2011 IBT Convention News
Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged it wasn’t a political event, but it still didn’t prevent him from sending this warning to Teamsters union members during his address at their annual convention in Las Vegas this past Friday.
Vice President Joe Biden credits organized labor with helping him win a U.S. Senate seat and the vice presidency. Now he’s looking for Teamster support to return him and President Barack Obama to the White House in 2012.
Security will be tight on Day Five of the 28th International Brotherhood of Teamsters Convention as Vice President Biden caps off an exciting five days in Las Vegas.
Teamsters attending the 28th International Brotherhood of Teamsters Convention can add to their autograph collections on Thursday as brother and boxer Micky Ward holds an autograph-signing session. A former WBU light welterweight champion, Ward’s story was featured in last year’s Oscar Award-winning film, “The Fighter.” As a proud member of Teamsters Local 25, he can expect a rapt audience.
Teamsters who suffered tragedies in the past year – their loved ones murdered in Hartford, their homes lost in the Joplin tornado – will receive donations from their brothers and sisters from the passing of the hat at the 28th Convention on Wednesday.
Teamsters discuss the hard but exhilarating work of organizing and running a union on Day Two of their 28th convention.
(INDIANAPOLIS) – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters won the representation election today for all pilots employed by Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings, receiving 68 percent of the total vote. Read more about this organizing victory.
Thousands of Teamsters were greeted this morning by a rock ‘em, sock ‘em, opening ceremony at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. As they filed into the enormous ballroom, they were greeted by an ear-splitting drum tattoo, a throng of protesters waving “Stop the War on Workers signs, the raucous sound of “We Won’t Get Fooled Again,” and yes, a dozen Harleys roaring through the enormous hall.
It’s hard to get noticed in Las Vegas, but several thousand Teamsters, their families and guests managed to do it. Proud Teamsters in their Teamster gear paraded through hotels, met in conference rooms and rehearsed their appearances on the grand and glitzy stage. Outside the Paris Hotel, tourists took photos of Teamsters posing in front of the gleaming red-white-and-blue Teamster semi-tractor trailer from Joint Council 42.
The 28th International Teamsters Convention begins Monday, June 27 through Friday, July 1, at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. Delegates are assembling and committees are already meeting in preparation. About 6,000 Teamsters are expected to participate in this Convention, including more than 1,800 delegates who will map out the future course of the 1.4-million-member Teamsters Union.