The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has placed its local at Sikorsky Aircraft into trusteeship, accepting the recommendation of an independent review that found a systemic lack of financial controls that investigators said resulted in thousands of dollars being embezzled by a former president.
Local Union Reform
The nation’s biggest Teamsters local rigged its October election for president, a challenger in the race for the top spot charges.
November 20, 2014: A jury in Boston yesterday convicted a former member of the Hoffa administration of racketeering and extortion.
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.
November 20, 2014: A jury in Boston yesterday convicted a former member of the Hoffa administration of racketeering and extortion. His “enforcer” was convicted also, and both will be sentenced to a federal prison term in February.
October 24, 2014: Teamster members have voted out incumbent local union officers in Dayton Ohio and Harrisburg Pennsylvania.
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.
September 24, 2014: One hundred thirteen Con-way workers at the Laredo Texas terminal voted to join Teamster Local 657 on Sept 11. It’s a first-time win for our union.
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.