Teamsters Seeking to Represent the LAPD
A year after ten members of the Los Angeles Police Department unhappy with their representation by the seventy-five year old Police Protective League approached officers of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the Teamsters are beginning a formalrepresentation campaign to decertify the League and take its place. The Teamsters---who now claim the support of 200 LAPD officers---began distributing pledge cards today to the 8,200 officers currently represented by the League. Having affiliated with the AFL-CIO as month ago in response to the Teamsters campaign, the League is planning to file a complaint against the AFL-CIO affiliated Teamsters under the federation?s anti-membership raiding regulations.
See NANCY CLEELAND and JILL LEOVY, Los Angeles Times, February 11, 2002