I got the official word that Teamsters United supporters collected over 62,000 petition signatures! That's the most that any reform slate has ever collected. Great work, everybody! The office of the Election Supervisor will soon certify that the Teamsters United slate is accredited. The slate will be able to put six pages of campaign ads in two issues of the TEAMSTER ragazine. I think the issues will both be between January and May of next year. Because of the petition signatures, the slate will also get a list of all Teamsters and their addresses, which will be used to mail campaign ads, although the slate will probably not have the money to mail something to all 1,300,000 or so Teamsters. That's why the magazine ads are so important. I'm sure that the Hoffa lovers will boast that Hoffa submitted double that number of signatures. But the Hoffa slate won't be any more accredited than Teamsters United will be. They will just have more pages in the TEAMSTER rag to put even more photos of Hoffa.