General Executive Board Members Take Oath of Office, Begin Five-Year Term

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(WASHINGTON) — Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa, General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall and the newly elected International Vice Presidents and Trustees were sworn in today to a five-year term on the union’s General Executive Board.

The Hoffa-Hall slate won the 2011 IBT International Officer Election by a wide margin in November. The election results were certified on Jan. 6. Hoffa took office in March 1999 and won re-election in 2001 and 2006. Under his stewardship, the Teamsters Union has regained its place as the strongest labor union in North America.

“It is truly an honor and a privilege to serve the 1.4 million members of this great union,” Hoffa said. “We have accomplished so much as a union since 1999, but our work is not done. There are new attacks on working families every day and unions are the only ones standing up for people with no voice. I am proud to serve on our General Executive Board with these outstanding union leaders.”

Hall is a 36-year, second-generation Teamster. As Package Division Director, he negotiates the largest collective bargaining agreement in the country covering more than 250,000 Teamsters at UPS. He has served on the General Executive Board since 2003.

“I will never waiver from our mission, which is to provide the best representation possible to the members of the greatest union in the world,” Hall said. “We will continue to do everything in our power to protect, defend and secure strong Teamster contracts that provide good benefits and job security. Teamster membership has lifted generation after generation into the middle class and helped millions secure the American dream. I am honored to help carry on that important tradition.”

The 2012-2017 International Brotherhood of Teamsters General Executive Board:

James P. Hoffa, General President
Ken Hall, General Secretary-Treasurer
Rome A. Aloise, At-Large International Vice President
Ferline Buie, At-Large International Vice President
George L. Miranda, At-Large International Vice President
Albert R. Mixon, At-Large International Vice President
Fredrick P. Potter Jr., At-Large International Vice President
Freddie Simpson, At-Large International Vice President
George Tedeschi, At-Large International Vice President
Brian R. Buhle, Central Region International Vice President
John T. Coli, Central Region International Vice President
Becky Strzechowski, Central Region International Vice President*
Gordon Sweeton, Central Region International Vice President
William Hamilton, Eastern Region International Vice President
Dan Kane Sr., Eastern Region International Vice President
John F. Murphy, Eastern Region International Vice President
Sean M. O’Brien, Eastern Region International Vice President
Tyson Johnson, Southern Region International Vice President
Ken Wood, Southern Region International Vice President
Randy Cammack, Western Region International Vice President
Rick Middleton, Western Region International Vice President
Steve P. Vairma, Western Region International Vice President
Robert Bouvier, President Teamsters Canada, Canada Region Vice President
Stan Hennessy, Canada Region Vice President
Craig McInnes, Canada Region Vice President
Ron Herrera, International Trustee
Jim Kabell, International Trustee
Kevin D. Moore, International Trustee

*Strzechowski was appointed Central Region International Vice President by the General Executive Board to assume the office left open by the untimely death of former Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 705 in Chicago, Steve Pocztowski, who was elected as part of the Hoffa-Hall slate.

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