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    Top local Teamster splits with Hoffa | StarTribune.com

    Apologies to anything lost here...This and everything else posted the day of it's posting(for a few hours) was erased so this is a repost.
    I think explations are callled for from Hoffa, Gregare, and Keegel, for all of these comments stating that outsiders are running our union....No more secrets..Who is running the show???


    In May, Green Bay Teamsters leader Fred Gegare, a member of the union's executive board, announced he would challenge Hoffa in the 2011 election for president. At the time, he criticized Hoffa for surrounding himself with appointees who weren't elected by Teamster members.

    "Hoffa is listening to the wrong people," Gegare said in an interview. "He's not listening to those who brought him to the dance, the [union] locals."

    Then, this month, Keegel announced in a letter to the union's general executive board that he would retire when his term ends, and that he was dropping out of a 2011 campaign that was already well underway.

    In the letter, Keegel stated that the union "should be run by the elected Teamster leaders in whom the members have placed their trust, not by outsiders or anyone else.

    "Likewise, our 2011 election campaign should be directed by elected Teamster leaders, and not individuals over whom we have no control," he wrote. "The repeated election rule violations must stop."

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    ENOUGH I'VE HAD ENOUGH!!!

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    Default Re: Keegel Retiring

    Doubtful Hoffa will have anything to say.

    Seems that the way the YRC wage concessions were passed, vote til the vote is yes, might suggest that the employers are calling the shots.

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    Default Re: Keegel Retiring

    From Keegels letter;

    "The repeated election rule violations must stop."
    Repeated? That could only mean he was a party to them in previous elections.

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    Default Re: Keegel Retiring

    Does anyone still have active links to Keegel's letters? I'm running into trouble locating them, however they would be mighty useful right about now.

 

 

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