Taking Action to Elect New Leadership

TDU members are joining the petition drive to give Teamsters a choice in the 2016 International Union election. Find out more and how you can help.

Teamster members want a choice against Hoffa-Hall so we can elect new International Union leadership next year. Now we’re taking action to make it happen and TDU members are all-in.

Tim Sylvester and the Teamsters United Slate have launched an Accreditation Petition Drive to collect a minimum of 50,000 petition signatures from Teamsters across North America by August 15.

Petitions and complete petition drive information is available on the Teamsters United website.

Once the petition drive is completed, Tim Sylvester and Teamsters United will be certified by the Election Supervisor as official accredited candidates against Hoffa-Hall.

As accredited candidates, Tim Sylvester and Teamsters United will be allowed to publish information about their campaign in future issues of the Teamster magazine—free mailings to 1.3 million Teamsters.

As accredited candidates, the Teamsters United campaign will also get a copy of the Teamster membership list which will be used to support slates in the elections for Convention Delegate next year.

Just as important, the petition drive is a tool for reaching out to Teamster voters. It will take 200,000 votes to win the election next year. That means building a Teamster-to-Teamster volunteer network that can reach 200,000 members and talk to them about the election, our union and why they should vote for the Teamsters United Slate.

If you want new leadership and a new direction, sign up with Teamsters United to be a petition drive volunteer.

For information on election rules and how to participate in the petition drive, contact TDU or phone us at 313-842-2600.  


Related Articles

Teamster Contest Reaches Fever Pitch

At last, November’s election deadline is almost here—clinching a dramatic race that featured a nail-biter of a nomination contest, a raucous convention, and an email scandal. Few undecided voters are left. The candidates have painted starkly different visions for the future of jobs, health care, retirement, and democracy itself. Now the outcome depends on how effectively each side can turn out its votes.

TEAMSTER BALLOTS ARE IN THE MAIL!

Ballots have been mailed to 1.3 million Teamsters. It’s time for concerned Teamsters to go all out to Get Out The Vote! If you have not received a ballot, or if you need a new one, call the Election Supervisor to request a replacement ballot at 844-428-8683.

The Shocking Emails Behind the Hoffa Playboy Party Scandal

Shocking emails from corporate execs reveal blow-by-blow how corruption works in the Hoffa administration–and how it leads to concessions.

Hoffa Corruption Exposed

(Reprinted from Teamsters United) As Teamster members prepare to vote for International Union officers, the Independent Investigations Officer has launched a major corruption probe into Hoffa for racketeering.

 

Teamsters United Crushes Hoffa in Florida Race

[Reprinted from Teamsters United]

Teamsters United VP candidate Kimberly Schultz cruised to victory in the first-ever election for local union officers in Florida Local 2011. Schultz crushed her Hoffa-backed opponent and won with a whopping 87 percent of the vote. 

Get Advice Join TDU Donate

Recent News

Bilal Chaka - Rest in Power

Bilal Chaka, one of the founding members of Teamsters for a Democratic Union, passed away last week at the age of 82. Chaka—as he was known—was a die-hard unionist, a steward at Yellow Freight in Long Beach, California, Local 692, and one of the pioneers of the Teamster reform movement. He helped form the Southern California TDU Chapter in 1976.

Grocery Workers Fight for Workplace Safety

Frank Halstead—a TDU Co-Chair and steward in Local 572 at Ralphs distribution center in Compton, California—describes how Teamster warehouse workers are dealing with COVID-19 in the grocery warehouse industry.

View More News Posts