Ohio Leader Begins New Five-Year Term on General Executive Board
WASHINGTON, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ohio union leader Albert R. Mixon 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 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.
"I look forward to continuing my work with Al, who is a true champion for working families," Hoffa said. "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 Al and the entire General Executive Board, the Teamsters Union will continue to lead the fight to protect the middle class and the American dream."
Mixon, who was first appointed to the General Executive Board in 2009 as an At-Large International Vice President, is also Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters Local 507 and Secretary-Treasurer of Joint Council 41, both in Cleveland. He serves as Representative for the Teamsters Industrial Trades Division and Chairman of the Teamsters National Black Caucus. He has been a Teamster since 1977.
"It is truly with great pride and honor that I accept a second term as International Vice President on the Teamsters General Executive Board," Mixon said. "It is our collective duty to stand up for the rights of working families and I pledge to do just that every day!"
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