What is the Rome Aloise Legal Defense Fund Collecting Money For?

To pay for the costs of defense arising out of any charges brought against Rome Aloise related to his conduct as an officer or representative of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), Teamsters Local 853, Teamsters Joint Council No. 7, and/or any Teamster-affiliated employee benefit trust fund.

How Much Can I Contribute?

The boxes below contain suggested amounts.  No one individual or entity may contribute more than $14,000 to the Fund.

Who Can Contribute?

1. Individuals can Contribute:  You can contribute from your personal funds,

  • If you are an individual member, employee, or officer of a local union or related entity affiliated with the IBT.
  • If you are an individual member, employee, or officer of a local union or related entity affiliated with a labor organization other than (and not affiliated with) the IBT.
  • If you are an individual employed by a “disinterested employer” as defined below.
  • If you are an individual employed by an employer who does NOT qualify as a “disinterested employer” as defined below, as long as you do not,
    • Hold a key position with the employer, like a position directly involved in the ownership or management of the employer;
    • Have any job responsibilities to generate or maintain business relationships with Unions or Union-affiliated trusts;
    • Have job responsibilities related to labor relations; or
    • Act (directly or indirectly) for your employer in making a contribution to the Fund.  (For example, you cannot contribute if you could seek reimbursement for their contribution from the employer, even if you forego reimbursement.)

2. Unions (other than Teamsters) can contribute: International, national, regional, and local labor organizations affiliated with Unions other than the IBT may contribute from Union funds.

3.  Employers who qualify under the following conditions as "Disinterested Employers" may contribute.  A Disinterested Employer is an employer,

  • Whose employees are not represented by the IBT or any of its affiliates;
  • Who neither the IBT nor an affiliate is actively seeking to represent or who has been the subject of an organizing campaign since January 1, 2012;
  • Who is not substantially engaged in buying from, or selling or leasing directly or indirectly to, or otherwise dealing with an employer whose employees the IBT or any of its affiliates represents or is actively seeking to represent;
  • Who is not a“vendor,” an employer who buys from, or sells or leases directly or indirectly to, or otherwise deals with any entity affiliated with the IBT;
  • Who is not a “vendor,” an employer who buys from, or sells or leases directly or indirectly to, or otherwise deals with a trust in which the IBT or any of its affiliates are interested; or
  • Who is not in active and direct competition with an employer described above.

Questions About Whether You Can Contribute?  

Email us at romedefense@gmail.com with questions about whether the Fund can lawfully accept a contribution from you or your organization and see the “Notice and Disclaimer” below.

What Happens to Any Money Left Over After the Need for This Fund is Over?

It will go to registered charity, not to Rome or any other individual.

Notice and Disclaimer

The information contained in this website is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. We make no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to this website. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, a lawyer-client relationship between you and the Aloise Legal Defense Fund.  If you have questions or doubts about whether you can contribute to the Fund, we strongly suggest that you ask competent counsel. Nothing contained in this website should be used as a substitute for the advice of competent counsel.