Totally accurate. Lack of involvement to be sure.
What was the outcome of that strike authorization vote, for those that actually chose to vote?
Usually it is over 90 percent for the strike authorization.
I believe that in the last Teamster presidential race back in 2016 only 17 percent of our worldwide membership even bothered to turn in a ballot.
The 1997 contract was the last time we had an over 50 percent participation, that after a over two week national strike.
The vast majority of our part time members have no interest in staying and making a career out of this kind of work. Much more better paying, less time commitment and safer work out there, by 2023 the minimum wage will probably be hovering around 18 an hour for entry level American jobs.
That is why we need real leadership in the International... The negotiating committees have a lot to do with presenting a decent contract vote to their membership. Carey did not allow the “97” to be voted on till they agreed at the negotiating tables, once they shake hands it is pretty much a done deal with or without the member’s approval similar to what happened in 2018.