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Postby NC » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:34 am

Teamsters leader accused of intimidating voters

New England’s most powerful Teamsters leader is facing a likely suspension from his post after an independent oversight board accused him of threatening to retaliate against union members running against his preferred candidates in a hotly contested union election in Rhode Island.

Sean O’Brien, head of Teamsters Local 25 in Charlestown and president of a council that handles Teamsters disputes throughout New England, reportedly told union members during an election rally that opponents of Joe Bairos, secretary-treasurer of Providence’s Local 251 and an O’Brien ally, were harming the union’s strength and stability.

“I’ve got news for you, anyone who takes on my friend, Joe Bairos, and his team, or Local 251, they’ve got major problems,” O’Brien said, according to transcripts of the union hall rally in Rhode Island during late summer. “They’ll never be our friends. They need to be punished. They need to be punished and they need to be held accountable for their actions, trying to divide and tear down this local.”

Those words were enough for the Independent Review Board, created by court decree in the 1980s to oversee the corruption-plagued Teamsters, to recommend charges against O’Brien for allegedly violating union rules about intimidating members during an election.

O’Brien, who has led the local since 2006, has told members that he expects to be suspended for an unspecified period of time, according to union members who attended a Sunday meeting in Charlestown, where O’Brien briefed Teamsters about the controversy engulfing him.

O’Brien could not be reached for comment...
They're getting better, if you recall, the LRB was forced to issue this Little Beauty to the Teamsters in 2005.

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