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The Resource Collision : how the rank and file took back the teamsters, Kenneth C. Crowe

Collision : how the rank and file took back the teamsters, Kenneth C. Crowe

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Collision : how the rank and file took back the teamsters
Title
Collision
Title remainder
how the rank and file took back the teamsters
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Kenneth C. Crowe
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In December 1991 the International Brotherhood of Teamsters - the most vibrant, militant, tough, and interesting union in America - ended a half-century of domination by organized crime and corruption. The unprecedented election of Ron Carey, a rank-and-file reformer, to follow in the footsteps of Jimmy Hoffa and Jackie Presser as Teamster president signaled one of the most important events in American labor history. To anyone familiar with the union's turbulent past,
  • The outcome seemed miraculous: the culmination of a thirty-year drive by dissident Teamsters, the Justice Department, the FBI, and the U.S. Labor Department to cleanse the union of organized crime. Kenneth C. Crowe, three-time recipient of the Front Page Award for his labor reporting, has followed the story for some fifteen years. He has enjoyed close access to the key players at every level. In this gripping account, he reveals for the first time just how the union of
  • Bosses changed into the union of reforms. Crowe takes readers behind the scenes into three explosively different worlds. There were the powerful union oligarchs, bloated and rich on multiple salaries and luxurious perks paid for by rank-and-filers, who ruled their domains - and their elections - with shameless self-interest and ruthless control. There were the ambitious Justice Department attorneys who challenged the union leadership, first with a RICO suit, then with
  • The stringent terms of a consent decree - only to have their legal brilliance challenged in turn by canny veterans of past Teamster wars against government do-gooders. There were the union dissidents who endured intimidation, ridicule, and often brutality to sound the call for reform year after year, evolving from a small band of tenacious idealists into a force ready to stand up to the union hierarchy as coequals in power. The emergence of Ron Carey as victor in the
  • Teamsters' first secret-ballot election of a General President by the direct vote of the union membership was front-page news across the country and a watershed in labor history. In his triumphant saga of the Teamster takeover, Crowe brilliantly conveys the complex tangle of idealism, greed, politics, ambition, violence, power, betrayal, and ultimate triumph that is the fabric of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Collision is essential reading for anyone
  • Interested in organized crime, organized labor, and current affairs
Cataloging source
DLC
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Crowe, Kenneth C
Dewey number
331.88/11388324/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6515.T3
LC item number
C76 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Stablemen, and Helpers of America
  • Labor unions
Label
Collision : how the rank and file took back the teamsters, Kenneth C. Crowe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm26404444
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 303 pages, [12] pages of plates
Isbn
9780684193731
Lccn
92027881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)26404444
Label
Collision : how the rank and file took back the teamsters, Kenneth C. Crowe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm26404444
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 303 pages, [12] pages of plates
Isbn
9780684193731
Lccn
92027881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)26404444

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