The UPS teamsters of Los Angeles's Local 396 are angry at Ron H for the piece of garbage contract we were served. Ron H is roaming around telling people he no longer supports Hoffa and hall and that it was them who sold us this garbage. Local nominations aren't till October 4th and Ronnie and company have been campaigning hard to preserve their throne. This past Saturday 300 or so teamsters showed up in mass numbers to support the candidacy of challenger Richard G at his fundraiser event. Ron even sent his goons to spy and see who showed up at the fundraiser. The people there angry by these goons, almost came to blows with Ron's goons as they yelled out the magical "F" word directed towards Ron H. Everyone familiar with Southern California knows very well that no one has ever packed two fundraisers with so many angered members or even raised the amount of money the G Slate has. Yesterday over $8,000 were raised by G's followers and leaks coming out of Ron's headquarters state they themselves will have to cough out a lot of money out of their own personal piggy banks to compete against the amount of money raised by G. The slate has not yet been exposed, but there are at least three UPS feeder drivers, a package car driver and two strong sanitation stewards fed up with Ron H. The harassment against G's followers is out of control. Management with the assistance of business agents is working in collusion to get slate members and followers terminated. This will be the closest election in Local 396 history and the members are hoping that it is a sequel of the H vs Bruno election. The participation of the membership at 396 has Ronnie H loosing his beauty sleep these days. By the time the vote count comes at the end of October, Ronnie's blood pressure will have him hospitalized. LOL As elections around the IBT unfold it looks like many more Hofficers will be fighting hard to preserve their jobs against an enraged rank-and-file due to the fiasco this UPS contract turned out to be.