Employers Back Hoffa

November 11, 2011: Teamster employers have thrown their support behind Hoffa and his running mates in the Teamster election—including allowing illegal access to their campaigns.

The Southern Labor Relations director for UPS even invited Hoffa's running mates inside to address Teamsters on work time, at the a.m. meeting! (2011 ESD 357).

Investigations by the independent Election Supervisor reveal that employers gave Hoffa Slate candidates a green light to campaign during work time inside UPS hubs, YRC and ABF terminals and other Teamster worksites.

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The Election Supervisor has issued a few rulings against the Hoffa Campaign, but the remedies are too weak to stop the employer support for Hoffa. For example, when management let Ken Hall campaign inside a UPS hub in Minneapolis, Hall got slapped with just a $1,000 fine.

To Hoffa, a $1,000 or $2,000 fine is a small price to pay for management providing free access to Teamster voters. The Hoffa Campaign raised $3 million—over 90% of it raised from full-time officials, most of them linked to his payroll.