7 Teamsters local leaders ousted

August 4, 2009 6:54:01 AM PDT
There's been a big shakeup at a Teamsters local that refused Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's demand for furlough days to save the city money. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters swept out all seven elected leaders of Local 726.

The international took over after an investigation revealed problems with how the local's finances were being managed.

Last month, Local 726 and another hold-out union opted for layoffs instead of the mayor's call for furlough days and changes to overtime rules.