Betrayal: When the Government Took Over the Teamsters Union, a recent (2019) documentary by George Bogdanich, asks critical questions about the decades long oversight of the Teamsters by the federal government. The documentary argues that the 1989 consent decree which put in place the Independent Review Board (IRB) until 2020 was a dramatic case of federal overreach, gutted strong locals, violated free speech and was a self-interested and self-perpetuating power and money machine for the law firms hired to run the board.Read more →
posts and bio Liesl Orenic
Liesl Miller Orenic is Professor of history and the director of American studies at Dominican University. She is author of On the Ground: Labor Struggle in the American Airline Industry (2009).