November 25, 1997 |
The U.S. Justice Department, in an extraordinary move that may signal deepening concerns about wrongdoing by Teamsters leaders, named an independent financial auditor Monday to oversee the union's spending and related dealings. The auditor, Washington accountant Marvin M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1997
Police are investigating allegations that the former treasurer of the Bonita Unified School District teachers union embezzled just under $10,000 from the union, officials said. Ed Morgan was treasurer from 1995 through 1996, police said. During that time, union officials allege, Morgan embezzled money and misused a union-issued debit card, La Verne Police Chief Ron Ingels said. Investigators said the union conducted its own probe into the alleged embezzlement before contacting police this week.
February 1, 1989 |
The National Football League Players Assn., which owes $1.4 million to a variety of banks and creditors, received dues from only about a fourth of its members in 1987, the year of the 24-day strike, according to financial statements filed with the Department of Labor. Union officials said Tuesday that a majority of the nearly 1,600 players have now paid their dues. According to the union's financial statement for the period from March 1, 1987, to Feb. 29, 1988, filed Jan.
May 19, 1994 |
Teamsters to Levy Extra Dues, Cut Spending: The executive board decided to cut the union's expenses at least $10 million and to assess each of its 1.5 million members another $1 a month until the organization's net worth, currently about $15 million, is restored to $25 million. The board also voted to suspend strike benefits in the meantime and to reconsider a program that allows thousands of local union officials to collect double pensions.
October 15, 1997 |
Opponents of bilingual education enjoy overwhelming support in a brewing ballot fight that has sparked early skirmishing in the 1998 campaign, with strong backing among California voters of all races, ethnicities and political persuasions. A proposed measure to virtually dismantle California's system of bilingual public education garnered huge support among the state's electorate, with 80% in favor and 18% against, according to a new Los Angeles Times poll.
June 18, 1991 |
For the young at heart, kids and adults alike, trading cards are what marbles used to be: symbols of hope, challenge and acquisition. Among other things. One of the other things--in pro football today--is trouble. The NFL's 28 club owners and their 1,500 players are in a strange, heated scrap over football trading cards, believe it or not.