Hoffa's man in Chicago, John Coli was hit with a federal indictment today, charged with taking payoffs of $100,000 from a Chicago employer and using the power of the Teamsters Union to line his own millionaire pockets.
Chicago Teamster power broker John Coli, is on the way out. Dogged by federal corruption investigators, Coli will resign all of his Teamster posts on August 1, and turn the “family business” over to his sons.
"At the Black Leadership Conference, I was inspired by the dedication of TDU members who've been fighting for years. I'm learning a lot from my TDU brothers and sisters. I want to make the union stronger. That's what TDU is about and that's why I joined."
The International Union has made a tentative agreement for a one-year extension of the National Carhaul Contract. It will now go to the local officers for review, and then to the carhaul membership for a ratification vote.