Teamsters Fire Employee Joining Union

On January 14, 2015, in News Clips, by CLJ

Union bosses don’t like practicing what they preach, as many teacher union employees will attest.  In a classic case of, “Do as I say, not as I do,” a Teamster employee has been fired for joining a union.  LaborUnionReport.com  has the story.

What happens when workers who work for unions demand to have union representation for themselves?

In some cases, they get fired—as is, allegedly, the case of a 59-year old Pennsylvania woman who spent 18 years working for the state’s largest Teamsters union local.

When 59-year old Leonard, along with her cor-workers, joined the Federation of Agents and International Representatives (FAIR), she did so, according to PennLive.com, in order to have union representation.

Apparently, that did not sit well with Ed Thompson, himself a former union organizer who became president of the Teamsters local January 1.

Last weeek, Thompson called Leonard into a meeting with several members of the union’s executive board where, according to Leonard, “she felt threatened and asked for but was denied union representation at the meeting.”

 

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