Report Finds Sham Contracts in Local 714

November 20, 2007: The Chicago Tribune reports on sham contracts and nepotism in a new article detailing the corruption in Chicago Local 714.

Teamster Probe Finds “Sham” Pacts, Abuses
By Stephen Franklin

The books show that workers at Granja & Sons, a small printing company in Chicago, joined Teamsters Union Local 714, one of the union's most influential locals, in January 1998.

But the reality is a bit more complex.

The company's four union members, as of a year ago, were the owner's daughter, two sons and another worker, and it paid their union dues, which violates U.S. labor law, according to union investigators.

Click here to read the full story in the Chicago Tribune.

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