A team of former prosecutors and FBI agents has found that the Teamsters union has largely purged itself from the influences of organized crime. Gone are the days of Jimmy Hoffa, Senate Hearings, and mob hits. The report found that a 1989 consent decree, done to settle a racketeering lawsuit, was the turning point in the fight to clean up the union. In the decree, the Teamsters agreed to intensive government supervision, which resulted in the expulsion of members with ties to organized crime.
See Steven Greenhouse, The New York Times, October 2, 2002