by Juliana Feliciano Reyes,January 22, The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Around the country, rank and file union activists — from teachers to journalists to warehouse workers — have challenged the establishment, who they say is too complacent, too cozy with management, to fight for workers and keep corporations in check."
After Voting No against contract givebacks, members have voted out pro-Hoffa officers in Charlotte Local 71. Members elected TDU activist Willie Ford and the Rebuild 71 Slate to lead their local. Ford beat the incumbent president by 757 to 286.