The ballots are out and we’re on the verge of making history. As of Friday, 116,971 ballots are in. That means most members who will vote in the election have not voted yet. Here are five things you can do right now to get out the vote.
The International Union election is make or break for our union. The outcome will be determined by Teamsters who have not mailed back their ballots yet. It’s up to each of us to talk to members and get out the vote.
Re-printed from In These Times & Labor Notes
Rome Aloise, the self-described “creator of the Vairma slate” was found guilty on all three counts against him today by Judge Barbara Jones, the Independent Review Officer (IRO) of the Teamsters Union. Read the judge's decision here.
New York Local 804, led by Vinnie Perrone, a candidate on the OZ-Teamsters United Slate, has done what the Hoffa administration could not. They have fought back and won against UPS on the critical issue of Personal Vehicle Drivers (PVDs).
On September 11, there was an election in Teamster Local 948, the big local covering cannery workers, UPSers, and others in the California Central Valley from Modesto in the North to Visalia in the South. The Luis Diaz – Lupe Juarez – Tim Parolini Unity Slate swept the election, with Diaz winning by 905-598 over the former head of the local, Adam Ochoa. The majority of Local 948 members work for major food processors: Con Agra, Del Monte, and Stanislaus Foods.
"We've won changes to our constitution that TDU has been fighting to win for decades. Now, we're on the verge of electing new leadership at the International. The TDU Convention will be crucial to make plans to Get Out the Vote, and to get ready to transform our union. We'll be there!"