Local Union Reform

IRB Charges former Local 439 Officers

UPDATED March 14, 2015: The Independent Review Board (IRB) has charged the former leaders of Stockton California Local 439 with a pattern of embezzlement, fraud and receiving a motorcycle from an employer.

Sikorsky Union Placed In Trusteeship After Corruption Allegations

The Hartford Courant

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has placed its local at Sikorsky Aircraft into trusteeship, accepting the recommendation of an independent review that found a systemic lack of financial controls that investigators said resulted in thousands of dollars being embezzled by a former president.

2 ex-Teamsters convicted of racketeering

The Boston Globe

Two former Teamsters union members were convicted Wednesday in US District Court in Boston of racketeering — for using violence and threats of violence to win jobs and elections for union office.

Teamsters Voting for Change

October 24, 2014: Teamster members have voted out incumbent local union officers in Dayton Ohio and Harrisburg Pennsylvania.

Pat Flynn Cuts a Deal: Kicked out for Eight Years

September 25, 2014: Pat Flynn, the former head of Chicago Local 710 who was charged with embezzling union funds via gift credit cards for members, has cut a deal with the IRB: pay the union back $58,000 and an eight-year ban from holding any Teamster position or salary.


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