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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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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  
BUSINESS
May 12, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Two years ago, as the clock ticked past midnight from May 10 into May 11, something momentous happened in the history of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The carpenters' union, which had been the main labor union doing most of the work at the Convention Center, no longer had the right to work in the building. Since then, much has happened. Bookings are up at the center, after years of decline. And some conflict has subsided. The Teamsters, which also lost jurisdiction with the carpenters two years ago, are back in the building.
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.
NEWS
May 27, 2016
ISSUE | SODA TAX Union jobs at stake The Kenney administration's spin machine is in overdrive. In its cynical attempts to downplay the job losses Local 830 and other Teamsters locals will suffer if the regressive 3-cents-an-ounce sugary-drinks tax is enacted, the administration continues to say only Teamsters truck drivers would be affected. That's false, and the administration knows better. The Teamsters fulfill multiple roles in the regional beverage industry. In addition to drivers, our members are fleet mechanics, production-line and warehouse workers, and merchandisers in supermarkets and corner grocery stores.
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.
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NEWS
May 27, 2016
ISSUE | SODA TAX Union jobs at stake The Kenney administration's spin machine is in overdrive. In its cynical attempts to downplay the job losses Local 830 and other Teamsters locals will suffer if the regressive 3-cents-an-ounce sugary-drinks tax is enacted, the administration continues to say only Teamsters truck drivers would be affected. That's false, and the administration knows better. The Teamsters fulfill multiple roles in the regional beverage industry. In addition to drivers, our members are fleet mechanics, production-line and warehouse workers, and merchandisers in supermarkets and corner grocery stores.
NEWS
May 21, 2016
ISSUE | SODA TAX Unions need to stand together against levy Philadelphia unions that are supporting Mayor Kenney's regressive 3-cents-an-ounce sugary-drinks tax don't have all the facts. The Teamsters stand against the tax because we would lose as many as 2,000 members' jobs if it passes, which would be a devastating blow. As president of the Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters and vice president of the Eastern Region, I support every union in this state. If any government or corporate entity attacked a core industry of another union the way Philadelphia is attacking the beverage industry - to the Teamsters' detriment - we would be at their side.
BUSINESS
May 12, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Two years ago, as the clock ticked past midnight from May 10 into May 11, something momentous happened in the history of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The carpenters' union, which had been the main labor union doing most of the work at the Convention Center, no longer had the right to work in the building. Since then, much has happened. Bookings are up at the center, after years of decline. And some conflict has subsided. The Teamsters, which also lost jurisdiction with the carpenters two years ago, are back in the building.
NEWS
April 1, 2016
MAYOR KENNEY'S proposed 3-cents-an-ounce tax on sugary drinks is difficult to swallow, especially for the city's poor, small shop owners, grocers and the Teamsters Union drivers and bottling-plant workers I represent. The regressive tax, which City Council already rejected twice under the previous mayor (including two "No" votes by former Councilman Kenney) is now being spun by the Kenney administration as the only way it can afford to pay for its ambitious new proposals, which is simply untrue.
BUSINESS
March 28, 2016 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Staff Writer
Title: Secretary-treasurer, International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 830. Home: Feasterville. Family: Wife, Frances; children, Anthony, Danielle Jenkinson, Thomas, Howard; seven grandchildren. Diplomas: Archbishop Ryan High School, Lincoln Technical Institute, automotive, diesel. First job: Dishwasher. Career: Started recycling bottles at Pepsi's plant in Northeast Philadelphia, later became a driver. Joined union staff as an organizer in 1995, rose through ranks.
BUSINESS
November 3, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
It will be interesting, for want of a kinder word, to be Jack E. Marino on Monday. In a hearing room in Harrisburg, Marino, a Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board hearing examiner, will have to sit and listen as he is accused of raising the "appearance of impropriety" and of, perhaps, "bowing to political and other pressures. " Then at the end, either that day or later, Marino will have to decide whether his accusers are right - and whether he should kick himself off a case, leaving it to someone else to figure out whether union carpenters or Teamsters were improperly ousted from the Convention Center 18 months ago. And all because Marino changed his mind.
BUSINESS
April 22, 2015 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Did a Pennsylvania hearing examiner face "undue political pressure," causing him to change his opinion on hearing a dispute involving whether union carpenters and Teamsters had been improperly barred from the Convention Center's workforce? Gov. Wolf and Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane are being asked "to order an immediate investigation into this matter to determine whether any undue political pressure was applied that would make Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board hearing examiner [Jack E.]
NEWS
January 18, 2015 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
They might not like Yuengling. But the Teamsters evidently are drunk in love with Gov.-elect Tom Wolf. A day after State Rep. Mike Vereb (R., Montgomery) said that Wolf's inauguration planners were excluding Yuengling, the Pottsville-based brew, from his inaugural celebration, the leader of Teamsters Local 830 sent out a news release praising the incoming governor - and teeing off on the brewery's president, Richard Yuengling Jr., whom the union has long described as "anti-worker.
BUSINESS
August 2, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Saying it had no jurisdiction to handle the case, the National Labor Relations Board dismissed two complaints filed by members of Teamsters Local 107 against their union leaders, accusing them of failing to protect their work at the Convention Center. The two men, Edwin Taylor and Michael Conway, said leaders of Local 107 local did not represent members' interests when they did not sign a new Customer Satisfaction Agreement by the May 5 deadline imposed by Convention Center management, causing union members to lose their ability to work in the center.
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