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.
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.
An independent auditor ruled that the Teamsters were wrong to drop charges against an official who accepted tickets to Playboy’s Super Bowl Party from a company that employed union workers.
A high-ranking member of the Teamsters who earned more than $300,000 last year is seeking donations from the rank and file to defend himself in a corruption probe launched by the union.
Local California unions are flocking to Republican Scott Jones’ congressional campaign as retribution against Democratic Rep. Ami Bera’s support for the Trans Pacific Partnership.
The United States Army is recruiting soldiers to join the ranks of labor unions, according to an email obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Union pay raises and alleged personal shortcomings could doom labor officials in the greater New York area.
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:
Several Philadelphia labor groups allegedly used feces, urine, spit, and fire to persuade businesses to hire union labor and area businesses are fighting back.