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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default Teamsters Ask Judge to End 25 Years of Federal Oversight

    Wow, pretty interesting!

    For the first time, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters is asking a federal judge to end 25 years of strict oversight intended to root out corruption and alleged Mafia influence in the union's highest ranks.

    "The union's rank-and-file members and duly elected officers should be allowed to reclaim control of their union's affairs," Teamsters lawyer Viet Dinh wrote in a June 4 letter to Judge Loretta Preska of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    Federal prosecutors indicated in their response that they would support scaling back government control over the union but not eliminating the measures.
    President Barack Obama supported ending the consent decree in 2008 when he was a candidate for president. At the time, a spokesman for the then-candidate said organized crime influence had drastically declined. On Tuesday, a White House spokesman declined to outline the president's current position and referred questions to the Justice Department.
    Teamsters Ask Judge to End 25 Years of Federal Oversight | Teamsters for a Democratic Union

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    I Am Rocking Now

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    Default Re: Teamsters Ask Judge to End 25 Years of Federal Oversight

    I should ask a judge to put Hoffa and Hall in prison for 25 years...

 

 

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