Teamsters United: Moving Ahead to Defeat Hoffa-Hall in 2016

Read the new statement from Teamsters United on the 2016 election, the vote in Local 804, and what's next in the campaign to beat Hoffa-Hall.

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Statement from the Teamsters United Campaign

Teamster members want Hoffa and Hall out of office and a new direction in our International Union. Teamsters United is organizing to make that happen in the 2016 IBT election.

Our movement suffered a setback on December 15 when Tim Sylvester narrowly lost the local union election in Local 804.

We stand in solidarity with Tim Sylvester, who is a proven leader with a record of winning strong contracts and pension improvements that Hoffa-Hall could never dream to match. We are proud to have Brother Sylvester on our team.

The Teamsters United campaign is bigger than any local election or any individual. This is about 1.3 million Teamster members and the future of the labor movement—and we are not backing down.

The Teamsters United Slate has met and conferred with supporters across the country and we are making plans to move forward. We are re-evaluating which Teamsters United leaders will run for which position, and will be making announcements soon regarding changes going forward.

We expanded our slate this week with the addition of Carlos Lizarraga, a BLET rail engineer and dedicated Teamster.  We are committed to representing all crafts in our diverse union, and welcome Carlos to our leadership team!

We now have over half of our slate full, with more leaders coming on board in the weeks and months to come.   We will nominate a full slate of candidates at the IBT Convention in June.

Presently, we are gearing up for Convention Delegate races in local unions across the country, organizing local campaign committees and building a the campaign war chest it will take to win.

Teamsters United candidates are making plans to be out in the field, organizing Teamster-to-Teamster.

This campaign belongs to Teamster members. Send the campaign your ideas and get involved.


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Fred Zuckerman has won the majority of the vote cast by Teamsters in the U.S. The votes from Teamsters Canada are now being counted and they will determine the election. Follow the local-by-local returns from Teamsters Canada as the race comes down to the wire. 

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Fred Zuckerman has overtaken Hoffa based on the overwhelming win in the Central Region where Teamsters United won with over 58% of the vote. The vote count has resumed and the ballots are being counted in the Western Region. Follow local-by-local results for the West here. Over 50,000 ballots remain to be counted. This race is a nail-biter and we have a long way to go. 

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