August 9, 2013: The UPS and UPS Freight contract negotiations were supposed to be the opening act in Ken Hallís bid to succeed Hoffa as Teamster General President. But the show did not go according to script.

Hall started out talking tough. He vowed, "We're not going to be talking about concessions." Hall added that he hoped UPS made $10 billion in profits because, "the more they make, the more we take."

Members were ready to follow his lead. They turned out in huge numbers at contract rallies across the country to oppose healthcare concessions where Hall led chants of, "No way, we won't pay."
From Tough Talk to Contract Concessions | Teamsters for a Democratic Union