The Teamster Scandal

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The Teamster Scandal Introduction The contest for leadership of the Teamsters reflects a deep struggle over fundamental principles. The union today is a battleground between reformers committed to union democracy and workers' power in the workplace, and a small group of officials defending their own power and the perks of office. Two models of unionism - really two models of society and politics - contend for the hearts and minds of the Teamster members. This …

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