WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 were elected Friday night in the 2016 Election of International Union Officers, according to unofficial results provided by the Office of the Election Supervisor. International Vice Presidents in the Western and Canadian Regions were elected by acclimation at the 2016 International Convention in June.
"This was a hard-fought campaign and a historically close election," Hoffa said. "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 worker's 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. By winning this week, Hoffa is elected to another five-year term that will begin in mid-March 2017.
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."
In addition to Hoffa and Hall, the 2017-2022 International Brotherhood of Teamsters General Executive Board members are:
International Vice Presidents At-Large: Greg Floyd, President, Local Union 237, New York, NY George Miranda, Secretary-Treasurer, Local Union 210, New York, NY John F. Murphy, Secretary-Treasurer, Local Union 122, Boston, MA Fred Potter, President, Local Union 469, Hazlet, NJ Fred Simpson, President, Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes, Novi, MI George Tedeschi, President, Graphic Communications Conference, Washington, DC Steve Vairma, Secretary-Treasurer, Local Union 455, Denver, CO
Canadian Region Vice Presidents: Francois LaPorte, President, Teamsters Canada, Laval, QC Stan Hennessy, President, Local Union 31, Delta, BC Craig McInnes, President, Local Union 938, Mississauga, ON
Western Region Vice Presidents: Rome Aloise, Secretary-Treasurer, Local Union 853, Oakland, CA Ron Herrera, Secretary-Treasurer, Local Union 396, Covina, CA Rick Middleton, Secretary-Treasurer, Local Union 572, Carson, CA
Eastern Region Vice Presidents: Bill Hamilton, President, Local Union 107, Philadelphia, PA Dan Kane, Sr., Local Union 202, New York, NY Sean O'Brien, President, Local Union 25, Boston, MA
Central Region Vice Presidents: Bill Frisky, Secretary-Treasurer, Local Union 964, Brook Park, OH Tony Jones, President, Local Union 413, Columbus, OH Bob Kopystynsky, Local Union 710, Mokena, IL Avral Thompson, Vice President, Local Union 89, Louisville, KY
Southern Region Vice Presidents: John Palmer, Local Union 657, San Antonio, TX Kimberly Schultz, President, Local Union 2011, Sarasota, FL
International Trustees: Jim Kabell, Secretary-Treasurer, Local Union 245, Springfield, MO Kevin D. Moore, President, Local Union 299, Detroit, MI Denis Taylor, President, Local Union 355, Baltimore, MD
Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents more than 1.4 million hardworking men and women in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Visit www.teamster.org for more information and follow us on Twitter @teamsterpower.