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International Union Reports on Finances, Dropping Membership

April 10, 2009: The LM-2 financial report for the International Union is now available. This report was filed with the U.S. Department of Labor on March 31, and covers the year 2008. A quick review of the report indicates that: The union had a net loss of 22,000 members in 2008. Hoffa and other IBT officers received a substantial raise in salary. The IBT lost $47 million in assets during 2008. Spending exceeded income, there...

Read the International Union Financial Report

April 1, 2009: The LM-2 financial report for the International Union is now available. This report was filed with the U.S. Department of Labor on March 31, and covers the year 2008. A quick review of the report indicates that The union had a net loss of 22,000 members in 2008. Hoffa and other IBT officers received a substantial raise in salary. The IBT lost $47 million in assets during 2008. Spending exceeded income, there...

Hoffa Appointment Means No Women on GEB

March 18, 2009: President Hoffa has named Brad Slawson, Sr. to replace the only woman on our union’s top leadership. Cheryl Johnson, the lone woman on the Teamster General Executive Board, is retiring and has resigned as a Central Region Vice President. Hoffa has appointed Slawson, the principal officer of Minneapolis Local 120, to replace her. The General Executive Board is the highest leadership body in our union. It has 26 members: 25 white men...

Ten Years of Hoffa

January 10, 2009: James Hoffa took office ten years ago, promising to Restore Teamster Power. Instead, we’ve suffered a decade of decline. How can working Teamsters get our union back on track? It’s been ten years since James P. Hoffa took the oath of office as Teamster General President. Instead of delivering the Teamster Power he promised, Hoffa has managed our union through a decade of decline. Hoffa promised “Real 25 & Out Pensions.” He...

International Rep Bill Moore Suspended from Teamsters

January 10, 2009: Bill Moore, a key lieutenant of James Hoffa, has been suspended from the Teamsters Union for lying under oath about his meetings with Dane Passo, who was permanently barred from the Teamsters in 2002 for collusion with a Las Vegas employer to impose a sweetheart deal. In late November, Moore signed a deal with the Independent Review Board (IRB) to accept a one-year suspension from the union, after the IRB charged him...
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Members Elect Reformers to Rebuild 71

After Voting No against contract givebacks, members have voted out pro-Hoffa officers in Charlotte Local 71.  Members elected TDU activist Willie Ford and the Rebuild 71 Slate to lead their local. Ford beat the incumbent president by 757 to 286.

Proposed Change for YRC and Holland

YRCW management has submitted a proposed change of operations to combine two very small Holland and YRC terminals in Northern Michigan. Affected Teamsters would dovetail into a Holland terminal operation, which would pick up and deliver YRC and Holland freight. 

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