Local Union Reform

St Louis: IRB Charges St. Louis Bad Apple

July 24, 2014: The Independent Review Board (IRB) has brought serious charges against Timothy Ryan, a former construction industry union rep for employer payoffs, diverting jobs to his friends, and conducting a bogus contract vote.

Review Board Charges Pat Flynn with Embezzlement

July 3, 2014: Chicago Local 710 secretary treasurer Pat Flynn has been charged by the Independent Review Board (IRB) with embezzling $58,000 in visa gift cards, violating his fiduciary duty, and exposing the local to legal liability in a cover-up.

Former Teamsters leader accused of embezzlement

The Courier Journal
07/03/2014

Former Louisville Teamsters leader Jerry T. Vincent Jr. was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on charges that he embezzled union funds, took illegal union loans and conducted false record keeping, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

Local 43 Merges into Local 200

The Journal Times
06/26/2014

With the addition of Racine Teamsters, the Milwaukee-based Teamsters chapter now has more than 600 new members.

Teamster Viewpoint: International VP Cost 166 Teamsters Their Jobs

June 13, 2014: International vice president Bill Hamilton has apparently cost up to 166 Philadelphia Teamsters their jobs, good paying jobs at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC). Six labor unions were employed there. The Teamsters can no longer count themselves among them.

Los Angeles Local 396: Change is Coming

April 2, 2014: Members of Los Angeles Local 396 are talking, networking and starting to raise money to put the rank and file power back in the drivers seat. Even former supporters of secretary treasurer Ron Herrera are climbing aboard the movement for change.

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