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Justice Delayed – The Rome Aloise Saga

Although Rome Aloise was found guilty on all three counts on October 7, he continues to draw $300,000+ in Teamster salaries as he awaits his sentencing hearing. Now, that sentencing hearing has been postponed from November 12 until December 3.

Rome Aloise Found Guilty on All Counts

Rome Aloise, the self-described “creator of the Vairma slate” was found guilty on all three counts against him today by Judge Barbara Jones, the Independent Review Officer (IRO) of the Teamsters Union. Read the judge's decision here. 

Teamster Officers Salary Report

Every year TDU publishes a nonpartisan report on the salaries of Teamster officials and lets members decide who is working hard to earn it—and who may not be. You can download the list here.

Rome On Trial: Aloise Hearing Begins Today

The hearing of disgraced IBT Vice President President Rome Aloise before Judge Barbara Jones begins today. Aloise has been found guilty by more independent Election Supervisors and anti-corruption officers than any other Teamster official. Rome’s latest hearing on racketeering and other charges may well be his last.  

Hoffa Chief of Staff is Out

Hoffa’s Chief of Staff Todd Thompson has been removed from his position after a bizarre incident involving on-the-job drinking, an argument over sharing the couch during a zoom call, a hurled cup, broken glasses, and a police report.

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Central States Financials -- Help is on the Way

As of June 30, 2021, the Central States Pension Fund had $9.3 billion in assets, which is down $1.1 billion from the beginning of 2021. This information is from the Fund’s Financial and Analytical Report for the second quarter, which was just obtained by Teamsters for a Democratic Union.

Rome Aloise Awaits the Verdict

Rome Aloise, International VP and the architect of the Vairma-Herrera Slate, is awaiting a final ruling from Judge Barbara Jones on his future relationship to the Teamsters Union.

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