The Members Have Been Hurt So Badly

Local 272 of the Teamsters in New York City was a classic case of how the Mob infiltrated the Brotherhood. This local controls the labor at roughly 85% of the city's 900 parking facilities and comprises 4,600 workers, most of them black or Hispanic. After a 20-year reign as the group's president, Cirino (Speed) Salerno was ousted last September by the Teamsters' court-appointed administrator. Salerno, 77, who has been convicted of extortion in the past, is not a "made" Mafia member. But he allegedly diverted union money to his brother Anthony (Fat Tony) Salerno, a former front man of the Genovese...

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