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Read the International Union Financial Report

April 1, 2009: The LM-2 financial report for the International Union is now available. This report was filed with the U.S. Department of Labor on March 31, and covers the year 2008. A quick review of the report indicates that The union had a net loss of 22,000 members in 2008. Hoffa and other IBT officers received a substantial raise in salary. The IBT lost $47 million in assets during 2008. Spending exceeded income, there...

Hoffa Appointment Means No Women on GEB

March 18, 2009: President Hoffa has named Brad Slawson, Sr. to replace the only woman on our union’s top leadership. Cheryl Johnson, the lone woman on the Teamster General Executive Board, is retiring and has resigned as a Central Region Vice President. Hoffa has appointed Slawson, the principal officer of Minneapolis Local 120, to replace her. The General Executive Board is the highest leadership body in our union. It has 26 members: 25 white men...

Ten Years of Hoffa

January 10, 2009: James Hoffa took office ten years ago, promising to Restore Teamster Power. Instead, we’ve suffered a decade of decline. How can working Teamsters get our union back on track? It’s been ten years since James P. Hoffa took the oath of office as Teamster General President. Instead of delivering the Teamster Power he promised, Hoffa has managed our union through a decade of decline. Hoffa promised “Real 25 & Out Pensions.” He...

International Rep Bill Moore Suspended from Teamsters

January 10, 2009: Bill Moore, a key lieutenant of James Hoffa, has been suspended from the Teamsters Union for lying under oath about his meetings with Dane Passo, who was permanently barred from the Teamsters in 2002 for collusion with a Las Vegas employer to impose a sweetheart deal. In late November, Moore signed a deal with the Independent Review Board (IRB) to accept a one-year suspension from the union, after the IRB charged him...

Expensive Inauguration Trips

January 16, 2008: James Hoffa sent a memo to all local unions offering their officers the opportunity to get hotel rooms for the Presidential Inauguration, at local union expense. The cost to the local union: $3,201 per room. Hoffa’s letter states that the union will not be able to provide tickets to the Inaugural or any other events, but they still anticipate a “large demand” from locals for the rooms. President Obama’s inauguration is an...
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