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    Default Taking on Hoffa: Teamsters Local 25 president exploring international run

    Hoffa really needs to go. I don't know if this guy is the answer but anybody would be better IMO. I know we have a thread going about O'Brien getting axed by Hoffa, but if he is eventually going to run against him, I am going to start a thread about him now.

    Teamsters Local 25 president Sean O’Brien is weighing a challenge to the International’s head James P. Hoffa, whom O’Brien accused of playing politics to keep his rivals in check after Hoffa axed him from the committee negotiating a new contract with UPS.

    O’Brien, 45, told the Herald he and many Teamsters are fed up with Hoffa for not taking stronger stances on pension and health care issues, and “putting his own agenda before our members.”

    “I’m obviously seriously considering my options,” O’Brien said. “The election won’t be for another four years. I’m four generations of Teamster, and everything I’ve had in my entire life is because of the Teamsters Union. And I’m not going to sit here and let our organization, under a weak leader, diminish our conditions that our forefathers fought long and hard for.”

    After getting the ax last week, O’Brien posted a letter on the Local 25 Facebook page slamming Hoffa, saying he went back on his word to let him pick his own team and lead the negotiations as he saw fit.
    Taking on Hoffa: Teamsters Local 25 president exploring international run | Boston Herald
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    Default Re: Taking on Hoffa: Teamsters Local 25 president exploring international run

    Sean O’Brien has company in Teamsters election

    Personally I like Zuckerman.
    Boston Teamsters President Sean O’Brien will have some competition if he decides to challenge International chieftain James P. Hoffa, as dissident Teamsters leader Fred Zuckerman of Kentucky continues to press his appeal for a do-over of his narrow November electoral loss to Hoffa.

    Zuckerman, who helms Teamsters Local 89 of Louisville, told the Herald yesterday he plans to challenge Hoffa again whether or not his pending appeal is successful, but praised O’Brien for speaking out.

    “We’re going to be looking to the future, for these young guys to step up, stand out, and take the union further, so I like what he’s doing right now,” Zuckerman said of O’Brien, 45, president of Local 25 in Charlestown, who ran on the Hoffa slate in November.
    Zuckerman filed for a redo of the November election after accusing Hoffa of improperly using union resources to further his campaign. An “election master” is deciding the matter, said Zuckerman, who lost to Hoffa by 6,000 votes.
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    Default Re: Taking on Hoffa: Teamsters Local 25 president exploring international run

    I'm a skeptic and no longer trust any of them. O'Brien is a fourth generation Teamster and obviously knows how to play the game. He's an IBT VP at age 45 so he's well connected. Maybe he's for real and maybe he isn't but an enemy of Hoffa is a friend of mine.

    I was doing some googling on local 25 to find out where they stood back when Hoffa and Hall gave UPSF/Overnite that stand along contract. I came across this interesting article on Dan Tobin. I never knew anything about him other than a movie that depicted him as a crook. I guess it was just Hollywood using poetic licence.
    Daniel Tobin and the Rise of the Teamsters Union
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