1936 – He was born on the 22nd of March in New York City.
1955-1958 – Carey became a UPS deliveryman and a shop steward in the IBT.
1963 – He ran for business agent of Local 804.
1992-1997 – He was president of International Brotherhood of Teamsters.
1996-1997 – He defeated James P. Hoffa in election for Teamsters presidency, but victory nullified for illegal fund-raising.