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    Default Angry at Givebacks, Teamsters Unite to Challenge Hoffa

    Are the chickens finally coming home to roost for Teamsters brass?

    After a wave of anger at concessions the union forced onto unwilling members in its national contracts, some of President James Hoffa’s biggest opponents are teaming up to challenge him in the 2016 race.

    Running on a slate called Teamsters United, Tim Sylvester and Fred Zuckerman kicked off their campaign March 14-15 with packed rallies in Queens, New York, and Worcester, Massachusetts.

    “I feel good about it,” says Abel Garcia, a UPS feeder driver and second-generation Teamster in Oxnard, California. “There’s a new movement, a fresh breath of air across the country.”

    Sylvester tops the ticket. He’s president of Local 804, based in Queens, which drew national attention for its militancy last year when 250 package car drivers were fired after a wildcat walkout to protest an unjust firing. The local ran a public
    Angry at Givebacks, Teamsters Unite to Challenge Hoffa | Labor Notes
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    Default Re: Angry at Givebacks, Teamsters Unite to Challenge Hoffa

    Time for Hoffa to be summarily booted just to stop any hemorrhaging.
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