Ronald Robert Carey (March 22, 1936 – December 11, 2008) was an American labor leader who served as president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters from 1991 to 1997.
He was the first Teamster General President elected by a direct vote of the membership. He ran for re-election in 1996 and won, but in 1997 federal investigators discovered that the Carey campaign had engaged in an illegal donation kickback scheme to raise more than $700,000 for the 1996 re-election effort.
His re-election was overturned, Carey was disqualified from running for Teamsters president again, and he was subsequently expelled from the union for life.
Although a federal jury ultimately cleared him of all wrongdoing in the scandal, the lifetime ban remained in place until his death.