2011 IBT Election

UPS Teamsters Support Sandy Pope

September 15, 2011: “We need a President that will stand up to UPS. Hoffa is letting the company walk all over the contract.

How TDU Won Your Right to Vote

Teamsters have united in a grassroots army to elect Sandy Pope as our next Teamster General President.

The Sandy Pope campaign is bigger than TDU. But TDU members have helped lead the way every step of the campaign.

UPDATED: Hoffa Hoax

September 20, 2011: Some pretty weird things happen in election campaigns. But how about a “tough” official in the Hoffa camp inventing a story that he was mauled by the wife of a Teamster member and needs police protection?

UPDATED: Hoffa Hoax

UPDATED September 20, 2011: Hoffa operative Jay Phillips claimed he was assaulted by a Teamster member’s wife—and even went to the police. But an investigation by the Election Supervisor reveals the charges were a Hoffa campaign hoax.

Daily Labor Report on IBT Debate

September 9, 2011: In a debate held in advance of the upcoming election for officers of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, candidates Sept. 7 laid out their visions for the Teamsters' future while drawing sharp contrasts with their opponents and pointing to past accomplishments.

James Hoffa: M.I.A.

September 8, 2011: Candidates for top office in the Teamsters union battled over the fate of multiemployer pension plans, jobs and organizing and concessions to employers Sept. 7 in the first and only Teamsters presidential election debate.

St. Louis Backs Sandy!

September 1, 2011: A campaign barbecue in St. Louis on August 28 drew nearly 200 Teamsters from a wide array of shops and crafts, and netted $4,000 for the campaign warchest.

Letter from the Campaign Trail

August 12, 2011: I’m writing you from the campaign trail.  I’m in the middle of a Rust Belt Tour that’s taken me through Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and Detroit. 

Hoffa Ducks the Debate

August 2, 2011: Hoffa has chickened-out of the official campaign debate, and has designated Ken Hall as his stand-in. Hall will debate Sandy Pope on September 7 in Washington DC, in the forum sponsored by the Election Supervisor.

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