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Teamsters Candidates Spar Over Direction of Union

Aug. 26, 2016, 4:12 PM

Fred Zuckerman, head of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 89 in Louisville, Ky., seeks to unseat incumbent James P. Hoffa as national president by running a platform of reform within the 1.3 million-member labor union.

Hoffa, who has been at the helm of IBT for 17 years, touts a re-election bid with past membership gains, and strong collective bargaining agreements while also seeking ways to improve pension plans.

Both sides had a chance to make their case Aug. 25 during the only IBT candidate debate, which was held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The 90-minute debate...

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