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The Resource Corruption and reform in the Teamsters Union, David Witwer

Corruption and reform in the Teamsters Union, David Witwer

Label
Corruption and reform in the Teamsters Union
Title
Corruption and reform in the Teamsters Union
Statement of responsibility
David Witwer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Almost since its creation at the close of the nineteenth century, the Teamsters Union has had recurring problems with corruption. This book is the first in depth historical study of the forces that have contributed to the Teamsters' 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. Arguing that the Teamsters Union was by its very nature especially vulnerable to certain forms of corruption, David Witwer charts the process by which organized crime came to play a significant role in sectors of the union, from low-level involvements of the 1930s to suspicions of mob ties among the union's upper echelons beginning in the 1950s. Witwer includes a detailed account of the links forged between the Mafia and union head Jimmy Hoffa as well as the highly revealing McClellan Committee investigation that first brought these links to light."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Witwer, David Scott
Dewey number
331.88/11388324/0973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6515.T22
LC item number
I589 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Working class in American history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Truck drivers
  • Labor unions
  • Teamsters
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America
Label
Corruption and reform in the Teamsters Union, David Witwer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-292) 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
Contents
Building a teamsters union -- One version of corruption : Teamsters as tyrants of the street -- Corruption viewed through union members' eyes and reform via secession -- Tobins' 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 -- "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
Control code
50476603
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 298 pages
Isbn
9780252028250
Lccn
2002013118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Corruption and reform in the Teamsters Union, David Witwer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [241]-292) 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
Contents
Building a teamsters union -- One version of corruption : Teamsters as tyrants of the street -- Corruption viewed through union members' eyes and reform via secession -- Tobins' 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 -- "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
Control code
50476603
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 298 pages
Isbn
9780252028250
Lccn
2002013118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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