"Bloody Friday" was a pivotal event in the 1934 Teamsters strikes in Minneapolis, a series of strikes that began in the bitter cold of February and continued through a hot summer.
The unyielding bargaining stance of a private school bus company forced bus drivers into unanimous strike authorization votes.
With the Obama administration moving ahead with negotiations with Pacific Rim nations, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Teamsters President James Hoffa teamed up.
With the presidential campaign in full swing following President Obama's formal re-election announcement, two top unions jumped in hard.
Incumbent Teamsters President James Hoffa was re-elected to a fourth term in final results announced by an independent overseer on Nov. 18.
Winning more than half of the ballots cast, the Teamsters were elected as bargaining representative for almost 20,000 correctional officers statewide in Florida.
Health care, wages and pensions topped the talks between a multi-union coalition, headed by the United Electrical Workers, with General Electric.
DETROIT - Teamsters union President James Hoffa, a Detroit native, received the first Wayne State University "Labor Leaders on Labor" award at a ceremony here this month.
Earlier this year General Motors and Chrysler took billions in federal loan guarantees in exchange for a promise to keep workers employed here in America.