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January 29, 1989 | HENRY WEINSTEIN and RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writers
The executive board of the Teamsters Union voted unanimously Saturday to reject a government proposal calling for five Teamster vice presidents to resign, scuttling efforts to settle the Justice Department's unprecedented racketeering suit against the nation's largest union. James T. Grady, general counsel of the 1.6-million-member union, branded the settlement proposed by U.S. Atty. Rudolph W. Giuliani "totally unacceptable."
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January 29, 1989 | HENRY WEINSTEIN and RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writers
The executive board of the Teamsters Union voted unanimously Saturday to reject a government proposal calling for five Teamster vice presidents to resign, scuttling efforts to settle the Justice Department's unprecedented racketeering suit against the nation's largest union. James T. Grady, general counsel of the 1.6-million-member union, branded the settlement proposed by U.S. Atty. Rudolph W. Giuliani "totally unacceptable."
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January 23, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
Leaders of the Teamsters Union have held talks with federal prosecutors aimed at settling a massive civil racketeering lawsuit that seeks to rid the giant union of alleged corruption, knowledgeable sources said Sunday. A settlement formula discussed in preliminary talks involves a demand by the Justice Department that at least five members of the Teamsters national executive board--but not William J.
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January 23, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
Leaders of the Teamsters Union have held talks with federal prosecutors aimed at settling a massive civil racketeering lawsuit that seeks to rid the giant union of alleged corruption, knowledgeable sources said Sunday. A settlement formula discussed in preliminary talks involves a demand by the Justice Department that at least five members of the Teamsters national executive board--but not William J.
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January 18, 1989 | RONALD J. OSTROW and CATHLEEN DECKER, Times Staff Writers
Although he has openly embraced officials of the corruption-plagued Teamsters Union in the past, President-elect Bush offered only the briefest of private greetings to the union's leadership Tuesday when they attended a closed-door meeting with his designated chief of staff, John H. Sununu, Bush aides said. Sheila Tate, a spokeswoman for Bush, said: "The Teamsters people were meeting with Sununu and the President-elect simply stopped by briefly.
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May 17, 1988 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Labor Writer
Weldon L. Mathis, the second-ranking official in the Teamsters Union, said here Monday that he expects Teamsters President Jackie Presser to resume his position as head of the union at the end of a 120-day medical leave that began on May 4. Mathis, the union's secretary-treasurer who is serving as interim president, made the prediction after a special meeting of the union's executive board at La Posada Resort here.
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January 28, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON and RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writers
Teamsters Union President William J. McCarthy has summoned members of the union's executive board to a special meeting this weekend to vote on proposed settlement of the government's anti-racketeering lawsuit against the union, sources close to the case said Friday.
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November 3, 1989 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A court-appointed administrator is seeking sanctions against top Teamster officers in an escalating battle between the nation's largest union and its federal overseers, it was learned Thursday. The administrator, Frederick B. Lacey, has filed a court petition contending that union leaders, in apparent violation of a court agreement, are meeting in secret to discuss ways of thwarting his work. Lacey is one of three court-appointed officers charged with monitoring Teamster activities.
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March 12, 1989 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Labor Writer
The Teamsters Union and the Justice Department held negotiations in New York on Saturday in efforts to settle the government's civil racketeering case against the union, scheduled to go to trial there on Monday with potentially enormous consequences. The union's executive board is scheduled to meet today to review progress of the talks. If the case proceeds to trial, it would be "the most important labor racketeering case in United States history," according to G.
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May 15, 1988 | RONALD J. OSTROW and HENRY WEINSTEIN, Times Staff Writers
Teamsters Union President Jackie Presser has been diagnosed as having brain cancer, touching off a power struggle over who will run the 1.7-million-member union, sources inside the organization said Saturday. A special meeting of the Teamster executive board was called for Monday in Scottsdale, Ariz., near Phoenix, where Presser is undergoing tests to determine whether it is feasible to operate on the up to four brain tumors that have been discovered, a union source said.
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March 15, 1989 | HENRY WEINSTEIN and BOB DROGIN, Times Staff Writers
The settlement of the government's massive racketeering case against the Teamsters Union could have a major impact on transforming the nation's most scandal-ridden union, according to the judge who approved the settlement Tuesday and several labor experts. "The agreement affords some hope the union will become part of the mainstream of honest unions," said U.S. District Judge David N. Edelstein in New York. "If that happens, it will be an enormous victory for the members."
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March 14, 1989
The Justice Department and the Teamsters Union agreed to settle a historic racketeering suit Monday, providing for direct election of union officers for the first time and creating a powerful panel to fight organized crime within the nation's largest trade union. The settlement, reached after round-the-clock negotiations hours before trial was to begin,must be approved by U.S. District Judge David N. Edelstein. He has scheduled a hearing for today in Manhattan. Atty. Gen.
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