The longshoremen of Local 1588 in Bayonne, NJ knew their place—they worked and kept their mouths shut. When your past union president, an exboxer named John DiGilio, is found floating in the Hackensack River with two bullet holes in his head, you don’t ask too many questions. When the man who usurped the local from him threatens to settle disputes with a blowtorch to the crotch, you don’t go to the union office to voice concerns about benefits or safety issues.
ILA: Jersey Dockworkers Tell Corrupt Union Bosses to Take Long Walk On Short Pier
November 22, 2017
This Thanksgiving, we’re thankful for TDU members and supporters. Together, we’re organizing to defeat contract givebacks and pension cuts, clean up corruption, and elect strong Teamster leaders in our local unions and at the IBT. And we’re not done yet!