Teamsters have been petitioning across North America to make the Leedham slate the officially accredited team to put forward new leadership for the Teamsters Union. It will also give all Teamsters the right to hear from the candidates in the Teamster Magazine. (The Leedham campaign asks that all Petitions be received by December 9, at Leedham Campaign, 320 7th Ave #338, Brooklyn, NY 11215. See www.leedham2006.org for further info.)
Next StepsThe Campaign is producing a DVD of Tom Leedham’s speech to the TDU Convention. Running approximately 20 minutes, Tom’s speech covers his background as a working Teamster and addresses many of the key issues in the upcoming campaign. This can be used to introduce Tom to fellow Teamsters. Copies will soon be available from the campaign. Order your copy at info [at] leedham2006.org or by mail; include a donation for the DVD.
The Leedham campaign and reform Teamsters are looking ahead to the next steps in the campaign, including:
• Convention Delegate Races: Almost all local unions will hold delegate elections, with nominations in January in most, February in some. We need to elect delegates who will nominate the Tom Leedham Strong Contracts, Good Pensions Slate and support reform proposals at the Convention. The time is now for plans to run and win. Need ideas or help? Contact the campaign at leedhamslate [at] gmail.com.
• Outreach:To win in 2006, we need a strong, well-coordinated grassroots network of Teamster volunteers. The Leedham Campaign needs your help in building a database of supporters. Please mail or email to the campaign the names and contact information you have (phone #s, email addresses, and/or addresses) for Teamsters who will support the campaign.
• Fundraising: It’s simple. To win in 2006, the Leedham Campaign needs to raise serious money. The campaign is now able to take credit card donations online at www.leedham2006.org. We encourage all supporters to donate today.