New York Local 707 voted today for change, when the United Teamsters Slate won the election over a 20-year incumbent.
Newly elected officials John Kelder Sr, President; George Ford, Vice President; Daniel Sabatino, Secretary-Treasurer; Susan Oddo, Recording Secretary; and Gloria Moran, Trustee; decided to run for office when it became clear that under the incumbent’s watch the 707 pension fund was going into bankruptcy.
“Our local was moving in the wrong direction. Our members are sick of lacking representation, and want leadership who will challenge Hoffa and fight for change in our International Union,” says Kelder, “I’m not one to bang the drum about a problem if I can’t do something about it. But United Teamsters Slate won’t sit back and watch as our union gets destroyed.”
John Kelder works at YRC and is a 30-year Teamster and a long-time activist. He petitioned to help accredit the Teamsters United slate. Congratulations to John, the new officers and the members of Local 707.