Raymond W. Bergan Teamsters-Monitor Litigation in the Court of Appeals on Microfilm

Collection Number: 5404 mf

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Raymond W. Bergan Teamsters-Monitor Litigation in the Court of Appeals on Microfilm, 1960
Collection Number:
5404 mf
Creator:
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Quantity:
1 microfilm reel
Forms of Material:
Records (documents), microfilm.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Memorandum exploring the appellate phase of litigation concerning the election of James R. Hoffa to the presidency of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

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. This memorandum attempts to explore in as close chronological order as possible the appellate phase of the litigation in an effort to gather in one integrated document the language of the appellate courts. Mr Bergan's purpose was to dispel the charge of "litigous obstruction" which he believed was irresponsible.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This memorandum attempts to explore in as close chronological order as possible the appellate phase of the litigation in an effort to gather in one integrated document the language of the appellate courts. Mr Bergan's purpose was to dispel the charge of "litigous obstruction" which he believed was irresponsible.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Bergan, Raymond W.
International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Subjects:
Labor unions -- United States.
Transport workers -- Labor unions -- United States.

Form and Genre Terms:
Records (documents)
Microfilm.


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Cite As:
Raymond W. Bergan Teamsters-Monitor Litigation in the Court of Appeals on Microfilm #5404 mf. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Reel 1
negative