The 43rd International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) Congress in Sofia, Bulgaria ended on August 16th after a week of strategizing to protect transportation workers globally. The Congress of more than 1,700 delegates elected several IAM and TCU officials to leadership positions for a term of four years.
IAM Transportation General Vice President Sito Pantoja and TCU National President Bob Scardelletti were re-elected to the ITF’s Executive Board.
Owen Herrndstadt, Chief of Staff to the International President, was re-elected as the North American Representative to the ITF’s Civil Aviation Committee, while Transportation Chief of Staff Joseph Tiberi was re-elected the Committee’s Vice-Chair.
Joseph Condo, TCU Assistant to the President, was re-elected as the Railways Section Committee’s North American Co-Chair. District Lodge 142 General Chair Sara Gonzales was elected as the North American Representative to the ITF’s Women’s Committee.
“These elections are evidence of the Machinists Union’s dominant role as a leader in the global labor movement,” said GVP Pantoja. “We are known and respected worldwide because of the successes we have for our members at home.”
The London-based ITF is a global confederation of approximately 700 unions representing more than 4.5 million transport workers from 150 countries.
Click here to visit the 2014 ITF Congress website for more information on the quadrennial event.