Teamsters
Episode 213: Building for the Future at the 30th International Convention

Episode 213: Building for the Future at the 30th International Convention

June 25, 2021

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Listen to the latest edition of the Teamsters Podcast about the 30th International Convention and hear how the union is building on past successes to power its latest organizing effort at online behemoth Amazon. Plus, Teamsters leaders Jim Hoffa and Ken Hall share their words of wisdom about the future of the union.

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Featuring audio from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa; Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall; U.S. President Joe Biden; U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh; U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg; Local 200 retirees Bob Amsden, Bernie Anderson and Ken Stribling; IBT organizer Jose Ramirez; Local 886 President Tom Ritter; Teamsters National Director for Amazon Randy Korgan; Local 667 member Donnell Jefferson; Local 542 member Greg Jimenez; Local 25 organizer Milton Depina; Local 683 member Ralph Sistos; Teamster organizer Christion Smith; Local 769 member Angel Maldonado

Episode 212: Flexing Political Muscle in the Corridors of Power

Episode 212: Flexing Political Muscle in the Corridors of Power

May 26, 2021

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Listen to the latest edition of the Teamsters Podcast and hear how the union is flexing its muscles in D.C.’s Corridors of Power to make sure workers can join together and organize for better wages and safer workplaces. Plus, a leader Teamster official tells a Senate subcommittee about the future of freight.

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Featuring audio and interviews with Sunshine McBride, deputy director of the Teamsters’ Department of Political and Legislative Action, as well as Lamont Byrd, director of the Teamsters’ Safety & Health Department.

Episode 211: Remembering the World’s Workers

Episode 211: Remembering the World’s Workers

April 21, 2021

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Listen to the latest edition of the Teamsters Podcast and hear how the union is commemorating Workers’ Memorial Day by fighting to make workplaces safer. Plus learn about Teamster-authored new book focus on Long Island migrant camps.

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Featuring audio and interviews with Teamsters Safety & Health industrial hygienist Azita Mashayekhi and Local 810 general counsel Mark Torres. Get more information on Workers Memorial Day, here.

Episode 210: Teamsters Give the 411 on COVID-19 Vaccine

Episode 210: Teamsters Give the 411 on COVID-19 Vaccine

March 24, 2021

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Listen to the latest edition of the Teamsters Podcast and hear how the union’s Safety & Health Department is educating the membership on the need to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.

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Featuring audio and interviews from Teamsters Safety & Health Deputy Director Enjoli DeGrasse; industrial hygienist Christopher Lott; industrial hygienist Azita Mashayekhi and industrial hygienist Charles Austin

Episode 209: Promises Made – Promises Kept

Episode 209: Promises Made – Promises Kept

March 11, 2021

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Listen to this special edition of the Teamsters Podcast and hear how President Biden and Congress delivered pension relief to more than 1 million Americans after years of lobbying on the issue by the Teamsters

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Featuring interviews with Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa and Teamsters Vice President At-Large John Murphy 

Episode 208: Pension Reform Fight Progresses

Episode 208: Pension Reform Fight Progresses

February 24, 2021

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Listen to the latest edition of the Teamsters Podcast and hear how Congress is nearing a vote on legislation that would boost faltering multiemployer pensions, saving the retirements of more than 1 million hardworking Americans. Plus, learn how one Atlanta-based USF Holland trucker has set a standard for safety on the streets.

SHOW NOTES

Featuring audio and interviews with Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa; Teamsters Vice President At-Large John Murphy; Local 238 member Larry Koch; Local 238 staffer Stephanie Griffin; and USF Holland shop steward and Local 728 member Dolores Wright

Teamsters Unveil Pro-Worker Build Back Stronger Campaign

Teamsters Unveil Pro-Worker Build Back Stronger Campaign

January 27, 2021

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Listen to the latest edition of the Teamsters Podcast and hear how the Teamsters are pushing the Biden administration and Congress to Build Back Stronger with secure pensions, strong unions and good jobs.

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Featuring audio and interviews with Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa; Local 120 member and dairy worker Dan Beam; Chicago Teamster and pharmacy tech Tracy Reed; Local 769 member and rental car worker Ivan Rodriguez; Local 107 shop steward Jim O’Mara; IBT Deputy Director of Department of Political and Legislative Action Sunshine McBride; IBT state political coordinator John Mataya; Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer; U.S. Secretary of Labor nominee Marty Walsh

Episode 206: JRH Scholarship Funds Future Dreams

Episode 206: JRH Scholarship Funds Future Dreams

December 16, 2020

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Listen to the latest edition of the Teamsters Podcast and hear how children of Teamsters can apply to the James R. Hoffa Scholarship to help cover college and vocational education costs. Plus, Teamsters are working to get pro-worker legislation passed in Congress.

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Featuring interviews with Teamsters Local 612 President Don West; scholarship winner Eric Johnson; scholarship winner Tim Thornton; Teamsters Director of Political and Legislative Action Sunshine McBride

Episode205: Members Power Political Victory

Episode205: Members Power Political Victory

November 18, 2020

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Listen to the latest edition of the Teamsters Podcast and hear how Teamsters reached out to their fellow members to make sure they voted for pro-worker candidates. Plus, drivers hear from NIOSH about how to keep their trucks clean during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Featuring interviews with Teamsters National Field Director Katie Finn; Teamsters Political Director Tyler Longpine; Jeff Joines, National Director of Government Affairs for the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division; Bryan Bezpiaty, Local 769 member and UPS feeder driver; David Pumphrey, Local 299 member and USF Holland shop steward; Sabrina Tate, Local 71 member and UPS driver; Tom Steinbrenner, BMWED Lodge 1490 member and the Minnesota Legislative Director; and Twin McClain, Local 200 member and Kroger warehouse worker

Episode 204: Gig Economy’s War on Workers

Episode 204: Gig Economy’s War on Workers

October 21, 2020

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Listen to the latest edition of the Teamsters Podcast and hear how Teamsters are fighting to defeat California’s Prop 22, which would allow misclassification to continue to fester in the Golden State. Plus, drivers learn from a NIOSH official how to keep their trucks COVID-19 free.

SHOW NOTES

Featuring audio and interviews from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa; Local 137 Vice President Adrian Inguanzo; Local 431 member Jazan Mejia; Local 1932 member Jennifer Cheek; Local 2010 member Jamal Colter; Enjoli DeGrasse, assistant director of the Teamsters’ Safety and Health Department; and Kevin Dunn of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

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