And there it is. I was waiting for that issue to be addressed and it was never even brought up in the debate. Both sides should have to answer for that.
The oblivious answer would be that they could not get a better deal from the company. The chatter on B/C at that time from some characters who claimed to be in the room was they feared that if a strike was called that the members would cross.
After the 2013 contract and the 2016 election The Hoffa administration knew that the rank and file lost confidence in them...this 2018 forced ratification was planned long before they shook hands, Hoffa was retiring with dignity so the International decided to play that 50 % card also knowing it was a one shot deal, proven by it’s elimination at the convention.
The faithful 20 percent always vote for everything, elections, strike vote and contract..
Hoffa only won in 2016 with 8.5% members actually voting for him, that means that 91.5 percent of his membership either voted for Zuckerman or have come to the conclusion that it does not matter who is in office... It is beyond apathy the lack of participation in the process, something needs to be fixed and everybody knows it.
Agree that would be another good question for both candidates..