Four hundred thousand Teamsters in the Central States are at risk of losing their pensions and tens of thousands of Teamsters in other funds face the threat of pension cuts.
A Hoffa-appointed panel has found Hoffa’s Executive Assistant Willie Smith not guilty after Smith was caught taking Playboy Super Bowl Party tickets from Teamster employer Southern Wine & Spirits. Their miscarriage of justice will now go before Judge Barbara Jones for review.
On April 22, fifty Teamsters from New England attended the Teamsters United Education Conference.
Anti-worker politicians are proposing national Right to Work legislation. These corporate politicians are doing the bidding of the employers and they must be defeated.
Hoffa and Ken Hall spent millions in members’ dues to benefit their campaign by obstructing investigators and preventing members from learning about the extent of their corruption until after the vote. The election hasn’t been certified yet, and it shouldn’t be. Members deserve a rerun.
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.
Tomorrow, the Election Supervisor’s office will start to resolve the ballots that were challenged because of eligibility issues.
The International Union vote count is nearing a close. The fight for our future is just beginning.
Fred Zuckerman and the Teamsters United slate are leading Hoffa-Hall as the vote count enters what may be its final day. The election is tight and may go down to the wire. Teamsters United swept the balloting in the South and Central Regions. The ballots in the West will be counted next, followed by Teamsters Canada.