2020 Workers Unite Film Festival

Betrayal: When the Government Took Over the Teamsters Union

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This is a film about a sustained abuse of power by the U.S. Department of Justice. When mob ties plagued the largest, most powerful union in the U.S., then U.S. Attorney Rudy Giuliani decided that instead of prosecuting wrongdoers he would use the RICO statute to take over the entire International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Long after the mobsters were removed, 1.4 million union members lost their right of free speech and due process. Interviews include former justice department officials and some of the scores of dedicated union officials who were barred for life for simply talking to others barred for criticizing government control which has lasted nearly three decades.


  • Year
  • Runtime
    70 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    George Bogdanich