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The Nation

A slate closely linked to the ousted leadership of a formerly mob-dominated Teamsters local took office after sweeping an election designed to return the union to rank-and-file control after an unprecedented two-year federal takeover. In the first contested balloting in more than 20 years in the powerful northern New Jersey truckers’ local, the Teamsters for Liberty slate defeated the United Ticket by close to a 2-1 margin. The Teamsters Local 560 election pitted longtime Teamsters dissidents against allies of former local President Anthony (Tony Pro) Provenzano, a reputed soldier in the Genovese family. The federal government maintains the local was under the control of the Genovese organized crime family for decades before a court-ordered trusteeship began in 1986.


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