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October 13, 1992 | by Cynthia Burton, Daily News Staff Writer
Teamsters are sticking it to both major parties in Northeast Philadelphia's 3rd Congressional district. The Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters announced yesterday that it was endorsing John Hughes, a little-known independent candidate in the race. They won't endorse the incumbent, Democrat Bob Borski, because he sponsored legislation banning triple-trailer trucks in Pennsylvania. Borski said he opposed the trailers because they were dangerous. John Morris, the conference president, said banning triple trailers costs the Teamsters 16,000 jobs.
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July 29, 1988 | By Edward Power, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nearly 1,100 mailers - workers who help assemble The Inquirer and prepare it for distribution - have voted to change their status as an independent union and affiliate with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, according to the mailers' president. Edward T. Savryk, president of the former Newspaper and Magazine Employees Union, yesterday said that his union would be designated Teamsters Local 1414. Savryk said the mailers' union had been independent since it was formed about 1970.
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March 21, 2000 | by Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The tale of the tape has swept three more Teamsters into the beating of two anti-Clinton protesters outside City Hall on Oct. 2, 1998. Yesterday, after Municipal Judge Eric L. Lilian watched videotapes of Don Adams and his sister, Teri, being knocked to the ground and "pummeled" by a mob, he ordered the three to stand trial on charges that included riot, assault and conspiracy. Charles Davis, 27, and Mark Hopkins, 21, both of Clementine Street near Amber, and Norma Bottomer, 47, of Sepviva Street near Norris, were arrested about 11 months after the incident.
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October 11, 1986 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
By better than 4-1, Philadelphia's public school administrators have voted to affiliate with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Almost 80 percent of the district's 750 middle-level managers voted for affiliation with the Teamsters, officials of the American Arbitration Association said yesterday. The final count in the mail-ballot referendum, which was handled by the independent group, was 472-117. Two ballots were returned unmarked. The margin was more than the two-thirds needed under the by-laws of the Philadelphia Association of School Administrators (PASA)
NEWS
October 17, 2012
Newspaper delivery drivers, clerks, dispatchers, security guards, and building services personnel represented by Teamsters Local 628 voted Sunday to authorize a strike against Interstate General Media, the company that owns The Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com. Approximately 300 union members are working under the terms of their contract that expired Oct. 8. Talks are expected to continue this week, said the union president, John Laigaie.   - Jane M. Von Bergen  
NEWS
July 16, 1991 | By Lisa Ellis, Inquirer Staff Writer
When federal prosecutors sued in 1988 to force change in the Teamsters, saying the union was dominated by organized crime, John P. Morris insisted that members ran the union and needed no changes to protect their rights. Now, seeking his first national office under a process set up to settle that racketeering suit, Philadelphia's most powerful Teamster calls the old system "autocratic" and has won the support of many reformers. Such paradoxes have kept observers scratching their heads over just how Morris, 65, the principal officer of Philadelphia's Local 115 and Joint Council 53, fits into the new era of the Teamsters.
NEWS
February 14, 2012 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, difilid@phillynews.com
About 50 Teamsters protested in front of the Daily News and Inquirer building this morning, complaining that company managers imperiled "journalistic integrity" - and therefore their jobs - by meddling last week with news stories about the sale of Philadelphia Media Network. "They're scrubbing stuff out of the paper," said John Laigaie, president of the Teamsters Local 628, which represents about 400 drivers, security guards and custodians who work for PMN. "They're scrubbing off the website.
BUSINESS
November 18, 2012 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
By the time brothers Robert and Joe Ryder meet for Thanksgiving, it'll be a moot question whether the unions should have caved into management demands from Hostess Brands Inc., makers of Twinkies and Wonder Bread. In bankruptcy twice in a decade, the company said Friday it would shut down, putting 18,500 people out of work, including more than 400 in the Philadelphia area. Despite its financial issues, the company blamed the bakers' union, saying it refused to return from a strike and make the necessary concessions to allow the company to survive.
NEWS
June 8, 1988 | By Mack Reed, Special to The Inquirer
Unionized liquor-truck drivers and warehouse workers in Delaware are circling their wagons against a California consulting firm that has broken or severely weakened beverage-industry unions in seven states. Officials for Teamsters Local 326, which represents workers for three major Delaware liquor distributors, say that in its work for the distributors, West Coast Industrial Relations Association of Los Gatos, Calif., has already hired replacement workers and has made the Teamsters a three-year contract proposal that will almost surely cause a strike.
NEWS
January 5, 2000 | by Gloria Campisi, Daily News Staff Writer
Lawmen braced for trouble today in a battle over control of Teamsters Local 115. But ousted Local 115 secretary-treasurer John Morris said if it came, it wouldn't come from him. The Teamsters International was to begin three days of hearings today at a Teamsters union hall in Collingswood, N.J., on whether to bar Morris, 73, from resuming leadership of the local he founded in 1955. Union President James P. Hoffa ordered Morris bounced Nov. 15 and replaced with an emergency trustee.
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June 20, 2014 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
THEY MARCHED one-by-one in succession, guarded by a giant, inflatable "fat cat" with a devilish grin. The cat extended a giant paw with a diamond pinkie ring to be kissed. The other paw choked the neck of a faux man in a hard hat. Despite sweltering temperatures sirening the advent of summer, Carpenters Local 8 and Teamsters Local 107 were picketing in front of the Pennsylvania Convention Center yesterday morning. They called for an end to the "lockout" they say has now rendered them jobless.
BUSINESS
June 9, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the last 21 years, Michael Conway, 58, has worked at the Convention Center, along with 160 other Teamsters on the seniority list. That has ended. And Conway is not happy about it. Alleging that his union "violated its duty of fair representation to its members by failing and refusing to timely execute" an agreement with the Convention Center management, Conway last month filed a charge with the National Labor Relations Board against Local 107 and its president, William Hamilton.
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June 3, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Advertisements showing construction workers in hard hats credit members of the General Building Contractors Association with creating Philadelphia's skyline and landmark projects. The association's members employ union workers, but in an indication of just how hard it can be to sell the union idea these days, the ads don't even mention the word. "The word union sometimes has a negative pull, so we're trying to keep the messaging positive," said the association's marketing director, Melissa Wyatt.
BUSINESS
May 16, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The first real test of how the Convention Center will operate under its new work rules will come Thursday afternoon, when the 2014 BIO World Congress of Industrial Biotechnology wraps up its three-day conference. That's when, instead of having the usual full array of six Convention Center unions to dismantle the show, the work will be done by members of the four unions that met a May 5 deadline to sign a new Customer Satisfaction Agreement. The two other unions, the Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters Local 8 and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 107, have been ousted from the center for not signing on time.
NEWS
May 15, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
John T. Marsden, 85, of Gloucester City, a member of Teamsters Local 676 in Collingswood for 32 years, died of cancer Thursday, May 8, at St. Mary's Catholic Home in Cherry Hill. During the Korean conflict, Mr. Marsden was an Army tank driver on stateside duty, daughter Terry Malkowicz said. He returned to drive for trucking firms in Bellmawr and Pennsauken. He was a longtime member of the American Legion. Besides his daughter Terry, Mr. Marsden is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jean, daughter Connie Roadside, five sisters, two grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
NEWS
May 14, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Workers returned to the job at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Monday morning as members of two fellow unions protested against being shut out from the sprawling complex. Police outnumbered the union protesters. During the morning, about 40 to 50 demonstrators - most, if not all, from Teamsters Local 107 - held positions around the sprawling complex, carrying signs saying "Locked Out" and shouting at workers entering the building. Some members of Carpenters Union Local 8 handed out literature to passersby.
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May 11, 2014 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
CARPENTERS AND Teamsters union members who show up for work at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Monday will be turned away, says the center's CEO. John McNichol, president and CEO of the center, said the unions let a deadline expire without agreeing to new work rules and the deal is now off the table. Of the six unions that staff the center, Carpenters Local 8 and Teamsters Local 107 rejected the new work rules, which make it easier for exhibitors to set up shop at conventions.
NEWS
May 11, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano and Chris Hepp, Inquirer Staff Writers
Two unions that failed to accept new work rules at the Convention Center belatedly offered signed agreements to center management on Friday in hopes of retaining employment there. The apparent reversal on the rules was rebuffed, however, with center management saying it considers the matter closed. As things stand, neither the Carpenters Local 8, viewed by management as the center's most difficult and disruptive union, nor the Teamsters Local 107 will be permitted to work at the center after their contracts expire at 11:59 p.m. Saturday.
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May 9, 2014 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
CARPENTERS Local 8, one of two trade unions nearing the end of their contracts with the Pennsylvania Convention Center, says the unions were "blindsided" when given new terms in a labor agreement and only 24 hours to "take it or leave it. " "This 24-hour ultimatum at the last minute by the [convention center] board came out of the blue, and the carpenters believe the action itself is totally unreasonable," Local 8 spokesman Marty O'Rourke said. Of the six unions that staff the center, Local 8 and Teamsters Local 107 were the only two that refused to sign a "customer satisfaction agreement" that loosens some work rules.
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May 8, 2014 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
THE TEAMSTERS and carpenters who set up exhibits at the Pennsylvania Convention Center could find themselves out of work by Saturday, after refusing yesterday to sign a labor agreement that changes their work rules. Four of the six convention-center unions agreed to a new deal, giving exhibitors more freedom in choosing how their displays are set up and who does what work in the process. The move came after years of dwindling bookings at the center, which was supposed to draw conventions on an international scale.
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