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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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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.
It was for such pleasures as these that he spent his money; and such was his life during the six weeks and a half that he toiled for the merchants of Chicago, to enable them to break the grip of their teamsters' union.
At the end of the first day the company presented a regressive offer that proposed less total compensation for ExpressJet mechanics than the previous offer, convincing Teamster negotiators that the parties needed government mediation assistance to reach an agreement.
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.
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.
Coffey's Transfer at War with the Teamsters" is a unique and extraordinary historical footnote to the history of the national teamster's union and the corruption that was to eventually take it down.
* Regional XPO units move forward with Teamsters. Warehouse workers for freight transportation and logistics services provider XPO Logistics in North Haven, Conn., and drivers for XPO in Aurora, Ill., both voted for Teamster representation last month.
THE news item about James Hoffa junior of the Teamster's Union visiting Birmingham and the reference to his notorious late father James Riddle Hoffa reminds one of the time when the Teamster's Union was the largest and most powerful union in the United States and probably the world.
There are more than 3,500 Teamster members who work in the growing pipeline industry.
Pilots want fair work rules, improved scheduling, improved pension and health care benefits and the security of a Teamster contract.
This is a reprint of the fourth and final volume of Teamster organizer and Socialist Workers Party leader Farrell Dobbs's history/memoir of his time with the Teamsters union in the 1930's first published in 1977.