Toole must really be nervous......trying to get all the money he can before his big day, by sending letters to Greece members stating that they owe dues. Don't know how that is possible since they are on check off. And if it has to do with transportation, then he is renigging on the original deal he made with them to not pay dues in the summer. Thanks to all you fuucks who voted for the goon squad. Your day is coming, and we know who you are. Vasiline will NOT be provided!!! So bend over because here it comes!!!
July 3, 2014: Chicago Local 710 secretary treasurer Pat Flynn has been charged by the Independent Review Board (IRB) with embezzling $58,000 in visa gift cards, violating his fiduciary duty, and exposing the local to legal liability in a cover-up.
Flynn was paid $482,543 by Local 710 members’ dues in 2013, plus an additional $44,900 in deferred income, making him the highest paid of all Teamster’ fat cats. I GUESS HE WASN'T MAKING ENOUGH MONEY The 105-page investigative report and recommended charges indicates that the IRB has thoroughly investigated what happened with the gift cards during the years 2009-2012.
Each year Local 710 staff would provide a number of stewards with $150 gift cards. Flynn, the local secretary treasurer, would then direct the staff to purchase excess cards that were kept by him personally in his office, separate from other union property and money. The same thing happened with $25 gift cards purchased as prizes for union meeting attendance. The excess cards were not accounted for and were not shown as assets on the LM-2 or the monthly trustees’ reports, although the visa cards were as good as cash. I'LL BET YOU THIS HAS GOT TOOLE THINKING
The report notes that Flynn’s various explanations for the scheme are not credible. “Flynn essentially claimed that since local funds had been converted into gift cards solely under his control, at that point magically he did not have to account for their use.” (pp 79-80)
The IRB points out that Flynn served as the local secretary treasurer since 2004, was an employee of the local for 33 years, had served on Hoffa’s General Executive Board, and studied accounting in college, so his claimed ignorance does not stand.
IRB procedures call for Hoffa to bring charges against Flynn, hold a hearing, and report the results to the IRB within 90 days, or decline to act. At that point the IRB will take over and make the final determination on the adequacy of actions taken.
The IRB exists to investigate and root out corruption in the Teamsters Union. Of the three members on the board one is chosen by Hoffa and the General Executive Board, one by the US Attorney, and one selected jointly by both.
I wonder how many people are going to go to Teamster Day (7/20) at Darien Lake? Probably more people than are going to be at the Labor Day Parade or Clambake. Tool will have to give those tickets away too, since noboby will buy it- oh wait the countdown clock says 19 days now, gettin' close to blast off time, Captain Kirk!!
I think what would be an excellent idea is to celebrate anniversaries of the day it all goes down. We could call it "Blue Pride Day", "V.T. Day" (Victory over Tool), "Road to the Future Day etc". We could have pig roasts, raffles, door prizes, etc. This has been our toughest battle, even worse than negotiating contracts. The longer it takes to go down, the sweeter the victory. Wow two locals 710 and 783 have officers with embezzlement charges, I don't think the IRB is going anywhere, especially with this election fraud and collusion in Rochester.
To all my fellow Teamsters, may you all have a wonderful Independence day. This is what our country is all about, maybe someday we can be independent of the local's tyrannical leadership and be strong again.....
Looks like there is a little "Bezzie" going on at Local 710 in Chicago too. Wow and Hoffa expects the IRB to go away? There would be no Teamsters left without the IRB. Believe it or not, Pat Flynn might be the only officer worse than Toole:
You're both right. Brother Breedlove has lost 2 brothers, Benny and Lewis this year and early last month his sister Lydia, then on the 27th of June his wife Patty. Our hearts and prayers go out to the Breedloves, a family that has suffered the loss of several loved ones in such a short period of time.
Wow it looks like Jerry Thomas Vincent from Local 783 is around Tool's age and keeps inaccurate records too. Imagine what Dolly and the Trishgate judge are going to say when they see Tool's criminal violations are even more egregious. Four new vehicles, one to pull a sailboat and one to carry enough hot dogs & buns for an impromptu campaign picnic, as if Paul Markwitz is saying, vote for me, the hot sauce can't be beat, let's feed our way to victory.
It was his wife brother. An yes his sister also passed as well. I hope we can be there for him in this great time of need. With all this loss it truly is amazing how all the brothers at wegmans are coming together to be there for him as well as other barns. Patty was such a great person. Its a shame she was taken from this world. The impact the Breedlove family has made for this city has no comparison. Jeff we are here for you brother.