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November 26, 1991 | BOB BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In another blow to the Teamsters Union's Establishment, reform-minded union members have ousted international President William J. McCarthy as head of a Boston Teamster local that he ran for 35 years. McCarthy, 72, and several other executives of Local 25 were beaten overwhelmingly last weekend by a slate of candidates that supported Ron Carey, the New York Teamster running for international president on a radical reform platform.
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December 12, 1991 | BOB BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Carey, a feisty New York union reformer who spent the last two years crisscrossing the nation in a quixotic campaign to become president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, was on the verge of a stunning upset victory Wednesday night. With 40% of the ballots counted in the first rank-and-file presidential election in the Teamsters' 88-year history, Carey had received 82,151 votes, compared to 53,943 for the favorite, R. V.
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December 12, 1991 | BOB BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ron Carey, a feisty New York union reformer who spent the last two years crisscrossing the nation in a quixotic campaign to become president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, was on the verge of a stunning upset victory Wednesday night. With 40% of the ballots counted in the first rank-and-file presidential election in the Teamsters' 88-year history, Carey had received 82,151 votes, compared to 53,943 for the favorite, R. V.
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November 26, 1991 | BOB BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In another blow to the Teamsters Union's Establishment, reform-minded union members have ousted international President William J. McCarthy as head of a Boston Teamster local that he ran for 35 years. McCarthy, 72, and several other executives of Local 25 were beaten overwhelmingly last weekend by a slate of candidates that supported Ron Carey, the New York Teamster running for international president on a radical reform platform.
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March 3, 1991 | BOB BAKER, TIMES LABOR WRITER
To a degree scarcely imaginable a few months ago, democracy in all its messiness has come to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, long a bastion of centralized power. Three national Teamster executives, each a solid part of the union's establishment, are running against each other for the presidency of America's largest trade union as an unprecedented, government-supervised campaign kicks into high gear. Backbiting is breaking out all over.
NEWS
June 30, 1991 | BOB BAKER, TIMES LABOR WRITER
The most surprising development from last week's historic democratic Teamsters convention is the growing acknowledgement that a venomous split between two presidential candidates from the union's executive board is giving reform candidate Ron Carey a realistic chance of winning December's rank-and-file election. Union kingmakers would have squashed such a split at past conventions.
NEWS
November 12, 1991 | BOB BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Norbert Miller, a salty, middle-aged Teamsters Union executive from Modesto who everyone calls "Nobby," was politicking. Since 7 a.m. he had been handing out leaflets outside a big United Parcel Service office in Anaheim that employs a thousand Teamsters, most of whom did not know Miller from Adam. Miller needed them, though. Desperately.
NEWS
October 11, 1990 | Associated Press
Teamsters Union President William J. McCarthy, citing personal reasons, announced Wednesday that he will not run for reelection in next year's government-supervised elections, the first in which union leaders will be chosen directly by the rank and file. A majority of the union's 21-member board quickly backed R. V. Durham of North Carolina, a Teamsters vice president, to replace McCarthy.
BUSINESS
October 10, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Teamsters Union President William J. McCarthy announced today he will not seek reelection to the post due to "personal reasons." R. V. Durham of North Carolina, a union vice president, has been endorsed by a majority of the union's board members as the board's candidate to replace McCarthy, the Teamsters announced. McCarthy, 71, has had a minor stroke and open-heart surgery. He made the announcement at a union board meeting in West Palm Beach, Fla.
NEWS
June 21, 1991 | BOB BAKER, TIMES LABOR WRITER
Teamsters Union President William McCarthy "furthered an act of racketeering" when he awarded $3.8 million in union printing business to a firm owned by his son-in-law, a federal judge in New York ruled in an opinion released Thursday. U.S. District Judge David Edelstein, who signed the 1989 consent decree that put the Teamsters under federal supervision, upheld the findings of a report made in February by the union's court-appointed administrator, Frederick Lacey.
NEWS
November 12, 1991 | BOB BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Norbert Miller, a salty, middle-aged Teamsters Union executive from Modesto who everyone calls "Nobby," was politicking. Since 7 a.m. he had been handing out leaflets outside a big United Parcel Service office in Anaheim that employs a thousand Teamsters, most of whom did not know Miller from Adam. Miller needed them, though. Desperately.
NEWS
June 30, 1991 | BOB BAKER, TIMES LABOR WRITER
The most surprising development from last week's historic democratic Teamsters convention is the growing acknowledgement that a venomous split between two presidential candidates from the union's executive board is giving reform candidate Ron Carey a realistic chance of winning December's rank-and-file election. Union kingmakers would have squashed such a split at past conventions.
BUSINESS
March 3, 1991 | BOB BAKER, TIMES LABOR WRITER
To a degree scarcely imaginable a few months ago, democracy in all its messiness has come to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, long a bastion of centralized power. Three national Teamster executives, each a solid part of the union's establishment, are running against each other for the presidency of America's largest trade union as an unprecedented, government-supervised campaign kicks into high gear. Backbiting is breaking out all over.
NEWS
June 4, 1991 | BOB BAKER, TIMES LABOR WRITER
With less than three weeks remaining before the Teamsters Union convenes its national convention under unprecedented government reform rules, the largest Teamsters local in Southern California is still squabbling about who should represent its membership.
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June 28, 1991 | BOB BAKER, TIMES LABOR WRITER
Delegates to the Teamsters union convention on Thursday twice voted against the union's leadership, passing constitutional reform amendments long sought by Teamsters for a Democratic Union, the dissident organization whose ideas had been laughed out of previous conventions. Delegates voted to more than quadruple the union's meager strike benefits to $200 a week from $45.
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