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Breaking the Devil's PactThe Battle to Free the Teamsters from the Mob$
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James B. Jacobs and Kerry T. Cooperman

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780814743089

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814743089.001.0001

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The 2006 Election, the IRB’s Fourth Term, and the Lead-Up to the 2011 Election

The 2006 Election, the IRB’s Fourth Term, and the Lead-Up to the 2011 Election

(p.190) 10 The 2006 Election, the IRB’s Fourth Term, and the Lead-Up to the 2011 Election
Breaking the Devil's Pact

James B. Jacobs

Kerry T. Cooperman

NYU Press

This chapter focuses on the International Brotherhood of Teamsters's (IBT) 2006 election for general president, the independent review board's (IRB) ongoing disciplinary work during its fourth term (July 2006–July 2011), and the run-up to the 2011 IBT election. It first considers the election campaigns of James P. Hoffa and Tom Leedham and the IBT's Las Vegas convention in June 2006 before moving to a discussion of the presidential debate pitting Tom Keegel and Leedham. It then examines the preballoting election protests and the election results, which saw Hoffa defeat Leedham again. It also looks at the IRB's continued investigations of disciplinary cases and systemic corruption at the IBT, including membership in and association with Cosa Nostra.

Keywords:   election, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, independent review board, James P. Hoffa, Tom Leedham, convention, presidential debate, Tom Keegel, corruption, Cosa Nostra

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