FDOC OFFICERS DEMAND FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS
Teamsters Local 2011
Mr. Ken Wood, Acting Trustee of Local 2011 and Joint Council 75, James Shurling, Joint Council 75 and Trustee; Mike Stapleton, Joint Council 75 and Trustee; Mike Scott, Joint Council 75 and Trustee; Jim Gookins, Joint Council 75 and Trustee; Michael Filler, Trustee; Randy Brown, Joint Council 75; and Maurice Cobb, Joint Council 75
Dear Mr. Wood, Trustees, and Joint Council 75 members ,
We the undersigned members of Teamsters Local 2011 are joining together in solidarity. Our demand of you is quite simple. We want immediate free and fair elections for our entire Executive Board at Teamsters Local 2011.
When you and your organizers came to Florida 5 years ago we were promised an autonomous and freely elected local union representative of our membership. We the members have spoken loudly in the delegates election. We desire a change; we want democratic representation not the dictatorial failure that Mr. Hoffa has delivered over the last 53 months. You have violated the spirit and terms of a trusteeship. DOL suggests trusteeships should last 18 months except for provable extraordinary circumstances. The imposition of a 53-month trusteeship also violates us as dues paying members.
Therefore, we demand the following;
- AN IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM THE HOFFA IMPOSED TRUSTEESHIP.
- INDEPENDENT FREE AND FAIR ELECTIONS THIS SUMMER.
- MR. BILL CURTIS APPOINTED AS THE INTERIM STATE WIDE COORDINATOR.
- OUR LOCAL UNION RUN BY CORRECTIONS AND PROBATION OFFICERS ONLY.
Mr. Cantrell, your appointed statewide coordinator has provided 3 years of ineffective leadership resulting in the PBA’s attempted return. The lack of both experience and knowledge surrounding corrections has resulted in a total failure during the Cantrell led era.
The next legislative session is approaching rapidly. Committee meetings commencing will begin this fall. BILL CURTIS has the experience, integrity, and commitment to restore officer’s faith in their union and tackle the necessary issues affecting our members. The time to act is now.
SPONSORED BY KIMBERLY SCHULTZ AND FDOC TEAMSTERS UNITED