JUDGE APPROVES AGREEMENT ENDING GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT OF TEAMSTERS UNION
Historic Agreement Returns Control of Union to its Membership
(WASHINGTON) – Today, Chief Judge Loretta Preska of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York approved an agreement that ends more than 25 years of government oversight of the Teamsters Union.
The agreement, reached last month between the United States of America and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, dismisses the lawsuit brought by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, which led to a consent decree that the Teamsters Union has operated under since 1989.
The consent decree is replaced with a final order, in which the government’s continued involvement in the internal affairs of the Teamsters Union will be phased out over a five-year transition period which commences immediately and ends in 2020.
The final order provides for continued direct membership elections of the Teamsters Union’s International officers and for independent investigation and monitoring of internal disciplinary matters involving allegations of corruption.
“This is an historic agreement that returns our great union to our 1.4 million Teamster members,” said James P. Hoffa, Teamsters General President. “Our union is committed to the democratic process, and we can proudly declare that corrupt elements have been driven from the Teamsters and that government oversight can come to an end.”
Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Visit www.teamster.org for more information. Follow us on Twitter @Teamsters and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teamsters.
VOTE YES to contract . i think that would make for a great t-shirt since this agrnemeet is basically like a gun to all our heads. VOTE NO ! ALl that energy you spend trying to sell the contract you should be using to help educate members to vote NO . But i guess you are all afraid of your daddy MR HOFFA whos also just sitting around sipping on tea and eating crackers. TO all the 804 board dont forget about the oath you took when getting into office and dont forget where you came from and who put you where you are at today. Because as of right now you are breaking the oath you took and you are doing nothing but sell out the members. without our union dues you would have nothing! DO you jobs and stop selling this contract. VOTE NO and spread the word. This is a taste of whats going on in my hub and i know its going on in hubs across the USA . IF this contract was so good the company wouldnt be trying to sell it to us the way they are doing. The thing is the contract is so horrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrible that they are trying to sell it as much as possible because they all know this contract is a disgrace and nothing but a slap in the face to all Hard working UPS workers. Yeah so howards redmond says times are rough and we need to settle ok so times are rough huh ? well since your making 157,000 a year i dont think times are rough. Since you are getting rich off all our union dues! The company gets rick everyday off the sweat off our backs and we can benefit from that? why cant we benefit from that? why are all our executive boards getting rich off of us but there not doing anything for us? thats what i want 2 know ? WOW im annoyed! STOP CUTTING Deals and weaking our contracts executive boards and MR Hoffa especially over there cutting deals and taking a check under the table. The problem is that UPS and our own UNION are making deals and not fighting to get us what we deserve instead the UNION is giving givebacks and taking a check under the table. DONT FORget where you came from and who put you in office.