At the June 2016 Convention in Las Vegas, Local 237 members show their support for the Hoffa-Hall slate. Ken Hall, General Secretary-Treasurer, center left, Gregory Floyd, International Vice President At-Large for the Eastern Region, center, and Jim Hoffa, General President, center right.
Gregory Floyd Elected VP At-Large
Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) represents more than 1.4 million hardworking men and women in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The IBT, which holds its General Executive Board election every five years, held its most recent election in October.
The election results provided by the Office of the Election Supervisor certify the election of General Executive Board members, including International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa, General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall, International Vice Presidents At-Large, International Trustees and International Vice Presidents in the Eastern, Southern and Central Regions. The International Union Vice Presidents in the Western and Canadian Regions were elected by acclimation at the 2016 International Convention in June.
The 2017-2022 International Brotherhood of Teamsters General Executive Board members elected from NYC metro area are: International Vice Presidents At-Large Gregory Floyd, President, Local 237, and George Miranda, Secretary-Treasurer, Local 210. Dan Kane, Sr., Local 202 was re-elected as Eastern Region Vice President (Go to www.ibtvote.org for full election results). Floyd said that he “welcomes the opportunity to be a part of the Hoffa-Hall team working on behalf of our members, helping to ensure that equality and dignity in the workplace remain a fundamental right for all and not just a privilege for some.”
Hoffa noted: “This was a hardfought campaign and a historically close election. Though we have many challenges before us, now is the time to join together as brothers and sisters and stand strong against those who would destroy the labor movement and deny workers the gains they have struggled to achieve. We will continue to lead the fight to organize the unorganized, ensure strong health care, good wages, a secure retirement and holding employers and politicians accountable.”
Hoffa first took office following his victory in December 1998 and was re-elected in 2001, 2006 and 2011. With this win, Hoffa is elected to another five-year term that will begin in mid-March 2017.
Throughout the campaign, Hoffa and Hall pledged to continue the progress the Teamsters have made in national bargaining, organizing and political action. “2017 will be a watershed year for Teamsters and for this nation,” Hall said. “The Teamsters Union will continue to be a force for change and will lead our nation in efforts to improve the lives of working families.”