Jackie Presser

Jackie Presser (August 6, 1926 – July 9, 1988) was an American labor leader and president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters from 1983 until his death in 1988. He was closely connected to organized crime, and allegedly became president of the Teamsters based on the approval and support of the Cleveland Mafia. From 1972 until his death, he was also an informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation concerning Mafia influence in the Teamsters union.

Read more about Jackie Presser:  Early Life, Early Teamster Career, Reagan Transition Controversy, Teamster Career, 1980-1983, Bid For Presidency, Major Presidential Milestones, Final Indictment and Death, Other Interests, Personal Life, Cultural References

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Jackie Presser Indictment Scandal - Jackie Presser
... In 1952, Jackie Presser became an organizer for the Teamsters ... His father, William Presser, was a vice president of the international union and a known associate of Mafia figures in Cleveland, Ohio ... Presser quickly rose within the Teamster hierarchy, becoming president of Local 507, a regional elected official, and a pension trustee ...
Jackie Presser - Cultural References
... A 1992 made-for-TV movie was produced for HBO about his time in office, called Teamster Boss The Jackie Presser Story, which starred Brian Dennehy and Jeff Daniels. ...

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