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 and one African American man.

Ferline Buie, the head of Local 922, serves as an International Union Trustee, but she has no vote and is not a member of the General Executive Board.

Of 1.4 million Teamsters, could Hoffa not find a single woman to name to the leadership to represent women Teamsters?

Slawson, Sr. will be the second member of Minnesota Local 120 on the Board. The other is Secretary-Treasurer Tom Keegel.

TDU believes that our union leadership should reflect the membership and that a strong union involves everyone.

Get Advice Join TDU Donate

Recent News

Yellow Trims Losses: Best Quarter in Six Years

Yellow Corporation released its first quarter financials on May 10. The company shows strong improvement but is still not profitable. Yellow’s overall operating ratio of 99.3 percent is 3 percent better than a year ago, but well below other LTL carriers, including ABF and TForce.

 

Sysco Profits Up

Sysco Corp announced its quarterly financial report on May 10, with profits and revenue both up dramatically since last year.  Profits for the quarter were $303.33 million, up from $88.9 million last year. Revenue rose 43% from $11.8 billion to $16.9 billion.

View More News Posts