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Election Won—Again—in Local 639

November 4, 2004: For the second time in a year the Members United Slate has been elected the officers of Washington, D.C., Local 639. Their election victory on October 27 put an end to one of Hoffa’s more desperate attempts to undermine a local union election. Members United won their first election last fall, beating out IBT Trustee John Steger and his Concerned Members slate. While Local 639 members got on with the job of...

Local Officials Order Election Rerun—During the Vote Count!

November 4, 2004: When the votes were counted on October 16 in 12,000-member Chicago Local 743, TDUer Richard Berg of the New Leadership Slate had upset incumbent President Robert Walston by seven votes. There were 188 unresolved challenged ballots, but many of them came from workers at Silver Capital, a shop that was solidly behind New Leadership, so the outcome looked clear. On October 18, the day before the challenges were to be resolved, local...
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