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.

They also clashed over the whereabouts of incumbent General President James P. Hoffa, who delegated his role to running mate Ken Hall, an international vice president at large, president of Local 175 and head of the union’s package division.

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