Teamsters

Teamsters Scold Pa. Members for Voting Trump

State council warns members not to vote the 'wrong way' in midterms

The Pennsylvania Teamsters scolded its members for helping President Donald Trump capture the White House in 2016 and warned of dire consequences if they break from the union slate in 2018.

After Three Decades Couple Prevails over Union  

History's longest labor case ends after Teamsters pay couple more than $3,000

When David and Shirley Pirlott filed a federal labor complaint against Teamsters Local 75 on Nov. 8, 1989, the day before the Berlin Wall fell, they did not imagine they would have to wait 30 years to resolve the dispute.

Playboy Teamsters Official Receives 2-Year Ban

Independent judge found key Hoffa ally guilty of accepting favors from companies

Rome Aloise,A top Teamsters executive and key ally of union President James Hoffa Jr. was suspended for two years for accepting gifts, including tickets to a Playboy Super Bowl Party, from employers and other corruption charges.

Teamsters Turn on TPP Dem

Ami BeraLocal California unions are flocking to Republican Scott Jones’ congressional campaign as retribution against Democratic Rep. Ami Bera’s support for the Trans Pacific Partnership.

Another Reason to Hate D.C. Cab Drivers

D.C.'s cabs are notoriously terrible. Until relatively recently, the city used a "zone system" to determine fares, allowing unscrupulous cabbies to rip off tourists and locals alike by lying about how many zones had been traveled through. They had to be dragged, kicking and screaming, into using time-and-distance meters, like every single cab I've ever been in in every other city I've ever been to. And until very recently, one couldn't pay for a cab with a credit card, a basic amenity in virtually every major city I've ever visited. D.C. also has the same problems every other city has with their cabs: drivers frequently refuse to take people where they want to go, in violation of the law; when you call ahead for one, odds are it won't show, especially if you live in a "dangerous" part of town; drivers routinely avoid picking up black passengers; and they drive like maniacs, weaving in and out of traffic when they're not doing 10 mph in the righthand lane trying to pick up fares on major avenues. But the cabbies have figured out how to fight back and really stick it to their customers: They're going to join the Teamsters! They're also busy figuring out just why the D.C. Taxi Commission is making them modernize their hacks. See if you can guess what they think the reason is: