LABOR: Hoffa Drives On

With his canny knack for beating the rap, Teamster Topdog James Riddle Hoffa has survived 1) an A.F.L-C.I.O. expulsion order, 2) federal investigations of his income tax returns, 3) a pair of Justice Department prosecutions for wiretapping and bribery, and 4) the Landrum-Griffin labor law, which was written largely to unscrew Hoffa's hammerlock on most of the U.S. transportation industry. Just about the last hope of halting Hoffa is the three-man Teamster Board of Monitors, set up three years ago by a Federal court to keep the 1,650,000-member union at least...

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