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TEAMSTER. One who drives horses in a wagon for the purpose of carrying goods for hire he is liable as a common carrier. Story, Bailm. Sec. 496.

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She experienced a thrill of wickedness as she thought of what Sarah would say could she see her now, Only he wasn't a prizefighter, but a teamster.
will you!” The language itself was so unusual to oxen, with which all who dwell in a new country are familiar; but there was something in the voice, also, that startled Miss Temple On turning the corner, she necessarily approached the man, and her look was enabled to detect the person of Oliver Edwards, concealed under the coarse garb of a teamster. Their eyes met at the same instant, and, not- t withstanding the gloom, and the enveloping cloak of Elizabeth, the recognition was mutual.
The ladies heard the rustling of hay, and well understood the reason why Edwards was in the capacity of a teamster.
Ken Hall, the Teamsters' general secretary treasurer and the union's point man for the Teamsters negotiations with UPS, said in March that the talks were tough but that was not a surprise.
According to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, this agreement includes an industry-best top rate, continued free healthcare benefits and significant retroactive pay and other lump sum payments for past years, as well as various work rule improvements such as a new Aviation Safety Awareness Program and company concessions that will bring vendor work in-house.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters on Tuesday asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reconsider its decision to grant Tribune Co.
This month, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) will hold its fourth nationwide vote in ten years, sending mail ballots to nearly 1.4 million workers so they can directly elect top leaders of their union.
In a document leading up to the vote by members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union on a new contract viewed as vital to the survival of auto hauler Jack Cooper, the Teamsters spellsout in great detail just what happened to the company and its need to file for protection under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code.
Airline division of International Brotherhood of Teamsters has announced ExpressJet Airlines passed a regressive compensation proposal in the negotiations process with its aircraft mechanics, the company said.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters has announced a group of over 150 Sea-Tac fuelers, dispatchers and mechanics have voted to ratify their first-ever Teamster contract, the company said.
Freight drivers from XPO's Rockaway location filed Monday for representation by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.Freight drivers from XPO's Rockaway location filed Monday for representation by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
Synopsis: "Teamster Bureaucracy" by American Trotskyist and a leader of the communist movement in America, a trade unionist, a politician, and an historian Farrell Dobs (July 25, 1907 October 31, 1983) is the story of how the class-struggle Teamsters leadership in the Upper Midwest organized to fight union busting, racism, and colonial oppression, as they opposed the mobilization of labor behind U.S.