March 14, 2007: Hoffa running mate Carroll Haynes will step down as president of Local 237 on March 31. But although Haynes is losing one multiple salary, he won’t need any collections from working Teamsters just yet.
Haynes is staying on as IBT Vice President and Public Employee Division Director, positions that bagged him $111,432 in total compensation last year. Because he is 73, Haynes is also collecting multiple pensions while he works and sweetening the pot by collecting Social Security to boot.
This is on top of a more than million dollar lump sum payment that Haynes likely cashed out from the Teamster “Family Plan”—a special IBT officers’ only pension.
On top of his multiple union salaries and pensions, Haynes has collected a no-show salary as a manager for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) at approximately $65,000 a year. If Haynes’ resignation from Local 237 means he will give up his NYCHA salary too (and that is not clear), his annual income could fall to under $300,000 a year.
Still, that’s not too bad for part-time work. Haynes informed The Chief newspaper that he’ll be working in Washington “one or two days a month” and also “working from home.”
“I’m not stopping cold-turkey,” Haynes said.
We should hope not.
Haynes told The Chief , “It's nice to go out on top, not by being forced out.” There’s a reason this is on Haynes’s mind. A reform slate led by Eunice Rodriguez almost toppled Haynes in the 2004 local election, which he won by just 470 votes out of 10,000 cast.
The local executive board will officially vote to appoint Gregory Floyd as the new Local 237 president at the end of the month.