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For Immediate Release September 6, 2012

Contact: David White (202) 624-6911 Dwhite@teamster.org

TEAMSTERS GENERAL PRESIDENT HOFFA APPOINTS WAREHOUSE DIRECTOR (WASHINGTON) – Teamsters General President James P. Hoffa announced today the appointment of Steve Vairma to Director of the Teamsters Warehouse Division. Steve Vairma also currently serves as an International Vice President for the Western Region, SecretaryTreasurer of Local 455 in Denver, President of Joint Council 3 and previously served as Western Region Director for the Teamsters Warehouse Division. Vairma has been a Teamster since 1982. “Steve Vairma is a great choice to lead such an important division,” Hoffa said. “I have no doubt that his experience and intellect will serve our members well.” Vairma replaces John Williams who has served as Warehouse Director for the past decade and is retiring. Williams served as Secretary-Treasurer of Local 117 in Seattle from 19922008 and has been a Teamster since 1968. Williams also recently stepped down as Joint Council 28 President and has been a Joint Council 28 Executive Board Member since 1995. “I am honored to serve my union in this capacity,” Vairma said. “I will do my best to represent our warehouse members who are the heart and soul of the Teamsters.” Founded in 1903, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters represents more than 1.4 million hard-working men and women in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Go to www.teamster.org for more information. Follow us on Twitter @Teamsters and “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teamsters. -30-


TEAMSTERS GENERAL PRESIDENT HOFFA APPOINTS WAREHOUSE DIRECTOR