Aloise Suspended from Teamsters

Rome Aloise is out of office, suspended from all positions, salaries, and power in the Teamsters Union for a period of two years, in a decision handed down on December 22.


Hoffa will get to fill the International Vice President vacancy, with the approval of the General Executive Board; Seattle Joint Council 28 President Rick Hicks may be in line for it. Or, will Aloise, who calls himself “the most powerful man in the Teamsters,” demand that Hoffa leave the position vacant for him?

Aloise was also removed as president of Joint Council 7 and Secretary Treasurer of Local 853.

The removal is overdue: Aloise was first charged with serious crimes against the union and members 22 months ago, in February 2016. 

The sentence is lighter than expected: the Independent Investigations Officer (IIO) recommended banning him for life. That would be in line with previous punishments handed down, and would be the appropriate punishment for an International vice president caught taking gifts from employers during bargaining, signing sham contracts, and illegally rigging a local union election.

Aloise got a lighter sentence after testimonials to the Judge by Hoffa appointees and millions of dues dollars were spent on lawyers. Judge Barbara Jones, the Independent Review Officer, handed down the sentence, after finding Aloise guilty on October 24.

Aloise was finally caught, and “the most powerful man in the Teamsters” is now out of office.

What can really clean-up corruption in the Teamsters?  All concerned Teamsters should read this report and see what you think.

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  • David Bommer
    commented 2018-08-26 22:38:48 -0400
  • David Bommer
    commented 2018-08-26 22:37:56 -0400
    Aloise was considered “the most powerful man in the Teamsters”? That seems like a stretch. Either way good article.
  • Bruce Swearingen
    commented 2018-01-03 21:00:38 -0500
    Aloise is not going to take the fall from IBT Elitism alone!! He’s got dirt on everyone.,afterall he’s ’ the most POWERFUL MAN in the IBT’..,he’s going to pull the whole HOFFA crime family house of teeteering cards down with him!!
    Grab the popcorn the show is about to commence !!

  • Steve Zeltzer
    commented 2018-01-02 14:26:51 -0500
    Western IBT VP Rome Aloise Forced Out Of Union Positions After Corruption Scandal Exposures
    Rome Aloise, IBT Western Region Vice President, Joint Council 7 President and Secretary Treasurer of IBT 853 was forced to resign his Teamster positions for two years after a disciplinary hearing in San Francisco . The hearing was held on March 14, 2017 and exposed systemic corruption along with concessions made by kickbacks to Teamster officials as well as the bullying of union members to prevent them from running in Aloice’s own local. He was the most powerful Teamster in Northern California representing over 100,000 Teamster members and one of the most powerful teamsters on the West Coast.
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  • Bruce Swearingen
    commented 2017-12-30 08:46:58 -0500
    " the most powerful man in the IBT"…, thankfully we have some tough sisters !
  • Bruce Swearingen
    commented 2017-12-29 20:24:32 -0500
    Like the broken ⏰..that is right twice a day..aloise’s statements of a rightwing conspiracy ring true.!
    The multiple bad choices he made & were charged with ,he did of his own accord & not acting on orders from above.
    His assertions of being the victim are hollow as he did this without coercion to keep his positions…
    right….,RIGHT !!
    The IBT WILL NEVER CLEAN UP ITS ACT with milquetoast oversight & will never stand up to the corporate Demons that have bought our Government !!

    💰💵LAWYERS n LOVE 💵💰
  • Robert Walking
    commented 2017-12-27 14:30:56 -0500
    Typical TDU crap. Rome Aloise has done more for the Teamsters than any TDU person has or ever will. Remember Carey. Freaking joke. You guys should state all the facts. Rome is a good man and a great Teamster that has done nothing wrong. You guys should be ashamed of yourself. Lies and half truths.
  • Michael Berbari
    commented 2017-12-26 22:35:05 -0500
    If he did a crime, Why isn’t he in prison. Why doesn’t he have to pay back what he received. This is sad, he should NOT be able to come back after his two years
  • Stephen Mohan
    commented 2017-12-26 20:20:54 -0500
    Such a harsh punishment, a suspension of two years!! Judge Jones should have gone easier on him, he did no wrong!
    This decision is absolutely shameful!

    You have individuals within this union’s hierarchy who allow official transcripts to be changed. They allow election monitors’ to lie under oath, then cover for them and nobody does anything!

    The corruption within this union has been reported to everybody with authority to rule on it. Nobody does a thing!
  • Basil Vanderboegh
    commented 2017-12-26 18:10:54 -0500
    What a ridiculously light sentence. He should have been banned for life. This union will never clean up with a judge like that making judgments. She might as well have slapped is hands.
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