First John Coli, Now Becky Strzechowski

Chicago Teamster power broker and former Hoffa administration VP Becky Strzechowski resigned from all her Teamster positions today. Can a federal indictment be far behind?

At one time, Strzechowski and her mentor John Coli were on top of the world. They ruled over Chicago Joint Council 25, occupied positions as International Union Vice Presidents, and paid themselves multiple salaries totaling more than $300,000 a year.

But the gig’s up. Teamster members tossed Coli and Strzechowski out of their International Vice President positions in 2016 when they elected Teamsters United candidates in the Central Region.

The feds are finishing up where the members started.

Coli resigned from all Teamster positions in 2017 and was indicted for taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in employer payoffs.   

Strzechowski kept her grip on power for another 18 months. But today, she resigned from her Teamster posts as Local 700 President, Joint Council 25 Vice President, and the Director of the IBT Human Rights Commission.

Strzechowski’s three Teamster salaries paid her $315,576 in 2017, making her the sixth highest paid official in TDU’s $200,000 Club report. The highest paid official was none other than John Coli, who paid himself three Teamster salaries totaling $368,645. John Coli Jr. also bags more than $300,000. 

The $200,000 Club is the only place that these two bottom-dwellers come out on top.

Union officers should be compensated for the important work of leading our union. But members have a right to expect real leadership that’s fighting for us, not self-serving officials like Coli, Strzechowski, or Rome Aloise who betray our union by taking employer payoffs.

TDU and TDU members demand vision, integrity, and action from our leaders so that our dues money is used to build union power.

If you agree that the union belongs to the members, and that we need new leaders who fight for us, become a TDU member. Join with thousands of others Teamsters to win change and rebuild union power.

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  • Bruce Swearingen
    commented 2019-01-29 15:35:35 -0500
    A rank & file of sheep..will begat a executive board of Wolves..
  • David Thayer Sr.
    commented 2019-01-27 11:19:54 -0500
    When we who have worked thier lives at UPS for all these years and paid into our pension fund and then after we retired and had our pensions cut and these two lowlifes steal our money take pay offs from employers to give us a shit contract and stabbing the members in the back,these two must pay back what they were not entitled to and serve prison time,it’s time to weed out the thieves and put them were crooks belong in prison
  • Bruce Swearingen
    commented 2019-01-27 11:08:27 -0500
    How to get a ‘twenty& out’..,
    Billable hours, the mothers milk of shameless 🚑 chasing..
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  • Bruce Swearingen
    commented 2019-01-25 09:06:16 -0500
    Hoffa

    A name that will live in Labor INFAMY
  • Matt Studd
    commented 2019-01-22 08:35:23 -0500
    Hoffa has cultivated and protected such cash sucking clowns for years.

    What is really shameful, is for all the years that TDU has faithfully unveiled the Truth about the Multiple Salaries & Multiple Pensions, the Rank & File Members (in general) has in large part failed to join with TDU to bring an end to this type of power & cash corruption.

    Hopefully .. times are a changing !
    Thank you TDU !!!
  • Bruce Swearingen
    commented 2019-01-21 21:23:38 -0500
    “The times they are a changing”..,
    Like the Fake Governance we have been suffering..
  • Bruce Swearingen
    commented 2019-01-21 21:23:38 -0500
    “The times they are a changing”..,
    Like the Fake Governance we have been suffering..
  • Gregory Smith
    commented 2019-01-21 16:58:48 -0500
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZ9drv78dCQ
    Yes, Times Are A Changin’!
  • Bruce Swearingen
    commented 2019-01-19 13:10:31 -0500
    This Chicago crime-wave has dragged on for a ridiculously long time..( not if one is on the receiving end of BILLABLE HOURS), considering the Consent Order was in decade 2 when Hoffa was ’ Gifted’ the IBT by Partisan Hacks with 0 empathy for Workers rights & EARNED incomes ,Pensions & NECESSARY BENEFITS such as health-care, Dental programmes ..( always a Fav.target of Racketeering multi- salaried crooks).
    One might conclude that this has been a contrived plan..BY
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    💰💵LAWYERS n Love💵💰💵
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    “The Problem is HOFFA
    Honorable Edwin Stier 2004
    That’s more than a DECADE & 1\2
    Ago !!!
  • David Thayer Sr.
    commented 2019-01-19 02:17:10 -0500
    Disgusting that these criminals in our union take advantage of our fund and our pensions being cut,these rats should be sent to prison and be made to pay back all the money they were not entitled to.
  • Bruce Swearingen
    commented 2019-01-19 01:25:24 -0500
    💰💵💰💵💰💵💰💵💰💵💰
    💵💰LAWYERS n 💘 💰💵💰
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  • Teamsters for a Democratic Union
    published this page in News 2019-01-18 23:54:26 -0500
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