Local Union Reform

2 ex-Teamsters convicted of racketeering

The Boston Globe
11/20/2014

Two former Teamsters union members were convicted Wednesday in US District Court in Boston of racketeering — for using violence and threats of violence to win jobs and elections for union office.

Teamsters Voting for Change

October 24, 2014: Teamster members have voted out incumbent local union officers in Dayton Ohio and Harrisburg Pennsylvania.

Pat Flynn Cuts a Deal: Kicked out for Eight Years

September 25, 2014: Pat Flynn, the former head of Chicago Local 710 who was charged with embezzling union funds via gift credit cards for members, has cut a deal with the IRB: pay the union back $58,000 and an eight-year ban from holding any Teamster position or salary.

Members Will Determine Future of Local 710

September 24, 2014: The membership of Local 710, based in the Chicago area but also covering parts of Illinois, Indiana and the UPS hub in Davenport, Iowa, find themselves with more questions than answers following the imposition of a trusteeship on their local.

Counting on Members’ Frustration, Rivers Opposes Local 237’s Floyd

The Chief-Leader
07/29/2014

During a July 23 meeting held by a dissident slate fighting to oust Teamsters Local 237 President Gregory Floyd, as many as 125 people filled the room and crowded the doorway of the Jackie Gleason Room of the Marriott Hotel in downtown Brooklyn as presidential candidate Jakwan Rivers kicked off his campaign.

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