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Thread: You Probably won't believe your eyes.. A Petition of No Confidence in Hoffa/Hall/IBT

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    Default You Probably won't believe your eyes.. A Petition of No Confidence in Hoffa/Hall/IBT

    This is by no means a decert attempt, it appears more like an effort by the membership to censure the Hoffa administration. Let it be known how pissed off we are?! Read it, sign on if you like, leave a comment... Speaking of comments, the comments from those who have signed already seem as, if not more scathing and damning than the accusations themselves. Either way you have to see this.


    "BE IT RESOLVED, WE, the undersigned members of the INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS, have no confidence in the leadership of IBT General President James P. Hoffa and believe his tenure in that position should be vacated at once for cause as enumerated in the following:..."

    Declaration of No Confidence in General President James P. Hoffa and General Executive Board of IBT Petition
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    Default Re: You Probably won't believe your eyes.. A Petition of No Confidence in Hoffa/Hall/

    I can't read this early in the morning so I don't know what's on the petition other then blurry words

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    Default Re: You Probably won't believe your eyes.. A Petition of No Confidence in Hoffa/Hall/

    text of the petition:

    "BE IT RESOLVED, WE, the undersigned members of the INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS, have no confidence in the leadership of IBT General President James P. Hoffa and believe his tenure in that position should be vacated at once for cause as enumerated in the following:

    (A) WHEREAS, there is growing widespread dissatisfaction with Mr. Hoffa's leadership. Mr. Hoffa's tenure has been marked by turmoil and confusion in the Union not seen in decades. Mr. Hoffa is directly responsible for the diminished quality of representation in the Teamsters. Moreover, Mr. Hoffa has not performed adequately in any facet of his job by any reasonable measure. The standards of Mr. Hoffa's employment in the Union have been characterized by irresponsible fiscal management, questionable business practices, extremely unproductive labor management, failed policy compliance, and ineffective public relations; AND,

    (B) WHEREAS, this General President has chosen not to debate his opponents for office in a public forum at any time during the past 15 years; AND,

    (C) WHEREAS, this administration has obstructed its own organizing department employees from exercising their rights under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act; AND,

    (D) WHEREAS, this administration has proven itself entirely too prepared to negotiate contracts concessionary in the areas of wages, conditions, healthcare, and retirement with regard to industries such as Freight, UPS, Dairy, casinos, public works, Trade Show, warehousing, Beverage and others, and has put pressure upon members and locals to endorse and ratify said concessionary agreements; AND,

    (E) WHEREAS, this administration has removed or threatened to remove leaders for political reasons and retribution, and replaced them with their own hand-picked favorites who will not dare to question the top-down mentality of the administration; AND,

    (F) WHEREAS, this General President has allowed a pervasive environment of intimidation, cronyism and favoritism to exist within the Union; AND,

    (G) WHEREAS, this administration has from time to time employed less-than ethical practices to ensure its own continuance; AND,

    (H) WHEREAS, this General President is not in touch with the rank and file membership of this Union and has complete disregard of their legitimate concerns about numerous issues within the Union, within the workplace, and as pertain to various collective bargaining agreements; AND,

    (I) WHEREAS, Mr. Hoffa has achieved little or no improvement in any of the objectives he himself identified both as a candidate and as the elected General President; AND

    THAT, among these are:

    (1) growing the membership,

    (2) removing government oversight of the Union,

    (3) addressing Employer practices of Part-timing, subcontracting, double-breasting, two-tier pay, etc.

    (4) unifying the deeply-divided Union,

    (5) Organizing for POWER,

    (6) changing to WIN;

    THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this body of the membership signed hereon, believes that it is not in the best interests of the members of the INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS to allow James P. Hoffa and his administration to continue to serve in their elected and appointed capacities and to further that end, it is our desire to see that Mr. Hoffa and the General Executive Board of the IBT are relieved of their duties at the IBT at the earliest possible time.

    We the members, by doing so, do hereby decree the following: We rank and file, hard working, dues paying Teamsters will have our day and we will have our say. "One and One and One is three."
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    Default Re: You Probably won't believe your eyes.. A Petition of No Confidence in Hoffa/Hall/

    Quote Originally Posted by Ratbuster133 View Post
    This is by no means a decert attempt, it appears more like an effort by the membership to censure the Hoffa administration. Let it be known how pissed off we are?! Read it, sign on if you like, leave a comment... Speaking of comments, the comments from those who have signed already seem as, if not more scathing and damning than the accusations themselves. Either way you have to see this.


    "BE IT RESOLVED, WE, the undersigned members of the INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS, have no confidence in the leadership of IBT General President James P. Hoffa and believe his tenure in that position should be vacated at once for cause as enumerated in the following:..."

    Declaration of No Confidence in General President James P. Hoffa and General Executive Board of IBT Petition
    Done...

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    Default Re: You Probably won't believe your eyes.. A Petition of No Confidence in Hoffa/Hall/

    Thanks Rat.

    Done

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    Default Re: You Probably won't believe your eyes.. A Petition of No Confidence in Hoffa/Hall/

    In light of circumstances both current and past; that among these are the ongoing push for concessions in freight, UPS, the Hostess debacle, carhaul, raid attempts, bullying and intimidation, cronyism and questions of competency and integrity, attempting to thwart the organizing efforts of the IBT Organizing dept, and numerous other transgressions (add your own), many of the strongest Teamsters in the country do not feel adequately represented from the International level on down. The comments of signers contained hereon are arguably more scathing and damning than the accusations themselves. If you're a Teamster, you need to read this.

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    Default Re: You Probably won't believe your eyes.. A Petition of No Confidence in Hoffa/Hall/

    Tdu bs

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    Default Re: You Probably won't believe your eyes.. A Petition of No Confidence in Hoffa/Hall/

    Did you read the comments on the actual petition harpy? You think they're all tdu? Wow, for a freight teamster, I don't know... Abf, huh? Isn't your behind sore?

    Now you call me tdu.. like you know anything at all about me. You want to have this fight over here on this forum too? I'm game.

    Why? Because we're the Teamsters and we CAN... Nobody sought "permission" from anyone to do this, it had been discussed over several months how to proceed and it seems at the very least a censuring is both appropriate and in order; an expression of the massive undercurrent of displeasure. They all need to step their game up. They need to earn their pay or vacate their offices.. If they want to make a mockery of our Constitution we'll find a way around it and them, and they will run the risk of being physically carried out, Teamster-style, by the membership, which by the way, is starting to take notice, become involved, think and stand up for itself.

    Think it can't happen? It's already happening. The groundwork has been laid and there's no walking it back. It ain't TDU, it ain't old guard, it isn't "leadership"-sponsored-- it's Old School... About as old school as it gets sans the brass knuckles and billyclubs.

    2014 is the year and it will happen. We don't have 3 years to twiddle our thumbs. These dimwits do nothing to earn their high pay, they've failed time after time to see the writing on the wall. Piss-poor management that bleeds everything dry and Union "leadership" that goes along for the ride... No Sir, that's not going to fly this year. Or ever again. HAPPY NEW YEAR. Gravy train's over. Why should Junior get a pass and then pass the torch to Hall while riding off into the sunset on your backs? Why should any of us allow them to skate?

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    Default Re: You Probably won't believe your eyes.. A Petition of No Confidence in Hoffa/Hall/

    Quote Originally Posted by harpy View Post
    Tdu bs
    Quote Originally Posted by Ratbuster133 View Post
    Did you read the comments on the actual petition harpy? You think they're all tdu? Wow, for a freight teamster, I don't know... Abf, huh? Isn't your behind sore?

    Now you call me tdu.. like you know anything at all about me. You want to have this fight over here on this forum too? I'm game.

    Why? Because we're the Teamsters and we CAN... Nobody sought "permission" from anyone to do this, it had been discussed over several months how to proceed and it seems at the very least a censuring is both appropriate and in order; an expression of the massive undercurrent of displeasure. They all need to step their game up. They need to earn their pay or vacate their offices.. If they want to make a mockery of our Constitution we'll find a way around it and them, and they will run the risk of being physically carried out, Teamster-style, by the membership, which by the way, is starting to take notice, become involved, think and stand up for itself.

    Think it can't happen? It's already happening. The groundwork has been laid and there's no walking it back. It ain't TDU, it ain't old guard, it isn't "leadership"-sponsored-- it's Old School... About as old school as it gets sans the brass knuckles and billyclubs.

    2014 is the year and it will happen. We don't have 3 years to twiddle our thumbs. These dimwits do nothing to earn their high pay, they've failed time after time to see the writing on the wall. Piss-poor management that bleeds everything dry and Union "leadership" that goes along for the ride... No Sir, that's not going to fly this year. Or ever again. HAPPY NEW YEAR. Gravy train's over. Why should Junior get a pass and then pass the torch to Hall while riding off into the sunset on your backs? Why should any of us allow them to skate?
    Ya know harpy, the ratbuster nailed it with his posts. It isn't TDU bs. This is the rank and file speaking out. There are a number of us on these boards that have had a gut full of the leadership and have voiced our opinions on such.....we aren't TDU either.

    Old school secured the contracts for us and held the line. Greed and apathy followed and look where we are today in freight.

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    Default Re: You Probably won't believe your eyes.. A Petition of No Confidence in Hoffa/Hall/

    Quote Originally Posted by harpy View Post
    Tdu bs
    I have to disagree with you. The petition looks to be well written and factual. Exactly which parts of the petition are you calling bs?
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