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    Fred Gegare to Run for General President

    May 28, 2010: On May 25, International Vice President Fred Gegare announced his candidacy for Teamster General President. Incumbent President James Hoffa announced his candidacy earlier, and is circulating petitions to become accredited.

    Fred Gegare to Run for General President | Teamsters for a Democratic Union

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    Let's hear what you all have to say about this guy. Is he for real. I did hear that they have the best grievance panels in the country. Talk to me. If he is for real lets help him.

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    I found his letter to Hoffa very interesting. I wasn't able to cut and paste it so I suggest that anyone interested as to why Gegare is running should read it

    Gegare, contacted about this campaign, said that “members voices are not being heard under Hoffa.” He said he intends to campaign across the country, but not assemble a slate until the end of 2010. He said that Hoffa is listening to insiders, not to Teamster members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2631 View Post
    I found his letter to Hoffa very interesting. I wasn't able to cut and paste it so I suggest that anyone interested as to why Gegare is running should read it
    The Gegare letter-----------
    http://tdu.org/files/FredGegareCampaignLetter.pdf

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    Yes his name comes up in every law suit against the CSPF. What I find interesting is that he calls Hoffa out in that letter. About his spending Teamster money. HUMMMMM

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    I would actually pay to see a real live unscripted debate between Hoffa & Gegare. But I wouldn't buy a ticket in advance. Hoffa has a history of not showing up if there is a chance that he may be asked to try and answer real questions.

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    Lets hear some info on brother Fred Gegare. I wonder if he posts or is aware of this web site if so lets here!

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    http://www.teamster.org/content/fred-gegare
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    1972 Became member of Teamsters

    1977 Elected as President of LU75 with approximately 4500 members in the Local located in Green Bay, WI 1985 Elected as Secretary-Treasurer of LU 75

    1989 Elected as National Dairy Director for USA and Canada

    1996 Elected as President of Joint Council 39 for the State of Wisconsin with 40,000 members and 20,000 retirees

    1998 Elected as Vice President at Large to serve on the General Executive Board of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters which covers 1.5 million members throughout the USA and Canada

    2002 Elected as National Food Processing Director for USA and Canada

    2003 Elected by secret ballot - Chairman of Union Trustees, Central States Pension Fund

    Fred has resided in Green Bay all of his life and has a beautiful 20 year old daughter, Amy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2631 View Post
    I would actually pay to see a real live unscripted debate between Hoffa & Gegare. But I wouldn't buy a ticket in advance. Hoffa has a history of not showing up if there is a chance that he may be asked to try and answer real questions.


    Jun 1, 2010

    Teamsters VP Gegare to Run Against Hoffa

    by William B. Cassidy

    Michigan Teamster leader criticizes decision to let UPS withdraw from key pension plan

    Teamsters vice president Fred Gegare will challenge James P. Hoffa next year for the top job at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

    Gegare, a vice president at large since 1998, is running for Teamsters general president without a slate of fellow officers or as a candidate supported by a group within the union.

    Unlike Tom Leedham, who challenged Hoffa in the last two IBT elections with the backing of the Teamsters for a Democratic Union, Gegare is a former Hoffa supporter.

    The TDU hasn’t announced a candidate or endorsement for next year’s election.

    Gegare, who joined the Teamsters in 1972, is a union trustee at the Central States Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Fund, head of the Teamsters dairy and food processing industry divisions and president of Wisconsin Joint Council 39.

    In a May 25 letter announcing his candidacy, Gegare called Hoffa’s election in 1999 a “turning point for this union.” However, he disagreed with several recent Hoffa decisions. In particular, he attacked UPS’s withdrawal from the Central States pension fund, part of the contract the union negotiated with UPS in 2007.

    Gegare also criticized what he called the "top-down" attitude toward local union autonomy by the International union and challenged Hoffa to a debate at the June 2011 IBT convention.
    Hoffa is running for reelection with General Secretary Treasurer C. Thomas Keegel and a slate of International union candidates. Hoffa has been Teamsters president since winning a special election in 1998 and five-year terms in 2001 and 2006.

    The union this week launched the accreditation process for candidates. Ballots will be mailed in October 2011 and counted in November next year.

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    Last edited by NikDiesel; 06-01-2010 at 09:31 PM.

 

 
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