Freight Teamsters and UPS Freight Teamsters want strong union leadership that will rebuild Teamster power in trucking—and the numbers showed they voted overwhelmingly for Fred Zuckerman and Teamsters United.
Freight Teamsters are a minority in most locals. Where freight Teamsters are a majority, the vote results left no doubt about where they stand.
In the West, Fred won 72% of the vote in Portland Local 81 and 65% of the vote in Colorado Local 17.
In Los Angeles Local 63, the vote from the freight breakbulks put Fred over the top and helped him carry 53% of the local headed by Joint Council president Randy Cammack.
In the Central Region, freight Teamsters in Akron Local 24 voted 82% for Fred. Kansas City Local 41 and Chicago Local 710 have big freight constituencies. They voted 74% and 78% for Teamsters United.
In the East, members in New York Local 707 and Harrisburg Local 776 both voted by 69% for Teamsters United. In the South, freight Teamsters helped Fred carry 87% of the vote in Memphis Local 667.
The same holds true for Nashville Local 480 and Atlanta Local 728 where members voted 69% and 63% for Teamsters United.
Even trucking locals headed by International officers on Hoffa’s slate were not spared. Detroit Local 299 headed by Kevin Moore voted against Hoffa by 52%.
Brian Buhle couldn’t carry Indianapolis Local 135 either. Members there voted by 68% for Fred.
Hoffa’s very own Freight Director Tyson Johnson was soundly defeated in Dallas Local 745 where Teamsters United won 57% of the vote.