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Pat Flynn

"As a Teamster and a registered lobbyist in the state of Illinois, I firmly believe in political and union activism at the local, state and national levels. Every facet of our lives is affected by politics and we have to work to insure that our families benefit from pro-union policies or elect union members that will."

Patrick Flynn was born into a Teamsters family in the mid 1950's in Chicago, Illinois. As an Organizer for Local 710 in Chicago, Pat spent 8 years effectively establishing strong union membership and addressing the concerns of the rank-and-file Teamsters. In April of 1989 Pat was appointed Business Agent at Local 710 where he negotiated hundreds of contracts including participation in the Central Region JAC Over the Road Committee. In 1996, after 15 years of service he was elected as the IBT Central Region Vice President as well as the President of Local 710, both are positions he holds today.

Walt Lytle

"I want to see this Union grow through organizing at all levels. The strength of this Union comes through strong leadership and active members. We will not remain the best because we are the biggest, but we will remain the biggest because we are the best."

Walter Lytle started his Teamsters journey in 1966 while working for A.H. Perfect as a grocery order selector. He then went to work for Transport Motor Express in 1967 as a truck driver and dock worker. Then in 1969 he went to work for Suburban Motor Freight. In October of 1984, he was elected Secretary-Treasurer and Principal Officer of Teamsters Local 414 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a position he still holds. 

  • Serves as Secretary-Treasurer of Local 414, 1985-Present.
  • Served as Trustee, Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer, of Indiana Conference of Teamsters, 1991-1998.
  • Served as Trustee, Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer of Joint Council 69, 1991-1998.
  • Served as Trustee to the Indiana Conference of Teamsters Health and Welfare Fund, 1991-Present.
  • Central-Region Freight Director, 1998-Present.
  • IBT, Vice President 1996-Present.
  • Served on National Negotiating Committee for Freight Contract, 1998.
  • Served as a member of the Supplemental Negotiating Committee for the Road Supplement of the Freight Contract, 1991, 1994, and 1998. 
  • Served on the National and Supplemental Negotiating Committees of the National Carhaul Agreement.
  • Serves on the National Grievance Panel for the Freight Contract.
  • Serves on the Safety & Health Committee for the Freight Contract.
  • Serves on the IBT Finance Committee.

Dotty W. Malinsky

“I want to ensure that women have a continuing voice in the decisions from our great union that directly affect their futures and those of their families. Inclusiveness is my personal goal.”

Dotty Malinsky was elected International Vice President in 1996, three decades after becoming a Northwest Airlines Flight Attendant. She has served on every relevant committee: Professional Standards and Ethics, Safety, Scheduling, Grievances and Arbitration. Health and safety has been a special priority—she got Northwest to participate in a study on effects of long-range flying on women during their reproductive years, and persuaded the airline to adopt strong policies against violence in the workplace.

  • Vice President, Local 2000, 1995 - 1998.
  • President, Local 2747, 1986 - 1993.
  • Founding Member, Coalition of Flight Attendant Unions.
  • Chair, National Safety Committee; Co-Chair, Grievance Council; and member, Professional Standards and Ethics Committee.

Lester A. Singer

“My focus is to help rebuild and restore Teamster Pride! Re-establishment of our International’s strike fund, an aggressive, nation-wide organizing program, and first-rate contracts for first-class citizens are at the top of my list of priorities.”

Les Singer began his Teamster career in 1963 when he went to work as a driver for Coca-Cola. In 1978, he became a Business Agent for Local 20 and served as Vice President of his Local Union until he was appointed President in 1992 and served in this capacity until 2003. When he served as President of the Ohio Conference of Teamsters from 1992 to 2003, Les was instrumental in creating a strike fund in the State of Ohio. Since that time, 29 Ohio and Michigan locals, representing more than 62,000 members, have become participants of the fund. Additionally, Les’ Teamsters career has centered on aggressive organizing efforts.

  • Vice President for the Central Region International Brotherhood of Teamsters, 1996 present
  • President, Ohio Conference of Teamsters, representing 90,000 members, 1992-2003. Also served as Secretary-Treasurer and State Chairman
  • President, Teamsters Joint Council No. 44, representing three Local Unions and 11,000 members in Northwest Ohio, 1992 2003
  • President, Local 20, representing 8,000 members in Toledo, Ohio, 1992 - 2003
  • Vice President, Teamsters Local 20, 1978 - 1992
  • Member, United Labor Committee, Toledo, Ohio
  • Member, Toledo Labor-Management-Citizens Committee
  • Board member, Teamsters Local 20 Legal Defense Fund

Philip E. Young

“My priority is organizing the unorganized. I want to see two million Teamster members in the near future. This will help us win even better contracts in the future and make us the most powerful, well-respected and richest union in the world.”

When it comes to organizing and bargaining, there are few Teamsters with the skill and track record of Philip Young. After helping Kansas City become the first area to win an election with Overnite Transportation, he now leads the critical national organizing campaign. Since his election as International Vice President in 1996, Young also played key roles in the 1998 Master Freight Agreement and the UPS strike victory a year earlier.

  • President, Local 41, representing 6,500 members in the Kansas City area, 1993 - present. Previously served as Vice President and Organizer.
  • International Representative, 2003 - present.
  • Served as National Freight Director, 1999 - 2003.
  • President, Joint Council 56, representing 22,000 members in Kansas City, Missouri, 1993 - 1999
  • President, Missouri-Kansas Conference of Teamsters, 1993 - 1997.
  • Chairman, Central Conference Over-the-Road Negotiating Committee.
  • Chair, Missouri-Kansas Highway Drivers Council Local Cartage Committee, Missouri-Kansas Grievance Committee, and Joint Area Grievance Committee.


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