35 Burst results for "Teamster"
FBI looks at land near NJ landfill for Jimmy Hoffa's remains
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting the F. B. I. looks it landed near New Jersey landfill for Jimmy Hoffa's remains the FBI has searched an area near New Jersey landfill for the remains of former teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa a spokeswoman for the Detroit field office confirms FBI personnel conducted a survey underneath the Pulaski skyway in October Poffo was last seen July thirtieth nineteen seventy five when he went to meet with repeated Detroit mob enforcer Anthony Tony Jack your Cologne and alleged New Jersey mob figure after the Tony pro Provenzano at a restaurant in suburban Detroit the latest search was prompted by a published account from journalist Daniel day who spoke to the son of a landfill owner who said on his death bed his father revealed how Hoffa's body was buried in a steel drum about one hundred yards from the landfill hi Mike Rossio
Why Did Joe Biden Wait to Address Inflation and Supply Chain Shortages?
"The question is being asked here we are In the middle of October this this entire issue of inflation the supply chain shortages it's not new It started up months ago Started up months ago in the automobile industry the price of fuel has been rising The price of food slowly but surely has been increasing and clothing and you name it So the question is why did the Biden administration wait so long to do anything To do anything It seems like in the last few days all of a sudden They've ramped up And they have it ramped up all that much either They haven't ramped up all that much The 24 7 offloading of these containers 24 7 Why did they wait until now Because the teamsters in part their union didn't want to do it We have these so called progressives AKA marxists who run California and they're trying to push independent operators out of business You look at this this phony bill that they want to push there's all kinds of programs in there spending programs but only if you're a union shot I'm not opposed to unions What I am opposed to is the opposition of competition And there is a fair playing field That's when I'm opposed to And so people are going to suffer And more small businesses are going to go out of business And on top of that you have these mandates for people who are not vaccinated
The Trucking and Shipping Industry Could Be Headed for a Crisis
"Right now, The trucking and shipping industry could be headed for a crisis because of a driver shortage. A PX TV's Lynn Ramirez reports all along the highways and the byways of the Bay Area and the nation. Truckers are helping to move the economy into high gear. But there's one thing threatening to put the brakes on. There is a massive shortage of commercial driver or long haul drivers. Some of our freight drivers locally, uh, you know, package handling Teamsters union Rep Array tourists as companies are trying to re staff after pandemic layoffs last year, but it's been hard, he says. Some drivers could still be sitting on the sidelines, collecting stimulus money. Others have left the industry. But the effects of the shortage could hit everyone. Many long haul truckers are aging out of the industry and retiring and industry experts are concerned about the number of young people eager to join the industry. Quick scientific study finds the
Amazon Begins New Chapter as Bezos Hands Over CEO Role
"Amazon's founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has stepped away from the company's top spot Jeff Basil's has handed over the reins of Amazon to ENT Jesse who ran its cloud computing business but Basil's who remains the largest shareholder still hold sway over the online behemoth taking on the role of executive chairman with plans to focus on new products and initiatives jazz he takes the helm of a one point seven trillion dollar company that tripled its profits during the pandemic with consumers more dependent on internet shopping but Amazon is facing activism from its work force during a labor crunch one unionization effort failed and now the teamsters is attempting to represent the work force hi Jackie Quinn
Teamsters Aims to Step up Efforts to Unionize Amazon Workers
"Powerful union targeting the country's biggest online retailer. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, is expected to approve a resolution Thursday to fully fund and support efforts to unionize workers in Amazon's delivery network. The Teamsters accused the company of exploiting workers with low wages, unreasonable workloads and not providing job security. But it's no small task to organized labor within the online retail giant. Amazon has been union free since launching 26 years ago and a recent effort to unionize workers at a warehouse in Alabama overwhelmingly failed Amazon push to keep unions out of that warehouse, arguing it pays workers at least $15 an hour and already offers benefits. Unions want.
"teamster" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio
"This marketplace podcast is supported by personal capital. Who can help you take control of your finances no matter where you are. Download the personal capital app or start today at personal capital dot com to get free professional grade financial tools including a retirement. Planner and fi analyzer. Want to talk. Personal capital has registered advisers by phone or online for qualified users personal capital. There's no place like financial confidence. This is pride month. And now to a person who feels strongly that taping a rainbow to brand and solidarity is not enough the rainbow pride flag is symbol of the lgbtq plus community an icon but like greenwashing when companies look but are not sustainable. Let us introduce the idea of rainbow. Washing andrew is in is founder and president of wind mark concepts a longtime lgbtq marketing and communications agency. Mr isan thank you for joining us. Thanks for having me. So we're clear. What's your definition of rainbow washing. Well let me put it in context. You're walking through a city. You're walking around any city in america. And you walk round a bank and it's festooned in rainbow. Flags a storefronts festoon rainbow flags in the month of june. And then they disappear. And what many companies to understand. Is that this concept. This annual ritual known as rainbow washing which essentially wrapping yourself in a rainbow can have unintended negative consequences so paying lip-service during pride month does not equal a commitment to the issue. Absolutely not pride really is twenty four seven three sixty five and companies that understand this and relegate themselves to a year long commitment rather than a one month effort to reach out to the community understand how to reach this consumer companies that rainbow wash are seen as pandering tokenistic to this community. Some hearing two things from andrew. It bugs you when you see this. You think it's hypocritical wrong. But you're also saying this is bad business. It is bad business. So for instance. Our client corona beer has a shooed marketing during june has committed itself to eleven month commitment with lgbtq marketing graphics messaging etc and turn in the twenty percent growth in its sales. So how can other companies do better on this. I mean it has to do with not strategizing in some boardroom. Inner sanctum but probably opening up. Lines of communication. Maybe well there's a couple of things. David first of all as companies embrace denied diversity equity and inclusion. They think that they're touching on and reaching the needs of this community but in fact they're not it's very much a display of. Yes we want your business. But companies that are actively seeking this consumer segment for the other eleven months of the year are really benefiting so for instance. You've got one trillion dollars worth of spending engine. It's the highest discretionary household income about twenty three percent of the national average. these consumers. No better they understand what's sincere and what's authentic when brands make emotional connections to these consumers. It's a win for the consumer and it's a win for the browns bottom line. But when i say emotional connection. Emotional connections are predicated on action that as to accompany putting their money where their mouth is showing that we have active programs active outreach notch just saying as a corporation were supportive of you as lgbtq person but as an lgbtq consumer andrew iza is founder and president of wind mark concepts. Thank you very much. Thank state or thanks for having me on and the wall street investment bank. Morgan stanley has a new policy. No covert vaccination no entry to its new york city area offices starting july twelfth. If an employee or contractor cannot show proof vaccination building access will be cut off according to the financial times clients and other visitors as well. I'm david brancaccio with the marketplace morning report. Apm american public media. Hey all i'm ready mcrae's host of the marketplace podcast. This is uncomfortable. Getting scammed can often leave you feeling angry or ashamed but for one man after he got scammed left him wondering wait. Could i do this. Yeah wisconsin. I was definitely scammer. Like with with a footnote. Let's say out a scammer. That cheats shooters this week. We go deep into the world of an online scam to see the links. People go to for money when no one else is looking. New episode of. This is uncomfortable. Drops thursday wherever you get your podcasts..
"teamster" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio
"This marketplace podcast is supported by out systems. The application platform that enables every company to innovate through software out. Systems accelerates the development of business critical cloud applications build the difference without systems for more information visit dot com slash action this marketplace podcast is supported by mime cast organizations can safeguard against fishing business email compromise and risks of ransomware learn more at mime cast dot com for the powerful labor union. Focus on amazon. I'm david brancaccio. This a big vote scheduled at a teamsters convention tomorrow of virtual gathering this time around and the vote is over whether to approve abroad. Plan to help. Amazon workers unionized where others have tried and failed. Marketplace's nova sophos has details. The teamsters union is one of the biggest in the country and it calls. Its new plan the amazon project taking aim squarely at the second largest employer in the us. The plan would make unionizing. Amazon warehouse workers and drivers one of the labor groups top priorities and it would set up a division focused on that effort in an op. Ed in the new site salon. The teamsters national director for amazon said the vote would fully mobilize the union toward helping amazon workers organize. Amazon workers. Have long complained of bad. Working conditions including inadequate breaks and the company has been accused of strong arm tactics to keep unions out. It has so far been successful in doing so earlier this year. A closely watched unionization vote in an amazon warehouse in alabama failed to get anywhere near enough votes. I'm nova software for marketplace now sometimes called thermostat hijacking but i'm going with thermostat sharing last week in the texas heat. Many electricity customers found their thermostats turning to warmer as if at the hand of a ghost but customers had actually consented to this remote fiddling by an energy management firm called hub as marketplace's got tongue reports they read in the fine print of many texas energy. Contracts are the words you agree to allow energy hub and your thermostat provider to remotely access your thermostat. The idea is when it's super hot. Energy companies need to take pressure off the grid so they sign up people in advance. This energy consultant molly. Puerto levski at guide house. The utilize have a lot of leeway to incentivize customers. I've seen everything sweepstakes to bill. Reductions to straight up sending checks to customers in texas last week many hot homeowners were angry put leschi suggested was mismatch and understanding consultant pace goodman illumine advising says the concept of individual sacrificing for the greater grid. It's tough to explain your coming. We talk a lot about and we do a lot of research with focus groups. It's hard to communicate thing. Is the smart thermostat. Remote access programs exist around the country so rage contract. I'm scott tong for marketplace. Let's do the numbers. The dow future is up two tenths of a percent fifty six points now. Snp and nasdaq futures are.
The Art of Business Wars: In With the New
"Today's lesson is about how life and business can change on a dime especially if you underestimate your competitor. In japanese martial arts practitioners cultivate. Something called zong chen. It means that even at the moment fighters facing off against an opponent they also have to remain aware and alert to new threats when the hero of the movie systematically vanquishing each bad guy even though they're all attacking him at the same time that's zong chen it may take a martial artist a lifetime to master the ability in the business world. You'd better learn it sooner. New competitors arrive on the scene all the time lose sight of them and your company may become a part of history next two names like blockbuster kodak and borders remember them august busch the third believed in the concept so much he launched a corporate coup in the early seventies against his own father at stake was control of the beer giant. Anheuser busch his father. August anheuser busch junior known as gussie had overseen the growth of the budweiser brand to its position. As the king of beers gussie was so focused on attacking the number two brand schlitz that he didn't even notice that there was a new threat on the horizon. The miller brewing company had been acquired by philip morris. The company developed a new less filling beer and had a smart marketing strategy as a result miller lite was making steady gains in the market. You may remember. The argument that sent sales skyrocketing. The best part is that it tastes great. Bet spot is. It's less filling tastes great less filling as great list. Philip less filling. You know even less about basketball. That's it heinsohn but august. Bush was less myopic than his own man and ready for every threat after taking over the company rains. He faced a union strike against automation. At the bottling plant in a twist that would make game of thrones riders envious august and his colleagues had anticipated the teamster troubles and stockpiled enough budweiser to maintain distribution. The company was able to outlast the union and its demands
Difficulties Of Movie Production During The Pandemic
"Tom that Cruise we're is being told profanity to observe out here in laced the community rant from Governor the Laura UK Kelly's set office of Mission. says she's Impossible still seven, considering has the requests. been making the rounds on As for social a vaccine, media today. health care workers The leaked in audio Kansas was prisons first and published jails by will the British be among tabloid the first to The receive Sun it. Cruise But there's no news seems on whether to have inmates caught or people other disobeying staff will Covad be next safety for protocols. NPR news. I don't ever I'm want to see the death. Ever. Movies can be big, lumbering productions with a lot of expensive moving pieces. Here's NPR's Andrew Limbaugh on the difficulties of moviemaking during Cove. It Here we are. Earlier this summer, a much Sonnier and bright eyed Tom Cruise tweeted a video of himself going to a movie theater undercover to watch his movie tenant back to the movie theater. It's a different side of the actor than what's in the leaked tape. But the point is the same. Tom Cruise wants the movie industry to keep going, but that's a tall order. The biggest thing is to make sure that we sort of hard wire the new norm so they can safely continue. That's Dr Reginald Nesbitt from the Safe way forward consulting group that works with studios and production companies to create Covitz safety protocols. A lot of it is the same stuff. We all have to do, wearing masks, staying 6 ft. Apart from each other, But there are a few things specific to movie productions. To consider, for instance, scouting up locations become important. What of the size of the cast and the crew that are going to be in a particular square footage? Is there adequate ventilation for your particular shoot? They loved to shoot in abandoned buildings. There's no ventilation system. Never gonna make it. Madona. Russell is a ventilation specialist and a safety consultant for SAG. After that's TheStreet Actors union, which also represents some NPR employees, and she's also a safety officer for the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. Earlier this year. Those unions, as well as the Directors Guild, and the Teamsters got together and laid out basic safety guidelines for productions. Russell was a consultant on that project. We just had to look at absolutely everything because on a film location, you got trailers. You've got the venue itself. You've got places where they do make up. You know, It's just really a mess. And if one person tests positive, and then another and then another Production could get shutdown in October. The Sun the same tabloid that leaves the audiotape reported that production on Tom Cruise is mission Impossible. Seven had to be delayed for fear of a covert outbreak. And, of course, the lease cost money. But Dr Nesbitt says keeping people safe on a movie set goes just beyond money. It even goes beyond keeping people in the movie industry safe. That's NPR's Andrew Limbaugh. Muir listening to all things considered.
If everyone is shopping online this year, why arent shippers prepared?
"So of course amazon. They obviously have an edge over the more traditional justice companies in using data and analytics to let's say predict volumes. And for like even though the else ups and fedex is of this world. They haven't slept over the last couple of decades. But this there's also a difference in mindset if you look at the traditional customer base of these companies so wile e commerce platforms like amazon are by definition consumer focused many of the personal companies puzzle carriers and their traditional or saying most loyal customer base is not the final consumer but our corporate clients. That's also one nation why they're probably a little bit more reluctant to just move fast and break things interesting. So that's why for example. Ups doesn't just get rid of the teamsters union fire all the drivers and use amazon's model. It's because ups is also brand exactly. Ups is a bryant ups as a source of trust right. I've worked with ups and the past we've been on delivery routes and it's amazing to see how much driver is really the face of the company. The driver is usually kind of a source of trust for many customers. We've been walking into companies like corporate clients without even showing our batch. People just knew okay. These guys from ups so it's fine. That would never happen to you. If you were on brandit amazon. Flex delivery a person for instance so they have a lot of an say a brand equity to lose if they don't do it right or if there's there are trust issues between the driver which is really the customer facing part of the company and the customers but at the same time we're going into a holiday season and a kind of pandemic. That amazon is winning right that this company has spun up an incredible logistics machine in a very short period of time and i wonder what that means for businesses that need to compete whether those businesses are ups. Or macy's. i mean what some of the carriers have already started to do is they have started to work with their most important shippers actually on smoothing out the extreme demand peaks and that's probably a big advantage that the ups fedex is of this world. Have they have these longstanding relationships with their important retail clients. What we're going to see this year is probably a very strong collaboration. Between some of the major shippers and some of the major carriers to to try and balance the load that we are seeing due to the holiday season and the pandemic. It's interesting the in some ways. It sounds like a little bit of replicating what amazon does in that. It can control the supply and the distribution. And you're saying these. Big shippers are using their relationships with companies to try to control the play. Yeah as much as they can. Yeah you have to keep in mind though that That's hard it's hard for people like ups fedex to control the supply than for amazon. Because let's say if amazon gets an order from you and they realized that the fulfillment center that this would usually come from. Is maybe overcapacity already. Then they might just send it from facilities center on the other side of the country and they might pay a lot of money to get this order to you in time. But they have that flexibility to just basically changed a source of the shipment for you as the customer while ups fedex all these puzzle. Curious they're pretty much dependent on where volumes are being fed into the network. And that's where they have to actively work with the shippers to make sure that old volumes set up being fed into the network also meet the required required capacity. So if i break it down. What you're really saying is shop early. Yes and that's something that is true not just during the pandemic and not just during the holiday season. Maybe that's a good. It's a good exercise for all of us to kind of challenge our shopping behaviors. I mean we've been doing research on this for quite a few years now and this trend towards more and more on demand consumerism. Amine we're also -ceptable to it could super convenient to just or something and get it the same day or the next day but we really need to question whether that's necessary for every single thing that we buy and i think especially this time of the year and under these circumstances maybe also. The consumers need to reconsider whether everything they order on. Amazon or elsewhere needs to be delivered as fast as possible or whether there's certain things to prioritize and other things to de prioritize mitya's bach is director
Team Secret Cleans Up At Esports Awards
"Team secret for the e sports awards that i did not watch at all They one team of the year. They won player of the year which was nisha and coach of the year. Which is hain. is that all correct syndrome. Correct what do you think of that. So teamster again no. Ti this year and other other games have had the kind of their big tournaments some of them at least league for example but secret essentially winning the last. If you wanna take out the last few weeks has been seven plus money. I wanna say eight events in a row. Yeah seven months. They want everything just winning. Literally everything would you. I mean obviously our daughter bubble. So we're gonna agree right. The doda words everything. i would agree with. I don't know if i would put nietzsche's player of the year. I think it's hard to pick one. Yeah but he would definitely be one other candidates right. So i mean as it always is with these multi game award shows right. It's easy for us to say that these are great choices because we don't follow the other games that are part of it nearly as much to be honest with you. I don't even know which games are eligible to win in the sports category. If it's dodo leagues he has go rainbows. Six call of duty. Like i don't know what games are included in this is. It's hard to imagine another team in any game being as dominant the secret where this year. I think that's fair to say like you need to basically when everything right and not only that but the competition needs to be tougher which is unlikely once again because of corona because you know arguably secret even had a really tough region to play and while this was happening wasn't like it was just free easy wins because the region was week or something still tons of teams so it's super impressive I'm happy coaches got a bit more recognition so gretz to heen as well. I think he's really elevated this team to the next level they just started owning after he joined. I feel like it made a pretty big difference at least down the stretch Ceo good stuff. The thing about these awards shows though is. I don't know how much stock to put in the general. It's always cool for the teams to get recognition like this But i wish maybe it was a little bit more transparent a little more defiant. How we're going to segue into this next kind of mini topic of what do you think of award shows for e. sports in general because from my perspective i'm used to watching the oscars. I don't really watch a lot of other award shows at all but the oscars. I watch every single year. It's an event you know it's fun to watch. Even if i hate all of the movies which is sometimes the case that they just pick like the criteria just doesn't make sense to me sometimes like these artsy fartsy like movies will sometimes win for no reason. According to me but again like what criteria are they using. I don't know maybe you just don't have any taste. No that's definitely. I love in bruges. It's a great movie. Don't try to get out obligation. But what do you think from east perspective because when you look at the movies just as you know. Let's just do a one to one here. It's pretty clear. Even without knowing the exact criteria it's movies of this category but for east. There's just it feels like it's not as black and white. There's just so many different games. What is even considered an e sport. Technically speaking like. I don't even know the answer that question. That's the thing i mean. I guess the analogy of the comparison is really good though because in movies. There's also like it's super subjective. Right like what do you consider. A good movie is very different. From one person to the next head would be considered true. I suppose what it's defined as an eastport is a game that yeah but how many how big of a following doesn't need to have how significant to the price does need to be if i host a tournament in prague for one hundred bucks on eastport best escort because then then a lot of things could have won but now i i don't know what the criteria is and i think that's what we're probably agreeing on right now is that Maybe maybe are transparent about it. I just haven't seen it. I'm not saying that's not the case But yeah. I don't even know what sport is because like you said if it's just money than short that's anything could be in eastport if it needs to be x. amount of player base and have tournaments consistently running like whatever the case may be but either way. I like the idea of it. The fact that this is. I believe the fifth year in a row that their continued to do it is cool people show up to the event. There were ranked tuxes. They're trying to make it. That's where i don't like it. Actually they're trying to make it to. I don't know if mainstream is the right word but they're just trying too hard to copy everybody else like just let people show up in fucking sweatpants like were gamers man. Nobody wants to wear a goddamn suit. Unless you're a fucking psychopath syndrome okay. Being honest a lot of people do like dressing up on occasion. I think they don't like having to wear a uniform. It's like that all the time but for special occasions i think people like to do something extra like but honestly now that you it. I think it would be super cool if our award shows had people show up and team jerseys of their favorite team instead of in tuxes right. I think it'd be cool
Walsh speaks at union rally on Labor Day in Boston
"A Labor Day rally is held outside the Boston Convention Center to honor essential workers. W busies. Mike Macklin has the details. It was their socially distance Labor Day rally in Boston there, Marty Walsh, addressing organized labor from the back of a Teamsters union flatbed tractor trailer outside the Convention center in South Boston. This year is certainly going to go in the history books and not just as the year of the pandemic. It will be the year of the essential worker and it's important for us to remember that it will be because it was working women and men. Truly essential people who stepped forward to keep us safe. Keep us fed. I keep us going. Keep us giving us hope. We certainly didn't get any any help all from the White House Welsh issue on the full throated endorsement of the Democratic ticket. Former vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris. In South Boston, Mike Macklin, W. B Z, Boston's NewsRadio
Labor Day: Labor History in Chicago
"Labor Day on Monday, and so we have Ah, incredible rich history here in both Illinois and in the city of Chicago. Regarding the labor movement on Labor Day. In general, thier monologist dot com is a website Max colonel who has studied cities in history, and all that really cool stuff is here to reminisce and talk about the labor history in Chicago and beyond. Max. Ah, let's Ah let's let's talk about Ah The blue color sort of mentality that we have in this city eyes that tied to the labour movement, you think? Yeah mean absolutely. I think that you know, you think about whether it's images presented in film. It's the Blues brothers, which obviously they're musicians. They do They do reference their union card. That will not be a one point them. Yeah, they D'oh They famously on wonderfully, You know, I think it is. It's a It's a part of. It's a part of the city's identity. And you know, I I e having only been been in here since the mid nineties. You know, a lot of that has changed. Fairly quickly. Do you think about what constitutes a blue collar job? Right? You go down to the Southeast side to see the U. S X Steel. You know they're still re working on that site. But there's no there's no labours. It's a park. Yes, yeah, Among other things you think of what constitutes A blue collar job. You think of kind of the concentration of steps over, um, near last Westside like Teamster City. Um and kind of like, where is those where those people laboring? You think about the actual numbers and they're they're fairly small. Um, you know you you still you still have, you know certain? Industries in the city. You know, I always tell people sick I owe still big bass for food production produces more pork rinds, and I didn't know that I didn't know that that's amazing. Yeah, they're they're still there Still the these moments. I mean, you know, you think of other things, which is a variety of trade agreements, etcetera, you know, to buy goodbye volume candy industry, right? Ferrara. Rocks, but they blow up the Brocks factory for one of the Batman am so some of those things that you consider candy, working blue collar and definitely were people working with their hands. But you know, the other kind of The other Those other jobs. A lot of them just changed. I think this will be a challenge for labor here. Going forward labor unions and see already you're you're you're not. You're not, you know, leaping out Citing necessarily been this government lack of intervention. Too much intervention. But you know, he going up against algorithms. You know what do you you're going up against APS. Yeah, that's that's the kind of That's the kind of harder endure another show, But I think that but I think it is. You know people were we seek it out. I mean, people wanted, you know, they want to experience that kind of That blue collar kind of experience, And I think it's hard. I mean, I know it's harder to find. Yeah, you know, you think about kind of whether its associations with people going to a tavern or whatever, you know 2nd 3rd shifters. I mean, there's a lot of There's a lot of change, even the kind of those the social spaces right now you're more likely to find expensive tasting menus on up top bar That's open. So I think there's that there's that kind of shift in the change and declined those in those those professions or they or they happen. They're kind of their hidden from us, right? I always tell people I play some fascinating which you asked me kind of that question about there's always something new. I had never walked on foot around Elk Grove Village. Some people listening probably know that L grow village has one of the world's largest industrial parks. Mathis, right, so there's work going on out there near O'Hare support. Various interested, but you know, we don't really see it. You know, it's not, you know. Men and women out there. You know whether it's your kind of performing manual labor, physical labor, you know, I think the fabric of the city has changed much as well. You think about you know, over a third of the city is Hispanic, Latino land Next, you know that that work has changed a lot. To you know, you might think of blue collar workers being landscapers gardeners. Um, yeah, I know people crave it. I mean, people, you know, it's such a big thing. And you know this so well to three movies to song. Um And you know some industries. It's still their food processing and a few other places, but, you know Now Steele still encounter people I've still encounter people who want to want to see a stillness still now something like that. It's like, well, that's that's really hard to find in the city limits. Um, but there certainly people You know those people working his people? There's people out there doing all these jobs and I think of wealth building trades, You know. So those air still really, um Those were still really well, boss places where he might be worked like that. But those things that you think of, you know, if you know more stockyards. Steel mills is kind of you know, you can sort of see some of the railroad stuff if you go down to South Lumber Street after from railroad. Yeah, Maybe that might be trash passing. So don't Please don't want anyone thinking, right? But you're certainly you know, you could get a little sense of that when you know when I was in Union station two days ago, jumping on the Amtrak cone off one and try again. Young. You see, you know some people people doing track work inside the station and things like that, so it's still It's still there. There's just a lot less of it. Yeah, it's true. It's true, but I mean, I think to the rest of the rest of the world. Chicago has a very, very blue collar. You know? Ah, representation, You know, I think it's a date. I think people outside of Chicago think of us is a very blue collar city. Yeah. Oh, absolutely. I think there's that people identify. It was like they had identified with the You know the blues or kind of Maureen. I'm kind of more contemporary, you know, Tanya, or common Um, and that kind of that's that's really part of the city's fabric.
"teamster" Discussed on Gangland Wire
"Old Position as the president of the Central Conference Director of the Central Conference Roy Williams last very long because they've already made this pay soon. And Dorfman in embargo for attempted bribery of senator candid. I guess if you don't get the bribe to them to get a conversation about it, they got him for tempted bribery and I get a ton of time in prison and that by then Williams has got cancer. and. He does not want to die in jail I guess because he agrees to testify in I. I don't know if you've ever seen those you remember those but he testifies but he testifies he's he's got one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel he's got oxygen. He's in a wheelchair and he's voices week and but I know bill ouseley debrief demon and learned a lot of things just kind of intelligence kinda things at. Riley. Williams how this is all work for years and years when when interesting thing built only about that he got or Williams was. If you remember I know we've talked about this when lefty Rosenthal brought Allen Glick back to have knicks scary. Because, he wasn't Latin left do everything that left. He thought he ought to be able to do. And he convinced to come back to Kansas City and he met with next Bala next valid put him in a hotel room and next day back in the shadows and they took a a light was the what do you call that of stand up light in the room and put it shined directly in his eyes and Knicks, Avella standard outside the outside of the cone of light and start threatened them and you. Know I. If it was up to me, you wouldn't leave this hotel room alive and you've got gotta take care of this. You owe me a million dollars a million and a half and and Glick said well, I don't know how I'm ever going to pay that back and he's well, you've got a man right here lefty Rosenthal will take care of that. You just let him take care of that and we'll be fine. So, Roy Williams tells the story to Housley. That, when he was a young younger teamster here in Kansas City, and that's when Nick came up with this plan to get five dollars from every local teamster for some kind of a supposedly health insurance flannel, extra health insurance.
"teamster" Discussed on Gangland Wire
"But one of the one of the things very interesting is the car that that both Lino and Frank Sheeran drove to Detroit for the wedding. was. It was. It was registered to this Eugene Boffa and in addition. Eugene Botha's wife had made a thirty thousand dollar loan to salvage Julio's wife. Obviously was the number one suspect in the disappearance of Hoffa and Boffa continue this on. He was eventually sentenced to a long time in prison as was frank. Who did this to his own to his own union constituency he was. That car he got from Eugene Buffet in the movie he did it because he sold out a bunch of his own union employees took a kickback from Boffa and violated the master freight agreement. So he can screw a bunch of his teamsters and let them work for less money than what they were. The Bob was getting a little piece of every one of those contracts. He was Russell Buff Lena's guy you know that Hoffa didn't would not allow that to continue that. You'll that goose laying those golden eggs for somebody else wouldn I'm not saying that he wouldn't do it himself maybe but I I like to think lake not but he sure was going to kill that golden goose off and in every other golden goose at the mob hat going so I, they had all kinds of reasons to kill off Jimmy. HOFFA didn't they? Yeah. Oh, absolutely. So Jimmy Disappears. and. Frank Fitzsimmons then becomes the pretty well permanent for the president for life of the International Brotherhood of teams. Like there was no way he was gave her get I get out of there as long as he was alive, the bombing war that continued in in Cleveland a lot of people didn't realize John. Nardi. Was the leader of the Cleveland local for ten. Close to the pressures and that's what the Cleveland War was basically about is is like a bullies men and John Nardi were fighting for control of that teamsters local for ten John Nardi eventually lost and lick fully controlled for ten while the pressures controlled their local when Bill Presser was getting old and he eventually retired Jackie Presser. His son would take over and was almost like a Mafia thing where he passed the mantle of his teamsters leadership onto his son. It was sanctioned by the nation's Mafias but he had he had support from Kansas City. They had to get support from Kansas. City and Nick Chevelle agreed With Mace Rochman and they got the Kansas City vote for. Jackie Presser to take over bill pressures role, and this is an order for this to happen. He had to get mafia support from around the country in order for Jackie president to be put onto the teamsters board. So that was that's another example of how that happens is the mob approves somebody to be put on the board. The board will eventually like the president and all this time he was FBI top echelon informant. Absolutely and then he actually he's doing what he was doing some much no-show Jarno he created some some fake. Locals it within the teamsters that we're getting teamsters money and and and earned money and the FBI. Let him do it. He claims and actually they ended up I think charged a couple agents being involved with that I, think they I think it it proved out that they didn't really know that he was doing that but that's how his name came out of the top echelon informant that during that time..
"teamster" Discussed on Gangland Wire
"Williams got his direction from next Allah and put together that huge big pension fund loan sixty, four, million dollars. An dormant at the time Chicago, wasn't getting a part of that they there kickback came through Allen Dorfman insuring the four casinos eleanor from supply. The insurance is is it'll be s insurance companies supply the insurance for all casinos. So. That was that was how Chicago got. Their got their kickback from it but they ended up getting into what Angela Leonardo ended up. He was he became the boss in Cleveland this time. White Liquor Bali Yeah Raleigh was the Boston and this this woman when when the? Danny Green was go rhino. Angelo the Kinda. Got It by default I don't think he really wanted to be the boss and he kinda got by default. But when he got to be the boss already, we're working some kind of narcotics investigation on somebody and they put it on him. And he got a huge amount of time and he can do it, and so we got the boss of the Cleveland Mafia Cleveland Cleveland I don't even know what they call it. The partner shepherd the combination maybe you're that's Detroit is not the outfit and I can't remember what they call it and Cleveland everybody's got I I. Don't remember what they call Cleveland Yeah. Buffalo's the arm and. Arm Patriots or the office. So they got they. Put Him. In. Jail. For a long time he ended up testifying about all this remember exactly what he said but I believe he said that they got in an argument I. Know there was an argument in Chicago called everybody up to have a meet Kansas City and MILWAUKEE AND CLEVELAND. What came out of that, Cam? Yeah. They they call them into SORTA mediate the dispute and Chicago said Yeah we'll. We'll settle it for twenty five percent. So then they actress Chicago stepped in. Everybody then split it and got a quarter. So Cleveland Milwaukee Kansas they were splitting it sort of thirty, thirty percent. Each way you know and they were arguing over I guess at three point three percent on this on the back end for one equal up the math I guess percentages weren't working Chicago stepped in said, we'll. We'll make an even quarter each way after Chicago stepped in and mediated the dispute everybody ended up with a quarter and that's how Chicago got into the skin and they were making the insurance profits off valid Dorfman's. Ensuring the casinos. And you see a lot of back and forth this time Mace Rochman and. Angela Leonardo going to Chicago pretty often and a lot of. As you've as you've mentioned in your shows throughout the as you have a lot of travel back and forth in Chicago and Kansas City, there was a lot of activity during this time with with beg enforce implying dealing with the different teamsters issues and the skin because they had to transfer that money may shraga was usually the guy who did it during this time Hoffa is. He's he's gotten out of jail. Thanks to the big donation. He's not supposed to get involved in. Politics or rather in the politics of the Union are in the union, but he's really working to get his get back into that union at the time I. Mean He's where he's working like, hell he's going all over the country. He's got..
"teamster" Discussed on Gangland Wire
"I always wondered how that happened. So this kind of makes sense with with the East Coast guy gets locked up there's nobody really step and then Chicago's already got Kansas City in this pocket only Williams. Team. Shirt CLEVELAND has pressure in his pop in their pocket but but in Cleveland you know is subservient to the GENOVESE FAMILY MILWAUKEE, subservient to Chicago, and they've got a member of the board. So so really Gago was you know they? That's that's how they as the amount I wondered about that and off it was always a Detroit guy. So that's where you really see. That sort of shift in power was about the time that Tony Pro went to prison. So that's that's kind of I. My take on it is that we're in Chicago Kansas City and and Cleveland who also has close ties to Chicago they sort of shift their power towards towards the more stronger the stronger Tony. Tony Bruin Hoffer in prison Lewisburg at the same time. Yeah. So that's when this big fall out the head came if I remember right the movie, right? Right yeah they. They did just very much like the movie. There was a there was a slur Tony Provenzano was upset about his his commission the movie did get that right and there was he did say something about you people or people like you were. There was something that upset Tony Provenzano. Along those lines Jimmy stepping on on them Tony Provenzano's feet in prison. He's also really trying to keep control of the mob trying to control the pension board with with some of the people who are still on it even though. Fits. Presser and and. Dorfmeister still controlling it. So Jimmy starting to gum up the works he's still trying to to run things from prison and that's that's Starting to aggravate people but this is where Fitzsimmons really start. He fitzsimmons doesn't. He's not helping Jimmy get out of prison. He's not taking steps. He's not that was that was kind of what what Jimmy wanted. He wanted to take political steps to get him out of prison and that's not happening because. People are starting to turn on. Jimmy and stepping on the mobs toes with Tony? Provenzano was really a bad a bad move. Offer Meka these needs political connections really bad during this time, and this is when he created this drive was that while he was still in the penitentiary or start that just before no that was that was earlier earlier before you before he went, he had created the Dr Program. I should have had the year on there but the Democrat Republican. Independent voter education that was set up by Hoffa earlier. To create. It was basically a political war chest to make political contributions. Candidates cracked and basically hoffa would just just take money and put it in there. So every teamster made whether they knew what they were making contributions to the dry funds. So that was also worth set worth millions of dollars. Jimmy would make payoffs or donations to senators and congressmen, and so he lined up political power behind the teamsters that was also the mob had access to that when Jimmy went to prison. That's another war chest for the mob to make political connections and once fitzsimmons comes into power. Jimmy at intended for him to use the money to make inroads into to get Jimmy out of prison basically to help them out, get get a pardon and Fitz. dragged..
"teamster" Discussed on Gangland Wire
"You'll this much guaranteed pay this many hours a day guaranteed and this much holiday pay and this much over time, and it sounds, and now we come to accept that as you know, that's just kind of the norm. But but back in this time th, there was just not not done it was it was something completely new and Jimmy basically. Did it single handedly going around the country? That's why it took. It took three years to do three or four years and he did it the mob helped. To sign on, they would slash tires and break windows burning burn the place down. If maybe some local president wouldn't go along with it than Jimmy, pull him out and put somebody in who would. He this was a place where he used the mob to help him, but it still still took. Jimmy off of four years. He came up with the master freight agreement, which was the first national contract guaranteeing rights four for truckers, and this is after they were kicked out of the AFL CIO. So basically, Jimmy was doing it totally on his own and this really cemented his reputation among the truckers. So they would go anywhere with any firm and they would get the same rights and the same guarantees. And they couldn't be paid less anywhere. They went. It was really really. Jimmy's crowning achievement and the mob absolutely helped him with that was that was a huge effort is. said that if you re teamster in adopt in Wichita Kansas or your team on the dot in Kansas City Missouri or Detroit, and there's a certain race pay that you got for whatever your job classification was. Live that's interesting. Now I'm sure that they all negotiated individually across the country the different locals to you know band together and Kansas City or Detroit. And said, he probably the People Loughton Kansas Wichita and salina where there might be some teamsters activity why they would. They would have a different contract than say, new. York. City where the cost of living to higher..
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"But he took a little piece of ever action of absolutely again, take ten percent of that. Not Too long ago, Kansas City at certain people try to go into the fireworks business too because you get a lot of money fireworks in a short period of time and great market area the way and. If, you're connected halfway connected guy you go into fireworks business and they can't sit area. You got kick a little bit to some of the guys. So I get. told me he said Yeah I said I told him that hell with that. I'm not paying anybody anything and dot go into fireworks busy. He had a rally into for forty by fake, but he did not want to have those guys coming around gotTa fibers business you really you really vulnerable invade if somebody thinks you money for running that business and you don't pay and they're mad yet man, they can take you out with the flip love match can't they? Dammed interesting because Indiana as basically no fireworks laws I mean there's a fireworks. The big mortars and stuff on every corner appear in in my little town. I don't know about southern. But. There's firework stands on every corner in Kaplans and crazy. Yeah. Crazy Kaplans and black. Every every corner in northwestern Indiana as a massive fireworks. Dan There's whole big chains they're open, twenty, four, seven some of them in an all year long, and they're the big ones like the professional fireworks anybody can just walk in and I'm so. It would make sense as please be all mob-connected. I know what they did here we had local fireworks businessman that got caught as a state representative Lee it's all handled by state statute state representative, Alex. Vizino. Who was a connected guy was he was there in the state legislature and they popped him for taking a bribe from this local farmers dealer in order to to try to a change some legislation to make it easier on the fireworks developer. So you got a mob has got good political connections and they can keep those regulations down why? The. At fireworks business goal. That's one thing they can do for you. If you're fireworks distributors, they can help keep the the regulations down because it's highly regulated anyhow moving right along McClellan committee can't remember remember the McClellan committee when I was a young man or a kid even, and it was reported all over like magazines, pitchers and stuff about the mob, the teamsters. Back and Tell us about that Cam. You know it was really Oughta wasn't quite the president yet but really happened they were there investigating organized labor one of the spark that lit the fuse was. Johnny Gardy. Who was Lucozzi member had gotten together with with Jimmy Hoffa and said look why don't you give me give me the. Paper I'll setup seven paper local. So they're not real locals. They're just setting up seven unions on paper, and then I'll be able to give you seven different votes. So Jimmy, gave him fifteen charters to set to create these fake locals. Johnny dio gets fifteen votes on the in order to help. Help, Jimmy get. Established. Back in back at this time until the nineteen ninety s teamsters elections were not they were not general elections you were you were elected by by upper managed by by the president of locals and by the vice president's in the teamsters board. So the general elections you didn't didn't count it all. But if you have fifteen locals in your pocket, that means you have fifteen votes, it wasn't. There was no general elections. So Victory Sel who was the journalist he discovers this and he writes about the corruption in these locals and especially about Johnny and Jimmy Hoffa, and this is bad because Jimmy Hoffa was was moving up towards president. So Johnny Dio had one of his thugs throw acid in victory Zell's face..
"teamster" Discussed on Gangland Wire
"But at the time, he also ended up running into Bob guys and the bad guys were some help to organize these truckers. You know he'd bet a Jack Alana's in Detroit where he was really come from and and that was kind of the seat of their power. And Chicago there was a Red Dorfman who was a teamster who was connected to guy named. Joy Glenn Cohen and Curly Humphreys Tony Accardo and Paul. Rica. So Dorfman who is son Allen Dorfman we'll go on to achieve some fame or infamy tincture your lower. will will introducing the guys there. Than in New York Ed John Dioguardi and Tony Provenzano probably probably pro, who is we know will become part of his life later in his life New Orleans head Carlos. Marcello. He knew how to use those mobs to a associations to enforce you know, keep those company goons off their ass and to a way I think one thing they did Camden. When when they were wanting to organize a company or they had labor problem with a company, it was ed pages to to do vandalism to this company and the company knew came from the teamsters. So you know your to day teamster may not be up for going and breaking a bunch of Windows or as we strike movie the Irishman push wants to taxicabs the river but the mob guys were upper stuff like that, and that's where you see a bunch of the mob guys. In in the locals and running the locals you know if you've got a bunch of, if you've got a bunch of guys who are actually in the locals connect in collecting a paycheck, they can run out there and do a lot of the heavy work that like you said, your average your average guy is maybe doesn't doesn't feel comfortable doing, but they were violent times all across the. Those. Huge brawls with the Union would hire goons what they did they would come. In higher pro detective agencies who did bunch of the to go in and try to break striker bringing in strikebreakers to. To break a strike so it was there would be battles out that the gates where they would be on strikes during the keep these gaps from coming in. It was It was tough business in tough times but Hoffa just kept going and kept going like the Dan energizer bunny wasn't. He just can't go on and built his teamsters membership. To over a million people. Back. In those days AFL, CIO merged in nineteen, fifty, five, the temperature state independent. They did not throw in with other unions. Hoffa was very independent minded. He wanted that power and that's why he was. Even as vice president, he was bringing all the power to himself. They were vice presidents for every region. HOFFA was gathering all that power to himself. He wasn't concerned about unions. He wasn't concerned about anything except the teamsters and centralized power basically under Hoffa Bob guys were pretty handy if there was any Dissidents within the the teams to then the or any anybody that said they'll we don't we don't want to join this union. If, there was a movement in a company to. A strong charismatic guy who would then be talented fellow truck drivers you know, hey, we don't need this union we get along fine without the look at what we're thinking. Now we're doing well now why that guy would likely first of all find his car vandalized and sight of all maybe he's home in third a ball himself evangelized by these. Folks. That had thrown in with Avocados. Mobsters man you know can they? You know they learned early on that? There's a lot of power the unions there's a lot of cash money flowing into the union..
Chicago Mercy Hospital Closing Between February And May Of 2021
"Years in Bronzeville, Cash strapped Mercy Hospital is not planning to close its doors for good WG ends. Robb Sneed is live there and joins us with more on what's behind the decision, Rob Well boils down to finances. They just aren't bringing in enough money, and now they will be closing their doors pretty soon, according to hospital officials, who say that more than 300 workers will be without A job. I spoke with the union rep today and they told me for the lower wage workers. They will suffer the most. As soon as February 1st 2021 staff could be without a job, Mercy Hospital and medical Center president made that announcement today in a statement. That reason, part quote The decision to discontinue service at Mercy Hospital was not an easy one. But patients on the South side have unmet needs within the current system and quote it worked. Devastating. It was because I'm never There are no wages. Teamsters Local 7 43 represents nearly 300 workers at mercy you have in there half of their life. Working in the service transportation. And Vienna. And some of them, but that is the only job that they have ever had has happened here has been decades in the making. Officials with the hospital blamed the financial hardships on many things, including population decline in the area. A decrease in hospital reimbursement and updated facilities to the north and west. The hospital is no
MBTA Drivers Strike For A Sixth Day In Boston Area
"Of drivers of the parent Transit Service. The ride The main sticking point point in in negotiations negotiations between between Teamsters Teamsters Local Local 25 25 the the company company is is health health insurance. insurance. W. W. B. B. C's C's Suzanne Suzanne Saul's Saul's Ville Ville has has more more details details from from the the picket picket line. line. She's never been out here since Sunday, well getting weary but with staying strong. Cheryl Russo works for Veterans Transportation, one of two companies that provide drivers for the ride. 350 walked off the job last Sunday to protest the company's demand. They pay 5% more for their health insurance at a time with covert is here. We've all been out here on the front line, and now our contract's been up over a year and they just don't want to budge, and they want to make us have to pay more found in Sherman's, and it's just unacceptable, Russo says. It's their customers who are paying the price price Caesar, Caesar, Caesar, elderly elderly elderly and and and disabled disabled disabled that that that depend depend depend on on on a a a safe safe safe transportation transportation transportation again. again. again. To To To where where where they they they need need need to to to go. go. go. The The The NBT NBT NBT is is is telling telling telling its its its ride ride ride customers customers customers to to to expect expect expect delays delays delays and service interruptions during the strike. I called veterans transportation, they said no comment and hung up in Everett. Suzanne Saws Bill
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"Yeah, I, I do think traveling is so essential, just seeing other vernacular. and. Like the day shit like I More so as I've gotten older, I don't I want to go to the big tourist things but I also Wanna just like needs to walk down the side street and likes she on over here and like L.. That's a weird place for teapot. Like. Hans Cool. If I ever get to do an Italian movie, this would be great. Out like. I'm never it's like you're saying like I'm never gonNA. Get to do an Italian movie. You're never gonNA. I don't know I. I always think like I'm probably my way down. And this is where we get real okay. I I've said. Many Times I. Like I it scary I have like this like fear of it I, talked even with the designer of veep about it, and he's like. Yeah, it does feel like that feels like we had something in and I said well I wonder if everyone feels like that like Oh, it's never going to be this good. Even though it was awful, it was so hard and so. Like brainwashing Mehar. And so hard! But I feel like I'm never going to my work. Never going to be that good again probably wasn't even good. First of all veep is lightning in a bottle. I mean what a gem of a show that looks amazing by the way and. I mean it's just a quality show, but. I think. We do that happens when we're like. We have a good like a solid experience, and then you flounder for a minute you know, and it's like you wait for the next thing to sort of like catch on, and then and you will, and that's one of the really great things about like. Yes, you know. We had to wear pantyhose twenty years ago, or whatever, but one of the things that I love about our job is that I see women. Sixties seventies now our houses holding it down and that is super inspirational to me where it's like. We're just getting better. I believe that, too. I also try so hard when I whenever I run into someone who's been through a this world and seen so many changes in our in our little world. Two of like what's your constant like what? What you? Would you hold on? It's it's usually always like good research. Did people like just. Do the research and we're just take jobs with good people and you'll be and I think that's true, too. I mean working. I and it's so draining, and it's so like. Yeah be speaking of how was reveal? What. I. I don't understand anything. I I will say as of you were. I was excited because I was like Oh actually. I heard this, but I never saw it. I don't know, and then it was like Oh. This is this preview I'm in all right watching it, and then I was like I can't watch. I can't watch him anymore. I would I actually muted it for a while and kept it on, but it was very self serving I thought as an actor and a director that I was like Oh. This is like. I feel bad. I feel I feel like I've been in projects like that. We're like it's all about him and it shouldn't be. It's about all of us putting this together in creating this, but this is just my opinion of of working in our industry and seeing this movie I could be completely wrong, and you don't have to say anything, but I thought great is this. I thought looked great and I mean you've got to go to some really great like Los Angeles locations and really. You know things in the lighting I thought was great and. And that projector room I thought was like fantastic that you did and decorated Saint Louis. I don't know I was disappointed that it was so self serving as right. So First of all to be totally honest. I haven't seen it. Yeah! So there's that. There's that, but so there was an interesting experience.
"teamster" Discussed on Decorating Pages
"On a hundred and so season two applying house was my first. Designed job and that's I. It wasn't the Plan I. Didn't you'll qualified. I didn't think that I was allowed to do it. I didn't go to school for it. you know my drafting is chicken, scratch and yet turns out. I, have an opinion about static aesthetic I. I know how to break down a script I. Know How to. Think about blocking. Think about lighting work with DP's work with directors work with construction. People I turns out I personally. Don't have to do it all. That's why we have good people. That's why we're all. We all. That's why it really is. It really is good people surrounding yourself with good people. That makes a great project. I love it, but I also think it's important that the the decorator or the designer knows that that I don't have to do it all like it does. Get overwhelming and you're reading. Going to do this all right day one day one day one, but my lead man I like to think like if we could just get by next Tuesday, our lives are going to be so much easier. If, we could just get to next Tuesday, it's GonNa run, and then we had i. do I really do break it down mentally a lot like all right as soon as they get done the set and I'm still thinking about him so planning on these other sets, but yeah, yeah, you have you have to get good people, and and you have to be a good manager, too yeah. Yeah I, think you have to get good people, and then you have to trust them, and you have to empower them to do their job. I'm not interested in micromanaging people and when I have had no, no one wins. And, that's ration-. You know and it's. Also why I love working with I love working with the same people repeatedly you know and I ha. I have done that a lot because it. You get that shorthand and you know what they're. You know you know what their limitations are, but you know what they're capable of, and you can kind of back that into all of your planning the last few years I have been traveling a lot for work, so it's been a new learning curve of a full new crew in a new stranger.
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"Just. It was almost like a right along. It was almost lake. You know I would go to a few houses or I would go open set with her or I would see how she did her budgets, or whatever, so when beauchamp booked the runaways. I already had I was doing Sarah Silverman show every year as a prop master, and had that booked so it conflicted if I could prep it, and I could do the beginning of the job, so I got to do all the shopping and all the research and one of my favorite things about the runaways. Is that because they were huge in Japan at the time? That's like one of their stories, points and their history for higher. One of the salesman was in Japan in his teens at the time, and was a total music nerd, and he knew exactly like what fabric was on their vendors speaker. He knew everything was yeah. It was they are. Source I mean they themselves are like why you go there. They know all of history. They know like this the periods like the back of their hand. Right like the that resource to us is like unbelievable I'm always a fan of there, so that's incredible. Good luck. Yeah so unfortunately I didn't get to shoot it, but I did get to shop it and It's still got. Yes so fun so fun! I would love to do another something another something comparable. Yes, so that was the runaways. So then you're into decorating, and then at some point you're like L. Way. What am I doing? Why do all this work when I you? No actually. I mean I should have thought that, but I I was to better. Clear. Exactly. Adamant. I think. Why why did I ever because ice? On. The roads of big wanted to design and was like got into eight hundred and everything, and then I was like. I want to decorate and I had to start over and go back and then I think to myself like who that was dumb. I could be sitting over there being an art director making three four hundred more week like Yup. It's live. On a lot of MAR but. Essentially I think about it all the time. Or not I mean it does legitimate and you know. I think it's also something that that the the money of it all really needs to be discussed yeah, and we don't have to discuss it now, but lake well. It's the lowest department head. Crafty makes more than set decorators. It's no, it's no joke. It's no secret we're all know. Reject right new craft as a teamster. So of course you know, and then that's what I try and tell like 'cause because I do a lot of news I work with like a lot of Like newer people and they have actually had the opportunity to get a lot of people into the union on either nation contracts, or on shows that has flipped or whatever and but that's my thing is if the teamster won't do it, we won't do it so like if they're asking us to forfeit our turnaround if they're asking Mr, forfeit meal penalties. If they're asking us to do, an impossible job with the impossible amount of time and people like. Where did teamster do it? Now and if the answer is no then. Along the line. I mean exactly when they do do it. It's awesome and they do get the job done great. Yeah, mostly it's like. This is the reality of what's IT GONNA take. You're right. It doesn't seem to be at argument. Will. Let that it's going GonNa take, and that's what we have to pay. And this is what it's going to be. But when it comes to creative, it's like well. Can't you guys just? This could shoot tomorrow, right? That's right I mean. At? What cost, of my sanity! Or safety you know or or The sacrifice to the the you know what you're. What product you're delivering now. That's a real thing to do i. want name on this. If we put it together with bubble gum twenty minutes before yeah, rolled into shoot. Any soon take my name off of it. Take my Dave. You can have it. I mean. And so here's the thing there's no. It's no secret that every craft as they become dominated by women. Participants, their rates stagnate or. Decline even and for us as you know in eight hundred. We have our. You know our union negotiated. Minimum Rates Right which Oh. That's great well, really really. Cinematographer are subject to negotiation meeting. They're starting the bar above what my mom! You know way above what my minimum even is. And once you have a minimum established producers don't WanNa go too far off of that they will if you have cachet. Are you know newer in the industry or an up and comer whatever you Kinda have to just, and that's another thing you know. I see these facebook threads I. Don't participate because it would not be good for any. But I. Check him out sometimes. Booker. And, there's a there's this rhetoric that is if people stopped taking those jobs that are for a one hundred twenty dollars a day, then they won't exist in I, think what has what gets lost is that those are tiered contracts are union negotiated Contra. Their Legal Union contracts, and yet it's completely it is it is. It is below poverty level in terms of what you're actually getting paid, and how it breaks down, and it's unlivable, but it's where we are right now so I think all of it's really very interesting. I only got an agent because I wanted someone to negotiate my rate for me. That was named smart because it takes you out of it, and it's right. This isn't personal and I don't want to deal with this and I. Don't want it to be weird, but I. It's socks that you have to do that. You'd have should. It sucks that you have to then get this third party in there to do it because. Our work is are working their hire new. For reason they want you for reason and. It's it's another I understand why is needed and I think I definitely think it is needed, but it sucks that it has to be that way. Really Decorators could get. Decorators could get a agents, but the pins that we may. Want to take it from your take another ten percent off of it. Yeah, no, it's depressing. or But yeah, I don't. Know, it's the contracts and everything you're so stupid. Everytime starts at an how many times I've called the union. Ask for my rate, and they've given me the wrong rate. Come back and been like. Oh, no, it's this and they're like. No, it's not like. I call the Union. They're like full this here. This is what it is.
"teamster" Discussed on Decorating Pages
"I started to get stressed out with like the tech and the weapons in particular right because they're just both so. Fussy and there's precision to it that is, it was very micro was very micro Approach to a creative outlet and I saw the decorators running around with like you know. Throw pillows and floor in Iras Lake Iona do that. I WANNA do the job. She's got a starbucks in her and. She'd been up since five. She helped unload the truck. She's got a meeting right after this. She's not getting. Like little, did we know? That's right. Glad, you wear it well. We all do I. Mean Look we have to. It's also that sort of double standard that still around where. I don't know like. Mariam, biddle was a emailing, or said something on facebook a couple of weeks ago. About like you know it's only been. Fifteen years or twenty years that I we still have to wear pantyhose or like. You still had to really get dressed up for me. It's like A. It's not that long ago. But Yeah I, the my first job I've is so insecure at the time in thinking like. I need to dress her up and up and I was wearing heels like almost every day like a nutjob. It is a thing of like. What was he doing, but we do it. I'm impressed. Cover me press for sure. But I think it's also yeah, it's It is sort of the thing of like I. Want I want to? I want people to feel empowered to give me money and give me responsibility and to trust my decision making and yeah, it absolutely is antiquated, but I think it's totally still alive and well, Blake! I can't show up with yeah I. Mean I do occasionally? Do show up rarely in athletic wear leisurewear whatever? But, but those are the mornings of like Oh. A were doing a circus outside not gonNA be here. Three legged. I'm cold. Yeah well, you know. But yeah. I've always. I've always gotten that sort of thing of like dress for the job. You want not the job. You have type mentality. and. He gets lost along the way, but it is. It is a reminder of like. Yeah, you gotTa, but I also think. and. You've worked on comedies, too. I think comedy brings down. There's a lot of COMEDIANS writers out there coming to work in their pajamas and I'm not joking. A hundred percent hundred percent. I remember getting departs. And thinking I'm overdressed. Actually reduced and I had a producer, stated we. Do you have an interview today? Like they were like wow! Aren't. Going to get my Hoodie on I got. So, I think your sneaker collection. Manager fighters. Election maybe to your environment. You really read the room to yeah. So, but yeah. But that was a sidebar you were doing prop master, assistant and imprompt Master, and then you saw back. Then you got you got. Yeah said then I did I was I was of force higher onto a job onto the tracey ullman show. A producer brought me on because the designer was still finishing job on the east coast, and so she brought me in before he got there. which those can always go, you know? One way or another, and luckily in this instant it, it turned out really well a good relationship and his decorator left on that job, and he always did the like you know. The Academy Awards the sex. The pretext segments before the beginning. Or for the MTV awards like the he always did those at the time as were non union, so he. Gave me a chance to decorate those. When we finished Tracy Oilman, and then after that he booked Eagle Heart, which the pilot was nonunion, and then the show went union, and because I did the pilot I got grandfathered in for. The show, so that's how I got me decorator car. Yeah, wow, that was good. What was it? I mean on just dumb luck, I, know I know, and so then I decorated for about five years which I loved Love I'm trying to look as we talk just to go along with like I, saw I just interviewed In Caveat, pro, who did the runaway? Interaction, you had or whatever but I love that movie. I love that man now that I've talked to him, but I thought that movie was really fun the runaways. It was super fund so. That I did all the prep in like maybe the first week of shooting. That was a really good. Okay, so this is really what happened. Is that when I was still doing crops designer that my prop master I was assisting in my prop master worked with this designer on Deborah, Herbert and She had booked the rich. The show called the riches, and I told her that I was really trying to get into decorating and buying in. She said if you come to the series, I'll make sure that you can shadow my decorator who was special? Fontaine,.
"teamster" Discussed on Decorating Pages
"There's a point where the help turns into. like creative vampirism. Right where like if you're messing, too, if you're putting too much too many ideas out there, I think it makes it hard for creative person to. Wrap their head around it and like cookies vibe going so. I agree I agree that there can be too much research. There can be too many. Can Be too much sometimes that it's so foggy that you're like. What am I doing here? And then you have to. I feel like and then i. just go back and read the scene. And I really read like what the fuck! What's going on here because I'm in love with this chair, and they want this, and but then I'm like, but what's really going on here and. I just try to go back to the scripts. Were voted as a defense mechanism. Most of like am I doing this? Oh Shit I was in love with that chair and they need like six seats and I'm GonNa. have six of them. Like what am I doing, so it's it's you know it it helps me to. That's right. That's right because you lose it time you leave, you get so in love with a chair and you're like. Oh! Man, that would have been so good. The no one ever knows that you. That's what I always think to like. No one ever knew how great that could have been, but you and I and and. There's always another job. There's always another chance for that share, or you just bring it home. Let's be honest, yeah! I was. A I was talking with someone. 'cause I'm in my bedroom because it's quieter So I was talking to someone they go. Where did you get that head Ford? Was that was an elevator dorm bones. On Weld! Iron knows like I. Just had someone welded and painted sober and Bala like. Then you're like I love it. Look around. You're like Elian that's from. I saved that piece. It was going to go in. The dumpsters, received it from yeah. But there's also quarters out there a bit I've. I've seen some who order people to which you can't let go stuff and. That's hard to. Yeah! I have gotten as I've gotten older. I've gotten better about. I don't bring my come with me. For the most part I think to when when we are younger in this, and you see the waste, and you see like that is just gonNa Literally GonNa go in the trash like. I know. Like. That's a good lamp. It needs a home lake, but now it's like I. Don't have time to be lamp matching people. So exactly exactly. Yeah, if anything like whatever the equivalent of a theater is, but for stuff, I might be a little bit of the like no here he. You have to take this. Definitely need this like I might do that a little bit Yeah, but I just find that I. get over. Won't you know? Do you think that 'cause I'm thinking now? People who who do that and a lot of it is prop masters. They're always like Oh i. haven't I'm just gonNA bring it from home I have that I think that happens a lot more but that's smaller stuff. That's not like a big. Fan headboard Shit. That's like. A protester mentality to. Hear for sure I mean that was one of the turning points in in when I was when I was a prop master I like. Was I going to continue to do that or was I was I going to make the change to decorating, and I didn't have a truck yet, and that was the next thing was I was going to have to get a truck and I was like yeah. Yeah not not for me for someone else. Yeah, you gotta pay to get it like. Get it in story and Park it and. It's a lot talk about about chain. It's a lot of responsibility you know so. So! Let me back up a little bit. How did you start headed? You get into this. Did you always want to be in the in this creative? Prop world or Now I didn't even know it existed. Watch movies and TV. I didn't I sure I didn't know it was like a Joe I i. don't know what I thought I never considered it. I guess I finished school in Olympia Washington. A liberal arts school and just basically got sick of the rain and was like what's the sunniest place I can think of that I can drive to, and it was Los Angeles like I just took the five south and hero was, and I had some friends here from the Pacific northwest. You were in the industry. And so this would be like two thousand four. You doesn't five and They were like. My friends making a short. Just go show up and do whatever they tell you to do. Yeah. And that's that's literally how that was the beginning of my career? Working on a short. Year, but that's like you. Like yeah. Yes. I mean I feel like. When I was looking for my first job like and going I think it was called I. Think it's still around. Mandy or like craigslist and like Yakking. Shooting this pilot and they need by production assistant. So know pay sweet. Perfect yeah I'll be there, yeah? I am sure yeah, yeah, yeah, if you WANNA, do it, you do it. And then so on that. What did you see in in that day or week? Whatever that make you be like okay? I mean I think I was just so overwhelmed like the whole thing seems so crazy. That a really didn't I just did what people asked me to do and There was a prop master there who had recently they're assistant had taken another job, and while we were on short, the prop master booked a non union feature. was like. Do you WanNa? Come be my assistant and I said yes, and then that feature flipped union. I know it's so stupid I'm so. I know. I now I hate. Him. So yeah, that that's so. That's how I wound up doing props, and what was good about that was that was onset I mean it was like baptism by fire in terms of set culture and life I mean like starting with. How do you turn our walkie to like Now I'm getting my. You know my weapons license, and I am responsible for like firearms and. Drugs and money and feeding actors, and like a you know all of it. It's a very intimate in hands on. experience so while the maybe my first five years, I, was as assisting and mastering.
"teamster" Discussed on Decorating Pages
"Fascinating. So I hope you enjoy. Prairie. I mean. Forget about it own. Young! We all WanNa word. I didn't know how much I need head.
"teamster" Discussed on Decorating Pages
"Decorating pages I'm your host Ken want up? I continue to hope that everyone is being safe and healthy, and I know that this past week has been an emotional one. And I hope that we're all paying attention and I hope we're getting. Getting through this. As far as work concerned, I feel like I can see the light at the end of the tunnel with this quarantine. Feels like I'm GONNA be back to work in July I have no definite answers nothing like that, but it feels like the industry starting to get it together. I think it's going to be like that. Call like Hey, can you start next week, but Yeah. Which? Also means. We gotta get it together. People no more carbs. There's no more carbs. Maybe maybe scaled down to like one drink a week. Her one drinking night per week. Maybe go for a run, but yeah gotta get it together. We're going to be back in public. We gotTA grooming people. I think I think that's our main cold. Now gotTA. Start getting it together. So so what one up watching this week Ticked! Off Base Force pretty quickly. I gotta say the I that production designer. Suzy messy did a great job with that. I really enjoyed the sets the show. I think the order was raped. Because I've worked with that costume designer on beep. Kathleen, Felix and I. I think twice so yeah, and I love Steve Carell. Feel super disappointed by it so. We've finished the wire which I think on that last episode I said we had finished season three, but really what season four and now we're done to five and I'm breaking up a little like. A special about the wire and the production design of the wire, because it is phenomenal, just phenomenal. Series if you haven't watched the wire like I, said I don't know why you're into this podcast Anna. We watched the film the Lighthouse, which is a black and white period. Peace with Robert Pattinson and Willem Defoe. Who I think was just made for this movie like an old. Seaman with like an axe like a Boston accent. He was really good. The story was like route two guys. It's like a play. It's good. I don't think I have to I. See it again and go. Gladys saw. The cinematography is fantastic. basically basically using like one one light, and every shot, which I looked up and. They had such high wattage is on these. Light Bulbs in the rooms when they were shooting. to give them the light and also the production design. They built all be sets. They built whole lighthouse in everything so really pretty. To look at. But yeah, I mean I. Check it out if you haven't. another thing. I'm in the middle of its afterlife on Net flicks an love Ricky Julius, and this is the second season. I think super funny very dark. It's about death and very dark I love dark humor, so I'm in and the productions on at this quaint little English town I. Really like I just think it's cute. wondering if you're like me, you know we always watch you know you flip on that HDTV and see what's on heavy, ever checked out bargain mansions because there's this chick on there, who has I think really good tissues in like Kansas City? She's buying up these huge houses. Like really great as she would say gorgeous. remodels loves the Word Gorgeous. She uses it like twenty times. A show should be a drinking game within the show. but she has really good taste. I think in her remodels a really good. If you haven't checked out bargain mansions, MOE's up for that. Also wondering. has anyone checked out my youtube clips that I put up? I've been I. I, like doing them. A bit of work. But I think it gives nice visuals to specific details at command some these interviews, so any bill I could get on. That would be great because if you don't like anything, they suck. Let me know. They are on the decorating pages Youtube Channel. They're also on the decorating pages podcast website under watch. On, this episode I speak with production designer set decorator Tracy dishman. I met Tracy couple of years ago on the show animal practice I had done the pilot, but then went back to a parks BRAC, and so she was doing the series they had to do some re-shoots of the pilot before it, so I jumped in to help out with that, and so we met there, and then I've run into a couple of times in prop houses, but I heard You're a couple years ago that she was production. Designing which I think is super impressive. So I reached out to interview her because I think it's fascinating that she is jumping back and forth from production designing and set decorating. and how she's able to do that A. Really WanNa to to learn how she's. She's doing that. she's also super cool dresses cool. She's got cool eyeglass frame. She's she's. we talk a lot about independent films. How some of her films have turned to union and how you know, she works with the crew like Bat. A how we met, we talk about that talk about how decorators get paid and salaries and very real conversation about budgeting, especially an independent film. She's worked in a ton of. Locations for her work and we get into. The Film Zero Ville which James Franco wrote. I think he wrote it. He's the director any stars in and she sat decorated, so that's Fanatical about James Franco and then her upcoming film, which is called me. Is directed by SIA. And you get to hear how a CEO actually shared her pinterest page with her..
Teamsters president tells Trump not to reopen economy until safe
"President trump spoke to executives union leaders and other industry representatives at a White House conference. Call today the topic. How to get the economy back up to speed. Npr's Don Gonyea talked to teamsters President James Hoffa who is on the call. Hoffa says he told the president that moving too soon to reopen. Workplaces would be a mistake. He says there's concern that testing is still not readily available and that getting results takes too long and that workplaces will need new rules in addition to being fully stocked with basics. Things like masks and disinfectant wipes laid off. They go back to work. Can't ask them to go back to it. Unsafe workplace or place. They're gonNA get sick so I think that's the guy maybe says. He told trump a president who boasts of slashing regulations that strict new regulations for dealing with the virus will need to be imposed by Osha the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
"Trial By Worms!"
"Worms bill the time and knock off that ridiculous noise. Dr Grant Overtake Dr Steve. Wondering you lighten up for a change instead of complaining. When are you join us in his own me he joined in? I would never do all right. Let me give it a shot. Okay great all you gotTa do is repeat what I say here. We go everyone. I sit alone in his jail. Time from zero. That awful smell. It is more news than you'd believe. Believe and it's coming from from blue very funny. You just go on into that floyd this entire messes your fault my fault. Yes if you had build your diamond. Space travel device to create new worm owes. Every time someone made a jump we never would have violated the words union contract and they never would've captured us well if you hadn't stolen the time and space travel device and made all those time and space jumps forcing us to chase after you. We wouldn't have created so many wearables. It's just sloppy science. Floyd US scientists have created a diamond space device that drill a score and made it spin backwards reversing the Earth's orbit and thereby going back in time. Oh Yeah you're right then ideas much better than mine. That's drill into the center of the Earth. Brilliant brilliant idea better than any of yours. I'll tell you one thing when my team is drilling to the center of the Earth They Will Sidley not be wearing your cockamamie solar-powered mining helmets. They find that poor guy. You sent a little my inventions Dr Steve. Hey doctors please. This fighting is getting US nowhere. Why can't you guys just get along chips and figure over on the far corner of the Cell Gypsum fidget are sitting huddled together telling each other Joe Reba look? They're they're stuck together like a peanut butter and Jelly Sandwich. I guess you're right Dr Grant. I'm sorry I snapped at you and I'm sorry that I belittled your inventions floyd. We're going to need to work together to get out of this mess. You're right. We need to think of a way to escape these worms with. I have an idea. We can drill into the floor here and create a tunnel do escaping right drill out of here in straight into the space stream. Why do all of your ideas have to do with drilling this? Arguing isn't getting US anywhere. Dr Floyd user ridiculous Doctor Grant Grant are floyd not your grand talk to Steve. I'm sorry I just wanted to hear bio name. Continue with your argument. You can just be quite the king. We'll see you now. I hear villains are led down a long corridor that opens into a beautifully ornate throne room at the head of the room sits a giant time space worm with a large crowd. This is his Royal Majesty Schwartzchild King of the time and Space Work Rosen. I'm ready for the next case. Your Majesty I hereby call the case of the versus the crews of the duct floyd time and space ship at the doctor Steve Ship of evil. Very well What are the charges? Go Highness these five. Criminals have violated. How Union contract that states that the time and space worms are the only creatures who may make wormholes in the time and space. What is this true? Unfortunately yes you're I have Usually the right here and he can testify to that fact. Just short human comes walking into the throne room. He is a great headman in a smart business. Suit that looks like it's from the nineteen seventies. He approaches the king bows and then starts talking to Him Majesty. These beings have definitely violated several union contracts. They've made numerous way malls throughout the time and space stream without permission or appointments and as a union leader reads off the list of charges. Dr Grant Leans over to talk to. Who is that guy? He looks familiar for some reason what I'd be. You know what that looks a little bit like Jack. Nicholson Dr Grant. Jimmy Hoffa Jimmy Hoffa. Yeah he was a famous union leader. Who became president of the teamsters in nineteen fifty? Seven later was convicted of trying to bribe. A grand. Jury was sentenced to jail for ten years. You only served about four years and then President Nixon community sentence as long as you didn't participate in the Union for ten years Wacky Nixon. Oh wait I remember now. Isn't he the guy that disappeared in? Nineteen Seventy Five. Jimmy HOFFA DISAPPEARED. And no one knew. Where he wins. I guess we answered that question. The worms must have taken him into the time and space dream and made him their union leader. No wonder violence now. I am a fair king and even though the high chancellor has warned me not to do so I will allow you criminals to speak which one of you is responsible for your transgressions. Oh he is. He's the one who invented the time and space travel device. No this isn't my
Pension Time Bombs
"Today our subject is It started off as a five piece. Subject is called. Who stole my pensions. And the more we do these things the number of people coming out of the woodwork. Who went to tell their stories about what happened to the. Pensions keeps growing. So let's start off as a five program of five unit program is now going to ten and the reason it's important for all of you. Listen to this. You know the story about the pension time bomb is because it is the biggest story that nobody knows about. And it's only now making the news. And the reason pension time bomb is so important because as much like this corona virus and all that is a systemic problem like chronic viruses. About you and me. Getting the SNIFFLES. It's about the whole supply chains breaking down all over the world which will cause crashes all over the world. This is number three as start off as a five unit program and now it's expanding so app some very exciting people who just want to tell all and let the world know how this pension program is going to blow up and it's GonNa bring down the biggest crisis bigger than corona virus bigger than the subprime of two thousand eight and Becker than they Student Loan Program simply says you've been ripped off. That's that's really what's happening here being ripped off and one of the ways that Wall Street the US government and the banking system. Reps this office via our pensions so stay tuned on the Rich Dad. Show have more of these programs come to let you know how Wall Street the government and the Crooks of the world have been stealing our wealth via different vehicles and our this vehicles pension. One of them is student loan. One is your home mortgage one is the stock market. So this is a very important series of programs started off as five and what might stop at ten whenever no so our guest. Today again is tense Adele. Here's my co author on the book. Who stole my pension and our second gases. Mark Rain and Mark. Green is in the book who stole my pension and mark is a thirty year veteran a ups driver from upstate. New York he is former. He is formerly the organizer and president of the Teamsters Alliance for Pension Protection Aka T. a. p. p. a. grassroots pension watchdog organization mark led to raise funds to perform the first ever forensic investigation of a union multi employer plan the New York State teamsters conference pension and retirement fund. They are robbed blind. So Ted. Let's start with you because you're my co author on who stole my pension. Please give them a little little bite. Your background about why you and I are interested in pensions. My Dad didn't have a pension poor dad and your dad that have a pension so please introduce yourself tent and then how you got interested in. Pensions sure thanks Robert. My background is I'm a former. Fdic attorney and I have done over a trillion in forensic investigations of pensions. And some of the first investigations. Ever done and one of the things that I uncovered it in these investigations. Is that the reason these pensions were? Failing was not because not enough. Money was going into them or the benefits. Being paid out to workers to rich was because the people running the pensions were grossly. Mismanaging the money what we call Bros. Malpractice generally crafty and For the investigation ideas more threes. Pensions The New York State. Teamsters pension is in the book In the exhibit to the and that was the first forensic investigations of over one hundred. Twenty one multi employer pensions. That are going to be taken over by the government and so that was the first one that was ever done so and also You know like my dad lost his pension because of corruption again in government and he ran for Lieutenant Governor of the State of Hawaii and got crushed and lost his pension. And what up until your dad? My Dad was working in the intelligence community so he disappeared in nineteen seventy one in east Africa and it turned out he'd been murdered in Africa in doing an investigation for the American government of being the brutal dictator so since he just could not be found his life insurance wouldn't pay social security wouldn't say his state couldn't be pro baited so there was nothing available for those of us in the survivors of the family. Also so he had no mention either so so one of the reasons I think Ted ireson paddock. Oh you know brothers on this project. A book called. Who STOLE MY PENSION? Is that our fathers. Had their pensions taken. And we're very concerned at this moment. There's many mothers and fathers who will find out if if they already have not found out they have no pension and that's why the but it's more than just a pension is the ripple effect like the corona virus is going to have upon the whole system of the world economy so mark grain Plea thank you and welcome to the program. And I'm glad you raise the money to hire Ted's saddle to go in after the pension so tell us your story Mark Place. Thank you for having me on. I really appreciate you guys working on this project and bringing attention to this pretty serious issue which is affecting us in upstate. New York and of course the whole country so You know how I met Ted. You know it started back in two thousand ten actually the story. We have to step back. A little bit are fun. Started sending US letters in the mail saying We were under sixty five percent funded which is critical status so there was a law passed under the protection. Act of two thousand six. It said the trust. These hasn't make benefit cuts and implemented funding improvement plans. So that's what we first started forming committees. That's when I started getting people together calling attention to this problem and we saw a lot of irregularities with the trustees with telling US misleading statements and we call them out on so as the years went by kept saying. There's enough money in plan to pay low the commerce fabulous and you have nothing to worry about. That's what they were telling people publicly. This is thirty. Four thousand member plan with three or four thousand families involved. Keep in mind privately. They were telling us that the fun needed a fourteen percent. Investment returns every year for the next ten to fifteen years just to break even and not take that step so we knew they were not being honest with the participants. So we had these meetings parking lot meetings town halls and we started raising money in two thousand sixteen to get some inter interventions and. That's where Ted Payments. So thank you ted. I appreciate your work on this investigation and unfortunately we find that the plan was grossly mismanaged and now. I can't retire. You know me along with thousands of other people can't retire because the benefit is way too low and so That's the story as of right now. We can't get the money back but certainly wants to reform of pension legislation to make sure this doesn't happen to anyone
Coronavirus Wreaks Havoc On The Global Shipping Industry
"San Francisco is of course home to a very busy port. The vessels that travel in and out of there being hit hard the corona virus is wreaking havoc on the entire global shipping industry. And this is all coming on. The back of a protracted trade war with China Amperes. Jackie Northam reports an bright blue crane clamps onto a shipping container sitting on a flatbed truck effortlessly picks it up sore sixty feet in the air and stacks it on top of five other containers. Toast the new crane-operator he's very slow. Visually it swam Bam Bam Bam Bam Bam Joe Harris a spokesman for the Port Virginia in Norfolk says the cranes are part of a new eight hundred million dollar expansion here. The third busiest port on the east coast. There's a lot of moving parts here so many pieces to it. There there are no incidental moves. Everything is planned. It's truly like a like a watch but the corona virus has upended the precision planning here and at other ports throughout the US and around the world the global supply chain was interrupted when Beijing imposed travel restrictions China Manufacturing slowed. The docks were quiet. Chinese exports ground to a halt as a result. Cargo ships are being idled in dozens of sailings have been cancelled says John Reinhardt. The CEO of the Port of Virginia. There've been over one hundred twenty ships that we're gonNA come to the United States. That have been blanked. So that means they're not sailing for the periods of late. February march and April. You could be talking anywhere from fifteen to thirty percent of the freight that normally flows in and out of this country will not be happening. This slowdown is affecting shipping. Companies Large and small worldwide Maersk. The world's biggest container ship operator warned its earnings would be lower basil. Karadzic's CEO of new york-based Crisis Marine advisers says. The past decade has not been good for shipowners. The demand has been growing at a slower rate than at dawn inch supply. So they're all the shipowners right now. Do not have much money to spare. Disruption is having a severe knock on effect for other parts of the shipping industry says Western Lebar. Ceo of the Harbour Trucking Association in Long Beach California. It's a bad time for everybody. There were three hundred teamster drivers that were laid off just last week because of the inability to have enough rate for them to move. We've seen employee. Drivers take a voluntary reduction hours for some of our companies as much as twenty five to fifty percent of ours well over half of Chinese exports to the US are unloaded in California and the Port of Los Angeles. Long Beach is the busiest complex in the country. Labar says one in every five jobs in Long Beach is directly or indirectly related to the port. Andy says businesses are down sixty to seventy percent since the beginning of February. But Lebar says there is a flicker of hope. The Corona virus is starting to ease up in China. We're hearing many of our customers. That manufacturing is starting to pick back up in China that the ports in China especially the main large port. Shanghai is now getting back to full operations and the hope is that in a week or two maybe we can start to dig ourselves out of this and get back to full operations but Labar says there is a challenge ahead to consider whether the corona virus spreading across the US will affect port operations here as it did in China. Jackie Northam NPR news.
Jimmy Hoffa associate who was suspect in disappearance dies
"A long time associate of teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa's died Charles Brian who went by Chucky was by hope aside in the decades when the labor leader developed the teamsters into one of the largest and most powerful unions in the nation binds also leading so expected Hoffa's disappearance in nineteen seventy five Brian step sons has a stepfather died yesterday in Florida of an apparent heart attack he was