Johnson and Sweeton both retired after losing their IBT vice president positions in the IBT election.

Cleveland Local 407 was virtually the only freight local in the entire Central Region where Hoffa-Hall carried a majority vote in the IBT election. That appears to be the main qualification for all of Hoffa’s appointments. Hienton has been a Local 407 BA representing YRC and ABF for many years.

Both frustration and expectations are running high as freight Teamsters begin to prepare for contract campaigns at ABF in 2018 and YRC companies in 2019.
IBT Names Mike Hienton Central Region Freight Director - Teamsters for a Democratic Union