Teamsters Politics

— NPR's Don Gonyea reports from Cleveland on this weekend's annual meeting of the Teamster's Union reform movement... The group is called Teamsters for a Democratic Union. Teamster President Ron Carey has been disqualified from running again for the office next year. During last year's election, Carey's staff funnelled union dues into his campaign. Carey says he didn't know about the illegal practice and is appealing the decision. Carey stressed that if he can't run, a new leader will emerge from the reform movement.

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