March 25, 1990 |
Lower Moreland officials have reached contract agreements with public works, clerical and non-uniformed police employees in the the township. The agreements were reached last week between the 18 employees, who are all members of Teamsters Union 107, according to a union spokeswoman. The union represents nine public works employees and nine clerical and non- uniformed police employees whose jobs range from receptionist to dispatcher. The agreement offers public works employees a 5 percent increase for each year of the two-year pact, and it gives clerical and non-uniformed employees an average annual pay increase of 5 percent over the two years, according to township manager Alison D. Winter.
November 4, 1998 |
The District Attorney's Office has approved arrest warrants for two suspects in the fight outside City Hall last month between anti-Clinton demonstrators and pro-Clinton pickets, authorities said yesterday. Officials identified them as Kevin McNulty, 21, and Marc Nardone, 20, both of Northeast Philadelphia, both members of the Teamsters union. They were expected to surrender today and will be charged with aggravated and simple assault, recklessly endangering other persons and conspiracy in the Oct. 2 incident, police said.
April 22, 2002 |
With his organization under fire from the Teamsters' international governing board, the president of Local 676 announced his retirement to a gathering of union members yesterday. A letter posted on the door of Local 676 headquarters in Collingswood and dated last Monday - the day longtime local president John Jackson's retirement took effect - alleges improper conduct by the local's leadership. Signed by James P. Hoffa, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, it calls for a trusteeship to be set up for the local and announces a hearing on that recommendation at 9:30 a.m. May 16. The letter alleges the leadership has not run the local in accordance with membership rules.
November 29, 1991 |
Employees of the Toys 'R Us Store at the Cedarbrook Mall in Cheltenham Township, grumbling that "the only time we get a raise is when Congress passes an increase in the minimum wage," have voted to join the Teamsters Union. If the vote is certified by the National Labor Relations Board, the store will become the only one among 650 Toys 'R Us outlets (including Kids 'R Us stores) to be organized. The store employees voted 26-11 to join Teamsters Local 830. Local president John Muller said the employees had initiated the organization effort and only two or three failed to vote.
June 12, 1989 |
About 700 union workers at three General Electric Corp. plants in South Jersey stand poised to strike later this week after they voted overwhelmingly yesterday to reject management's salary offer, officials said. At a meeting in Collingswood, more than 500 members of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local 241, rejected the offer of salary increases totaling 2 percent over the next three years and cash bonuses totaling $1,200 spread out over three years.
March 10, 2004 |
Emma Igelstrom, the short-course 50-meter breaststroke world recordholder, will take time off from swimming to deal with an eating disorder. In a letter to the Swedish news agency TT, Igelstrom, 24, said she is fighting bulimia for the second time in her career. "This time, I don't have the energy and stamina to fight [the illness] alone, and I have hence decided to, supported by treatment and those close to me, win once and for all," Igelstrom wrote. Igelstrom did not say how long she expected to be away from competitive swimming.
October 3, 1992 |
The E.W. Scripps Co. announced plans yesterday to sell The Pittsburgh Press, citing mounting losses from a 4 1/2-month-old strike by delivery drivers. "There comes a point where you can give no more," said Jimmy Manis, general manager of The Pittsburgh Press Co. "Their latest offer doesn't allow us to get back into business. " The announcement came a day after talks between the company and the Teamsters union collapsed. Manis said he hoped negotiations would continue. He said he could not say whether the sale would be called off if an agreement were reached.
December 13, 2006 |
Negotiators for The Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News and their largest labor union initialed a tentative labor agreement late last night, capping months of often acrimonious contract talks. "It's a very difficult agreement" that will force the union to make tough choices about the future extent of medical coverage for advertising, news, circulation and finance workers and retirees at the papers, union president Henry J. Holcomb warned. The proposal will be presented to members at a previously scheduled informational meeting today but won't face a member vote until at least this weekend because union rules require several days' advance notice, he said.
October 5, 1998 |
Teamsters' Union boss Johnny Morris clapped his hat onto the head of an anti-Clinton demonstrator. Then all hell broke loose. The demonstrator, Donald Adams, maintained that Morris' hat trick was a signal for other Teamsters to beat him to the ground as he picketed Friday outside City Hall, where President Clinton was visiting. Adams, 38, of Cheltenham, filed a private criminal complaint against Morris on Saturday. Police said they would watch TV videotape of the melee to see if charges are warranted.
July 28, 1986
Apparently even the law is no obstacle when the Reagan administration wants to help the Teamsters Union - the only major labor union to support Ronald Reagan's candidacy in 1980 and again in 1984. Federal law requires the government to remain neutral in contests between unions for the right to represent workers. That, however, didn't stop the White House last fall from helping the Teamsters win a close election to represent civilian employees at Fort Sill, Okla. Mitchell Daniels, political director for the White House, personally arranged for the Army to help the Teamsters.