Hoffa's Freight Director and Southern Region Vice President Tyson Johnson has announced his candidacy for General President. Other IBT Vice Presidents and Hoffa supporters are reportedly abandoning the Hoffa ship.
The breakup of the Hoffa Unity Slate is an embarrassing and damaging blow to Hoffa, whose record of pension cuts and declining Teamster power has cost him support from members and officers alike.
In 2001, the Hoffa Campaign depended on the united support of most Teamster officials to deliver the vote. Now that unity is fracturing.
As the Hoffa camp splits, growing numbers of Teamster members and officers are getting behind the Tom Leedham Strong Contracts, Good Pension Slate.Click here to visit the Tom Leedham Strong Contracts, Good Pensions Slate Website
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