Teamster Nation News
Episode 184: Jimmy Hoffa: In His Own Words

Episode 184: Jimmy Hoffa: In His Own Words

February 12, 2020

EPISODE NOTES

Listen to the latest edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast and hear about the legacy of James R. Hoffa from the man himself as the union remembers him on the 107th anniversary of his birth. 

SHOW NOTES

Featuring an interview with former Teamsters General President James R. Hoffa conducted at his IBT office in the 1960s.

Episode 183: Educating Teamster Kids

Episode 183: Educating Teamster Kids

January 22, 2020

EPISODE NOTES

Listen to the latest edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast and learn how the union is helping to make post-secondary education more affordable for hundreds of Teamster daughters and sons each year. Plus, the outspoken Talking Heads. 

SHOW NOTES

Featuring audio clips featuring Teamster General President Jim Hoffa, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris and former JRH Scholarship recipient Marie LaRiviere

Episode 182: Questioning the Candidates

Episode 182: Questioning the Candidates

December 18, 2019

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In this special edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast, hear what six 2020 presidential contenders had to say about pensions, collective bargaining and fair trade when asked by members and retirees themselves during the Teamsters 2020 Presidential Candidates Forum in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

SHOW NOTES

Features audio and interviews with Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa; former Vice President Joe Biden; New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker; Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar; South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg; businessman Tom Steyer; Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders; retired Local 633 President Dennis Caza; Local 320 Vice President Curtis Swenson; Local 104 political coordinator Dawn Schumann; and Wisconsin Committee to Protect Pensions member Mark Nice

Episode 181: Picking a President

Episode 181: Picking a President

October 30, 2019

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Listen to the latest episode of the Teamster Nation Podcast and learn how the union is engaging with its membership and 2020 presidential contenders to make sure the issues that matter to workers like pensions, collective bargaining and fair trade are being addressed by those seeking the highest office in the land.

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Features audio and interviews with Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa; investor and activist Tom Steyer; Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii; Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont; Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey; Montana Gov. Steve Bullock; South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg; tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang; Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota; Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts; former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas; Local 710 member Brenda Davis; Local 822 political coordinator Nick Jones

Episode 180: The Power of the Public Sector

Episode 180: The Power of the Public Sector

September 27, 2019

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Listen to the latest episode of the Teamster Nation Podcast and learn how Local 1932 in San Bernardino, California stood up for its 11,000 public sector members and in the process got them better health care and pay that will improve the lives of their families for years to come. Plus, “Claudette” and the Everly Brothers.

SHOW NOTES

Featuring interviews with Local 1932 Secretary-Treasurer Randy Korgan, Shellie Swanston of the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Agency and Rosa Garcia of the San Bernardino County’s Transition Assistance Department.

Episode 179: Teamsters Power Pension Push to Win

Episode 179: Teamsters Power Pension Push to Win

August 14, 2019

EPISODE NOTES

Listen to the latest edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast and learn about the next steps pension reform supporters should be taking to ensure retirement security for some 1.5 million hardworking Americans. Plus hear about Willie Nelson and his grandfather’s “Immigrant Eyes”.

SHOW NOTES

Featuring audio clips from Teamster General President Jim Hoffa; Rep. Richard Neal of Massachusetts; Mike Walden, president of the National United Committee to Protect Pensions; pension reform advocate Rita Lewis; Bernie Anderson of the Wisconsin Committee to Protect Pensions; and Kenny Stribling of the Milwaukee Area Committee to Protect Pensions

Episode 177: United in Power at Unity!

Episode 177: United in Power at Unity!

May 22, 2019

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Listen to the latest episode of the Teamster Nation Podcast and hear how the union united for power at its annual Unity Conference in May, plus its plans for greater wins in the workplace and at the ballot box.

SHOW NOTES

Features audio and interviews from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa; Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak; International Vice President and Local 237 President Greg Floyd; Teamsters Public Service Division Director Jason Rabinowitz; Teamsters Organizing Director Jeff Farmer; Katie Finn, national field director for the Teamsters’ Department of Political and Legislative Action; Local 287 member Noel Martinez; Local 727 member Patrice Jefferson; Local 853 business agent Steve Beck; and Local 137 Secretary-Treasurer Dave Hawley

Episode 176: These Women Work!
Episode 175: Standing Up to Sysco

Episode 175: Standing Up to Sysco

March 13, 2019

EPISODE NOTES

Listen to the latest edition of the Teamster Nation Podcast and learn how Sysco Teamsters are standing together against intimidation all across the country by organizing for power. Plus, remembering former Rep. John Dingell of Michigan, a friend of labor. And Joni Mitchell and her “Big Yellow Taxi”.

SHOW NOTES

Features audio from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa; Steve Vairma, Director of the Teamsters’ Warehouse Division; fired Local 886 Sysco workers Nathan Ray, Jerry Allen, Tim Carter, James Daniel and Alan Livengood; Sysco delivery driver Joshua Thomas from Local 337; Sysco driver Trevor Ashley from Local 653f; and Sysco driver Scott Anderson from Local 653

Episode 174: Fire Survivors Serve Community

Episode 174: Fire Survivors Serve Community

January 30, 2019

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Listen to the latest episode of the Teamster Nation Podcast and hear how Teamsters personally devastated by a Northern California wildfire still managed to lend a hand to their fellow residents. Plus, learn about a regulation rollback that is jeopardizing meal and rest breaks for drivers in California.

SHOW NOTES

Features interviews with Local 137 member and Butte County employee eligibility specialist Victoria Sinclair; Local 137 member and Coca-Cola worker Dan Hines; Local 2010 member and lead painter at Chico State University Michael Denafur; Local 137 member and Butte County Social Services case manager Bruce Dick; Teamsters legislative representative Sam Loesch; California Teamsters Public Affairs Council legislative director Shane Gusman