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Dr. Belzer has been a regular media source for over 30 years. His expert knowledge of trucking, unions, negotiating, and transportation has made him a trusted source for reporters at top news organizations around the world. 

1990s

In the 1990s, Dr. Belzer was consulted for his expertise on trucking unions, strikes and negotiations, and deregulation.

“Overnite-union: 1930s-style war / Trucking firm says it'll outlast Teamsters.” Chip Jones, Chattanooga Times / Chattanooga Free Press, November 28, 1999.

“How Teamsters Can Win.” John D. Schulz, Traffic World, November 22, 1999.

“Overnite-union: 1930s-style war / Trucking firm says it'll outlast Teamsters.” Chip Jones, Richmond Times-Dispatch, November 21, 1999.

“Freight Strike a Test of Hoffa's Mettle.” Steven Greenhouse, New York Times, November 5, 1999.

“Views Differ on Trucking Strike Effect; Teamsters, Overnite Claim Gains in Battle.” Stephen Franklin, Chicago Tribune, November 3, 1999.

“President Hoffa... so far: Other Teamster contracts could hold key to Detroit newspaper talks.” Jane Slaughter, Detroit Metro Times, November 3, 1999.

“The Amazing New Clout of a Teamster Named Hoffa.” Paula Dwyer and Aaron Bernstein, Business Week, October 25, 1999.

“Teamster morale rides on Hoffa-led strike.” Ron Scherer, Christian Science Monitor, September 24, 1999.

“Phone workers, others say bathroom access a problem.”  Associated Press State & Local Wire, September 21, 1999.

“The killer trucks: Lax safety rules, long hours wreak havoc on the roads.” Marianne Lavelle and James Morrow, U.S. News & World Report, September 13, 1999.

“Detroit teachers vote today on returning to classroom; District says it can impose merit pay despite contract.” Baltimore Sun, September 8, 1999.

“Ratification of Detroit teacher contract uncertain, analysts say.” Brian S. Akre, The Associated Press, September 7, 1999.

“Dispute over merit pay could thwart OK of Detroit teachers contract.” Brian S. Akre, The Associated Press State & Local Wire, September 7, 1999.

“Detroit teacher strike hints at growing distrust of reform.” Abraham McLaughlin, Christian Science Monitor, September 3, 1999.

“Teamsters Head Seeks to End Union Oversight by U.S.” Bloomberg News. July 29, 1999.

“In high-tech age, unions can score.” James L. Tyson, Christian Science Monitor, July 20, 1999.

“Teamsters OK Car-haul Deal.”  John D. Schulz, Traffic World, July 19, 1999.

“Teamsters Strike Overnite.” John D. Schulz and William B. Cassidy, Traffic World, July 12, 1999.

“Trucking: IBT Members Approve Carhaul Contract to Cover 12,800 Involved in Auto Deliveries.” Elizabeth Walpole-Hofmeister, Daily Labor Report, July 9, 1999.

"Interview - Mike Belzer, University of Michigan professor, says semi drivers are pushed so they can get home at the end of the week. Visual - Family of victim in yesterday's freeway crash in which a semi killed three people talk about their loved one." Action News at 6, WXYZ-TV. June 19, 1999, Saturday PM. Also Action News Sunday Morning, June 20, 1999, Sunday AM.

"Multiple fatal truck accident on Interstate 94 in Detroit." Channel 7 Evening News, Friday, June 18, 1999.

“Carhaulers, Union Reach Pact: Last-Minute Bargaining Averts National Strike.” Paul Spillinger, Transport Topics, June 7, 1999.

“Technology; 16 Microsoft Temps Organize Into Bargaining Unit; Labor: Group Hoping for Improved Benefits Signs a Petition Seeking Representation by Local Union.” Leslie Helm, Los Angeles Times, June 4, 1999.

“Teamsters, Car Haulers Avoid Strike, Agree on Tentative 4-Year Contract.” Donald W. Nauss, Los Angeles Times, June 3, 1999.

“Hoffa Says He's Passed First Test; Deal Omits Several Concessions Sought by Car Haulers.” Stephen Franklin, Chicago Tribune, June 3, 1999.

“Contract is a win for Hoffa: Teamsters leader's handling of car hauler talks marks him as labor chief with clout.” Richard A. Ryan, The Detroit News, June 3, 1999.

“Hoffa does well in debut.” Richard A. Ryan, Gannett News Service, June 2, 1999.

“Teamsters, Car Haulers Reach New 4-Year Agreement.” Bloomberg News, June 2, 1999.

“Car Haulers Are Looking to Hoffa to Stay Firm on Concessions.” Steven Greenhouse, The New York Times, May 30, 1999.

“Hoffa Faces Big Test as Teamster President.” Steven Greenhouse, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), May 30, 1999.

“Teamsters Walkout Appears Likely; Union, Car Haulers Divided On Key Issues In Contract Talks.” Donald W. Nauss, Los Angeles Times, May 27, 1999.

“TGH nurses' letter flirts with forming union.” Mike Stobbe, The Tampa Tribune, April 5, 1999.

“Tampa, Fla., Hospital May Be Vulnerable to Unionization.” Mike Stobbe, Tampa Tribune, April 5, 1999.

“Government Regulation of the Employment Relationship; Review.” Charles J. Whalen, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, April 1, 1999.

“A new deal for a new economy; institutional reforms.” Stephen Stephen, John Alic, and Howard Wial, Challenge, March 1, 1999.

“In Good Faith?  The Future of Labor Relations.” Mark Tosh, Progressive Grocer, February 1999.

“1999 Labor Outlook; Bargaining.” Michelle Amber, Paul Connolly, Tom Gilroy, Pam Ginsbach, and Elizabeth Walpole-Hofmeister. Daily Labor Report, Bureau of National Affairs, January 11, 1999.

“Once-Corrupt Teamster Local Has First Election in a Decade.” Steven Greenhouse, The New York Times, December 20, 1998.

“Hoffa failed to win over union's soul.” William Roberts, Journal of Commerce. December 14, 1998.

“Shippers uneasy as Hoffa takes over Teamsters.” William Roberts, Journal of Commerce, December 8, 1998.

“Hoffa Will Face Challenges As Teamster Boss.”  Sandra Livingston, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), December 8, 1998.

“New Teamsters boss faces tough challenge: Hoffa has to live down father's reputation.” Hamilton Spectator (Ontario, Canada). December 8, 1998.

“To the Teamsters Born.” Steven Greenhouse, The New York Times, December 7, 1998.

“Hoffa Wins The Hearts Of Many Teamsters; How About The; Vote?” Stephen Franklin, The Buffalo News, November 28, 1998.

“Hoffa; A Son's Mission; Many Supporters Want Jimmy Hoffa To Become President of the Teamsters To Make The Nation's Largest Union What It Was Under His Father. His Opponents Say That's Precisely The Problem.” Stephen Franklin, Chicago Tribune, November 22, 1998.

“Teamsters: TDU Focuses on Get-Out-The-Vote in Effort to Elect Tom Leedham Teamsters President.” Elizabeth Walpole-Hofmeister, Daily Labor Report no. 217 (The Bureau of National Affairs), November 10, 1998.

“Hoffa Confident As Vote Begins.” Stephen Franklin, Chicago Tribune, November 2, 1998.

“For Truckers, Road to License Is a Rough Ride.”  Jennifer Vigil, Chicago Tribune, October 19, 1998.

"Northwest Pilots Strike." Detroit In Depth, Sunday, September 13, 1998.

“The Struggle for a Foothold: While the recent strikes by Bell Atlantic and U S West workers combated different issues, they carried a common theme.” Nancy Gohring, Telephony, September 7, 1998.

“Worker-Management Issues Come to Fore With Summer Strikes.” Gail Kinsey Hill, The Oregonian (Portland, OR), September 7, 1998.

“Teamsters Camps Pitch in the Mud.”  Daniel P. Bearth, Transport Topics, September 7, 1998.

“Teamster Tries To Make a Name: Presidential Underdog Runs Against Hoffa.” Elias Wolfberg, States News Service, August 22, 1998.

“Northwest Strike Imminent.” Dave Pekrul, WAAM Radio (Detroit, MI).  Friday, August 21, 1998.

“Expulsion of Teamsters President.” Kathleen Schalch, Morning Edition (NPR), July 28, 1998.

“Who's Going to Blink?;Teamsters force showdown at Overnite; strike nears as IPO is being polished.” John D. Schulz, Traffic World, July 27, 1998.

"Race to the Bottom'; Contract drivers in Airborne trucks and uniforms paid half the wages, no benefits for same work.” Kristin S. Krause, Traffic World, July 27, 1998.

“Tom Leedham’s Unlikely Journey: Oregon's Top Teamster Wages an Underdog Challenge Against James Hoffa.” Gail Kinsey Hill, The Oregonian (Portland, OR), Sunday, July 26 1998.

“Economic Changes Shrink Union Membership.” Gail Kinsey Hill, The Oregonian (Portland, OR), July 26, 1998.

“Union control at stake: Teamsters election funding dispute risks federal supervision.” Richard A. Ryan and Bradley A. Stertz, The Detroit News, Monday, July 6, 1998.

“Can strategic participation be institutionalized? Union representation on American corporate boards.” Larry W. Hunter, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, July, 1998.

“Teamster Reformers Back Leedham.” Sandra Livingston, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), June 2, 1998.

“Theodus May Seek Presidency.” Sandra Livingston, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), May 30, 1998.

“Teamster Reformers Get A New Candidate; Illness Likely To Force Out UPS Strike Leader.” Sallie L. Gaines, Chicago Tribune, May 23, 1998.

“Oregon Labor Leader Plans to Challenge Hoffa in Teamsters Race.” Steve Mayes, The Oregonian (Portland, OR), May 3, 1998.

“Hall Could Give Hoffa A Tough Vote Race.” Sandra Livingston, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), April 29, 1998.

 

“Hoffa Cleared of Charges, Is Free to Pursue Teamsters Post.” Thomas S. Mulligan, Los Angeles Times. April 28, 1998.

“Pull of the Past Leads Teamster into Campaign.” Stephen Franklin, Chicago Tribune, April 16, 1998.

“Candidate for Teamsters Head Known for Supporting Carey during UPS Strike.”  Ellen Simon, The Star Ledger (Newark, NJ), April 7, 1998.

“Carey casts a long shadow over candidate.” Ellen Simon, The Star Ledger (Newark, NJ), April 7, 1998 p 57.

“Beer company’s Teamster pact drying up: Two sides contentious as deadline nears.” Ellen Simon, The Star Ledger (Newark, NJ), March 27, 1998.

“Cat-UAW Contract Wave Of The Future?” Marianthi N. Contos, KnowledgeSpace: http://www.knowledgespace.com, March 23, 1998.

“Greener Grass? Envy of UPS deal may have prompted FedEx pilots to deep- six contract offer.” Kristin S. Krause, Traffic World, March 23, 1998.

“Teamsters pact eases threat of union-busting.” Ellen Simon, The Star Ledger (Newark, NJ), March 18, 1998.

 

“Workforce Wednesday: The Lingering Damage of Labor Disputes.” Marianthi N. Contos, KnowledgeSpace: http://www.knowledgespace.com, March 4, 1998.

"UAW Rejects Caterpillar Deal.” Don Gonyea, All Things Considered (NPR), February 23, 1998.

“How Did They Do It? LTL carriers show new face of labor acumen in achieving 5-year Teamsters freight accord.” John D. Schulz, Traffic World, February 23, 1998.

“Teamsters Carry On Without Carey: Absence of President Hasn't Hobbled Union.” Kenneth C. Crowe, Newsday, February 17, 1998.

“Win-Win-Win-Win; Shippers, competitors benefit as Teamsters, TMI hammer out 5-year agreement in record speed.” John D. Schulz, Traffic World, February 16, 1998.

“Auto Union Backs Tentative Accord With Caterpillar.” Dirk Johnson, The New York Times, February 14, 1998.

“Telecommunications, Freight Will Dominate Major Negotiations in 1998.” Elizabeth Walpole-Hofmeister, Daily Labor Report no. 07 (The Bureau of National Affairs), January 12, 1998.

“Observers See No Impact From Teamsters' Scandal on Average Worker.” Michelle Amber and Elizabeth Walpole-Hofmeister, Daily Labor Report no. 7 (The Bureau of National Affairs). January 12, 1998

“Hoffa Operative Used 'Moles,' False Identity to Probe Teamster Foe.” Mark Maremont, Wall Street Journal, December 23, 1997.

“Teamster Board Gives Carey's Fate to The Feds.” Sandra Livingston, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), December 4, 1997.

“Hoekstra Likely to Delay Teamster Hearings.” Elias Wolfberg, States News Service, December 4, 1997.

“Teamsters and the Labor Movement." The Al Kresta Show Live - WDEO Radio, December 4, 1997.

“Carey Steps Down as Teamsters President; Takes Leave to Appeal Disqualification.” Daniel P. Bearth, Transport Topics, December 1, 1997.

“Political Notes GOP Watches Teamsters For Signs Of AFL-CIO Withdrawal.” The White House Bulletin, December 1, 1997.

“Carey Exits Teamsters Presidency; He Takes Leave To Fight Charges.” Stephen Franklin, Chicago Tribune, November 26, 1997.

“Charges Filed As Carey Takes Leave From Union.” Sandra Livingston, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), November 26, 1997.

“Teamster boss takes leave as allegations mount.” Stephen Franklin, American-Statesman (Austin, Texas). November 26, 1997.

“Reformers Rally to Carey But Develop Plan For Identifying, Electing Successor.” Elizabeth Walpole-Hofmeister, Bureau of National Affairs: Daily Labor Report, November 25, 1997.

“Teamsters Will Share Power With An Auditor.” Chicago Tribune, November 25, 1997.

“Teamsters OK stricter controls.” Associated Press, November 25, 1997.

“Closer monitoring for Teamsters.” The Times Union (Albany, NY), November 25, 1997.

“Carey to take leave of absence from Teamsters.” The Ann Arbor News, November 25, 1997.

“Auditor Set To Oversee Teamsters.” Stuart Silverstein, Los Angeles Times, November 25, 1997.

“Government hires auditor to oversee Teamsters spending.” Diane E. Lewis, The Boston Globe, November 25, 1997.

“Government Tightens Grip on Teamsters With Auditor's Appointment.” Kevin Galvin, Associated Press, November 25, 1997.

“Three Candidates Jockey To Assume Carey's Role.” Kevin Galvin, The Buffalo News, November 24, 1997.

“Teamsters reform faction remains strong.” Kevin Galvin, The Times Union (Albany, NY), November 24, 1997.

“Teamster Reform Movement.” Don Gonyea and Bob Edwards, Morning Edition (NPR), November 24, 1997.

“Carey Down, Uncertainty Up; LTL carriers hope multiyear contract still possible despite Teamsters president's election disqualification.” David Barnes, Traffic World, November 24, 1997.

“Some consider Hall a favorite for Teamsters post; Charleston resident says it's premature to call him candidate.” Charleston Daily Mail, November 24, 1997.

“Carey Says Reformers May Need New Candidate.” Sandra Livingston, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland).  November 23, 1997.

“The Teamsters: Looking Forward; Delay of Election Is Sought To Allow for Hoffa Inquiry.” Louis Uchitelle, The New York Times, November 19, 1997.

“The Teamsters: Looking Back; Tarnished Knight of a Revived Labor Movement.” Steven Greenhouse, The New York Times, November 19, 1997.

“Carey's downfall a blow to labor reform.” Kevin Galvin, Associated Press, November 19, 1997.

“Teamsters triumph turning to ashes.” Mark Suzman, Financial Times (London), November 19, 1997.

“Will Scandal Set Back Teamsters Reforms?” Ron Scherer, The Christian Science Monitor, November 19, 1997.

“As Union Turns Around, A Reformer Goes Down; Carey Has Delivered on Many Promises.” Blaine Harden, The Washington Post, November 18, 1997.

“Decision of Kenneth Conboy to Disqualify IBT President Ron Carey.” Kenneth R. Conboy, Daily Labor Report no. 222 (The Bureau of National Affairs), November 18, 1997.

“Judge Throws Carey Out; Election Set For March In Turmoil.”  Elias Wolfberg, States News Service, November 17, 1997. “Teamster Turmoil.” Phil Ponce, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer (PBS), November 17, 1997.

“James Hoffa may be the next president of the Teamsters after Ron Carey has been disqualified from running for re-election.” John Dimsdale, Marketplace - Minnesota Public Radio, November 17, 1997.

“Carey's Status to Be Announced.” Don Gonyea, Morning Edition (NPR), November 13, 1997.

“Now It's Your Turn, Mr. Hoffa: Charges about campaign financing put him on the defensive.” Aaron Bernstein, Business Week, November 10, 1997.

“Teamsters having financial trouble Union's net worth dropping fast.” Richard A. Ryan, and Bradley Stertz, The Denver Post, November 9, 1997.

“Teamsters' finances plummet.” Detroit News, The Des Moines Register, November 5, 1997.

“Teamsters & Politics: Teamsters' troubles strain its treasury: Union's net worth falls to $11.3 million from $150 million in 1991.” Richard A. Ryan and Bradley Stertz, The Detroit News. November 04, 1997.  Also carried on Gannett News Service.

“Investigation Focuses On Hoffa Money; Teamsters Going Broke?” Bulletin Broadfaxing Network: The Bulletin's Frontrunner, October 31, 1997.

“Teamsters Local Backing Hoffa Is the Focus of Probe.” Mark Maremont, Wall Street Journal, October 31, 1997.

“UPS wrapped up by people power; United Parcel Service.” Karen Walker, Airline Business: Reed Business Publishing Ltd., Section No. 10, Vol. 13; Pg. 86, 1997

“Fund-Raising Scandal Threatens Labor's Momentum.” Howard S. Abramson, Bloomberg News, September 27, 1997.

“On Teamsters' Road To Turmoil; Leader's Aides Ran Scared -- And Into Trouble.” Stephen Franklin, Chicago Tribune, September 21, 1997.

“News Analysis; Recent Teamsters Troubles Raise Concern About U.S. Oversight.” Stuart Silverstein, Los Angeles Times, September 20, 1997.

“Tackling Teamsters ties.” David Hosansky, Journal of Commerce, September 18, 1997.

“NPR's Don Gonyea reports lawmakers are questioning the federal government's role in overseeing the Teamsters.” Don Gonyea, Morning Edition (NPR), September 12, 1997.

“Teamsters [President Ron Carey may be disqualified].” Don Gonyea, Morning Edition (NPR), September 11, 1997.

“Recap of Teamster. Ron Carey, Teamster's elections, James Hoffa.” Don Gonyea, All Things Considered, (NPR). September 11, 1997.

“Analysis & Commentary: If Hoffa Wins, Labor Is The Loser.” Aaron Bernstein, Business Week, September 8, 1997.

"‘Loud and Clear’; Teamsters' victory over UPS sparks fear over union's clout in 1998 freight talks.” John D. Schulz, Traffic World, September 1, 1997.

“Target: FedEx; Teamsters, buoyed by victory over UPS, press organizing campaign at Federal Express.” Kristin S. Krause, Traffic World, September 1, 1997.

“Labor's Deliverance?” Michael Meyer, with Peter Annin in Chicago, Leslie Kaufman in New York, Rich Thomas in Washington, John Lauerman in Boston, Anne Belli Gesalman in Houston and Jamie Reno in San Diego, Newsweek, August 25, 1997.

“How Clean Is Mr. Clean?” Paula Dwyer, Business Week, August 25, 1997.

“Unions Revel In New-Found Strength Following Ups Strike.” Kevin Galvin; Associated Press. The Buffalo News. August 21, 1997.

“Battle won, but fight goes on; UPS invigorates labor movement.” Kevin Galvin; Associated Press, The Chattanooga Times, August 21, 1997.

“Parcel deliveries to resume.” Kevin Galvin, The Associated Press, August 20, 1997.

“Labor Jots Down Capital V / Carey Credits Worker Solidarity.”  Kenneth C. Crowe, Newsday, August 20, 1997.

“UPS resumes service.  Settlement gives Teamsters all key concessions sought at the start of strike.” Rocky Mountain News wire services, August 20, 1997.

“UPS Trucks To Hit the Streets Today.  Workers to be called back as business warrants.” Ilana DeBare, The San Francisco Chronicle, August 20, 1997.

“UPS Gets Ready To Roll Today; Teamsters, Company Celebrate End To Two-Week Walkout Inside.” Associated Press wire service.  St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  August 20, 1997.

“Labor Looks Past UPS.” Kevin Galvin, Associated Press Online, August 20, 1997.

"Studio Interview - Michael Belzer, University of Michigan, talks about the Teamsters strike of UPS." Up To The Minute (CBS Network Programming), August 20, 1997.

“Settlement Roundtable.” Derek McGinty, All Things Considered (NPR), August 19, 1997.

 

“UPS Gets Back in Business.” Kevin Galvin, Associated Press Online, August 19, 1997.

“UPS ready to restart; union leaders considering package.” Kevin Galvin, The Associated Press, August 19, 1997.

“Jim Casey's Ups Will Never Be Same Again.” Stephen G. Michaud, Knight-Ridder News Service, August 19, 1997.

“Digging In'; Teamsters gain $10 million weekly aid from AFL-CIO in fight against beleaguered UPS.” John D. Schulz, Traffic World, August 18, 1997.

“Pension Plan a Dealbreaker; Teamsters go to the mat over UPS proposal.” John D. Schulz, Traffic World, August 18, 1997.

"UPS contract settlement: Interview with Michael Belzer." CBS News, Monday, August 18. 1997.

“Strike rooted in years of change; UPS' swelling part-time work force a key issue.” Stephen G. Michaud, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, August 17, 1997.

“Labor's quiet force; She's winning respect as she brings UPS, Teamsters together.” Diane E. Lewis, The Boston Globe, August 17, 1997.

“Strike's Winners and Losers.” Jim Zarroli, Morning Edition (NPR), August 14, 1997.

“Teamsters President Under Fire.” Peter Overby; Alex Chadwick, Morning Edition (NPR), August 14, 1997.

“The Taft-Hartley Act: a mediator in history.” Tim Shorrock, Journal of Commerce, August 14, 1997.

“What's Behind The Deep Rift In UPS Strike; Issues are pensions, part-time workers.” Ilana DeBare, The San Francisco Chronicle, August 14, 1997.

“UPS finds no one in the House (or Senate).” William Roberts, Journal of Commerce, August 13, 1997.

“UPS Strike continued. UPS and the Teamsters will consider going back to the table next week: Studio Interview - Michael Belzer, Cornell University, talks about the Teamsters strike of UPS." Up To The Minute (CBS Network Programming), August 12, 1997.

“Talks Between Ups, Teamsters Over Pensions, Other Issues Fall Apart.” Elizabeth Walpole-Hofmeister and Elizabeth A. White. BNA Pension & Benefits Reporter v. 24 no. 32 (The Bureau of National Affairs). August 11, 1997.

“UPS vs. Teamsters; Talks stumble on bedrock issues; Little leeway: UPS depends on part-timers to stay competitive, it says, and the Teamsters' pension fund counts heavily on UPS' current contribution.” Cynthia Mitchell, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, August 10, 1997.

“Funding for Election of Teamster President is Subject of Inquiry.” Glenn R. Simpson, The Wall Street Journal, August 8, 1997.

“For the Teamsters' Leader, U.P.S. Is an Ancient Enemy.” Steven Greenhouse, The New York Times, August 7, 1997.

“The U.P.S. Walkout: The Impasse; No Talks, and Very Few Deliveries, in United Parcel Strike.” Steven Greenhouse, The New York Times, August 6, 1997.

“Carey's 30-Year Battle with Ups / Queens Strike In 68 Was First Skirmish.” Kenneth C. Crowe, Newsday, August 6, 1997.

“Strike a Gamble for Teamsters.” Don Gonyea, Morning Edition (NPR), August 6, 1997.

“As Strike Wears On, Disruptions and Costs To Business Will Mount.” Gerard Meuchner, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN), August 5, 1997.

“News Analysis; Union Shows Rare Clout in UPS Strike.” Stuart Silverstein, Los Angeles Times, August 5, 1997.

“Trucking:  Teamsters Strikes UPS, Idling 185,000; President Urges Parties to Resume Talks.” Elizabeth Walpole-Hofmeister, Daily Labor Report no. 150 (The Bureau of National Affairs), August 5, 1997.

“UPS shifts sorting to Louisville; Managers handle strike-reduced package volume.” Joe Ward, The Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY), August 5, 1997.

“Part-Time Work Is Major Issue in Strike.” The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), August 5, 1997.

“UPS labor dispute centers on workers you never see.” Cynthia Mitchell, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, August 3, 1997.

“Discussion of Teamsters Union legal Issues.“ Fox in Depth (Fox News Channel), Monday, July 14, 1997.

 “Part-Timers Are Key to Labor Talks of '97.” Ron Scherer, The Christian Science Monitor, July 8, 1997.

“Teamsters Election Challenged.” Don Gonyea, Morning Edition (NPR), July 10, 1997.

“Teamster Vote Under a Cloud In a Fraud Case.” Steven Greenhouse, The New York Times, June 7, 1997.

“Why strike?” Joseph Szczesny, Oakland Press (Pontiac MI), April 27, 1997.

“Campaign Finance Troubles Snag Teamsters Leader.” Steven Greenhouse, The New York Times, April 6, 1997.

“UPS in contract talks; Teamsters union goes to table with demands for part-timers, who make up; 57 percent of UPS payroll.” Cynthia Mitchell, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, March 11, 1997.

 

“Teamsters, UPS Commence Bargaining.” Cynthia Mitchell, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, March 11, 1997.

“Clinton Act a Precedent.” Kenneth C. Crowe, Newsday, February 16, 1997.

“Detroit newspaper unions offer to end strike; Labor organizations aim to make company choose between possible fines and recall of workers.” Brian Lysaght, Rocky Mountain News, February 15, 1997.

“Unions offer to return to 2 Detroit newspapers.” Bloomberg Business News, February 15, 1997.

“J.B. Hunt Will Raise Driver Pay  33%.”  Stas Margaronis, SAMTRADE, January-February 1997.

“US firms prepare to square off with labor on work laws.” Tim Shorrock, Journal of Commerce, December 24, 1996.

“Teamster Counterrevolution: Why It Nearly Won Election.” Steven Greenhouse, The New York Times, December 22, 1996.

“Ron Carey Declares Victory in Contest with James Hoffa to Head Teamsters Union.”  Elizabeth Walpole-Hofmeister, Construction Labor Report no. 42 (Bureau of National Affairs), December 18, 1996.

“Vote Leaves the Teamsters Far From United; Beating James Hoffa Might Not Have Been the Biggest Challenge For Ron Carey, Who Still Faces Strong Opposition.” Stephen Franklin, Chicago Tribune, December 18, 1996.

“Teamster president carrying battle scars:  Carey's victory comes with price.” Glenn Burkins, The Globe and Mail (Canada). December 17, 1996.

“Ron Carey has won for a 2nd term the seat of president of the Teamsters Union. However Jimmy Hoffa Jr. will not concede until votes are recounted.” MSNBC News December 16, 1996.

“Teamsters’ Chief May Be the Winner, But Bitter Campaign Shows Deep Splits.” Glenn Burkins, The Wall Street Journal, December 16, 1996.

“Hoffa, supporters maintain hope for a possible victory.”  Richard A. Ryan, The Detroit News, December 16, 1996.

“Carey victory over Hoffa good for U.S. labour movement.” Peter Szekely, Telegraph Journal (St. John, New Brunswick, Canada), December 16, 1996.

“Teamster Leader Claims Victory; Labor: Carey apparently fends off strong challenge by Hoffa to win reelection to five-year term as president of private sector's biggest union.” Stuart Silverstein, Los Angeles Times, December 15, 1996.

“Carey win keeps key labor movement player in game.” Peter Szekely, The Reuter Business Report, December 15, 1996. 

“The New Teamsters: Rig No Longer Required.” Ron Scherer, The Christian Science Monitor, December 11, 1996.

“Teamsters Vote Count To Begin / Secret Ballots For Next Leader.” Kenneth C. Crowe, Newsday, December 10, 1996.

“AFL-CIO Election.” Don Gonyea; Bob Edwards, Morning Edition (NPR), December 10, 1996.

"The Teamsters Election." John Walters, WUOM - Michigan Public Radio, December 10, 1996.

“Whether voters favor Carey or Hoffa, new Teamsters leader to face challenges.” Glenn Burkins, St. Paul Pioneer Press, December 10, 1996.

​“All eyes are on the Teamster election and a possible upset by James Hoffa Jr.; Labor: He draws much of his support from locals in the Midwest, his father's old power base.” Glenn Burkins, The Orange County Register, December 10, 1996.

“'Civil war' for Teamsters presidency; Hoffa win could change labor's course." The Houston Chronicle, December 10, 1996.

“Teamsters Race Is Too Close To Call.” Journal of Commerce, December 9, 1996.

“Teamsters Watchers Ponder a Hoffa Win: Tough Talks Loom as Big Accords Are Set to Expire.” Glenn Burkins, The Wall Street Journal, December 9, 1996.

“Teamsters vote attracts wide attention; Industry takes a wait-and-see approach to 'civil war' leading up to this week's presidential ballot count.” Glenn Burkins, The Wall Street Journal. The Globe and Mail (Canada). December 9, 1996.

“UPS caught in the fray as union election nears.” Cynthia Mitchell, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, December 8, 1996.

“Interview regarding 1996 Teamsters election." MSNBC News, Sunday, December 8, 1996.

“Fedex Wage Increase Won't Stop Teamsters.” The Stuart News (Port St. Lucie), December 5, 1996.

“The Teamsters' Fateful Choice.” Editorial Board, The New York Times, December 4, 1996.

“Calling Maggie's bluff: the NAFTA labor agreement and the development of an alternative to neoliberalism.” Stephen Herzenberg, Canadian-American Public Policy.  Pg. 1-39 No. 28, 1996.

“Hoffa Vs. Carey The Teamsters Presidential Race Is Getting Down and Dirty.” James T. Mulder, The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), November 10, 1996.

“Labor gaining ground with Senate over FedEx.” Rip Watson and Stephanie Nall, Journal of Commerce, October 3, 1996.

“Hoffa fights to lead his father's union; The heated battle for control of the Teamsters brings James Hoffa Jr. to local factories.”  Sean Patrick Lyons, Providence Journal-Bulletin, September 22, 1996.

“Hogan remains liability for Hoffa.” Chuck Neubauer, Chicago Sun-Times, September 3, 1996.

“Union Gives LTLs Jitters: Result of Hoffa-Carey contest will shape future contracts at UPS, LTL carriers.” John D. Schultz, Traffic World, September 2, 1996.

 “Teamsters: Divided they stand.” Francine Knowles, Chicago Sun-Times, August 18, 1996.

“Analysis: A Decided Absence of Brotherly Love... Teamsters Torn Between Carey, Hoffa Factions After Tumultuous Convention.”  Mike Maharry, News Tribune, August 16, 1996.

“American Unions Join Global Jet Set: Labor leaders swing through Tokyo and Amsterdam in effort to preserve US jobs. (Business & Money).” Ron Scherer, The Christian Science Monitor, August 12, 1996.

“The New Teamsters.” Jean V. Murphy, Traffic World, July 22, 1996.

“Carey vows to press Teamsters reforms despite Hoffa-inspired ‘civil war’ tactics.” John D. Schultz, Traffic World, July 22, 1996.

“Hoffa-backers shout down Sen. Specter.” John D. Schultz, Traffic World, July 22, 1996.

“Teamsters leadership fight could bruise union carriers.”  Chris Isidore, Journal of Commerce, July 22, 1996.

“Raucous Teamsters Vie for Power; Parliamentary tactics, Shouting Matches at Convention.”  Jeffrey Broduer, Transport Topics, July 22, 1996.

“Looking at the road ahead for Teamsters: The convention in Philadelphia showed one again a new era in the union.  But a battle is raging, and drawing close attention.”  Daniel LeDuc, Philadelphia Inquirer, July 21, 1996.

“Convention Cut Short; Carey Says Teamsters Will Meet After Election.” Sandra Livingston, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), July 20, 1996.

“Carey Edges Out Hoffa Camp In Teamsters Funding Battle.” Kenneth C. Crowe, Newsday, July 20, 1996. 

“Teamster chief retains control of convention; Carey wins a skirmish in battle with rival Hoffa.”  The Baltimore Sun, July 20, 1996.

“Teamsters' Carey beats Hoffa in funding battle.” Times-Union (Albany, NY).  July 20, 1996. 

“Teamster chief retains control of convention; Carey wins a skirmish in battle with rival Hoffa.” The Baltimore Sun, July 20, 1996.

“Hoffa, Carey Nominated; Convention is Stalling Over Procedural Matters.”  Elizabeth Walpole-Hofmeister, Daily Labor Report no. 139 (Bureau of National Affairs), July 19, 1996.

“Bickering Stymies Teamsters Convention; Delegates May Never Consider Major Issues.” Sandra Livingston, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), July 19, 1996.

“Carey foils Hoffa’s supporters.”  Associated Press and Reuters, Detroit News, July 18, 1996.

“Teamsters president wields gavel in display of power.”  USA Today, July 18, 1996.

“Hoffa forces claim floor control at Teamsters Convention.”  Don Warshaw and Juan Forero, Newark Star Ledger (Newark, NJ), July 17, 1996.

“Teamster Delegates Boost Hoffa Camp; Incumbent Carey Rebuffed on Early Votes.” Sandra Livingston, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), July 17, 1996.

“Carey Wields Constitution At Convention.” Jeffrey Brodeur, Associated Press, July 17, 1996.

“Collision Course.” Julie Kosterlitz, The National Journal, July 6, 1996.

“Hoping to go national; Local Teamsters president campaigning on challenger Hoffa’s national ticket.”  Steve Klein, The Home News & Tribune (NJ), May 28, 1996.

“The past is present in Teamsters campaign; Hoffa's son squares off with incumbent.” Chicago Tribune, May 28, 1996.

“Teamster election pits old guard against new breed.” The Detroit News. May 28, 1996.

“Incumbent, Hoffa's son to fight it out in Teamsters presidential race.” The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, May 24, 1996.

“Teamsters Union Race Pits Hoffa Legend Against Reformer Carey.” Brian Lysaght, Bloomberg Business News, May 23, 1996.

“Some employers don't pay minimum wage; Widespread violations have been found, including one involving Agri-Empire in San Jacinto.” G. Pascal Zachary, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA), May 23, 1996.

“While Congress Jousts Over Minimum Wage, Some People Ignore It: Penalties Are Rare and Light; Violations Occur Often in Apparel and Trucking.” G. Pascal Zachary, Wall Street Journal, May 20, 1996.

“Teamsters local must hold new vote for delegates; Improprieties in procedure cited.” Jill Hodges, Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), April 24, 1996.

“Roadway Employees to Get Stock: Incentive Plan Tied to Profits, Worker Performance.”  Daniel P. Bearth, Transport Topics, April 8, 1996.

“Deregulation Fight Shifts to Ships Arguments Echo Debates of '70s Over Air, Rail, Truck Decontrol.”  Stephanie Nall, Journal of Commerce, December 29, 1995.

“Teamsters Set Vote On Hauler Pact; Only Members Could Transport Cars.” Stephen Franklin, Chicago Tribune, October 10, 1995.

"In A Jam; Thousands stranded by illegal wildcat strike." Rebecca Blumenstein, Newsday, May 27, 1995.

"LIRR Stricken; Job action turns rush into chaos. " Rebecca Blumenstein, Newsday, May 27, 1995.

"Help Wanted for Less Pay: Hard hats and truckers are scarce."  Michael Mandel, Business Week, May 8, 1995.

“Dangerous Trucks." Produced by Alan Handel for reporter Fred Francis, Dateline NBC, April 19 and 26, 1995. 

"'80s deregulation brought upheaval as trucking shifted gears But end result seen as positive."  Rodney Ho, Atlanta Journal and Constitution, December 10, 1994.

"Decline of union power evident in strike."  Debbi Kim, Providence Journal-Bulletin, September 5, 1994.

"The Nightmare of Deregulation in the U.S.: The big experiment in the U.S. foreshadows deregulation in Japan." Kazumoto Ohno, Bungei Shunju (Tokyo, Japan), August, 1994.

“Long Island Rail Road Strike.” Curtis Sliwa and Dennis DeLeon, New York Beat (WNYC), June 21, 1994.

"Making the Most of Strike Power." Kenneth C. Crowe, Newsday, Wednesday, June 15, 1994.

"Trucking company seeking 500 drivers." Meghan Henterly, The Cincinnati Enquirer, June 12, 1994.

"Teamsters in Court Again as Conferences Seek to Block Carey."  Tim Coulter, Bloomberg Business News, June 10, 1994.

"Beat the Devil; Supreme Court nominee Stephen G. Breyer." Alexander Cockburn, The Nation, June 6, 1994.

Ron Carey.  “Workers Harmed By The Conversion of Full-Time Jobs to Part-Time Positions; Teamsters Successfully Fought Trend.” Greensboro, NC: News & Record. Pg. A8.

“A part-time America will not work -- must have full-time jobs, benefits.” Ron Carey, The Houston Chronicle, May 11, 1994.

“Only Full-Time, Well-Paid Jobs Make America Competitive.” Ron Carey, Chicago Sun-Times, May 4, 1994.

"Teamster Strike Hit Yellow Freight Hard." The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), Tuesday, May 3, 1994.

"Truckers feel the burn of deregulation; Unfettered competition helps some firms, but workers pay the price in lost wages, benefits." Harry Bernstein, Los Angeles Times, Sunday, May 1, 1994.

"Teamsters' road still uncertain, even with deal; Trucking firms keep union on defensive." Stephen Franklin and Michael Arndt, Chicago Tribune, Saturday, April 30, 1994.​

"Transformed trucking company faces stern test because of strike." Julius A. Karash, Kansas City Star, Saturday, April 30, 1994.

"Trucking deregulation hurt employees, Economic Policy Institute Report says."  Daily Labor Report 81, April 29, 1994.

"Teamster Strike Leaves Companies Vying for Customers." Cheryl Devall, All Things Considered (NPR), April 29, 1994.

“Teamsters boss gets it from all sides; it's good for him he enjoys a fight.” David Field, The Washington Times, April 26, 1994.

“Part-Time Work Is No Benefit.” Ron Carey, The Charleston Gazette, April 25, 1994.

"Leadership rift in Teamsters' ranks: Critics of Carey pound on door." Kim Clark, The Baltimore Sun, Wednesday, April 20, 1994.

“Striking Teamsters: Trucking Is a Lifestyle, Not Just a Living.” James T. Mulder, The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY). April 17, 1994.

"Unions fighting part-time jobs; Teamsters launch first major strike over increasingly common practice." Sandra Livingston, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH).  Friday, April 15, 1994.

"Leading Pickets, the Teamster Chief's Future May Also Be on the Line.” Peter T. Kilborn, The New York Times, Friday, April 15, 1994.

“Teamsters' Carey fighting to keep job; Union president needs victory in negotiations.” The Cincinnati Enquirer, Financial Section,  April 15, 1994.

“Carey Faces Many Challenges in Remaking Teamsters Union: Interview with Michael Holland, Attorney; Chuck Mack, Teamsters Western Conference; Ron Carey, President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters.” Cheryl Devall, All Things Considered (NPR), April 11, 1994.

"One Down, 22 to Go For Teamsters.” Kenneth C. Crowe, Newsday, Saturday, April 9, 1994.

"High-stakes truck strike; Teamsters' standoff could set tone for other industries." Sandra Livingston, The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH), Friday, April 8, 1994.

“Teamsters' Troubles: Including Teamsters General President Ron Carey, Trucking Management, Inc. President Robert E. Young III, and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Vice President Paul R. Schlesinger, analyzing the Master Freight Strike.” Robert MacNeil and James Lehrer, MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour (PBS), April 7, 1994.

"Carey Faces Many Challenges in Remaking Teamsters Union." Cheryl Devall, All Things Considered (NPR), April 7, 1994.

“Master Freight Strike.” Ben Merens, Everybody's Business (Wisconsin Public Radio), April 7, 1994.

“Teamsters Must Decide Whether to Strike Wednesday.” James T. Mulder, The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), April 5, 1994

“Teamsters plan Ohio caravan.” United Press International, March 23, 1994.

“Eyeing Contract, Union Readies for Long Haul; Teamsters Threaten Strike, Trucking Companies Say They'll Be Driven From Business.” James T. Mulder, The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY), March 13, 1994.

"NAFTA Impact on Trucking: New Distribution Patterns." Daniel P. Bearth, Transport Topics, November 22, 1993.

 

1992

"Teamsters Chief Slams UPS For Boosting Part-Timers." Mark B. Solomon, Journal of Commerce, Thursday, September 24, 1992.

1991

"The Fight Over Part-Timers: Organized labor is struggling to confront the real or perceived threats to its members from the 'contingency work force.'"  Doug Iverson, Pioneer Press (Minnesota), May 1, 1991.

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