Hoffa’s House Divided: The 2021 Teamster Election, Explained

Andy wrote this article on the IBT election for the publication In These Times. All Teamster members will get ballots in the mail beginning October 4th to vote — hopefully this helps inform your vote. An election this November will decide who will lead the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), the North American union ofContinue reading “Hoffa’s House Divided: The 2021 Teamster Election, Explained”

Metro Teamster #7

At Metro, we put together newsletters from time to time. There’s a long history of unions putting out their own information at the worksite — these are helpful in putting out workers’ news rather than the bosses. This edition takes up changes in our health insurance, Covid, and the IBT elections.

IBT Delegate Election: Vote REBUILD 695

It’s happening: we’re running a slate for the IBT Convention to represent Teamsters Local 695. Every five years, the Teamsters union has a Convention where every local sends representatives to vote on priorities and changes to the union. WHY DOES THIS MATTER? Delegates nominate candidates for International Union office and they vote on changes toContinue reading “IBT Delegate Election: Vote REBUILD 695”

Metro Teamsters: We Want Our Contract Meeting

“Whenever a collective bargaining agreement is about to be negotiated, modified or extended at the request of the employer or by this Local Union, the principle executive officer or business representative shall call a meeting at which the membership shall determine and authorize the bargaining demands to be made.” Bylaws of Teamsters Local 695, SectionContinue reading “Metro Teamsters: We Want Our Contract Meeting”