International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa today announced that the union’s General Executive Board unanimously selected Al Mixon as a Vice President At-Large. Mixon is the principal officer of Local Union 507 in Cleveland, Ohio and is the Chairman of the Teamsters National Black Caucus.
“Al Mixon is a strong union leader who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the General Executive Board,” Hoffa said. “Al is a proven leader who has never backed down from a fight. I look forward to working closely with him in the battle for worker justice.”
Mixon began his Teamster career as a factory worker at Mameco International in 1977. He has served as an elected officer of Local Union 507 since 1993 and was elected Secretary-Treasurer of Joint Council 41 in 2007.
“I look forward to working with Jim Hoffa and the General Executive Board in the fight for working people,” Mixon said. “Workers are in need of strong representation now more than ever. Together we will ensure that working families get the dignity that they deserve.”
Mixon replaces Carroll Haynes, the former principal officer of Local 237 in New York, who announced his retirement earlier this month.
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents more than 1.4 million hardworking men and women throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.