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Corruption and Reform in the Teamsters Union

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ISBN-10: 0252075137

ISBN-13: 9780252075131

Edition: 2008

Authors: David Witwer

List price: $28.00
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This book is the first in-depth historical study of the forces that have contributed to the Teamstersrsquo; troubled past as well as the various mechanisms the union has employed--from top-down directives to grass-roots measures--to combat the spread of corruption to which it has been especially vulnerable. David Witwer charts the process by which organized crime came to play a significant role in the union. He chronicles the links forged between the Mafia and union head Jimmy Hoffa as well as the highly revealing McClellan Committee investigation that first brought those links to light. Considering the subject from a range of perspectives that include the rank and file, the Teamster…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 1/10/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Opening Decade
Building a Teamsters Union
One Version of Corruption: Teamsters as Tyrants of the Street
Corruption Viewed through Union Members' Eyes and Reform via Secession
The 1930s
Tobin's Union in a Period of Transition, 1910-40
"The Most Racketeer-Ridden Union in the United States": The Problem of Corruption in the Teamsters Union during the 1930s
The Possibilities and Limitations of Union Reform during the 1930s
The Age of Hoffa: The 1950s and 1960s
"It's a Business with Me": The Teamsters Union in the 1950s under Dave Beck and Jimmy Hoffa
The Revelations of the McClellan Committee: Corruption in the Teamsters during the 1950s
Raising the Specter of Hoffa: How the McClellan Committee Shaped Perceptions of Union Corruption
Reform in the Age of Hoffa
Conclusion
Notes
Index