California Teamsters are getting into the campaign to replace the Hoffa-Hall bunch with leaders committed to building rank and file Teamster power and they are not waiting until the ballots go out in 2016.

On January 25, 125 Teamsters came together near Los Angeles to hear Tim Sylvester of New York Local 804 and Fred Zuckerman of Louisville Local 89 talk about the coalition that is coming together. And they also talked about action: raising money, putting together delegate slates in various locals, and working to officially “accredit” a new leadership slate with a national petition drive that must be done this summer.

It was the largest California rank and file gathering for an IBT campaign in nearly 20 years, and it was the diverse group needed to make it happen. This isn’t just a coalition at the top, but among the rank and file. Members who have not worked together in the past – including many former Hoffa supporters – were in the hall and ready to unite for change.
So Cal Teamsters Pack the House to Elect New IBT Leaders | Teamsters for a Democratic Union