The Nation: A Teamster Apart

December 16, 2008: The rise and fall of Teamster reformer Ron Carey, who died December 11, is still a much contested tale. His political demise, a decade ago, was a tragedy for some and a case of hypocrisy punished to others. In the demonology of current Teamster leaders, Carey left the union in financial trouble and personal disgrace, after serving as president from 1992 to 1997. A jury later absolved him of criminal responsibility for the illegal fundraising activities of some of his supporters when he ran for re-election in 1996. Even though these backers enriched themselves without his knowledge or approval, the scandal gave Carey-bashers a damaging propaganda line: "Mr Clean" was a "fraud" and a "crook" himself, no better than any other Teamster bad guy ousted from the union, before or since.

Click here to read more at The Nation.

Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
Get Advice Join TDU Donate

Recent News

Local Officers To Review UPS/UPSF Contracts on Aug 9

The proposed contract deals at UPS and UPS Freight will be reviewed by local officers at the Two-Person meetings in Chicago on Thursday, August 9.

Vote No at UPS Action Kit

Take action to defeat givebacks at UPS with the latest contract bulletins and Vote No tools.

View More News Posts