“Everything with Hoffa is a big show. The convention was all smoke and mirrors.
“But when you pull the curtain back, all’s not well within the Teamsters.
“Teamster members know the reality and want serious change.”
Bill Zimmerman Nabisco, Local 206 President, Portland, Ore.
Facing Teamster Reality
“There were a lot of good speeches and fanfare at the convention. But now we’re back home facing Teamster reality.
“That means giving members an action plan they can believe in and be a part of. It means showing results that start to turn our union around.”
Butch Lewis, President Local 100, Cincinnati
Too Much Happy Talk
“If you sat there in Vegas and heard the speeches, you would think we were kicking butt at YRC. Come on! “We need more than happy talk. Working Teamsters need real leaders who have a plan for enforcing our contracts and the will to make it happen.”
John Lattanzio, YRC Local 690, Spokane
A Hoffa Rally
“The convention was more like a campaign rally for Hoffa. It was full of pomp and circumstance.
“It was my first convention so it was very enlightening to see. But it was disappointing because we really didn’t tackle the issues Teamsters face in much depth.”
Vicky Kloos Local 320, Minnesota Public Sector