"We need to remember who got the pension fight started. In Minnesota, TDU got a few of us sitting around a coffee shop in St. Paul figuring out what we might try to do to keep them from taking our pensions away. Out of that things started to move. The movement has got big, broad, and powerful. I’ve got to believe that’s happened elsewhere, too.
“I had put off joining TDU for years but finally signed up in 2014 because they were providing information and playing a big role in the fight. I stand by TDU and what it has done for all Teamsters. They have made us aware when the old guard was in denial. I think there is a point when you back those who are backing you. I joined TDU. Why don’t you do it to?”
In the wake of John Coli's indictment on the charge of taking employer payoffs, Illinois Joint Council 25 has dumped his hand-picked replacement Becky Strzechowski and appointed Terry Hancock as Joint Council 25 president.
Hoffa's man in Chicago, John Coli was hit with a federal indictment today, charged with taking payoffs of $100,000 from a Chicago employer and using the power of the Teamsters Union to line his own millionaire pockets.