Growth Industry, Shrinking Union

September 28, 2010: Our ranks in freight are a third the size of what they were when Hoffa took over.

Trucking is a growth industry. Companies can’t export it overseas.

But our ranks in freight are a third the size of what they were when Hoffa took office in 1998—even while overall trucking numbers grew.

Organizing is hard, but it can be done. Not with secret deals, but with mobilizing Teamsters, a commitment of resources, and a long term plan.

That kind of commitment won’t yield a quick fix or press release. And to get the resources needed, it may be necessary to cut back on multiple salaries at the top. Those commitments have been lacking.

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