Teamsters in Rhode Island stunned the union old guard and took back their statewide local from entrenched incumbents last fall.
Local Union Reform
January 28, 2014: Teamster officials in San Diego, including a Hoffa appointee, face embezzlement charges from the Independent Review Board (IRB).
January 27, 2014: A growing reform group is running for office in New York Local 237, the Teamsters’ largest local union.
TDU celebrates Teamsters who made a difference in 2013, starting with Rhode Island Teamsters who organized for reform and took back their local.
Each week, GoLocal shines the spotlight on one individual who is making an impact on Rhode Island.
October 31, 2013: The 5,000 Teamsters of Rhode Island today elected a new team of officers to lead their local forward, in a major reform win.
Teamsters president James Hoffa will file charges against Boston-based Local 25 president Sean O'Brien for allegedly threatening to punish backers of rivals running against his allies in a Rhode Island union election.
New England’s top Teamsters union leader faces penalties that could range from a reprimand to permanent expulsion for allegedly threatening to punish supporters of rivals to his union allies in a Rhode Island union local election.
New England's most powerful Teamsters leader is facing a likely suspension from his post after an independent oversight board accused him of threatening to retaliate against union members running against his preferred candidates in a hotly contested union election in Rhode Island.
The highest ranking Teamsters official in New England is facing possible disciplinary action for comments he made at a union election rally in Rhode Island.