Jimmy P. Hoffa’s International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), as well as the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers (IBB) opposed the endorsement of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, according to newly released emails from Wikileaks.
The powerful North American Building Trades Union (NABTU) endorsed Clinton in December. The two large affiliate unions, the Teamsters and the Boilermakers, sent individual letters to the president of the NABTU, stating their opposition to the endorsement vote.
An email released by WikiLeaks from Hillary for America’s labor outreach director, Nikki Budzinski, to Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta and other campaign officials revealed the situation.
“Hi guys I wanted to flag for you both of these letters that the Building Trades sent over to me today,” the email starts out. “After their [NABTU] endorsement vote, the Teamsters and Boilermakers today sent individual letters (attached) to President Sean McGarvey stating their opposition to the endorsement vote,” Budzinski continued.