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”
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.
Earlier this year we ran a Rebuild 695 slate to represent our union at the Teamsters National Convention. Usually, the officers of the union run unopposed.We ran to be able to vote on rules for the whole Teamsters union. Results came back early spring: they only beat us by 27 votes! Schultz, Bruger, Whedan, andContinue reading “27 Votes Was the Difference”
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”