December 12, 1991 |
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.
June 30, 1991 |
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.
November 12, 1991 |
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.
June 21, 1991 |
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.
July 26, 1985 |
About 20,000 Teamsters Union members who haul new cars to auto dealer showrooms across the nation went on strike today, and industry officials said the walkout's effect will be felt in a matter of days. Bargaining broke down Thursday, and the drivers, maintenance and warehouse workers walked out at midnight in the first national strike ever by the Teamster car haulers, who first negotiated a national contract in 1967.