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NCJ Number: 120377 Find in a Library
Title: Power and Greed: Inside the Teamsters Empire of Corruption
Author(s): A Friedman; T Schwarz
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 284
Sponsoring Agency: Franklin Watts, Inc
Dunbury, CT 06813
Publication Number: ISBN 0-531-15105-0
Sale Source: Franklin Watts, Inc
Sherman Turnpike
Dunbury, CT 06813
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Brotherhood of Teamsters is depicted as the most amoral and criminal union in the history of American labor.
Abstract: Although the Teamsters Union was not always so pernicious and influential, its growth and corruption in the 20th century have permeated labor, business, and politics. Teamster history is characterized by such names as Jackie Presser, Jimmy Hoffa, Richard Nixon, Ed Meese, Robert Kennedy, Elliot Ness, and Detroit's Purple Gang. Violence and perversion of union ideals, and the avarice of union officials, businessmen, and politicians, have combined to make the union disreputable. Even though Teamster corruption is emphasized, the authors also discuss some progress the union has made for American workers and how it could achieve more. 50 references.
Main Term(s): Unions
Index Term(s): Corruption of public officials
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