UPDATED 10:00 a.m. October 10, 2013: The Round Two vote count continues on the Central Region Supplement, with Ohio locals slated for early processing. The three other supplements being voted – New York Local 804, Philadelphia Local 623, and Metro Philadelphia Area – have now been counted.
Philadelphia Local 623 members have Voted No again by a whopping 70% margin — despite the all-out campaign to discourage and divide them.
International Union Vice Presidents and International Reps campaigned nonstop for a Yes Vote. UPS even used the DIAD board to advertise meetings with Hoffa administration officials.
Local 623 members are calling for a new direction in bargaining, including naming rank-and-file members to the bargaining committee and negotiating improvements in the supplement.
The New York Local 804 supplement was passed 1885 to 1098, after the Local 804 leadership and rank and filers on the bargaining committee called for input from all members on changes to be made. Their supplement provides for increased pension benefits, more full-time jobs and an improved grievance procedure.
The Metro Philadelphia supplement passed narrowly by a vote of 1004 to 918. Three of the four locals, covering all of the largest hubs, rejected it. But an overwhelming turnout and 10-1 yes vote in Wilmington Delaware passed the supplement.
The latest results are available here, along with the Round One (June) results for comparison purposes. The Central Region will be counted today. Michigan locals were counted yesterday, and the Michigan Rider was passed.
TDU.org will post updated information and vote totals by local union as reported by our dedicated Teamster observers at the count.
Approximately 27,727 ballots (a preliminary postal service count) were picked up yesterday morning; about 351 were reviewed as challenged. There were 13 additional ballots in a final post office pick-up at Noon. There were approximately 24,900 ballots received from these four supplemental areas in the Round One vote in June.
Count supervisor Ed Hartfield projects that the count will be completed today.