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Western IBT VP Rome Aloise Forced Out Of Union After Corruption Scandal Exposures
The most powerful Teamster in Northern California and the West Coast Rome Aloise was removed from office for 2 years for systemic corruption and also attacking members who wanted to run in his local.
Rome Aloise, IBT Western Region Vice President, Joint Council 7 President and Secretary Treasurer of IBT 853 was forced to resign from all his positions for two years after a disciplinary hearing in San Francisco . The hearing was held on March 14, 2017 and exposed systemic corruption along with concessions made by kickbacks to Teamster officials as well as the bullying of union members to prevent them from running in Aloice's own local. He was the most powerful Teamster in Northern California representing over 100,000 Teamster members and one of the most powerful teamsters on the West Coast.
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IBT official Rome Aloise took favors from companies and then pushed concession deals according to the record.
Thousands of pages of documents showed that financial record of collusion and kickbacks from the employers with Rome Aloise
The hearing was mostly filled with IBT officials who support and were dependent on the favors of IBT VP Rome Aloise
The financial trail of kickbacks for Hoffa officials and concession contracts were exposed in the hearing.
Hoffa and Aloice were allied together in the election campaign.
Rome Aloice represented over 100,000 Teamsters in Northern California.
IBT official Rome Alloice at hearing