Teamster pension activists from the Twin Cities met recently with Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN). They reported having a very fruitful discussion. "It was heartening to hear how informed our Congressman was on the issues," said Bob McNattin a retiree from Teamsters Local 120. "Ellison knows how hard we organized to get Treasury to reject the Central States cuts, but he also knows we still need real solutions and legislation to protect our retirement security." The delegation left the meeting confident that the Congressman would remain an important ally going forward. These Minnesota Teamsters encourage other committees or pension activists to meet with their Senators and Representatives or their staffs. We need to keep growing support and visibility in this election year.
Hoffa’s key West Coast vice president, Rome Aloise, could face a lot more than just expulsion from the Teamsters Union; he has just admitted that he is under criminal investigation. It’s now about more than corruption charges by the Independent Review Board for Aloise.
The TDU Convention comes early this year. Now's the time to make your plans and register to attend the TDU Convention, Sept 30 - Oct 2 in Chicago.
Teamsters United delegates brought the voices and concerns of working Teamsters to the IBT Convention. They faced down boos, threats, and intimidation. They stood tall in the face of racist, sexist and homophobic slurs from Hoffa delegates. They spoke to the issues, spoke up for the members and they did us all Teamster proud.
[Reprinted from Teamsters United]
Fred Zuckerman and the Teamsters United slate were successfully nominated in balloting by delegates at the Teamster Convention. The future of our union is in the members’ hands. A ballot will be mailed to every Teamster this October.