Exclusive: Teamsters' New Fight Targets Old Enemies

Teamsters' New Fight Targets Old Enemies

The Teamsters are about to file a civil suit under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act--a law often used in the past by the government to combat Mob influence in labor. One target of the suit: Teamster ex-president RON CAREY, ejected from the union in 1997 after a finding that his 1996 run for the top job was tainted by campaign-finance abuses.

Sources tell TIME the suit could also name the Democratic National Committee and RICHARD TRUMKA, No. 2 at the AFL-CIO. Current Teamster president JAMES P. HOFFA says he and his legal team will "soon decide" who gets named.

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