Today in Labor History July 27, 1919 Coal miner and labor leader Albert Ginger Goodwin is shot and killed by Canadian police. Although he had been ruled unfit for military service during World War I because he had lung disease, the conscription board reversed its decision just days after Goodwin led smelter workers on strike for the eight-hour day. Opposed to the war, Goodwin fled and for months avoided capture by the authorities. His death inspired Canada's first general strike on August 2 in Vancouver. ~Today in Labor History
Your vote is your voice in the election of top Teamster officials Nov. 10, 2016| The secret ballots must be returned to a post office box controlled by the OES by 9am Monday, Nov. 14th. The count is scheduled to start Monday, Nov. 14th.
IBT vote count is underway Nov. 17, 2016| The ballots are in and the count began on Monday. To get the latest on the vote results, click here.
Hoffa-Hall re-elected to five-year term to lead union Nov. 21, 2016| Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa, General Secretary-Treasurer, International Vice Presidents At-Large, International Trustees and International Vice Presidents in the Eastern, Southern and Central Regions were elected Friday night in the 2016 Election of International Union Officers, according to unofficial results provided by the Office of the Election Supervisor. “This was a hard-fought campaign and a historically close election,” Hoffa said. “Though we have many challenges before us, now is the time to join together as brothers and sisters and stand strong against those who would destroy the labor movement and deny worker’s the gains that have struggled to achieve. We will continue to lead the fight to organize the unorganized, ensure strong health care, good wages, a secure retirement and holding employers and politicians accountable.” Continue reading…