International Rep Bill Moore Suspended from Teamsters

January 10, 2009: Bill Moore, a key lieutenant of James Hoffa, has been suspended from the Teamsters Union for lying under oath about his meetings with Dane Passo, who was permanently barred from the Teamsters in 2002 for collusion with a Las Vegas employer to impose a sweetheart deal.

In late November, Moore signed a deal with the Independent Review Board (IRB) to accept a one-year suspension from the union, after the IRB charged him in September with holding secret meetings with Passo and then lying about it under oath.

Moore drew three salaries as president of Topeka Local 696, an International Representative, and the Secretary Treasurer of the Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska Conference. He inherited his union power when his father, the former president of Local 696, retired in 1991. He was also a key Hoffa operative: Hoffa appointed him the trustee or personal representative to at least nine different local unions.

He has also been known to UPSers as a grievance committee chair always ready to give away the job of a good Teamster.

Moore claimed that the reason he lied was fear that he would lose his job because people in the IBT would consider him a “snitch,” because he was looking into possible corruption involving powerful Teamsters such as Chicago Joint Council 25 President John Coli.

Other Teamster officials charged with secretly meeting with barred persons and then lying about it under oath have received much harsher punishments than a one-year suspension. The IBT first tried to get the IRB to accept a two-month suspension for Moore, but that was rejected.

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