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Hoffa Takes Aim at Teamster Democracy

June 13, 2014: The Hoffa-Hall administration wants to end your Right to Vote for Teamster President and other International officers.   The IBT has made a submission to Judge Loretta Preska to end the 1989 Consent Order, a court-approved agreement signed by the IBT, which guarantees all Teamsters the right to vote for IBT officers, with an impartial election supervisor, and fair rules.   The Hoffa administration says they would still honor our right to...

Opposing Concessions, Taking Back Our Union

April 28, 2014: One thousand Teamsters joined a conference call Saturday. Get the latest information on Hoffa-Hall over-riding the contract votes at UPS, including a leaflet and FAQs and find out what members are doing next Teamsters are taking action to oppose concessions, stand up to Hoffa and Hall and build a movement to take back our Union.  One thousand members from UPS, UPS Freight, YRC and other employers joined a national conference call Saturday...

Will Hoffa and Hall Try to Impose the UPS Contract?

April 2, 2014: With the Louisville Air Rider headed down in flames, Hoffa and Hall are considering a secret plan to impose the UPS contract. UPS Teamsters in Louisville, Philadelphia, and Western Pennsylvania have Voted No and rejected their supplements. Now Hoffa and Hall are considering a plan to take away their right to vote and impose the UPS contract. Teamster members won the right to vote on supplements and riders in 1991 and have...

The $300,000 Club

April 2, 2014: Hoffa and his number two Ken Hall raked in more than $300,000 a piece in total compensation last year according to the IBT LM-2 financial report reviewed by TDU. Hoffa gave himself a Cost of Living increase of $4,000. Most Teamsters don’t see anything resembling that. Hoffa’s “housing allowance” ballooned to $67,358, bringing his total compensation to $381,409.  Ken Hall also gets that outsized perk.  They work in the Marble Palace; do...

Hoffa Gets a Raise

March 31, 2014: Unlike many Teamsters, James Hoffa got a nice raise last year. His salary went up by $4,000 to $300,788. But there’s more: His “housing allowance” ballooned to $67,358, so his total compensation went up to $381,409. Ken Hall gets that outsized perk also; Halls’s total compensation was $301,519. Their appointees and International vice presidents got similar “cost of living” raises, according to the union’s LM-2 2013 financial report just filed with the...
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