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Listen to June’s Teamster Nation Podcast

June 21, 2017


Getting the low down on the future of automated trucks and how truck driver jobs and highway safety could be affected; an update on the XPO Logistics campaign; the value of Teamsters running for public office; and Queen Latifah’s long history as a union member.


Podcast features interviews with Jim Hoffa, General President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters; Lamont Byrd, Director of the Teamsters Safety and Health Department;  Jay Grimes, Director of Federal Affairs with the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association; Jose Garcia, Teamsters Local 813 member and private sanitation truck driver; Tom George, Director of the Teamsters AGC Training Center in Pasco, Washington; Frank Martinez, Director of the Southern California Construction Teamsters Training Trust; Steve Cotton, General Secretary of the International Transport Workers’ Federation; Sam Loesche, Legislative Representative with the Teamsters Political and Legislative Action Department; Cassandra Ogren, Research Director with the Teamsters Strategic Research and Campaigns Department; Doug Bloch, Political Director for Teamsters Joint Council 7; Eric Teoh, Senior Statistician with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety; John Lannen, Executive Director of the Truck Safety Coalition; Tom Bower, fired XPO worked at Trenton facility and Local 701 member; Curtis Antoniak, Mayor-elect of Jeannette, Pennsylvania and Local 30 member;  John “Bubs” Carl, Assistant Shop Steward, Jeannette, Pa. Sanitation Department and Local 30 member;  and Payton Corbett, Candidate for Mayor of Somerville, Massachusetts and Local 122 Trustee