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Canadian TTC union heads fired in power battle with U.S. ATU International "U.S. parent organization pushing out Local 113 president Bob Kinnear and 16 other top officials."

Canadian TTC union heads fired in power battle with U.S. ATU International "U.S. parent organization pushing out Local 113 president Bob Kinnear and 16 other top officials."
Mr. Kinnear said the local has not received enough support from the international union in these battles, claiming it is treated with “disdain.”
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OLIVER MOORE AND JEFF GRAY
The Globe and Mail (includes correction)
Published Friday, Feb. 03, 2017 10:46AM EST
Last updated Monday, Feb. 06, 2017 1:59PM EST

Hoffa’s Numbered Days The recent Teamsters election didn’t unseat the old guard’s James P. Hoffa, but it left him discredited and vulnerable.

Hoffa’s Numbered Days
The recent Teamsters election didn’t unseat the old guard’s James P. Hoffa, but it left him discredited and vulnerable.
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/12/teamsters-hoffa-tdu-zuckerman-pope-re...

by Joe Allen

Supporters at a Teamsters United event in 2015. Teamsters United / Facebook

Teamster general president James P. Hoffa managed to hang onto power in the recent international Teamster election — but barely.

Issues Facing The ILWU-Local 10 Member Anthony Leviege

Issues Facing The ILWU-Local 10 Member Anthony Leviege
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqSJZ7XEt3o
ILWU west coast longshore workers are facing a growing attack on their union and conditions. The Pacific Maritime Assocaition is aggressively seeking to weaken the union. ILWU Local 10 member Anthony Leviege talks about these attacks and how the union should fight back. The interview was done on February 20, 2015.
Production of Labor Video Project www.laborvideo.org

Dissidents Challenge Longtime IAM Machinists Union Leadership "He said he would sell the union's Learjet, which he called an extravagance."

Dissidents Challenge Longtime IAM Machinists Union Leadership "He said he would sell the union's Learjet, which he called an extravagance."
Labor Chief Faces Opponent Pledging to Cut Spending and Open Up Elections
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB1000142405270230372210457924220010...

ILWU Local 21 Member Shelly Korker On Solidarity And The EGT Longview Contract

ILWU Local 21 Member Shelly Korker On Solidarity And The EGT Longview Contract
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeOZULc_uVs&feature=
ILWU Local 21 Longview, Washington member Shelly Corker talks about her work as a longshore worker and the dangers of the EGT concession contract. This interview was done on Bloody Thursday July 5, 2013 at ILWU Local 10 in San Francisco.
Additional video at:
One Sided Class War In ILWU NW Grain-Scabs In The Ports Of Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington

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