Why is the U.S. DOL Re-Running the L.A. Local 848 Election?

August 15, 2013: There's a rerun election in the 5,000-member Local 848 in Los Angeles in progress, as a result of a federal lawsuit brought by the U.S. Labor Department due to serious election violations. The Labor Department is conducting the election.

The sad truth is, the exact same violations were brought before Joint Council 42, headed by International vice president Randy Cammack, and then to the International union. Instead of enforcing the members' right to a fair vote, JC 42 whitewashed the violations. Then the Hoffa administration did nothing.

The incumbents in the election had counted the votes of ineligible voters, and had illegally posted bulletins on union bulletin boards denouncing their opponents because they didn't like what their opponents said. On appeal, Hoffa told the local to take down the notices, but they left them up.

Those are clear violations of basic democracy. But Cammack and the Hoffa administration are more interested in keeping friends in office than fair elections.


Showing 1 reaction

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
  • Bruce Swearingen
    commented 2017-11-13 16:49:59 -0500
    Deja vu..all over, again&again&again&again&again&again&again&again&again&again…..
Get Advice Join TDU Donate

Recent News

UPSers Take Action After the Vote No Telephone Town Hall

More than 5,000 UPS Teamsters participated in a Vote No Telephone Town Hall to discuss the proposed deal, make plans to defeat givebacks and win a better contract.  

UPSers to Vote on Proposed Deal

Officers from every UPS local met today in Chicago and approved sending the national contract out for a membership vote. A national Vote No Telephone Town Hall of UPSers and Teamster officers who oppose the contract will be held on Saturday. Registration closes at 3 pm on Friday.

View More News Posts