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Corruption-Free? Not so Fast

July 24, 2014: Hoffa claims there’s no need for an anti-corruption body in our union because corruption is a thing of the past. Meanwhile, two Hoffa campaign donors have been busted this week on charges of stealing members’ dues and taking employer payoffs. The Hoffa administration has retained two attorneys who formerly worked for President George W. Bush to try to end the members Right to Vote, and also the Independent Review Board (IRB).  The...

Hoffa Threatens Teamster Democracy

Ken Paff Labor Notes July 17, 2014 View the original piece Facing fresh member dissatisfaction, Teamster President James Hoffa and his Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall are headed to court to try to make contested Teamster elections a thing of the past. Whether they succeed will determine the future of one of North America’s most powerful unions. Will it continue to manage decline and concessions, or tap the power of organized transport and distribution workers to reverse...

IBT Election Timeline

Summer-Fall 2014   Take Back Our Union forms to unite Teamster members who oppose concessions and want to rebuild Teamster Power by electing new International Union leadership in 2016. November 7-9, 2014 Campaign Summit: Special training held at TDU Convention for members who want to learn how to run for delegate, build a local campaign committee, and be an active part of a national campaign. Early 2015 The Election Supervisor will be appointed to oversee...

What Will It Take to Win in 2016?

June 13, 2014: The next International Union election will be held in 2016. What will it take to elect new Teamster leadership? Two years from now, the IBT Convention will be held in Las Vegas to nominate candidates for General President and all 28 International officers. Will there be reform delegates from your local union? Who will be nominated there? What will it take to win and how can we get started now? The Vote...

Don't Let Hoffa End Fair Elections in the Teamsters

UPDATED June 16, 2014: The Hoffa administration is headed to Federal court in a bid to end independent supervision of International Union elections.   Attorneys for the International Union have filed papers in Federal court to end the Consent Order, a court-approved agreement between the IBT and the Justice Department to rid the union of corruption and establish a culture of union democracy.   The coming legal battle affects every Teamster. If Hoffa succeeds in...
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Hoffa Administration Responds to International VPs

After members Voted No, UPS issued a statement that the contract was rejected and the company would return to the bargaining table. But in a new letter, Hoffa's legal counsel claims the contract had to be ratified and that the union plans “future discussions with the company” to negotiate “additional provisions” in the national UPS agreement.

Michael Savwoir: A Crusader for the Teamster Rank & File

Michael Savwoir has fought for democracy, racial justice and a stronger Teamsters Union for well over 30 years, and he’s still going strong. Teamsters—especially TDU members—salute his unwavering commitment, as he steps down from the TDU Steering Committee, on which he has served for nearly 20 years.

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