July 19, 2011: The ballots for Teamster General President and lesser offices will be mailed out on or about October 6, and must be returned by November 14, when the count will begin.
2011 IBT Election
July 15, 2011: Sandy Pope officially accepted nomination for General President in a speech to the Teamster Convention on July 1. Teamster Voice brings you excerpts below.
July 15, 2011: Across our union, members are spreading the word about Sandy Pope and our campaign for new Teamster leadership.
July 15, 2011: Hoffa lost his first running mate when Tom Keegel declined to run for reelection. At the Convention, the Hoffa Campaign nominated two Secretary-Treasurer candidates. What gives?
“Everything with Hoffa is a big show. The convention was all smoke and mirrors.
July 15, 2011: With all of the violations happening at UPS, you would think our union’s biggest contract would have been a hot topic at the recent Teamster Convention.
July 28, 2011: In early June, 5,000 United Airline mechanics voted down their proposed tentative agreement. Now they are looking at how to get a bigger voice in our Teamsters Union.
July 15, 2011: Steve Pocztowski, the secretary treasurer of Chicago Local 705, passed away on July 2 in Las Vegas as he prepared to leave the Teamster Convention.
The ballots to elect the next Teamster General President will go out just weeks after the TDU Convention.
The TDU Convention will be a critical stop on the road to victory.
What really happened at the Teamster Convention? Here are the facts, accurately reported.