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Hoffa Takes Aim at Teamsters Elections

How Teamster members can defeat the Two-Thirds Rule and save our Right to Vote.

Hoffa Announces Retirement, Taps Steve Vairma to Head Successor Slate

James P. Hoffa announced today that he will not be seeking re-election in the 2021, in a memo to Teamster officers, locals and staff.

Just hours later, Steve Vairma announced his candidacy for Teamster President. Vairma is the Secretary Treasurer of Denver Local 455, the President of Joint Council 3, an IBT vice president and the director of the IBT Warehouse Division. 

Hoffa Takes Aim at Teamster Elections

Hoffa is retiring as General President at the end of next year, and he wants to take Teamster democracy with him. Last week, Hoffa told the press about a plan to block contested elections for International Union office, beginning in 2026. We can’t let that happen. 

Why Has Hoffa Hidden the Carhaul Contract Vote?

For the first time, the Hoffa administration has refused to reveal the local-by-local vote on a national contract. This cover-up must end: let members see the votes on the Jack Cooper contract modification which was reported ratified on September 12.

Members Challenge Hoffa Takeover of Chicago Local 786

Members and officers in Chicago Local 786 are challenging Hoffa's takeover of their union. They say Hoffa's authorized trusteeship serves Hoffa power brokers in the Joint Council like Terry Hancock, and the former JC 25 President John Coli who has plead guilty to taking employer payoffs and is headed to jail. This summer, Joint Council offices were raided by FBI agents. An investigation is ongoing. 

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The Teamster anti-corruption officers --  the Independent Investigations Officer (IIO) and Independent Review Officer (IRO) – issue regular reports to members. You can see their most recent reports, dated March 17, 2022, and July 25, 2022, on the IBT website.

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