American Notes: Jul 29, 1985

LABOR More Pressure on Presser

For 32 months, 23 members of a federal grand jury in Cleveland have investigated the local dealings of Jackie Presser, 58, the blunt-spoken, 300-lb. president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the nation's largest labor union. More than half a year has passed since the Justice Department's strike force in Cleveland recommended to its superiors in Washington that Presser be indicted for fraud and conspiracy. But the Justice Department seemed to be dragging its heels in asking for an indictment. Last week the jurors decided to take matters into their own hands. In an extraordinary move,...

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