THE NATION: Labor on Trial

With fascination and with deep concern the U.S. watched Senate investigators unfolding an ever-spreading picture of corruption and abuse in the powerful International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Not since the investigation of the finagling tycoons of the '20s and '30s had so many serious questions been raised against men in a position to wield great influence on the U.S. economy.

The focus last week was on a pink-pated labor boss named Dave Beck, president of the 1,400,000-man Teamsters Union, who arrogantly refused to answer a Senate committee's questions about misconduct and misuse of union funds that overlay much more serious implications...

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