March 2, 2009: Many freight Teamsters are concerned about the direction our union is headed in—and they’re getting organized to do something about it.
Concerned Teamsters are traveling to other freight terminals, distributing Convoy, and asking other members to get involved in our movement for change.
Here’s what they’re doing—and ideas for what you can do in your local, too.
“I went out to USF Holland and passed out the most recent issue of Convoy. Members were really positive to get the information—and concerned about the direction our union.
“Freight members in Milwaukee have always been on top of the issues. We have a local union election this year. Now’s the time to get the word out.”
Paul Host, ABF
Local 200, Milwaukee
“I took off work on a Monday and met Teamsters at Yellow Freight in the morning, some car rental locations in the afternoon, and UPS in the evening.
“I think if more members do this, it will gain momentum.
“I met a lot of Teamsters who are fed up with Hoffa—and he’s up for re-election in 2011. If you want change in two and a half years, now is the time to get off your butt and get involved.”
Amadeo Bianchi, Roadway
Local 769, Miami