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The Teamster Connection: Apartheid Israel and the IBT

Joe Allen CounterPunch
Many U.S. unions have longstanding ties to the State of Israel. What is the Teamster connection? Author Joe Allen uncovers ties going back to Israel's founding, Hoffa, organized crime and gun-running to the new state from Detroit and Cleveland.


Inside the Supreme Court Case That Could Chill a U.S. Strike Wave

Steve Wishnia Work-Bites
Photo of strike signs on sticks with workers hands leaning on them.   The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Glacier Northwest v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 174 on Jan. 10. Justices Alito and Thomas might want to use this case to narrow what is considered “protected activity”. That would follow the pattern of the 2018 Janus v. AFSCME decision, which was preceded by another case where Alito disputed the 1977 precedent that public-sector unions may charge nonmembers fees for the costs of representing them.
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