HERALD CONT. from P.1: after another year of losses, reportedly around $2 million; Herald Media sold off its IBT Local 1 - BMU FREE Community Newspapers Co. to Gatehouse Media (which also bought the Ledger & Enterprise). The Herald emerged from 79 Parking Way this deal essentially debt free, and responded by running a front page editorial by the Publisher with the headline, “You bet we’re alive -- and kicking!” (which those with a sharp memory will remember as channeling the headline announcing Quincy Ma 02169 THE the deal Rupert Murdoch made with the Unity Council Unions and BMU #1 in December 1982). In the piece Purcell (617) 770-4209 GLOBE CHAPEL OFFICERS: Alex Digiantommaso - Chairman states, “So let me dash the fondest hopes of the politicians, the prognosticators and our competitors at the Globe: the www.bostonmailerslocal1.com Robert Bibaud - Vice Chairman Herald is here to stay.” Purcell had sold his profitable CNC operation to fund his struggling labor-of-love, the Boston EXECUTIVE BOARD: Jon Jackson - vice Chair Scott McLoud - Vice Chair Herald. Then in 2007, the Herald Publisher sold his building and its six plus acre lot to a partnership between himself Daniel R. Caplette- Prsient, Pricipal Officer, & Buisness Agent Robert Gott- Vice Chair and National Development. No sale price was announced by Purcell, however it has been reported that terms of the Hugh J. Meighan Jr. - Secretary-Treasurer Mark Littlefield - Vice Chair S. Timmothy Jones - Vice-President agreement gave him up to six years to relocate his operation. 2007 also featured a painful round of layoffs for the Charles A. Prisco Jr. - Recording Secretary Mary White - Secretary HERALD CHAPEL OFFICERS: Herald Chapel, and the Mailers Union complied that the Herald might survive. However, by August of 2007 the James M. Keenan - Trustee Scott Marshall - Chairman outsourcing rumors really began to heat up: Boston Real estate news quoted Purcell as saying, the Herald must be Gary P. Hughes - Trustee Greggory Felder - Vice Chair William T. Murphy - Trustee produced “more efficiently than is possible in our current location.” It was widely reported that the Herald had entered S. Tim Jones - Secretary-Treasurer Steven Leonard - Sgt-AT-Arms into negotiations with Dow Jones & Co. (speculation fueled further by the Purcell/Murdoch relationship: Purcell worked for Murdoch and bought the Herald from him in 1994) about the possibility of producing the Herald at its Chicopee plant. This appeared for a time to be “the plan,” and rumors of the Production Department’s (including the "Some of the News That's Sort of Fit to Print..." Mailers) demise spread rapidly. However, as Chicopee faded out of the picture due to logistical and press capacity issues, Issue 1 April 2008 word surfaced that Purcell was negotiating with the Boston Globe to outsource Production. These rumors continue to swirl as of press time, however sources at the Herald have indicated that the Globe’s offer is less than thrilling due to high cost and press capacity issues. Other rumors include a re-examination of Chicopee, a deal with the Charles River Press, outsourcing to Gannett on University Ave., Norwood, or the construction of a new Herald production facility. First Issue Hits Mailroom (like a ton of bricks): Rumors of a free distribution model continue as well, and Purcell has done little to discredit them. At this point the only thing certain is that the Herald Mailers future is uncertain. For this reason many members are going back to school or In the tradition of John Buckley's Minuteman "Up-Date" we Looking to the Future taking other jobs or in some cases both. Longtime Mailing Room General Foreman Steve Havey had this response to the present The Mailer's Knot- a quarterly (we hope) newletter of uncertainty, "No more late days for me!"- which is a policy long ago adopted by night Foreman Jim Rose. all the happenings in Local 1 and the Mailing Rooms of the In light of all the changes faces our industry, decline Boston Globe and Boston Herald. Out of respect for Brother word on the street: According to a recent study, recreational use of Viagra is on the rise among younger men who don't suffer from impotence. of ad revenue, decreases Buckley's outstanding work on the "Up-Date" (and of course What do you think? (quotes are fabricated for entertainment purposes) in circulation, acknowleding that this newsletter's staff are total hacks); we mike m. scott b. chris g. sub-contracting of jobs felt it only appropriate to change the name of this newsletter and new technolgy. I feel there is an so as to not tarnish the fine reputation of both John and his optimistic outlook for the mailroom beloved newsletter. We, your humble newsletter staff: Hugh "Wow, there's an illicit market for these pills? "Is having sex for 48 hours straight "At last, a medical miracle to industry. With the changing landscape of Meighan Jr, Billy Carroll, Scott "Scoop" Davidson, John And all this time, I've foolishly been using some kind of a game to these people?" eliminate the 3 percent of the time consoldation of smaller newspapers, we "Chicky Jr" McLoud, John Swanson, Scott "Spanky" McLoud, & them to try to satisfy my wife... 20-year-olds don't have erections." will look towards becoming a commercial Steve "Pipes" Hopkins - hope you enjoy our efforts. print shop to survive in the future. An This Issue's Interview: example of this is what we are producing now, The Ledger, Enterprise, NY Post. Herald Future Uncertain...... Gary Hughes As the normal base of the readers of the .....For 27th straight year. Your Humble Newsletter Staff: Herald and Globe decline; people in the Boston, Ma. - The future of the Boston Herald is again at a WWII and Korean War generation. The How long have you been a Mailer? and where? ...Yesterdays values crossroads as this edition goes to press. 1 Herald Square is younger generation is not buying 18 years & 2 months. I started at the Herald in February 1989. Then I became a Globe Living in tomorrows industry awash in rumors of outsourcing. In 2004 Pat Purcell Mailer and have also worked shifts at the Lynn Item. The weight falls hard on the stand up guy newspapers, they prefer to get their (Herald Publisher & Yankee fan from Queens) refinanced The one you can count on you can rely information through the internet. So, the Picked up any Nicknames? $155 million of the Herald’s debt with Wachovia and paid off Hughesy to my face, Cheesburger-helper or Baby Hughsey behind my back. This is your future it don't seem right industry will have to adapt and take in But this is your battle, this is our fight 85% to his investors Audax, Weston Presidio, and Halyard. What do you like most about our Union? more commercial work. This I believe will Something in this Country has got to change In 2005 a spokesman for Spaulding and Slye Colliers, which Our Union benefits, and being able to have a voice on the job in matters which affect the If we're ever gonna see those days again help secure our future in the newspaper body as a whole. handles the Herald real estate, said, “The Building is not for Your parents may have done it with just one job business. -Daniel Caplette But now we're working for less and twice as hard. sale.”(reported by Robert Gavin, Boston Globe) In 2005 What are you hoping to bring to & gain from your recent appointment to the Executive Board as Trustee? They see your eyes, they see your face Purcell sought and received approximately $7 Million BREAKING NEWS: I want to bring an open mind, be dedicated to the job, be critical when required. I'd like to But it's your soul they wanna take savings in labor costs, and the Mailers Union responded The Robert Johnson Memorial Golf Tourney: "the gain experience in the operation of the Local Union. Yeah, welcome to the future it don't seem fair sudsy mug" will be sunday July 20th at Lakeville with a concessionary contract intended to keep the Herald But this is your struggle, the cross you bear What would you most like to change about our Union? they know your pain, they don't think twice country club. It will be a shotgun start going off afloat, which provided the members increased pension The biggest thing is I'd like to see a united membership and more membership participation. around 1pm. all are encouraged to play. please I feel we can't continue to have a seggregated membership and allow ourselves to be divied There's a dollar value on your life contributions and a Health & Welfare Quid. However, by You don't comprimise and you don't break make your own foursomes. see timmy jones, billy and conquered. 2006 things had changed considerably.......... CONT. Page 4 Yeah, its our principals at stake. carroll, scottie davidson, or hugh meighan jr for From Tommorows Industry By The Dropkick details. Proceeds will go to the "sudsy fund" to Boston Mailers Union Local 1 was Organized in 1891 & Chartered 4. Murphys on their album The Meanest of Times establish the robert johnson scholarship fund. in 1892 by the International Typographical Union, and affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in 1987. 1. The Treasury of the Local is solvent, but as the landscape of our industry changes difficult financial decisions will need to be made that our Local Union shall survive…. Dues Delinquency continues to trend down in both amount and number of members, and for that I wish to thank the Membership. As my time finishing Dan Lovett’s term is Congrats to Edmund Reid who is now the proud owner of Ship- Congrats to Paul Marshall on the new Prius. rapidly expiring, I wish to say to the members that it has been an honor to serve you and you have made my Mate packing & Rumor has it he’s hard at work preparing experience as the Secretary-Treasurer memorable. shipping company in Plymouth. Congrats! for his role in The Fast & The Furious IV: New Hampshire Drift. Congrats to Bill Frasca I ask all the members to contribute what you can to our website, as it is my goal to create an on new baby son Jackson. Air Bag Alert: Mike Bottary is looking for some used archive of our common history there. The website also represents the potential to be a powerful airbags after a recent crash. Nobody was injured, thank communication tool for us, and to that end more changes and features will be coming soon (as well as Tori Faieta, daughter of Jim, goodness. more photos and videos). made the All-Star team for the CCL (Catholic Central League) and was the MVP for St. Mary’s High School in basketball. Congrats to Dennis O’Brien on the With the recent passing of Charlie Dugan and the unfolding events at the Boston Herald & Boston new house. Globe, please forgive a 34 year old waxing nostalgic… I am grateful to all the special people who I was lucky Jeff Gentner loved the 1st Knot & wasn’t afraid to say so…. Tom O’Brien recently attended enough to serve with on the Executive Board of this Local Union: George Betts, Tommy White, Dan Caplette, Unfortunately not everyone agreed with him…… Louie Rumpf, Frank McGuire, Bobby Admirand, Danny Lovett, Jack K. Donovan, Jimmy O’Sullivan, Timmy Jones, the Frozen Four in Denver, CO. Bobby Sullivan, Charlie Prisco Jr., Jimmy Keenan, Billy T. Murphy, and Gary Hughes. I learned something from all of them, and like to think Rich Flattes recently took a long overdue Get well soon Mary Johnson & Jean Shea!! they helped make me who I am. I also would like to acknowledge a few of the special people who helped shape my views on Unionism, a list vacation in Cancun. which would be too long for this space, so I will just mention Ernie St. George, Charlie Dugan, my dad Hugh Meighan Sr., Bobby Johnson, Dave Congrats to Dennis “Eagle Eye” Crovello Tom Tiernan recently passed away at 70 years old. God Bless Larson, John O’Brien, Phil Keenan, Mary White, Charle Prisco Sr., and Billy Carroll. My membership in this Local Union and my life were altered and the Friday Night Globe crew his soul. for catching the origional “Lunch Thief.” by their contributions. As for Charlie, both my family and I owe a great debt to him, and truly appreciate his contributions to our cause. My apologies to those I did not mention by name, and your effects upon me are not unrecognized. Thank you. John Buckley tells us that Jack Harrington is now 85 years old Happy Retirement Dave Larson!! In Union, and is doing well. Congrats to Kevin Riccioli on new baby daughter Joy. Hugh J. Meighan Jr. Greg “Commando” Felder was recently pants by Rich Doran. Missed last issue: welcome back to work John Murphy. Boston, MA. - So which is it Metro, are His nakedness at least earned him an early out…. you growing or shrinking? Metro Thoughts & Prayers for AD Burke. Boston, one of two free distribution The Duchaney Brothers were seen going over Niagra Falls in a model tabloids recently available in barrell together.... Thank You & God Bless Charlie Dugan...... Greater Boston (rival Boston Now was the other); and the paper famously run by racist joke enjoying, tax cheating Swedes (both courtesy of Boston Herald exposé pieces) has a bit of a credibility problem (Gasp!). Metro Boston which is owned partially by the New York Times since they paid $16.5 Million for a 49% stake in January of 2005, and utilizes the Globe’s distribution network (no doubt intended to hurt the competing rival Herald) and almost exclusively newswire content, has some explaining to do regarding its circulation. First in November 2007, Metro Boston boasted that it had surpassed the Boston Herald and become Boston’s second-largest daily newspaper, with an average circulation of almost 187,000, according to the Certified Audit of Circulations (CAC). “The increase in circulation validates what we have seen around the globe, that the free daily newspaper model is the future of the industry,” said Stuart Layne, Metro Boston’s publisher, in a celebratory press release at the time. “People are consuming the news very differently than previous generations, and these numbers are proof the newspaper landscape in Boston has changed.” In retrospect, Layne’s bragging may have been premature. According to a CAC report published in March, as reported by the Boston Phoenix’s Adam Reilly, Metro Boston’s average circulation for the quarter ending September 30, 2007, plummeted to 135,888. This represented a drop of almost 52,000 papers per day. This continues a turbulent stretch for Metro Boston. In the last quarter of 2006, the New York Times Company wrote down the value of its share from $16.5 million to $9.4 million. In early January, the Phoenix reported that Metro International was shopping Metro Boston and its two other US papers, Metro New York and Metro Philadelphia. Metro Boston publisher Stuart Layne didn't know his own paper was being sold, according to the Globe story on the subject. "My understanding is that Metro has been looking for investors and partners in the U.S. to expand its U.S. operations," Layne told the Globe. Several potential buyers reportedly have already looked at the three publications. The most prominent rumor being a sale to Philip Anschutz, the archconservative who owns the Examiner papers in San Francisco, Washington, and Baltimore. Which would be a huge development for Boston's media landscape. Likely, a sale would mean that the New York Times Company would lose its 49 percent stake in Metro Boston and get out of the free-daily business. Boston Metro, meanwhile, would be replaced with The Boston Examiner-which, if past Examiner business models are any indication; would be delivered for free in certain affluent neighborhoods. The Metro Boston staff has already been shaken up too, with Layne resigning in late January and editor Saul Williams departing in early January. Layne told New York Post writer Keith J. Kelly, "Metro has decided to use more of the Globe's resources for efficiency purposes." "I was brought in for different reasons and decided to leave," he said. Speculation still remains.....CONT Page 3 Metro 2. News Tips call 617-426-3000 x5534 or email@example.com 7. Just What We Don't Need - Another Free Trade Agreement By James P. Hoffa, IBT General President George Washington, protectionist, made it a point to wear an American-made suit to his first inauguration. The father of our country understood that America has to protect its ability to make things important to Americans. Today that means things like steel. Brake drums. Airplane parts. Computer chips. Guess Who? Battleships. Safe toys. Food that doesn't kill us.What America doesn't need right now is another so-called "free-trade agreement" that kills that ability. Sadly, President Bush [recently signed] the latest NAFTA-style trade deal with Peru, passed by the Answer on Senate [in Decmber]. More deals - with Colombia, Panama and South Korea - are in the pipeline. American workers don't want these deals. They've seen through the false promises that "free trade" will create more exports, better jobs and better wages. Instead, NAFTA, CAFTA and PNTR brought trade deficits, shuttered factories, Page 8 poisoned toothpaste and lead toys. Free traders like to say labor unions are backward-looking protectionists. They love to dust off the old myth that Sen. Reed Smoot and Rep. Willis Hawley caused the Great Depression by passing the protectionist Smoot-Hawley Act. What free-traders never tell you is that Smoot-Hawley became law in 1930, eight months after the Great Depression started. They don't tell you that Franklin Roosevelt's "free trade agreements" with 14 countries didn't do anything to help the American economy. 1. Chris Jones A. The Godmother There's a reason free-traders always end up shouting "protectionist." They don't want you to hear that giant sucking sound from 2. Tim Jones aa. 8 Watt south of the border. We heard that sucking sound in Cleveland, Ohio, where the Mr. Coffee plant shut down and moved to Mexico, as always quotes are fabricated for your entertainment... 3. Patrick Murphy B. Panda Head throwing 400 Teamsters out of work. We heard it in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where the Circle D plant packed up and left, and in Long Word on the Street: 4. Dennis Crovello bb. The Joker Island City, N.Y., where the Swingline Stapler plant no longer employs hundreds of our members. Where did those factories go? To Mexico, where they now sit in the slums of their own making. Those slums are filled with 5. Greg Burke C. The Lord / The Load Teamsters Endorse Obama 6. 7. Paul Kaminsky John Hruska cc. Barney D. Big Fred poor Mexican farmers, wiped out when U.S. agribusiness flooded Mexico with cheap, subsidized grain. Many Mexican farmers immigrated to the U.S. In the first year after NAFTA took effect, 80,000 people were arrested in Arizona alone for trying to enter the The powerful Teamsters labor union endorsed Barack Obama. 8. Eamon Solon dd. Planet Head country illegally, a 53 percent increase over the previous year. American workers were promised something different. They were What do you think? 9. Bill Boutin E. Woody promised that illegal immigration would subside. They were promised that America would get richer by helping Mexico grow into a 10. Tom Bleheen ee. The Beard strong trading partner. Those promises never made any sense. This is a world where capital circles the globe in seconds and assembly 11. Gary Hughes F. Dr. Love lines are shipped across borders in days. Eliminating trade barriers between a developed country and an undeveloped country can't 12. Paul Marshall ff. Big D possibly result in the free-traders' fantasy, where each country concentrates on what it makes best in the most efficient way. 13. Bobby O’Leary G. Goon Of course, these deals aren't just about tearing down trade barriers. 14. Bill Cohan gg. Magoo NAFTA was more about protecting foreign investment and giving U.S. corporations access to cheap Mexican labor. NAFTA was 15. Tom Harrington H. Round Head 16. Eddie Reid hh. Pipes negotiated by a self-serving political elite in Mexico that feared the country 17. Tom Burke I. Belichick was drowning in debt and needed to keep attracting foreign investment. 18. Phil Keenan J. Wheat Head Ordinary Mexicans didn't agree to Ralph W. Bill C. 19. Dan Lynch jj. The Beebs the deal - just as ordinary Peruvians didn't "Seemed to work well Bob B. "Well I was going to 20. Bill Carpine K. Mush agree to the latest version of NAFTA. for Dick Gephardt and ""I'm not sure what that vote for him out of 21. Don Bragg kk. Mrs. Reid Ordinary Americans aren't too happy about it either. Anyone who John Kerry...." really does for him aspires to the office hope, but I suppose 22. Roy Evensen L. Mugga aside from adding a 23. Jim O’Sullivan ll. Big Cat that George Washington once held had best understand that. voting for him out of tacky trucker hat to his fear and intimidation 24. Scott Davidson M. Black Widow collection." is just as good." 25. Bill Landry mm. Moe Hair Read General President Hoffa's Blog Online at 26. John McCoy N. Spider Head http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ Romney Endorses McCain 27. Tom O’Brien nn. Egg Man Former Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney has 28. Brad St. George O. Goat Head 29. Scott Marshall oo. Good-Guy endorsed John McCain for their party's nomination. What do you 30. Jack Donovan (father) P. Cheeseburger Helper METRO CONTINUED from Page 2 think? 31. Alex DiGiantommaso pp. Shrek that he was forced out, however. 32. Bob Fogarty Q. Big Earl Given the intense competition for readers and advertising dollars in today’s media market (and the continuing convergence of all types of media 33. Kenny Burkhart qq. Rob-O content) Metro Boston’s drop-off from this past year’s high point is good news for a bunch of its competitors. But it’s especially welcome at the 34. Fred Sandifer R. Bubbles Herald, which, once again gets to call itself Boston’s second-largest daily. In an interview with Boston magazine, conducted before the latest figures 35. Bobby Gott rr. The Shark were released, Herald editor Kevin Convey was more than happy to gloat, “I would tell you this much with certainty, if economics were ever to permit 36. Steve Hopkins S. Skippy us to go free, we would give away one hell of a lot more papers than the Metro has managed to do during its lifetime.” (Via Adam Reilly) 37. Joe D. Leonard ss. The Midget The other party that stood to benefit most from Metro Boston’s struggles, of course, was Boston Now, the free commuter daily that launched a 38. Mark Maguire T. Scrodo year ago, and was published by former Metro Boston publisher Russell Pergament. Boston Now published its last edition on April 14, 2008, as its Jim K. 39. Bob Bibaud tt. Dynamite foreign investors pulled out abruptly. In fact Boston Now may be responsible, at least in part for the circulation decline for Metro, as sources indicate it Mark L. "Unfortunately for "It's kind of amazing 40. Paul White U. Rock Head has a much better crossword puzzle. However, the Metro must explain how circulation plunged from over 187,000 to less than 136,000 since last fall. “ "There is nothing Romney, the that Mitt Romney 41. Jimmy Davidson (son) uu. Motor more admirable That's some plunge,” noted longtime Boston media pundit Dan Kennedy on his blog. Did the auditors discover that 50,000 copies were ending up in the 42. Brian Peecha V. The King biggest thing thinks that people in than a gracious trash every day? And what about the Globe continuing to market its partnership with the Metro as the Second largest paper in Boston on its website 43. Dick Comeau (father) W. Big Time McCain is soft on America are still loser. Ha-ha. http://www.bostonglobe.com/advertiser/ ? Running print ads in the Metro as well as in the Boston Globe claiming the second highest circulation in the 44. Brendan Burke X. Tomato Head is thank-yous." paying attention to Loser. Loser loser market, with the real facts in hand to the contrary seems more than a tad deceptive. 6. 3. 45. Tonia Lewis Y. Rat Boy what he says." loser loser!" 46. Ron Flattes Z. Piss Head 1st Annual "Sudsy Mug" Golf Tourney: F.I.S.T. Herald Time Line Another Hollywood addaption of the June 17 - Pat Purcell announces plans to outsource production to Meeting of 11 Herald Unions, then Lakeville, MA.- On Sunday July 20th, the 1st Annual Robert "jimmy Hoffa Myth," F.I.S.T. is the story begins meetings with Employee Groups. Shows vague PowerPoint presentation (hasn’t changed much J. Johnson Memorial Golf Tournement was held at the of a Hoffa-like character (played since the last 6 times he’s showed it to employees and Union heads). Dodges any tough questions. Lakeville Country club. 28 Golfers played in the "Best Ball" suprisinglywell by Slyvester Stillone) Announces 90-day window to negotiate severance. tourney, which was won (fittingly) by Team Johnson with a who rises to power in the fictional July 13 – Scale Committee has meeting with membership, well attended & issues discussed. score of 5 Under Par. The tourney raised $2,500 for the Federation of Interstae Truckers. July 17 – Scale Committee meets with Herald Committee – Herald claims no deal yet, no final numbers creation of the Robert J. Johnson Memorial Scholarship. The film also addresses the issue of available. Scale Committee objects to 90 day window beginning with no financial proposal in place. Many of Bobby's relatives, friends, and co-workers attended July 23 – Teamster Newspaper Conference Director Joe Molinero meets with Boston Herald Teamster Mob influence of Unions. The film seems to take the Locals; Locals 1, 25, Gcc 3, and 259 attend, meeting is held at Local 122 with IBT Eastern Region Vice-President the fine steak dinner and ceremonies after play concluded. position that Organized Labor is unable to police John Murphy in attendence. It was a fun and rewarding day to honor one of the truely itself, and therefore is naturally prone to violence. At July 31 – Boston Newspaper Unity Council meets to discuss Herald & Globe issues. special people who ever worked in this business. Bob the smae time it argues that Government is also August 1- WARN Act Notification Sent "Sudsy" Johnson was a great Union Superintedant and helped August 8 – IBT Newspaper Conference & Locals to meet with Patrick Purcell, IBT Legal Department Counsel unable to do much better; as represented by a satiric to protect countless Mailers over his distiguished career. attends along with IBT Eastern Region VP John Murphy. portrait of a Senator John L. McLellan-like figure. August 12 – Scale Committee to meet with Herald Committee… Health & Welfare Trustees To Meet The Tourney Committee wishes to thank the following The film is hindered at times by Stillone's limited August 20 - Next Joint IBT Effects Bargaining Session sponsors for their support: IBT 259 (Drivers), IBT 25 acting range, unless a blank face is enough to show October 1 – Rumored date of Outsourcing?????? (WARN ACT provides for Oct 1 - Oct 15). (Warehouse), Boston Herald Publisher Pat Purcell, IBT concern for the Union....It is a very watchable film, Local 1 - BMU#1, IBT-GCC 3 (Pressmen), Harold Johnson, Purcell's plans are said to be that the Herald is to be printed at the Wall Street Journal's however, and features several memorable set-piece Chicopee facility. The Journal is owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Purcell worked for Murdoch in Leo & Dot Corcetti, Community Package Store of Holbrook, strike scenes. Unfortunately it is ultimately bogged New York and Boston for years. Purcell maintains that his Press equipment is unusable, and the costs JJ Foley's of Kingston Street, and JJ Foley's Cafe of East down by its script's reliance on stereotyping and lack associated with new equipment and/or relocation are prohibitive. He has in fact already sold the Berkley Street. One sad note was that the tournement of originality in addressing both Unions and the property to a Development Trust between himself and National Development. Friday night production is received no support or participation from the Globe said to be a problem for the Dow Jones plant, as they do not have press capacity due to production of coruptive influences they face. It is widely available members, so please plan on playing next year. Barons Weekly. Thus, the Saturday paper is to be produced by Gannett Corporation’s Boston Offset in for rental. Norwood. Uncertainty and rumor continue to consume the potentially affected employees at the Herald. As of Presstime WARN Act notices have yet to be issued, however. Thus, it would be illegal to outsource until 60 days from such notification. Stealing a page from Pat Purcell’s playbook, the Boston Globe debuted their own depressing Mary Peters: Lawbreaker By Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa PowerPoint presentation, and subsequently asked all Unions to reopen their contracts and Accept a Here's yet another reason Americans should be furious at the Bush administration: spending taxpayer dollars without constitutional authority. Late last year, 10% wage reduction. This was followed by a Special meeting of the Unity Council. The Globe followed up lawmakers passed the omnibus budget. President Bush signed it into law on Dec. 26. The law prohibited spending on a Transportation Department pilot program to open the borders to trucks from Mexico. The cross-border trucking program is a bad idea that my union fought for years. We believe trucks from Mexico are with a Town Hall Meeting for employees which was reported on by Adam Reilly of The Boston Phoenix and dangerous, and Congress overwhelmingly agrees with us. The Senate voted 75-23 on Sept. 11 to stop the program; in May, the House passed a similar measure by a his blog can be read at http://thephoenix.com/Blogs/DontQuoteMe/ as well as his full article at vote of 411-3. The ink was barely dry on the new law when Transportation Secretary Mary Peters announced she would ignore it. She announced that trucks from http://thephoenix.com/Boston/News/64651-Unkindest-cut/. Links are available from the Local's Website. Mexico would continue to roll past taxpayer-funded inspectors at taxpayer-funded inspection stations. The Teamsters don't think Mary Peters should get away with such blatant lawlessness. That's why we launched a campaign on Thursday to remove her from office. Transportation Department employees who take the Metro to work will already have seen "Fire Mary Peters" posters. Soon you'll see "Fire Mary Peters" bumper stickers and windshield signs in cars around town;and in Arizona, where Mary Peters hopes to run for governor in 2010. We are sending letters to 250,000 Teamsters who drive trucks or live in border states. We're asking them to get involved in our campaign to fire Mary Peters. Judging by the initial response, plenty of Teamsters will write to their elected representatives asking them to find Mary Peters in contempt of Congress. In the meantime, there is a tool to stop out-of-control bureaucrats from spending taxpayer dollars they aren't allowed to spend. It's called the Antideficiency Act. Congress passed the first version of it in 1870 after lawmakers got tired of bureaucrats burning through their yearly budget in a few months. Today, the Antideficiency Act prohibits bureaucrats from spending public money or authorizing that spending "in excess of the amount available in the appropriation or fund." Last year, the General Accounting Office reported 26 agency violations of the Act. The penalties typically aren't severe. A commanding officer in the Navy was administratively disciplined after spending $19,000 on a banquet and gifts. A National Labor Relations Board employee had to receive counseling after signing contracts for copier paper that weren't contingent on the availability of funds. Soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq had to give back have their re-enlistment bonuses because they violated the Act. But the Antideficiency Act does include stiff penalties that Congress can use to exercise its constitutional authority over the public purse - including two years in prison and fines up to $5,000. Why would a Cabinet secretary risk fines and imprisonment? Peters' argument is that it isn't clear Wanted: Your Local Union has a Congress authorized zero dollars to keep the border open to Mexican trucks. But the September 11, 2007 Senate For Your Union’s Website: debate about the funding ban shows the intent of Congress was crystal clear. North Dakota Democrat Byron Dorgan told his fellow senators that he was sponsoring the bill "to stop the Bush Administration's pilot program that now allows Photos and Video of Mailers at U.S. TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY BREAKS LAW — OPENS BORDER TO UNSAFE MEXICAN TRUCKS Mexican trucks to haul freight throughout the United States." I'm not suggesting Mary Peters be sent to prison for two years for what appears to be a clear violation of the Antideficiency Act. I am suggesting she be fired for it. Mr. Hoffa's Work or at Play (golf tourneys, Xmas parties, retirements, redesigned & updated commentary originally appeared in The Huffington Post on February 6, 2008. weddings, partying, etc.) For Your Union’s Archives: website. Please visit: Photos, Videos, Correspondence, http://www.bostonmailerslocal1.com/ Newsletters, Campaign Materials (whether elected or not), & 4. Letters to the Editor: by Emailfirstname.lastname@example.org or by USPS 79 Parking Way Quincy MA 02169 Memorabilia 5.