• Today in Labor History
    Sept. 18, 1999
    A 20-month illegal lockout of 2,900 Steelworkers members at Kaiser Aluminum plants in three states ends when an arbitrator orders a new contract. Kaiser was forced to fire scabs and fork over tens of millions of dollars in back pay to union members.
    ~ DC Labor

  • As They Pitch the Teamsters, Democratic Presidential Candidates Try to Avoid 2016 Pitfalls
    Posted On: Dec 09, 2019
    Dec. 9, 2019 | VOTE2020 | [....] "This time," [Hoffa] said before a Teamsters' forum with six Democratic presidential candidates in Iowa on Saturday, "we're seeing a lot more dialogue (from Democrats). And a lot more interest from the principal candidates." Biased though he may be, Hoffa said Donald Trump is president because he connected with working-class candidates. During his campaign, Trump mocked the union, saying he was tearing them apart. Some members wanted to endorse the Republican. The Teamsters, in fact, endorsed Hillary Clinton three months before the general election. But on Saturday, Hoffa said Clinton was a bad candidate. He believes this year's crop of Democrats is stronger. "You can’t take labor for granted…” Des Moines Register
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