Hoffa Corruption Helps Employers While Teamsters United organizes members to win good contracts, Hoffa covers up corruption charges and dodges a widening probe into employer payoffs. Members deserve better and they're fighting for it. It ain’t easy out there. Employers are demanding givebacks and coming after our contracts, pensions and healthcare. Politicians are attacking unions too. A majority of states now have Right-to-Work (for less) laws. Right-to-Work may become the law of the land in the public sector if the Supreme Court rules against labor this fall. Concerned Teamster members are sticking with our union and organizing to defend our contracts and benefits. In the meantime, the Hoffa administration has their eye on a very different ball. Teamster leaders should be fighting for the members. Instead, Hoffa administration officials are focused on defending themselves from a widening corruption probe. Click here to read more. Lessons From the 1997 UPS Strike Twenty years ago, Teamster members won labor’s biggest victory in decades in the 1997 UPS strike. How did it happen—and what are the lessons for today? UPS management is on the offensive. The Hoffa years have brought contract givebacks and go-along, get along labor relations. Harassment and contract violations are up—and members’ faith in the union leadership is at an all-time low. The 20th anniversary of the 1997 contract victory is a chance to remember that we can build union power, fight back and win. Click here to read more. Uniting for a Better UPS Contract Teamsters United has launched a grassroots campaign to send UPS and the Hoffa-Hall administration a message that members won’t let them settle short and sell us out again. UPS Teamsters across the country have collected signatures on a Contract Unity Pledge that says, “I will stand with Teamster members at UPS to defeat harassment and contract givebacks and win the contract we deserve. ”UPS Teamsters remember how Hoffa, Ken Hall and Sean O’Brien teamed up with the company to force through a weak contract last time. “We’ve learned the hard way that we can’t trust the Hoffa-Hall administration to fight for us in contract negotiations, so we are fighting for ourselves” said Mark Ham, a steward from Iowa Local 238. Click here to read more. The Fight to Save Pensions As we approach the four-year mark in the current battle to save Teamster pensions, it’s time to take a look at where we stand and how we can win this do-or-die fight. This is also a critical junction because time is running out to find a solution for the Central States Fund, which covers some 400,000 Teamsters, retirees, surviving spouses and those with vested benefits. The clock is ticking, as some Teamster officials play politics. Our pension funds are a vital link in the chain of Teamster power. We cannot afford to let that link break. Click here to read more. Click here to read the New Issue of Teamster Voice.