The Election Supervisor has busted a Business Agent and Chief Shop Steward for teaming up with UPS management to threaten OZ-Teamsters United campaigners in Miami Local 769, the home local of Hoffa-Vairma candidate Josh Zivalich.
UPS management was also found guilty in the Election Supervisor’s decision issued on September 1.
Local 769 president Josh Zivalich is running on the Hoffa-Vairma Slate. Apparently, they are not feeling too confident if they need to get illegal help from management!
When two Local 769 members collected petition signatures for OZ-Teamsters United before work, their own Business Agent and chief shop steward told UPS management to order them off the property in violation of the rules.
The BA even proudly videoed management interfering in our union election to help Hoffa-Vairma.
The Election Supervisor issued a warning to UPS to comply with the Rules, which allow all members to pass out election material in employee parking lots.
Local 769 was ordered to post a notice of their violation on all bulletin boards throughout the Local Union’s jurisdiction.
A special shout out to JP Perez, the Local 769 Teamster who stood up to the bullying tactics and won the election protest.
If you want help or advice in enforcing the Election Rules or in filing a protest, contact TDU – we’re here to help enforce members’ rights and have plenty of experience winning protests.