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case is that his accuser is a union member – with rights the IMF opposes

May 24, 2011


The New York        Times
Union Effort Turns Its Focus to Target

By STEVEN GREENHOUSE
May 24, 2011

 

FEDEX FLYING WORKERS OVER TO EUROPE TO BATTLE STRIKES IN PARIS

May 24, 2011




Wednesday, July 6, 2011

DECISION - ABF CASE

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (St. Louis) reversed and remanded a lower court's dismissal of ABF's lawsuit against the International Brotherhodd of Teamsters, YRC, Inc., Trucking Management, Inc. and other related entities.

Click here to read the DECISION

Message from Secretary Treasurer Patrick D. Kelly on
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF TRUCKING AND WAREHOUSE JOBS IN JEOPARDY!


TAKE ACTION!

Plan to Open Border to
Unsafe Mexican Trucks is RECKLESS!

TAKE ACTION NOW TO OPPOSE
CROSS-BORDER TRUCKING

 
THE PUBLIC HAS 30 DAYS to submit comments, concerns or objections
 regarding the Pilot Program on NAFTA Long-Haul Trucking provisions

We URGE all members and their families to take action now:

By Fax: (202) 493-2251
By Mail: Docket Management Facility (MiV30)
US Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
West Building, Ground Floor, Room 12-140
Washington, DC 20590-0001

or online:

Click here to submit your comment

Click here to download the summary
 from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Reader Rebuttal (WillKempton): Public Employees
By Will Kempton
June 3, 2011

Employment Data May Be the Key to the Presidient's Job
By Binyamin Appelbaum
June 1, 2011

 Wal-Mart Is Being Pressed to Disclose How
Global Suppliers Treat Workers

By Stephanie Clifford
May 30, 2011

Stocks Drop Sharply on Disappointing Reports
By Christine Hauser
June 1, 2011 

One Person, One Vote? Not Exactly
By David Leonhardt
May 31, 2011

S.E.C. Case Stands Out Because It Stands Alone
By Louise Story and Gretchen Morgenson
May 31, 2011

Surprise Victory in New York Invigorates
Democrates Looking to 2012

By Carl Hulse
May 30, 2011

Easing Out the Gray-Haried. Or Not.
By Nelson D. Schwartz
May 27, 2011

Gil Scott-Heron, Voice of Black Culture, Dies at 62
By Ben Sisario
May 28, 2011

America's Forgotten Liberal
By Rick Perlstein
May 26, 2011

Endangered Ryan-os
By Charles M. Blow
May 27, 2011

Administration Opposes Challenges to Medicaid Cuts
By Robert Pear
May 28, 2011 

The Good Banker
By Joe Nocera
May 30, 2011

From Spain, Charges Against 20 in the Killing of 6 Priests in El Salvador in 1989
By Elisabeth Malkin
May 30, 2011

Rep. Ryan's Dubious Sales Pitch
May 29, 2011

Against Learned Helplessness
By Paul Krugman
May 29, 2011

As Physicians' Jobs Change, So Do Their Politics
By Gardiner Harris
May 30, 2011 

Debt Limit at Heat of GOP's Impending Civil War
By Robert Reich
May 29, 2011

Medicare Plan for Payments Irks Hospitals
By Robert Pear
May 30, 2011

Under an Arizona Plan, Smokers and the Obese Would Pay Medicaid Fee
By Timothy Williams
May 30, 2011

Making Things in America
By Paul Krugman
May 19, 2011

When Austerity Fails
By Paul Krugman
May 22, 2011

Behind Grass-Roots School Advocacy, Bill Gates
By Sam Dillon

May 21, 2011

The Need for greed
May 16, 2011

Jump in Revenue Helps Halve California Deficit
By Jennifer Medina
May 16, 2011

New York Investigates Banks' Role in Financial Crisis
By Gretchen Morgenson
May 16, 2011

Connecticut Unions Agree to $1.6 Billion in Givebacks
By Peter Applebome
May 13, 2011

Real Estate Remains in Distress as U.S. Home Prices Fall Again
By David Streitfeld
April 26, 2011

Labor Board Plans to Sue 2 States Over Union Rules
By Steven Greenhouse
April 26, 2011

Let's Take a Hike
By Paul Krugman
April 24, 2011

Public Pensions, Once Off Limits, Face Budget Cuts
By Michael Cooper and Mary Williams Walsh
April 25, 2011

Builders of New Homes Seeing No Sign of Recovery
By David Streitfeld
April 22, 2011
Temp Workers in Germany Dismay Unions
By Jack Ewing
April 19,2011

A Labor Law Bosses Would Love
By David Bacon
April 19, 2011

Immigration Is Lead Topic as Leaders Are Gathered
By Julia Preston
April 19, 2011

TEAMSTERS JOINT COUNCIL 42

Message from JC42 President Randy Cammack Regarding AB46

As you know, California State Assembly Speaker John Perez (D-45) has made one piece of legislation his "so called" signature legislation and legacy...
April 18, 2011



A LABOR LAW BOSSES WOULD LOVE
By David Bacon
April 19, 2011


LOCAL UNION 952 CONVENTION DELEGATES ELECTION
BALLOT TALLY RESULTS
Friday, March 4 2011
RESULTs



MEXICAN TRUCK DEAL FAILS TO PROTECT
U.S. HIGHWAYS, COMMUNITIES

Plan Threatens Jobs, Highway Safety and Border Security

Statement from
General President James P. Hoffa

Click here to read more...


Secretary-Treasurer 
Patrick D. Kelly

Radio Interview with Frank Mottek
KNX Business Hour
Regarding Union March and Rally in Los Angeles

Saturday, March 26, 2011

(Click onto above logo to listen to audio interview)
Friday March 25, 2011

 Laguna Beach Independent

Unlikely Labor Leader Behind the Wheel

'The union is our hope, the only hope we have'
Monday, March 28, 2011

Sister Gina Beck, Durham School Bus Service Employee

Wisconsin Update
Statement from General President James P. Hoffa

Then They Came for the Trade Unionists


DURHAM SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS AND AIDES VOTE "YES" TO TEAMSTERS LOCAL 952



YES-221
NO-54



California School Bus Workers Overwhelmingly Choose Teamsters
Durham Drivers And Aides Unite For Improved Working Conditions

March 8, 2011



For More Information on the School Bus Campaigns Click Here

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

YRCW FREIGHT UPDATE
 Teamsters Approve Agreement with YRCW
That Paves the Way to Save 25,000 Jobs

 Summary of Key Terms and Conditions
for the Non-Binding Restructuring Plan

Letter to YRCW Members from General President Jim Hoffa and
National Freight Division Director Tyson Johnson

Contract Challenges
Pension shortfalls, ailing companies likely to challenge labor and management during negotiations this year
Jan 31, 2011 12:00 PM, By JON SPRINGER
Supermarket News Online

   

NOTICE OF ELECTION

LOCAL UNION 952
English and Spanish Version

RESULTS OF THE NOMINATIONS FOR DELEGATES AND ALTERNATE DELEGATES TO THE JUNE 2011 IBT CONVENTION
English and Spanish Version

In Florida, G.O.P. Help for Unions
By Steven Greehouse
April 29, 2011 
 U.S. Economic Growth Slows to 1.8% Rate in Quarter
By Catherine Rampell
April 28, 2011
 In Florida, H.M.O.'s Would Treat Medicaid Patients
By Lizette Alvarez
April 27, 2011

 
The Bipartisan March to Fiscal Madness
By David A. Stockman
April 23, 2011

In Florida, the Unemployed
May Face Deep Cuts in Benefits

By Lizette Alvarez, The New York Times
March 31, 2011


Economic Security Beyond Reach of Many Americans
By Motoko Rich, The New York Times
March 31, 2011

Missouri Halts Extension of Pay for Unemployed

By A.G. Sulzberger, The New York Times
March 31, 2011
Report Criticizes High Pay at Fannie and Freddie
By Gretchen Morgenson, The New York Times
March 31, 2011


The Mellon Doctrine
By Paul Krugman, The New York Times
March 31, 2011


S.E.I.U. Accuses Workers United Chief of Misconduct
By Steven Greenhouse
March 30, 2011
Ohio Lawmakers Pass Anti-Union Bill
By Steven Greenhouse
March 30, 2011

Dean Foods Settles Antitrust Suit
By Thomas Catan
March 30, 2011

Triangle Fire: Clinging to Scraps of Memories
By Joseph Berger
March 25, 2011

Where the Bailout Went Wrong
By Neil M. Barofsky
March 29, 2011

New Dispute in Wisconsin: Is Workers' Law in Effect?
By Emma G. Fitzsimmons
March 25, 2011

Wisconsin's Radical Break
By William Cronon
March 21, 2011

Housing Gloom Doesn't Extend to Rentals
By Kelly Evans
March 21, 2011

The War on Warren
By Paul Krugman
March 20, 2011

Trade Unions in City Confront a Rise in Nonunion Projects
By Charles V. Bagli
March 18, 2011

In a Tragedy, a Mission to Remember
By Steven Greenhouse
March 19, 2011 

Foreclosure Aid Fell Short, and Is Fading
By Michael Powell and Andrew Martin
March 29, 2011

As Economy Sputters, a Timid Fed
By David Leonhardt
March 29, 2011

Fired for the Crime of Working
By David Bacon
March 23, 2011

Supreme Court to Weigh Sociology Issue in Wal-Mart Discrimination Case
By Adam Liptak
March 27, 2011

  In a Tragedy, a Mission to Remember
By Steven Greenhouse
March 19, 2011

Prefabricated Tower May Rise at Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards
By Charles V. Bagli
March 16, 2011

How Flaws Undid Obama's Hope for High-Speed Rail in Florida
By Michael Cooper
March 11, 2011

Democrats See Wisconsin loss as Galvanizing
By Kate Zernike and Monica Davey
March 11, 2011

In Wisconsin Battle on Unions, State Democrats See a Gift
By Monica Davey and A.G. Sulzberger
March 10, 2011

The Burden of Pensions on States
By Mary Williams Walsh
March 10, 2011

Wisconsin Assembly Set to Approve Limits on Unions
By Monica Davey
March 10, 2011

Wisconsin Dispute Could Mobilize Democraatic Base
By Nate Silver
March 10, 2011

For Lawmaker Examining Terror, a Pro-I.R.A. Past
By Scott Shane
March 8, 2011

Organized Labor Hopes Attacks by Some States Help Nurture Comeback
By Steven Greenhouse
March 5, 2011

Why Employee Pensions Aren't Bankrupting States
March 6, 2011

How To Kill a Recovery
By Paul Krugman
March 3, 2011

U.S. Stocks Plunge
Wall Street Journal
September 22, 2011
G.M. Deal to Hire at Low End
By Bill Vlasic
September 20, 2011
A Tax Others Embrace, U.S. Opposes
By David Kocieniewski
September 20, 2011
New Round of Measures for Austerity in Greece
By Rachel Donadio and Niki Kitsantonis
September 21, 2011
Measuring the Recession's Toll - Graph
New York Times
September 22, 2011
Data Show County's Pain as Economy Plummeted
By Sabrina Tavernise
September 22, 2011
House Rebukes G.O.P. Leaders Over Spending
By Robert Pear and Jennifer Steinhauer
September 21, 2011
Opposing Views on Perry as Job-Creating Master
By Richard A. Oppel, Jr.
September 21, 2011 
Fed Moves on Long Term Interest Rates to Spur Growth
By Binyamin Appelbaum
September 21, 2011
Home Forecast Calls for Pain
By Sushil Cheema
September 21, 2011
Kaiser Health Workers Begin Strike
By Courtney Perkes
September 21, 2011
G.O.P. Urges No Further Fed Stimulus
By Catherine Rampell
September 21, 2011
Are We Going to Roll Up Our Sleeves or Limp On?
By Thomas L. Friedman
September 20, 2011
Political Shift in California Trips Brown
By Adam Nagourney
September 20, 2011
U.S. Probe Rating-Cut Trades
By Jean Eaglesham
September 20, 2011
Economic Bleeding Cure
By Paul Krugman
September 18, 2011 
Chicago's Mayor Challenges Teachers Union
By Monica Davey
September 17, 2011
Grocery Negotiations Deadline Passes
By PJ HUffstutter
September 19, 2011
State Senate Health Chairman Doing Business with Kaiser
By Patrick McGreey
September 18, 2011
Asking Why Employees of Solar Firm Lost Jobs
By Aaron Glantz
September 17, 2011
States Struggle For Money, Political Will To Fix America's Failing Roads
By Cristina Silva and Joan Lowy
September 17, 2011
Advice on Debt? Europe Suggests U.S. Can Keep It
By Stephen Castle and Louise Story
September 16, 2011
For Jobs, It's War
By Charles M. Blow
September 16, 2011
Grocery Workers Give Notice to Cancel Labor Contract
By PJ Huffsutter
September 16, 2011

States Struggle For Money, Political Will To Fix America's Failing Roads
By Cristina Silva and Joan Lowy
September 17, 2011

Advice on Debt? Europe Suggests U.S. Can Keep It
By Stephen Castle and Louise Story
September 16, 2011

For Jobs, It's War
By Charles M. Blow
September 16, 2011

Grocery Workers Give Notice to Cancel Labor Contract
By PJ Huffsutter
September 16, 2011

2010 PAST NEWS
Mar 20, 2013
  

 Wisconsin State Workers Fret, as G.O.P. Takes Over
By Monica Davey
December 31, 2010  

Alfred E. Kahn Dies at 93; Prime Mover of Airline Deregulation
By Robert D. Hershey, Jr.
December 31, 2010

 CVS Caremark to Buy Medicare Business for $1.25 Billion
By Azam Ahmed
December 31, 2010

Boomers Hit New Self-Absorption Milestone: Age 65
By Dan Barry
December 31, 2010

 

 

Census Data Realigns Congressional Districts
By Sandhys Somashekhar and Aaron Blake
December 21, 2010

NY Attorney General Cuomo Sues Ernst & Young
By Zachary A. Goldfarb
December 22, 2010

Thanks for the Tax Cut!
By Larry David
December 20, 2010

Amid Labor Anxiety, Obama Meets with Union Leaders
By Jim Kuhnhenn and Sam Hananel
The Associated Press

Teamsters Applaud Dismissal of ABF Suit
December 16, 2010

Unease Grows About Future of Financing for Pell Grants
By TAMAR LEWIN
December 18, 2010


News Analysis: Immigration Vote Leaves Obama Policy in Disarray
By JULIA PRESTON
December 19, 2010

  Stalled 9/11 Health Bill Wins New Republican Support
By CARL HULSE
December 19, 2010


Obama Reaches Out to Liberal Groups to Shore Up Democratic Base After Tax Deal
By Peter Wallsten
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, December 20, 2010; 12:15 AM


OP-ED COLUMNIST

The Bipartisanship Racket
By FRANK RICH
Published: December 19, 2010

On Health Law, Check Back in a Generation
By Matt Bai
December 15, 2010
 

 House Set to Follow Senate in Approving Tax Deal
By David M. Herszenhorn
December 15, 2010

 

Opposition to Health Law is Steeped in Tradition
By David Leonhardt
December 14, 2010

Tax Deal Steams Closer to Approval
By Janet Hook
December 16, 2010

Fed Policy on Buying Treasury Bonds Stays on Track
By Neil Irwin
December 15, 2010

Save the Economy by Keeping Jobs at Home
By Harold Meyerson
December 15, 2010

It's Not Pork If It Means Better Ways To Hurt Puget Sound Ports
By: John Talton

(2nd Page)

Court to Expedite Filings in Clean-Truck Case
By: Bill Mongelluzzo
December 13, 2010


L.A. Mayor Makes 3 Public Forays
Villaraigosa Is Stepping Out, Politically Speaking, But Where Is He Going?

December 12, 2010
Cathleen Decker


Block Those Metaphors
By Paul Krugman
December 12, 2010

Obama's Hostage Deal
By Paul Krugman
December 9, 2010 

Senate Democrats Shift Strategy on
Imperiled Immigration Bill

By Shankar Vedantam and David A. Fahrenthold
December 9, 2010 

Ex-L.A. Labor Leader Alejandro Stephens
Headed to Prison

By Patrick J. McDonnell
December 8, 2010

House Passes Immigration Dream Act
By Lisa Mascaro and Kathleen hennessey
December 9, 2010

N.Y. Union Seeks to Block Disclosure of Teacher Evaluations
By Geraldine Baum
December 9, 2010

 

High Speed Rail Project Hit by
Civil Rights Complaint

By Dan Weikel
December 9, 2010

Feds Investigating Labor Figure's Book Deal
By Paul Pringle
December 9, 2010

 

 

 

 The Finite World
By Paul Krugman
December 26, 2010

Welcome to Wal-Mart? Even Some of its
Fans Don't Want One in the City

By Elizabeth A. Harris
December 26, 2010

Stimulus, Without More Debt
By Robert J. Shiller
December 25, 2010

A Mortgage Nightmare's Happy Ending
By Gretchen Morgenson
December 25, 2010

Pensions Push Taxes Higher
By Jeannette Neumann
December 24, 2010

Job Offers Rising as Economy Warms Up
By James R. Hagerty and Joe Light
December 24, 2010

Rush to Foreclose by Fannie, Freddie Helped Feed Problems
By Zachary A. Goldfarb and Ariana Eunjung Cha
December 23, 2010

Senate Ratifies New U.S. Russia Nuclear Weapons Treaty
By Mary Beth Sheridan and William Branigin
December 22, 2010

Alabama Town's Failed Pension is a Warning
By Michael Cooper and Mary Williams Walsh
December 22, 2010

Senate Passes 9/11 Health Bill
By Raymond Hernandez
December 22, 2010

U.S. Proposes Posted Notice of the Right to Unionize
By Steven Greenhouse
December 21, 2010



 

New York Times
U.S. Union Backing Boosts Korea Trade Pact
By Steven Greenhouse
December 8, 2010

Murmurs of Primary Challenge to Obama
By Matt Bai
December 7, 2010

  

Tax Package Will Aid Nearly All,
Especially Highest Earners

By David Kocieniewski
December 7, 2010

Few New Jobs Expected Soon Fram Free-Trade
Agreement With South Korea

By Sewell Chan
December 7, 2010

Obama Defends Tax Deal, but His Party Stays Hostile
By David M. Herszanhorn and Sheryl Gay Stolberg
December 7, 2010

For Obama, Tax Deal is a Back-Door Stimulus
By David Leonhardt
December 7, 2010

LA TIMES
High Speed Rail Authority Approves What Critics Call "Train to Nowhere'
By Dan Weikel and Rich Connell
December 3, 2010

Jack A. 'Jack' Kyser, Expert on L.A. Economy
Dies at 76

By Roger Vincent and Hugo Martin
December 7, 2010

LA TIMES
Truckers Say L.A.'s 'Green' Port Costs Them Money
By Patrick J. McDonnell
December 7, 2010

THE NEW YORK TIMES
In Tax Deal With G.O. P., 
a Portent for the Next 2 Years

By David M. Herszenhorn and Jackie Calmes
December 6, 2010

Tax Deal Suggests New Path for Obama
By David Herszenhorn and Jackie Calmes
December 6, 2010

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Wal-Mart Appeal
By Adam Liptak and Steven Greenhouse
December 6, 2010

  

 THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Majority of Panel Back Deficit Plan

By Jonathan Weisman and Damian Paletta
December 3, 2010


THE NEW YORK TIMES
Mounting Debts by States Stoke Fears of Crisis
By Michael Cooper
December 5, 2010

THE NEW YORK TIMES
All the President's Captors
By Frank Rich
December 5, 2010


USA TODAY
Boomer divide: Generation gap spans 19 years
By Haya El Nasser

The New Yorker
What Good is Wall Street?

By John Cassidy
November 29, 2010

Fed Documents Breadth of Emergency Measures
By Sewell Chan and Jo Craven McGinty
December 1, 2010

As Final Debt Plan is Released,
Signs that the Fight is Just Beginning

By Jackie Calmes
December 1, 2010

What You Need to Know About Home-Improvement Tax Credits
By Mara Lemos Stein
November 28, 2010

Projects Test Resolve on Earmarks
By Cameron McWhiter and Naftale Bendavid

November 30, 2010

Amid Deficit Fears, Obama Freezes Pay
By Peter Baker and Jackie Calmes
November 29, 2010

 E-mails Reveal Clashes over High-Speed Rail Project
By Rich Connell

New Rules Tell Insurers: Spend More on Care
By Robert Pear

The Give and Take of Liar Loans
By Joe Nocera

Still the Best Congress Money Can Buy
By Frank Rich

The Spanish Prisoner
By Paul Krugman

G.M. Offering Price Gave Treasury a Tough Call
By Bill Vlasic and Michael J. De La Merced

In Los Angeles, Big Step Ahead for Mass Transit
By Adam Nagourney

Winning the Class War
By Bob Herbert

Health Law Faces Threat of Undercut From Courts
By Kevin Sack and Robert Pear 


Divided Fed Lowered Growth Forecasts
By Luca Di Leo and Jon Hilsenrath

Bailout Vote That was Deadly in 2010 to Live on in 2012
By Aaron Blake

Vow to Repeal Health Care Holds Little Promise
By Albert R. Hunt

Could She Reach the Top in 2012? You Betcha
By Frank Rich

Unions Yield on Wage Scales to Preserve Jobs
By Louis Uchitelle 

 Hiding From Reality
By Bob Herbert

 Midterms Threaten Obama's Rail Plans
By Michael Cooper

For 3 Midwest Governors,
Public Employee Compensation Takes Center Stage

By Dan Balz 

  Train Makers Rail Against China's
High-Speed Designs

By Norikiko Shirouzu

Axis of Depression
By Paul Krugman

After the Wave, Democrats Still Standing
By Jim Cullen, The Progressive Populist

November 22, 2010
 

Deficit Proposal Draws Mixed Review
By Peter Wallsted

In Memoir, Bush Spins Fiscal Fiction
By Ruth Marcus

Take the No 7 to Secaucus? That's a Plan
By Charles V. Bagli and Nicholas Confessore

One Way to Trim Deficit: Cultivate Growth
By David Leonhardt 

The World as Obama Finds It
By Paul Krugman

 Fed Efforts to Revive Economy Find Critics
By Floyd Norris

Throwing Free Trade Overboard
By Robert E. Lighthizer

Municipal Bond Market Shudders
By Mary Williams Walsh

The Hijacked Commission
By Paul Krugman
 

Theodore W. Kheel, Labor Mediator Dies at 96
By Steven Greenhouse
 

Voices of Foreclosure Speak Daily About Desperation and Misery
By Nelson D. Schwartz

Under Attack, Fed Officials Defend Buying of Bonds
By Sewell Chan

Who Will Stand Up To The Superrich?
By Frank Rich 

 MTA Legal Costs Lacking in Oversight
By Dan Weikel 

State Inquiry Targets Bullet Train Officials
By Rich Connell

Tuition Hiked 15% at Cal State
By Carla Rivera 

 FEDEX Apologizes, Pays $30,000 to Fix Shelter
By Deepa Bharath

Estimated Budget Gap Balloons
By Shane Goldmacher

The Economy Trumps Health Care
By Reed Abelson

 

Walmart in the Big Supreme Court Squeeze
December 5, 2010

THE WASHINGTON POST
Court to decide if one class-action suit is proper in massive Wal-Mart discrimination case
By Robert Barnes
December 6, 2010


THE WASHINGTON POST
Democrats Lost in the Wilderness

By: Eugene Robinson
December 3, 2010


THE LA TIMES
How To Know When Your Jobless Benefits Will Run Out

By Alana Semuels
December 2, 2010
NOVEMBER 2, 2010 
California General Election Results
For updated information on local races
go to www.ocvote.com or click here
We will keep you updated as there are provisional ballots
left to count which may affect a few local level seats
It's the Fed we once had -- when a more democratically accountable
bank was enlisted to patriotically finance America's war debt.

Timothy A. Canova | October 11, 2010

COZYING UP TO BIG INVESTORS AT CLUB FED
September 2010




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ELECTION OF OFFICERS RESULTS

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PICTURES OF THE DAY
Less Than 24 Hours to Go
Labor Unions Fear Rollback of Rights if G.O.P. Wins
By Steven Greenhouse
November 1, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
SECRETARY TREASURER
PATRICK D. KELLY
Radio Interview with Frank Mottek
KNX Business Hour

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2010
LABOR DAY MARCH IN WILMINGTON, CA

SECERETARY TREASURER PATRICK D. KELLY ADDRESSES THE
IMPORTANCE OF PARTICIPATING IN THE UPCOMING ELECTION
Former Secretary-Treasurer of Local 186 and retired
Business Agent of Local 420 passed away.
MEMORIAL SERVICES
Saturday, October 30, 2010
1:00 PM
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15 Teloma Drive
Ventura, CA 930003

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The Moral Equivalent of Stagflation
By Paul Krugman
October 30, 2010

 U.S. Hears Echo of Japan's Woes
By Martin Fackler and Steve Lohr
October 29, 2010
In Nevada, It's Hold Nose and Cast Vote
By Dan Barry and Michael Cooper
October 29, 2010
Union Effort Is Grooming Candidates in New Jersey
By Richard Perez-Pena
October 29, 2010
Strange Tales in the Land of No Return
By Floyd Norris
October 28, 2011
G.M. Moves to Clean Up Its Books Before I.P.O.
By Nick Bunkley
October 28, 2010
 Tests of Cement Troubles Before BP Blowout
By Dina Cappiello
October 29, 2010
Bernanke's Reluctance to Speak Out Rankles Some
By Sewell Chan
October 28, 2010
 The Moral Equivalent of Stagflation
By Paul Krugman
October 30, 2010
U.S. Hears Echo of Japam's Woes
By Martin Fackley and Steve Lohr
October 29, 2010
In Nevada, It's Hold Nose and Cast Vote
By Dan Barry and Michael Cooper
October 29, 2010
Union Effort Is Grooming Candidates in New Jersey
By Richard Perez-Pena
October 29, 2010
Strange Tales in the Land of No Return
By Floyd Norris
October 28, 2010
G.M. Moves to Clean Up Its Books Before I.P.O.
By Nick Bunkley
October 28, 2010

Tests Warned of Cement Troubles Before BP Blowout
By Dina Cappiello
October 29, 2010 

Fannie and Freddie May Need Infusion
By Binyamin Appelbaum
October 21, 2010
Most Americans Worry About Ability to Pay
Mortgage or Rent, Poll Finds

By Ariana Eunjung Cha and Jon Cohen
October 28, 2010

How Much Does It cost to Buy a Vote?
By Brian Palmer
October 27, 2010

The Great Bailout Backlash
By Ross Douthat
October 25, 2010

Falling Into the Chasm
By Paul Krugman
October 24, 2010

Short Sales Resisted as Foreclosures Are Revived
By Michael Powell
October 24, 2010
What Happened to Change We Can Believe In?
By Frank Rich
October 23, 2010

Plunging Rates for Refinancing Aid the Thrifty
By David treitfeld
October 22, 2010

The Way We Treat Out Troups
By Bob Herbert
October 22, 2010

Fannie and Freddie May Need Infusion
By Binyamin Appelbaum
October 21, 2010

Oil Sands Effort Turns on a Fight Over a Road
By Tom Zeller, Jr.
October 21, 2010
New Faces Enter Fray in Accounting
By Floyd Norris
October 21, 2010
Credit Cards Soon to Get a Makeover
By Tara Siegel Bernard
October 21, 2010

Battle Lines Forming in Clash Over Foreclosures
By Gretchen Morgensen and Andrew Martin
October 20, 2010

Second Sestak Comeback Is Unlikely
By Nate Silver
October 14, 2010
Vietnam Human Rights Play Role in House Race
By Jennifer Medina
October 14, 2010
Trying to Chart the Long Road Back
By Michael Powell and Motoko Rich
October 13, 2010
Bankers Ignored Signs of Trouble on Foreclosures
By Eric Dash and Nelson D. Schwartz
October 13, 2010
 Vietnam Human Rights Play Role in House Race
By Jennifer Medina
October 14, 2010
Trying to Chart the Long Road Back
By Michael Powell and Motoko Rich
October 13, 2010
  
Fed Minutes Lend Weight to Stimulus
By Sewell Chan
October 12, 2010
F.D.I.C. Outlines Path to Financial Repair
By Sewell Chan
October 12, 2010
Across the U.S., Long Recovery Looks Like Recession
By Michael Powell and Motoko Rich
October 12, 2010
Research First, Cap and Trade Next
By David Leonhardt
October 13, 2010
  
N.Y. Faces $200 Billion in Retiree Health Costs
By Mary Williams Walsh
October 12, 2010
Offshore Wind Power Line Wins Praise, and Backing
By Mathew L. Wald
October 12, 2010
For Democrats, Even 'Safe' Seats Are Shaky
By Jeff Zeleny
October 11, 2010
Obama Pushes Transportation Spending
By Jackie Calmes
October 11, 2010
Currency Rift With China Exposes Shifting Clout
By Sewell Chan
October 10, 2010
Spain's Socialists and Unions Struggle to Adapt
By Rachel Donadio and Raphael Midner
October 9, 2010
Facebook Politicians Are Not Your Friends
By Frank Rich
October 9, 2010
Vilified or Not, Pelosi Insists She's Winning
By Mark Leibovich
October 9, 2010
Flying Fewer  Planes, Airlines Find Stability
By Jad Mouwwad
October 8, 2010
Policy at Its Worst
By Bob Herbert
October 8, 2010
Public Jobs Drop Amid Slowdown in Private Hiring
By Catherine Rampell
October 8, 2010
Campaign Gaffes Highlight 2 Jerry Browns
By Jese McKinley
October 8, 2010
Big Union Wins Vote Against a Rival in California
By Steven Greenhouse
October 8, 2010
G.M.'s Wage-Cutting Deal Clears Way for a Small Car
By Bill Vlasic and Nick Bunkley
October 7, 2010
Passionate Fight Over Obama's Former Seat
By Monica Davey
October 6, 2010
Health Care's Uneven Road to a New Era
By David Leonhardt
October 5, 2010
Dim Outlook for Holiday Jobs
By Stephanie Clifford and Catherine Rampell
October 6, 2010
Forclosure Furor Rises; Many Call for a Freeze
By David Streitfeld and Gretchen Morgenson
October 5, 2010
 Californians See Green in Climate Law: Poll
By Reuters
October 5, 2010
  
Cities in Debt Turn to States, Adding Strain
By Mary Williams Walsh
October 4, 2010
Subway Work on 2nd Avenue Hobbles Stores
By Joseph Berger
October 4, 2010
Rail Service Expansion Imperiled at State Level
By Michael Cooper
October 4, 2010
The Campaign Disconnect
By Bob Herbert
October 1, 2010
The Very Useful Idiocy of Chritine O'Donnell
By Frank Rich
October 2, 2010
Cheap Debt for Corporations Fails to Spur Economy
By Graham Bowley
October 3, 2010
Fear and Favor
By Paul Krugman
October 3, 2010
Proposal Pending on Mileage for Heavy-Duty Vehicles
By Matthew L. Wald
September 29, 2010
Congress Wraps Up Session Early as Midterm
Races Loom
By David M. Herszenhorn
September 29, 2010
Ex-Union President Issues Denial of Inquires
By Steven Greenhouse
September 28, 2010
Tractor-Trailers With Mileage Stickers?
By Matthew L. Wald

September 30, 2010
Supreme Court Takes Cases on Rights of Corporations
By Adam Liptak
September 28, 2010
 Structures of Excuses
By Paul Krugman
September 26, 2010
 Job Loss Looms as Part of Stimulus Act Expires
By Michael Cooper
September 25, 2010
 
We Haven't Hit Bottom Yet
By Bob Herbert
September 24, 2010
 House May Move on Tax Cuts Despite Delay
By David M. Herszenhorn
September 24, 2010
  
By Paul Krugman
October 24, 2010
By T. W. Farnam
October 24, 2010
By Michael Powell
October 24, 2010
By David Streitfeld
October 22, 2010
 Villaraigosa Introduces Pension Reform Proposal
By Patrick J. McDonnell
October 19, 2010
Banks' Foreclosure Hustle
By Harold Meyerson
October 20, 2010
A Tea Party of Populist Posers
By Dana Milbank
October 20, 2010
Democrats Are at Odds on Relevance of Keynes
By Sewell Chan
October 18, 2010
Playing All the Angles
By Maureen Dowd
October 16, 2010
Mortgage Damage Spreads
By Nick Timiraos, Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Dan Fitzpatrick
October 16, 2010
Bernanke Weighs Risks of New Action
By Sewell Chan
October 15, 2010
U.S. to Investigate China's Clean Energy Aid
By Sewell Chan and Keith Bradsher
October 15, 2010
Queens Wants Consideration in Creek Cleanup
New York Times
October 15, 2010
The Battle of Newtown Creek
By Mireya Navarro
By October 15, 2010
  Different Paths for Two California Republicans
By Jesse McKinley
September 23, 2010
 Downhill With the G.O.P.
By Paul Krugman
September 23, 2010
  For Many, Health Care Relief Begins Today
By Kevin Sack
September 22, 2010
 Insurers Scramble to Comply With New Rules
By Reed Abelson
September 20, 2010

Recession May Be Over, but Joblessness Remains
By Catherine Rampell
September 20, 2010
 Neglecting the Base
By Bob Herbert
September 20, 2010
 How Underwater Mortgages Can Float the Economy
By GLenn Hubbard and Chris Mayer
September 18, 2010
 Unions Find Members Slow to Rally Behind Democrats
By Steven Greenhouse
September 17, 2010
 The Illusion of Pension Savings
By Mary Williams Walsh
September 17, 2010
 Tax Increase Would Hit Few Small Businesses
By David Kocieniewski
September 17, 2010
 U.S. Steps Up Criticism of China's Practices
By Sewell Chan
September 16, 2010
 A Baby Step Toward Rules on Bank Risk
By Floyd Norris
September 16, 2010
 Edwin Newman, Journalist, Dies at 91
By Margalit Fox
September 15, 2010
 Recession Raises Poverty Rate to a 15-Year High
By Erik Eckholm
September 16, 2010
Poll Suggests Opportunties for Both Parties
By Jeff Zeleny and Megan Thee-Brenan
September 15, 2010
A Recovery's Long Odds
By Bob Herbert
September 13, 2010
In Mott's Strike, More Than Pay at Stake
By Steven Greenhouse
August 17, 2010
Was the Great Panic of 2008 Preventable?
By Robert J. Samuelson
September 13, 2010
 UPS Leaves 'Brown' for New Love
By Jennifer Levitz
September 13, 2010
  Retiring Later Is Hard Road for Laborers
By John Leland
September 12, 2010
 China, Japan, America
By Paul Krugman
September 12, 2010


House G.O.P. Leader Signals He's Open to Obama Tax Cut
By Daivd M. Herszenhorn
September 12, 2010


Time for This Big Dog to Bite Back
By Frank Rich
September 11, 2010



Paying the Price
By Bob Herbert
September 10, 2010
Tax Cuts May Prove Better for Politicians Than for Economy
By David Kocieniewski
September 10, 2010
 Ron Bloom Is Obama's Manufacturing Emissary
By Louis Uchitelle
September 9, 2010


Health Outlays Still Seen Rising
By Janet Adamy
September 8, 2010
 Rising to The Occasion
By Bob Herbert
September 6, 2010
Obama Offers a Transit Plan to Create Jobs
By Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Mary Williams Walsh
September 6, 2010
Labor Tries to Organize Carwashes in Los Angeles
By Steven Greenhouse
September 6, 2010
Housing Woes Bring a New Cry: Let the Market Fall
By David Streitfeld
September 5, 2010
For Many Unemployed Workers, Jobs Aren't Coming Back
By Alana Semuels
September 5, 2010
Democrats Plan Political Triage to Retain House
By Jeff Zeleny and Carl Hulse
September 4, 2010
 Labor's Man in OC Out to Save Capitalism
By David Whiting
September 3, 2020
Growth in Jobs Beats Estimates, Easing Concerns
By Motoko Rich
September 3, 2010
 The Real Story
By Paul Krugman
September 2, 2010
Stimulus Averted Depression, Romer Says
By Jackie Calmes
September 1, 2010
Above Ground, a 2nd Ave. Subway Plan Attracts Critics
By Terry Pristin
August 31, 2010 
Tax Cuts That Make a Difference
By David Leonhardt
August 31, 2010
Powell vs. Rangel: Testy Remake After 40 Years
By Michael Barbaro
Agust 29, 2010
California Senate Debate Turns on Economy
By Jesse McKinley
September 2, 2010
Monetray Fund Warns G-7 on Debt Levels
By Sewell Chan
September 1, 2010
Of Two Minds About Books
By Matt Richtel and Claire Miller
September 1, 2010
New York Rebounds From Slump, Unevenly
By Patrick McGeehan
August 30, 2010
  
We Owe the Troops an Exit
By Bob Herbert
August 30, 2010
The Saving Mentality is Hurting the Economy's Recovery
By Robert J. Samuelson, The Washington Post
August 30, 2010
For Obama, Steep Learning Curve as Chief in War
By Peter Baker
August 28, 2010
Judge Rules LA Port Clean Trucks Program Can Proceed
By Bill Mongelluzo, The Journal of Commerce
August 27, 2010
 
Bernanke Manages Expectations for Fed Role
By Sewell Chan
August 29, 2010
It's Witch-Hunt Season
By Paul Krugman
August 29, 2010
 
Orange County Is No Longer Nixon Country
By Adam Nagourney
August 29, 2010


The Billionaires Bankrooling the Tea Party
By Frank Rich
August 28, 2010
It's Not Over Until It's in the Rules
By Gretchen Morgenson
August 28, 2010
The Case for Reviving Revenue Sharing
By Robert J. Shiller
August 28, 2010
 America Is Better Than This
By Bob Herbert
August 27, 2010
Housing Market Plunged in July, Fueling Anxiety
By David Streitfeld
August 24, 2010
Boehner Urges Obama to Fire Economic Team
By Carl Hulse
August 24, 2010
Existing-Home Sales Plunged in July
By Meena Thiruvengadam
August 24, 2010
Housing Fades as a Means to Build Wealth, Analysts Say
By David Streitfeld
August 22, 2010
Now That's Rich
By Paul Krugman
August 22, 2010
Pakistanis Tell of Motive in Taliban Leader's Arrest
By Dexter Filkins
August 22, 2010
Debt's Deadly Grip
By Gretchen Morgenson
August 21, 2010
The Overconfidence Problem in Forecasting
By Richard H. Thaler
August 21, 2010
The Overconfidence Problem in Forecasting
By Richard H. Thaler
August 21, 2010
Council Renews Contracts with Supershuttle
and Prime Time Shuttle
July 28, 2010 


TEAMSTERS URGE LOS ANGELES CITY COUNICL
TO APPROVE SUPER SHUTTLE CONTRACT

Working Families Should Come First
PR Newswire
July 23, 2010

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GROCERY RATIFICATION RESULTS FOR ALL LOCALS INVOLVED
1,975 YES
78 NO
WITH A 96% APPROVAL

Congratulations to all Teamsters and thank you for your support.


CLICK HERE TO SEE PICTURES OF THE DAY

- Agreement designed to improve YRCW long-term market competitiveness and provide for re-entry into multi-employer pension funds
- Ratification targeted for completion by late October 2010

**AUDIO; LA CITY COUNCIL JULY 21, 2010**
PLEASE LOOK TO YOUR MIDDLE LEFT (AUDIO ONLY) AND SCROLL DOWN TO HEAR THE FOLLOWING:
(2) 09-1646-S1 CD 11 Board of Airport Commissioners
report and Board Order Nos. AO-5167, AO-5168 and AO-
5169
relative to proposed Second Amendment to
Concession Agreement Nos. LAA-8212, LAA-8213 and
LAA-8214 with Blue Van Joint Venture (dba
Supershuttle), Rideshare Port Management, LLC (dba
Prime Time Shuttle) and Airport Connection (dba
Roadrunner Shuttle), respectively
.


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MISSION LINEN DRIVERS JOIN TEAMSTERS
August 3, 2010
Drivers with Mission Linen in Chino, California, recently joined Teamsters Local 952 in Orange.  The 34 drivers, who primarily deliver linens to restaurants and hotels, united for respect and fair treatment on the job.  "The big thing for us is respect. our work is very demanding and that's all we want in return", said Prudencio Quintana, Jr., a three-year driver.  Don Brewster, Teamsters Local 952 Vice President, said the local has just begun negotiations with the company on a first cotnract.
Audio Of National YRCW Conference Call On June 29, 2010
A national conference call providing an update to YRCW Teamsters took place on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, and the audio of the call is available. The call updated members about the two joint labor-management committees that have begun to address the YRCW companies re-entry into Teamster pension funds in January 2011 and ways to enhance the companies’ competitiveness in the freight industry.
LISTEN TO AUDIO HERE


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SUPPORT PENSION REFORM:
Pension relief, the FAA Bill with the Express Carrier provision, and the US Free trade agreement with Kora are all pieces of legislation that are critical to Teamster members and their families.  We ask for your assistant over the July recess in making sure that Members of Congress understand the importance of these issues.  We encourage our members to write letters and make phone calls to their Members of congress to discuss support for pension relief legislation, the Express Carrier provison, and trad legislation.
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ANOTHER CASE AGAINST PORT TRUCKING FIRM UNDERSCORES WIDESPREAD INDUSTRY ABUSE, DISREGARD OF LABOR LAWS, TEAMSTERS CHARGE
Class-Action Lawsuit Alleges Sun Pacific
Trucking Inc Committed “Wage Theft”

June 30, 2010
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U. S. SUPREME COURT ISSUES
GRANITEROCK RULING

Legal Outcome Welcomed by Local Company


“Graniterock describes a course of conduct that does indeed seem to strike
at the heart of the collective bargaining process federal labor laws were
designed to protect.”

COURT DECSION
June 24, 2010
Biggest Defaulters on Mortgages Are the Rich
By David Streitfeld
July 8, 2010
American Dream Is Elusive for New Generation
By Louis Uchitelle
July 6, 2010
Wal-Mart Fighting $7,000 Fine in Trampling Case
By Steven Greenhouse
July 6, 2010
5 Ways Congress Can Bolster Growth
By David Leonhardt
July 6, 2010
Punishing the Jobless
By Paul Krugman
July 4, 2010
 
S.E.C. Tightens Rules on Public Pension Funds
By Edward Wyatt
June 30, 2010
Documents Show Goldman Pressure on A.I.G.
By Gretchen Morgenson and Louise Story
June 30, 2010
Financial Overhaul Wins Final Approval
in House

By David M. Herszenhorn
June 30, 2010
 In U.S. Bailout of A.I.G., 
Forgivenuess for Big Banks

BY Louise Story and Gretchen Morgenson
June 29, 2010
City Commuters Press On Despite Transit Cuts
By James Barron
June 28, 2010
They Pushed Back
NY Times Editorial
June 28, 2010
 A MAGAZINE BACK ON A ROLL
By Jeremy W. Peters
June 28, 2010
 LEADERS AT SUMMIT TALKS TURN
ATTENTION TO DEFICIT CUTS

By Jackie Calmes And Sewell Chan
June 27, 2010
The Third Depression
By Paul Krugman
June 27, 2010
GLOBAL MIGRATION: A WORLD EVER
MORE ON THE MOVE

By Jason Deparle
June 27, 2010
A LINE IN THE SAND OVER
OFFSHORE DRILLING

By The New York Times
June 26, 2010
 CLEANUP HIRING FEEDS FRUSTRATION
IN FISHING TOWN

By John Leland
JUNE 26, 2010


IN DEAL, NEW AUTHORITY OVER WALL STREET
By Edward Wyatt And David M. Herszenhorn
June 26, 2010
 OP-ED COLUMNIST: WORSE THAN A NIGHTMARE
By Bob Herbert
June 26, 2010
 FARMWORKERS GET AID FROM U.S., STEPHEN COLBERT
By Shan Li And P.J. Huffstutter
June 25, 2010