9/25/07

Teamsters in act of self-discipline

An oversight board of the Teamsters union announced that it had filed charges against Don Hahs, the president of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen, accusing him of embezzling $58,000 in union money.

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, a 59,000-member union based in Cleveland, merged with the Teamsters in 2004. The oversight board accused Mr. Hahs of using nearly $50,000 in union money to buy regular season and playoff tickets for the Cleveland Cavaliers, “for which there was no union purpose.” The board also said Mr. Hahs had the union pay $7,751.97 in personal travel expenses for his wife. Mr. Hahs did not return a telephone message.

(nytimes.com)

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