Teamster members are voting for change.
Yesterday, the 4,000 members of Dayton Local 957 voted overwhelmingly to replace their long time officers with the New Leadership Slate.
Last week, the 8,000 members of Harrisburg Local 776 overwhelmingly rejected their incumbent officers in favor of a new team of leaders and business agents.
Dan Webb, who won the secretary treasurer office in Local 957 yesterday, summed it up: “I feel humbled and blessed. The membership of Local 957 have sent a clear message. They will not be taken for granted and will not accept non-responsive leadership."
“I’m proud to be a part of a great team who plan to deliver to the members exactly what they want – a leadership that looks out for the members’ interests first and always,” said Webb, a 25-year Teamster at ABF.
We wish new officers in these and other locals the best. They have their work cut out for them. And they remind us of an important lesson: members who organize for change can make it happen.