Re-elected General Executive Board Member Sworn In, Begins New Five-Year Term
WASHINGTON, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Teamster leader Tyson Johnson joined Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa, General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall and the newly elected International Vice Presidents and Trustees as they were sworn in today to five-year terms 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.
"I look forward to continuing the great work Tyson and I have done over the years," Hoffa said. "He is a true champion for working families. We have accomplished so much as a union since 1999, but our work is not done. Workers are under attack in this country and unions are the only ones standing up for people with no voice. With the support of strong leaders like Tyson and the entire General Executive Board, the Teamsters Union will continue to lead the fight to protect the middle class and the American dream."
Johnson was sworn in as a Southern Region International Vice President, a position he has held since 2000. He is also Director of the Teamsters Freight Division and Trustee of the Southern Region Pension Trust. He has been a proud Teamster since 1967.
"I look forward to serving another five-year term on the Teamsters General Executive Board to make decisions that will help the union's 1.4 million members and their families," Johnson said. "We have many challenges ahead, but I am confident that together we will take these challenges head on and we will be stronger as a union."
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