General Executive Board Member Sworn In, Begins Five-Year Term
WASHINGTON, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Detroit Teamster leader Kevin Moore 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 working with Kevin in his role as International Trustee," 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 Kevin and the entire General Executive Board, the Teamsters Union will continue to lead the fight to protect the middle class and the American dream."
Moore, who will serve as an International Trustee, is also President of Teamsters Local 299 in Detroit, which was the home Local of Hoffa's father, legendary Teamster leader James R. Hoffa. Moore is also Trustee of Joint Council 43 and Director of the Local 299 Political Action Committee. He has been a Teamster since 1982 and is serving his first term on the General Executive Board.
"My grandfather and father worked closely with James R. Hoffa," Moore said. "It is an honor for me to serve with James P. Hoffa as we move our great union forward into the 21st century."
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