Local Union Reform

Understanding Your Local Union Bylaws

December 14, 2012: Bylaws are the constitution of your local union. They define your rights and responsibilities as a local member, they say how elections will be run, and they set the powers for your officers.

Winning New Rights

November 20, 2012: Local 251 Teamsters in Rhode Island are organizing to win stronger representation and better contracts.

Independent Review Board Report: Corruption in Local 120

November 13, 2012: A 139-page report by the Independent Review Board (IRB) details a pattern of corruption in Minneapolis Local 120, along with self-dealing by Brad Slawson Sr and Brad Slawson Jr to line the pockets of themselves and their friends.

L.A. Teamsters Reject Corruption

October 19, 2012: The 6,000 members of Los Angeles Local 630 have spoken loud and clear in rejecting Hoffa's appointed Trustee of the local, Randy Korgan, as well as candidates supported by the corrupt former local officers.

Ex-Teamster facing RICO rap kept behind bars

Boston Herald

A construction worker prosecutors characterized as a leg-breaker for a rogue crew of Teamsters will remain jailed while U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Judith G. Dein decides whether releasing him imperils the victims he’s accused of pummeling to a pulp and frightening out of pressing charges.

Boston Goon Squad Indicted

UPDATED September 20, 2012: A former top Hoffa administration appointee and three of his goons were indicted today on a variety of racketeering and extortion charges.

Former Teamsters face racketeering, extortion charges

Boston Herald

Four former members of the Teamsters union are expected to appear in federal court today to answer charges they behaved like common thugs, committing multiple acts of extortion and racketeering while beating up and bullying their own brotherhood who tried to question their methods and leadership, authorities said.

Former IBT Local Counsel Sentenced To Prison and Fined for Stealing Union Funds

BNA Daily Labor Report

The former general counsel of an International Brotherhood of Teamsters local for employees of the New York State Thruway Authority has been sentenced to two-and-two-thirds to eight years in prison for stealing funds from the union by falsifying expenses for professional education and legal reference materials, prosecutors announced Aug. 9 (People v. Clor, N.Y. Sup. Ct., No. 5866-11, sentencing 8/8/12).


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