Stepping Up for Teamsters United

Here’s what members have to say about what they’re doing to build the Teamsters United Campaign and join the fight for new leadership in our union.

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REACHING OUT BEYOND OUR LOCAL

“In Local 413, our members just elected delegates for Teamsters United by white ballot. But our work isn’t done—we need to get the word out across Ohio. During the petition drive, we petitioned at those locals. We’re going to help our brothers and sisters in other locals campaign to elect delegates to nominate Teamsters United and retire Hoffa and Hall.”

Dennis Harper, Local 413, Columbus


EDUCATING MEMBERS

Vince_Edwards.jpg“The more we educate the members of the hypocrisy of the good old boys in office, the stronger we become. We’ve started reaching out all across the local. Our delegate slate will stand for democracy and unity, not the old boys club. It’s time for change in the international Union, the members are the Union, and we will not be dictated to by corrupt officials!”

Vince Edwards, Local 315, Martinez, Calif.


RAISING MONEY, RAISING AWARENESS

Jerry_Lusk.jpg“Tim Sylvester, Fred Zuckerman and John Palmer came to Nashville and we had nearly 100 members come to meet them—and each other. Then we got to work continuing to build momentum, and I’ve been selling raffle tickets to raise money and raise awareness. When members buy tickets they’re asking questions and getting more involved in the campaign. It’s easy to raise $1000 and get hundreds of members talking about Teamsters United when it’s for leaders you believe in.”

Jerry Lusk, YRC, Local 480, Nashville


WE’RE READY FOR CHANGE

Kevin_Brown.jpg“UPS drivers in downstate Illinois are ready for change. We got a group of feeder drivers together for a conference call, and we were impressed with what the candidates had to say. Now I’m ready to get involved in my local’s delegate election to support Teamsters United. We’re also raising money—selling raffle tickets and getting members talking about the election. A lot of members have lost faith in the process. We have to show them change is possible.”

Kevin Brown, UPS, Local 710, Urbana, Illinois


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Teamsters United from the U.S. to Canada

Employers play divide and conquer to keep workers from uniting and having more power. Some Hoffa-Hall officials play divide-and-conquer too. This weekend it was Teamsters Canada’s Francois Laporte’s turn when he tried to pit Canadian and U.S. Teamsters against each other.  

Fred Zuckerman Statement on the IBT Election

[Re-posted from Teamsters United]

As the ballots were tallied this week, we shocked the employers and the Hoffa-Hall slate and won the majority of the vote from Teamsters in the United States. Hoffa-Hall overtook our lead when the Teamsters Canada ballots were counted.

Teamster Election Update

Fred Zuckerman has won the majority of the vote cast by Teamsters in the U.S. The votes from Teamsters Canada are now being counted and they will determine the election. Follow the local-by-local returns from Teamsters Canada as the race comes down to the wire. 

Corruption, Obstruction & the IBT Election

When Hoffa-Hall’s top lieutenant in the West Rome Aloise was charged with racketeering, they used members’ dues money to cover up the corruption, obstruct investigators and crack down on members’ right to vote. Now, the results of the International Union election may hang in the balance.

Teamsters United Sweeps the Central

Fred Zuckerman has overtaken Hoffa based on the overwhelming win in the Central Region where Teamsters United won with over 58% of the vote. The vote count has resumed and the ballots are being counted in the Western Region. Follow local-by-local results for the West here. Over 50,000 ballots remain to be counted. This race is a nail-biter and we have a long way to go. 

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