As it does every year, the Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU) has issued its “$150,000 Club” Report. The TDU study of Teamsters finances showed —
- 123 Teamsters officials made over $150,000 in salary in 2010; 35 made over $200,000. The total paid to that group went up $259,636 over the previous year.
- 129 Teamsters officials got paid a multiple salaries by the International Union, most of them appointees of James Hoffa.
- For the first time since he took office, James Hoffa did not get a salary increase. This is because his salary goes up by a percentage equal to the rate of inflation, and inflation did not rise.
- Hoffa did take a $6,000 hike in his total compensation: Hoffa is paid a very lucrative “housing allowance” on top of his salary.
The report also gives examples of egregious behavior on the local level including the story of John Coli who added his teenage sons John Jr. and Joseph to the Local 727 payroll. Their combined total compensation last year: $586,690. In 2010, Coli Senior was the fourth-highest paid Teamsters official.