National Affairs: Just a Few Polite Questions

Whenever Dave Beck wants anything, he goes after it. That is how he became a top man in the A.F.L. Teamsters (membership: 1,000,000), and labor overlord of the West. Last week, Beck showed how he was going after up to 2,000,000 new members for the A.F.L.'s biggest union.

Next month, Dave Beck's agents will begin descending on drivers of the nation's 6,000,000 trucks, wherever they stop—for a cup of coffee, to weigh-in or unload cargoes, at bridges, tunnels or gas stations. Beck's boys will ask to see their union credentials. Drivers that have them will be allowed to grind on. Those that...

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