Boycott keybank

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  1. truckchick1

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    Teamsters: KeyBank Ethically Bankrupt
    National Radio Ad Highlights Bank’s Financing of Worker Abuses
    December 12, 2008
    (Washington, D.C.) — The Teamsters Union launched a nationwide radio ad on Air America today condemning KeyBank (NYSE: KEY) for betraying taxpayers and for financing Oak Harbor Freight Lines’ labor abuses. Oak Harbor workers in Oregon, Washington and Idaho were forced to strike Sept. 22 to protest the freight company’s violations of U.S. labor laws, as well as hostile efforts by company representatives to intimidate workers. A day later, Oak Harbor took the extraordinary step of cutting off health benefits to its workers and retirees.

    Cleveland-based KeyBank, which is set to receive $2.5 billion from the Troubled Asset Recovery Program (TARP), is on the board of several mortgage industry associations that lobbied to stop a Senate bill that would have prevented well over half a million home foreclosures. KeyBank also serves as the principle financial institution for Oak Harbor Freight Lines.

    “KeyBank’s irresponsible decisions are putting working families in a bind,” said Margaret Butler, the Director of Portland Jobs with Justice, who led a protest at KeyBank's main branch in Portland last week as part of Jobs with Justice's “People's Bailout” National Week of Action. “At this moment of crisis, KeyBank needs to extend relief to working Americans instead of financing a rogue company like Oak Harbor that has broken U.S. labor law and violated international labor standards during a 3-month strike in the Northwest.”

    “Momentum is growing against KeyBank’s support of Oak Harbor,” said Al Hobart, President of Teamsters Joint Council 28 and International Vice President. “We are going to continue to take our message to the public and inform them of the anguish Keybank is causing American workers and families.”

    The Teamsters’ radio ad will run on the national radio network Air America, and is expected to reach at least 1.6 million listeners. Air America is also available online at Air America Media.

    To listen to the radio ad, follow this link: Oak Harbor Radio Ad - December 2008


    The full text of the radio ad follows:

    (Little Girl): KeyBank has no loyalty:
    Bank penalties, Expensive fees.
    They support Oak Harbor’s greed
    On the West Coast.

    Sooo…

    Take KeyBank and lock it up,
    What a chump, Lock it up.
    We’re in a financial slump.
    Keybank’s heartless.

    (Narrator): It’s no wonder KeyBank finances Oak Harbor Freight Lines. After all, Oak Harbor violated workers’ rights and cut off health care for retired employees. Tell KeyBank to stop playing kiddy games and get serious about workers and their money.

    This ad was brought to you by the Teamsters Union.

    The International Brotherhood of Teamsters was founded in 1903 and represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

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  2. Day Tripper

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    People, take some responsibility here. The decisions you made to be on a picket line were yours. You are caught in a personal battle of Al Hobart's. Bet he has a warm fuzzy Christmas this year. No financial worrie for him. Need to wake up!
     
  3. truckchick1

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    SEATTLE (Map) - SEATTLE, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teamster members on strike at Oak Harbor Freight Lines protested outside of KeyArena in Seattle today. KeyBank, the corporate sponsor of KeyArena, is the main financier of Oak Harbor Freight Lines, where more than 600 Teamsters in the Northwest have been on strike for the past 12 weeks because of unfair labor practices by the company.

    "We went to KeyArena to alert consumers that KeyBank doesn't want to help Washington families," said Al Hobart, Teamsters International Vice President and President of Teamsters Joint Council 28. "This bank supports the unfair labor practice strike we have at Oak Harbor, but they also cheat customers and lobby against Americans facing foreclosures."

    The Consumer Federation of America reported that KeyBank uses deceptive practices to charge excessive and hidden overdraft fees. Worse, KeyBank sits on the board of several mortgage industry associations that fought to stop a Senate bill that would have prevented well over 1.2 million home foreclosures and avoided property declines of $200 billion.


    Way to go guys. Keep it up. Keep the word out. HOLD THE LINE
     
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    LOL -- Yeah, way to go. :clap:
     
  5. Kiddriver

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    From What I can see this is a battle between God and the VPs. There is way more behind the scene than anyone knows. You cant claim to be Christian and do the opposite.:chairshot: That is why this is coming down on their heads. Kidd
     
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    Saw you outside KeyBank in Auburn today. Keep up the fight.
     
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    WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 Teamsters-KeyBank



    Community organizations tell KeyBank to stop financing Oak Harbor Freight Lines' war on workers

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of Jobs with Justice and the Teamsters Union demonstrated across the country at KeyBank branches in Portland, Seattle, Indianapolis, Detroit, Buffalo and Cleveland to call for a "People's Bailout" and an end to the misuse of taxpayer bailout dollars to fund companies, like Oak Harbor, that have perpetrated workers' rights violations.

    KeyBank is set to receive $2.5 billion from the Troubled Asset Recovery Program (TARP). But instead of using the money to give relief to those hardest hit in the current economy, KeyBank is using its bailout money to increase profits by buying other banks and underwriting Oak Harbor Freight Lines, a company that has cancelled its retirees' health care and violated U.S. and international labor standards affecting hundreds of striking Teamsters in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

    "KeyBank's irresponsible decisions are putting working families in a bind," said Debbie Kline, Coordinator of Cleveland Jobs with Justice, where KeyBank is headquartered. "At this moment of crisis, KeyBank needs to extend relief to working Americans -- not finance a rogue company like Oak Harbor that has broken U.S. labor laws and violated international labor standards during a three month strike in the Northwest."

    "Six hundred freight drivers and clerical workers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho are out in the cold this holiday season," said Al Hobart, Western Regional Vice President of the Teamsters. "Major retailers like the GAP and JC Penney have left Oak Harbor, but KeyBank continues to underwrite them and these labor violations. This is a national scandal that KeyBank is misusing its bailout money and Congress should do something about it."

    Founded in 1903, the Teamsters Union represents more than 1.4 million hardworking men and women in the United States and Canada.
     
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    To bad the polititians in Washington State will not get involved like they did in Chicago.
     
  11. chuckandbob

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    I could care less as long as it helps get the word out.


    Ed, The wooden shoes do not allow you to walk on water.
     
  13. truckchick1

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    Amen brother!!!!! We want everyone to know about the dirty deeds of ed & dave. We don't care who is saying them.
     

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