James P. Hoffa, Teamsters general president, Ken Hall, general secretary-treasurer 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 January 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,” said Hoffa. “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,” said Hall. “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.”