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Archives, Cornell University Library
International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Bergan,
Raymond W. Teamster-monitor litigation in the Court of Appeals,
Bergan, Raymond W.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
1 reel microfilm
Forms of Material:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management
Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.
Memorandum exploring the appellate phase of
litigation concerning the election of James R. Hoffa to the presidency of the
International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
Collection material in English
Thirteen rank and file teamster members from the New York City area
brought suit in the Federal District Court to secure an injunction which would
prevent the holding of an election for president of the international, charging
that the election of delegates to the union's convention had been "rigged" to
assure the election of James R. Hoffa.
This was the beginning of the litigation which resulted in over 40
cases reaching the appellate courts. Hoffa was eventually elected, and a Board
of Monitors appointed to supervise the actions of the executive board.