September 15, 2011: Nearly 240,000 Teamsters work at UPS. Our votes can elect the next General President—but only if we’re organized.
2011 IBT Election
September 15, 2011: “We need a President that will stand up to UPS. Hoffa is letting the company walk all over the contract.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.