Name That Lucky Local!

July 12, 2007: General President Hoffa is the sugar daddy to many, but when it comes to multiple salaries Local 63 officials have a special place in Hoffa’s heart.

Led by International Vice President Randy Cammack, no less than ten Los Angeles Local 63 officials get a second union salary from the International Union.

Together, these ten took home more than $1.4 million from Local 63 and the International Union in 2006.

Multiple Salaries

Hoffa pays multiple salaries to nearly 200 officials who already make other full-time salaries. This money could be used for organizing or contract campaigns.
Instead, Hoffa uses our dues money to buy something even more important to him: political loyalty. Officials making multiple salaries are a “Who’s Who” of Hoffa campaign donors.

If an official doesn’t kiss enough Hoffa butt, they are off the gravy train. After the 2006 election, Hoffa removed Larry Brennan, Dennis Hands, Jim Ayers, Carlos Ramos, Dan Virtue, Jerry Halberg and others for failing to toe the line.

Hoffa’s attorney said that Virtue was fired because he wanted to win NMFA standards at UPS Freight and DHL. To Hoffa, standing up for our national contracts is a reason to be fired.

Perhaps some of them figured they work for the members, and not for Hoffa. No worries for the Local 63 all-stars on that front.

We’ll report all the facts and figures—and what this spending means for our union—in the August $150,000 Club issue of Convoy Dispatch.


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