Cash and Carey: More Trouble with the Teamsters

One day this past January, in a closet-sized room in a Washington office building, an obscure Teamster named John Murphy stumbled upon a startling document. The document revealed the existence of an organization called Teamsters for a Corruption-Free Union--an organization that, in the fullness of time, would be shown to count no Teamsters as members and to be unfree of corruption itself. The document had been filed with federal officials in the waning days of last year's tumultuous Teamster election, which pitted incumbent President Ron Carey--the man reputed to have rid the Teamsters of mobsters--against James P. Hoffa--son of the famously corrupt and presumably deceased union boss.
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