Thanks to bibbucks at MF board for the history. Excerpt from MF board. The Teamsters were founded and chartered in 1903.They have had 9 Presidents. 1.Dan Tobin 1907-1952.Investigated numerous times for "strong arm' tactics in organization attempts but never charged or convicted of a crime. 2.Dave Beck 1952-1957. Charged and convicted of larceny and income tax violations.Jailed in 1958. 3.In 1958, the teamsters were thrown out of the AFL-CIO. 4.James Hoffa 1957-1971. Charged and convicted of juty tampering and fraud.Jailed for 13 years. 5.Fitzsimmons 1971-1981. Under his leadership was forced to give up control of the Central State Pension Fund to the Goverment due to allegations of Mafia control of the fund.Rumors that he was involved in the disappearence of Jimmy Hoffa. 6. Roy Williams 1981-1982. Convicted of bribing a U.S. Senator. 7. Jackie Presser 1982-1989. Indicted in 1985 for embezzling union funds and giving crime figures "no show"jobs. A known government informa. 8. William Mc Carthy 1989-1991. Settled a federal racketeering suit that accused teamster union officals of allowing know criminal figures to control and exploit the union. 9. Ron Carey 1991-1997 The "reform candidate".Indicted for illegal campaign fund raising. 10. James Hoffa Jr. 1997- Note: During most of the 1990's, the union was under the control and supervision of the U.S. goverment due to it's past history of association with criminal elements. It is ashame that a company of high integrity,honest hard working people both hourly and management,recoginized as one of the most admired in the world,a leader in it's industry,is held captive by a union who's past leaders have walked on the dark side of the street. My comments: How can you pay dues(increased recently under questionable vote and circumstances) and let them handle your future pension fund and health benefits without suspicion and accountablility. How can you not get involved and change the way things are done at your union. You will see a good example of how things are done at your union based on the bully and name calling answers the posters on this board will submit to this and other posts that call attention to the poor leadership you have paid and continue to pay dearly for. "whatever it takes"