Hoffa Suspends Opponents from Union Membership

Hoffa’s General Executive Board held a kangaroo court today and suspended six political opponents from union membership, including Teamsters United candidate Tim Sylvester. Members are gearing up for a legal fight to stop Hoffa’s power grab.

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Local 804 members voted by 86 percent against Hoffa in the International Union election.

Today, Hoffa moved to protect current Local 804 officials from being voted out of office by retaliating against former local leaders and suspending them from union membership.

Suspended Teamsters cannot run for union office.

Local 804 have launched the Save 804 Legal Defense Fund to support legal action to overturn the trumped up charges.

The ruling by Hoffa’s GEB clearly violates federal law. Under the Labor Management Report and Disclosure Act, every member who faces internal union charges is entitled to a fair hearing by an impartial hearing panel.

That did not happen here. Hoffa’s own ruling admits that Local 804 officials had predetermined the guilt of all the charged members before any hearing was held. That alone is enough to overturn this ruling in court.

The internal union charges are as phony as the hearing was. Tim Sylvester and other former Executive Board members and Business Agents were charged for taking their unpaid accrued vacation at the end of their term.

No one disputes that the officers and representatives were owed the money for their unused vacation. The expense was reported to the incoming officers.

But Hoffa and his puppets in Local 804 have seized on a routine expense to retaliate against their opponents. They suspended six opponents to prevent them from running for union office.

Members have formed the Save 804 Legal Defense Fund to support legal action to overturn the trumped-up charges and defend Teamster members’ democratic rights.

Click here to donate to the Save 804 Legal Defense Fund.


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  • commented 2018-01-03 13:18:39 -0500
    1. CONSENT ORDER objective,
      " To insure that a culture of DEMOCRACY can evolve" !!
      How does this apply to #804 members rights to run candidates
      Of THEIR CHOICE , without the International making SPECIOUS charges to limit competition & install political favorites??
  • commented 2017-12-12 15:09:47 -0500
    This has to be litigated against HOFFA..for once he can’t hide behind lieutenants !!
    Should spell the end of his RACKETEERING !
    .A sad final note to a badly compromised labor leader!
  • commented 2017-12-08 20:39:57 -0500
    Talk about a leader and a Law Firm. That are just Jelly Fish for the Bosses That’s HOFFA and his Gang trying to take away our rights as workers. This must be stopped. Teamster workers are the powerful force of change. Now we show them we are to many to be STOPPED!
  • commented 2017-12-07 19:56:50 -0500
    💵💰💵💰The only thing necessary for the triumph of the
    CRIMINALLY INSANE..is Hoffa
    getting involved with the internal
    politics of YOUR Local 💵💰💵💰
    💰💵💰💵
  • commented 2017-12-07 18:56:49 -0500
    💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰💰
    Is Hoffa the most HIDEOUS in
    ORGANISED Labor??
    💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵💵
  • commented 2017-12-06 16:47:51 -0500
    💰💴LAWYERS n LOVE💴💰
    💰💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💴💰

    LET’S not even pretend Hoffa has any concerns or respect for the 25+years of the Consent Order.
    He has pretty much operated with IMPUNITY from the Start !
    “To rid the organization of the HIDEOUS Influence of ORGANISED CRIME”…
    “To insure a environment where a culture of DEMOCRACY Can Evolve”..
    Chicago & LAW VEGAS proved this to be in default !

    💰💴💴💰💴💴
    ..💰💴💴💰💰💴💴💴
  • published this page in News 2017-12-06 13:19:01 -0500
  • published this page in News 2017-12-06 13:06:54 -0500

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