June 24, 2015: TDU members are joining the petition drive to give Teamsters a choice in the 2016 International Union election. Find out more and how you can help.
Teamster members want a choice against Hoffa-Hall so we can elect new International Union leadership next year. Now we’re taking action to make it happen and TDU members are all-in.
Tim Sylvester and the Teamsters United Slate have launched an Accreditation Petition Drive to collect a minimum of 50,000 petition signatures from Teamsters across North America by August 15.
Once the petition drive is completed, Tim Sylvester and Teamsters United will be certified by the Election Supervisor as official accredited candidates against Hoffa-Hall.
As accredited candidates, Tim Sylvester and Teamsters United will be allowed to publish information about their campaign in future issues of the Teamster magazine—free mailings to 1.3 million Teamsters.
As accredited candidates, the Teamsters United campaign will also get a copy of the Teamster membership list which will be used to support slates in the elections for Convention Delegate next year.
Just as important, the petition drive is a tool for reaching out to Teamster voters. It will take 200,000 votes to win the election next year. That means building a Teamster-to-Teamster volunteer network that can reach 200,000 members and talk to them about the election, our union and why they should vote for the Teamsters United Slate.
If you want new leadership and a new direction, sign up with Teamsters United to be a petition drive volunteer.
For information on election rules and how to participate in the petition drive, contact TDU or phone us at 313-842-2600.