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Teamsters Announce Regional Appointments for National Freight Division


(WASHINGTON) – Today, International Brotherhood of Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa announced the appointment of the following union officers to regional coordinators for the National Freight Division:

They will work under the leadership of Teamsters National Freight Division Director Ernie Soehl. Soehl was appointed by Hoffa to division director on Feb. 10.

“Brothers Grisham, Murphy and Paffenroth bring decades of experience in this critical sector of our union to their new positions as regional freight coordinators,” Hoffa said. “They, along with our National Freight Division Director Ernie Soehl, will help guide our union through the ever-changing landscape of this core industry.”

A Central Region Freight Coordinator for the IBT Freight Division will be appointed in the near future.

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