The TDU Convention is moving online this year. We’ll be holding a series of workshops and zoom meetings starting on August 23rd, culminating in an online Convention on Sunday, November 8.
TDU will hold a national zoom call on Sunday, Aug. 23 for Teamsters who are volunteering to elect the O’Brien-Zuckerman Teamsters United Slate.
Today the Election Supervisor for the IBT election approved a system for candidates and slates to obtain Accreditation Petition Signatures on-line. The on-line system is not yet operative, but is expected to be operational with the next several days.
The President of Teamsters Canada and the top leadership in Canada have formed a “Team Canada” slate for the 2021 IBT election. The slate consists of the current three elected Canadian leaders on the General Executive Board (GEB): Teamsters Canada President Francois LaPorte, and International VPs Stan Hennessy and Craig McInnis.
At the 1991 IBT Convention, Teamsters won the right to vote on all supplements and riders to the national contract. Prior to that time, there were no votes on regional supplements, which means that a Teamster in California could vote to ratify a supplement in New Jersey, and vice versa. Employers with national contracts used it to divide and conquer Teamsters members.