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Making the Case for the Right to Vote

September 18, 2014: Petitions signed by more than 12,000 Teamsters are on the way to Judge Loretta Preska calling on her to rule against the Hoffa administration’s bid to end fair elections for International Union officers. TDU legal counsel, Barbara Harvey, has submitted a letter to the court defending the Right to Vote and asking the Judge to hold a hearing on the issues. Judge Preska oversees the consent order, a court-approved agreement that guarantees...

Hoffa Targets Teamster Voting Rights

August 29, 2014:  Hoffa administration lawyers are filing a motion before Federal Judge Loretta Preska in a bid to curtail fair, independently supervised elections in the Teamsters. Judge Preska can’t just hear from Hoffa. She needs to hear from us. More than 10,000 Teamsters have signed an Open Letter to Judge Preska—including over 3,700 online signatures.  Help defend our right to vote: Sign the petition online and make your voice heard. Email a link to the...

We've Topped 12,000!

Updated September 12, 2014: More than 12,000 Teamsters have signed the petition to save the Right to Vote for International Union officers. There's still time to make our voices heard. Hoffa administration lawyers are filing a motion before Federal Judge Loretta Preska in a bid to curtail fair, independently supervised elections in the Teamsters. More than 12,000 Teamsters have signed petitions to save the Right to Vote for International Union officers. This includes more than 4,000...

IRB Charges All Local 710 Officers

August 21, 2014: The Independent Review Board (IRB) has moved to bring charges against all the officers of Chicago Local 710. According to the report of charges dated August 15, all members of the Executive Board violated their fiduciary duty when they repeatedly approved the purchase of excess visa gift cards under the control of Local Secretary Treasurer Pat Flynn. Flynn was charged in July, and on July 30 the local was put into trusteeship...

Trusteeship Hits Chicago Local 710

July 31, 2014: James Hoffa yesterday imposed an “emergency” trusteeship over Local 710, and appointed Chicago Teamster boss John Coli as trustee. The trusteeship follows a July 17 report by the Independent Review Board on the lack of financial controls in the local union. Many members of Local 710 are eager to clean house in the next election, and want to know how this trusteeship will affect those efforts. A trusteeship is “presumed invalid” after...
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