June 30, 2011: Hoffa has run the convention as a five-day show of testimonials, videos, speeches and praise for himself and his administration. Hoffa delegates frequently drift from the hall, and the casino fills up with the “red vest” Hoffa supporters by mid-afternoon.
2011 IBT Election
June 30, 2010: Teamsters will have a real choice this fall: five more years of Hoffa, or a new direction. Sandy Pope was nominated today and will challenge Hoffa for General President this fall.
June 29, 2011: Tyson Johnson made a special announcement at the Teamster Convention—Bill Zollars is supposed to retire from YRC.
June 28, 2011: Rome Aloise, an International Vice President running on the Hoffa slate, has been found guilty of using his union power to punish a member who dared to criticize his candidacy.
June 27, 2011: The Tuesday issue of the New York Times features Sandy Pope's campaign on the front page of the Business Section.
June 27, 2011: Today Hoffa supporters at the Teamsters Convention called on all Teamster candidates to run a clean election—and we couldn’t agree more.
June 26, 2011: The Teamster Convention begins tomorrow, Monday June 27, and thousands of Delegates, Alternates, and guests are arriving now in Las Vegas.
June 17, 2011: Will Hoffa use the Teamster Convention to face the issues or duck for cover?
June 8, 2011: Watch the new Sandy Pope campaign video: A Tough Leader for Tough Times.
May 20, 2011: Sandy Pope will be officially nominated for general president at this month’s teamster convention.